I Tried The Most Viral TikTok Workouts For 30 Days And Here’s What Happened

"Змея, которая не может сменить кожу, гибнет. То же и с умами, которым мешают менять мнения: они перестают быть умами." Фридрих Ницше ©

Hi, guys, I’m Farrah! Like many of you, I love spending time watching TikTok. Some might call it an addiction, but I call it entertainment. After coming across many different ~viral~ TikTok workouts that could be done from home, I thought, I should get my ass up off my couch and try this. So I decided to chronicle my 30-day* journey for you, the internet.

I started Week 1 with an optimistic mindset, but in reality it was…exhausting. Whenever I start a new workout routine or lifestyle change, it’s a bigger adjustment than I realize. By the time I finished all three workout circuits, my body was tired. I was sore the next day. And the day after. But! I persisted.

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My unamused face post-workout on Day 1, and my workout area in my apartment.

My dog, Gizmo, was very interested in what I was doing every time I got on my mat. I liked to think of him as my coach, pushing me to do JUST ONE MORE!!!!!! The ab circuit was beginning to grow on me, and the leg circuit was becoming my least favorite because of the difficulty. Legs have never been my favorite, though!

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My sluggishness started to fade completely during the end of Week 3. I was feeling good, both physically and mentally. I also felt better about bingeing shows if I was working out/stretching versus sitting on my couch. Also, I’m not sure if this was due to the TikTok circuits, the Seed probiotics, or the apple cider gummies, but I felt less bloated in the mornings, which was an improvement.

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One upside: Running let me explore new streets in my neighborhood that I’d never been down before. Also, don’t forget to wear a mask/banana/some kind of face cover!

Since I wasn’t on a strict diet, there wasn’t exactly a huge ending ~transformation.~ The ab circuit was the only thing that gave me a bit more definition, and all three of the workouts felt like they helped improve my pelvic-floor tilt/posture. However, the biggest and most important change was in the way I felt mentally, which is why I highly recommend doing at least 30 minutes of any type of indoor activity during self-isolation — it doesn’t have to be TikTok workouts!

When I started the month, I had no idea the coronavirus would spread so quickly and that we’d end up self-isolating. These 30 days showed me that even though fitness studios and gyms are closed, you can still make the best of things by staying active at home in whatever way makes sense for you. It’s helped me stay in a good headspace, so I hope that if you decide to try something like this, it helps you, too!

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