Lots of pain, challenge and reward.
At age 38 I felt weak unfit and a bit flabby. Running with my kids I noticed I was out of breath.
Something in my head said do something before it is to late.
Over the past year I have been on a journey. A very sweaty journey.
I challenged myself to get a bit fitter, get a bit stronger and do it cheaply and in as little time per session as possible in my own home.
After looking into various systems with little or no equipment I came across 'You are your own Gym' by Mark Lauren.
And so I started the basic program at level 1. In some instances I knew deep down that I could do more advanced exercises but I decided that I would start at the bottom and work my way up. I had a few false starts due to work, life, illness and all the other excuses that people mate to themselves, but I finally managed to finish the first 10 week program. What a great feeling.
A bit of a rest followed for a week or so and I noticed a few changes in my physique. Felt a lot stronger and fitter, lost some weight around the waist.
Then followed the 1st class program. Again 10 weeks. Things were camping up a bit now and I felt a real challenge during a lot of the workouts.
Again I finished.
The last cycle I moved up to the next step. Master class! When I first read over some of the workouts I could not imagine doing them but I had built up slowly and had a good foundation.
The master level is hard. There is no denying this. a few examples of tough exercises you are asked to do during the program.
2. Pistol squats
10 weeks passed and I had finished.
I had added significant muscle to both upper and lower body and noticed a real measurable increase in my cardiovascular fitness.
If you want to spend nothing on gym fees. Get strong and fit then you can do it in your own house.
You don't waste time traveling to and from the gym. Get it done quick and hard, simple.
Most workouts only take around 20-30 minutes.
Now aged 39. Soon to be 40 and getting stronger everyday using nothing but your own bodyweight.