Monday, May 30, 2011

20 Second Fitness: Week 1

So week 1 of the 20 Second Fitness Program is in the books and I must say I am very proud of myself for sticking to it thus far! On Sunday I completed Warmup Week 1 which consisted of 6 days of 4 to 5 minute workouts. On Day 7 you are given a day off to rest, but I decided to keep things going and redid a workout form one of the previous days.

In this first week, each workout was either 4 or 5 minutes long. That time is made up of 20 second reps of 4 different exercises. On the first day Spencer hit me with pushups and I am really REALLY awful at those. By the time my 4 minutes was up I was completely out of breath and my heart rate was really pumping. I woke up the next day super soar, but that made me happy because I knew I was working hard.I found myself looking forward to my workout every day which is a first for me, and I think it is because it is so quick and easy to fit into my schedule. The video below is a 2 minute demo of what a workout is like. It is fast and intense

What I like so far:
~ Super quick, intense workouts.
~ I am completely out of breath at the end of each workout.
~ Each workout shows several people each at a different intensity level so you have someone to pace yourseld against, no matter what level you are at yourself.
~ I find myself doing some of the exercises like Quick Feet throughout the day, just to give myself a little boost. 
~ I already feel better about myself even though I don't notice any physical changes yet.

When you first get started with this program and before you even pop in that Warmup disk, I highly recommend viewing the introduction disk which has very important videos for proper form. I initially skipped it figuring it wouldn't be a big deal but then I was faced with exercises I had never seen before. So on Day 2 I back tracked and went through those form instructions before moving on to my exercise for the day.

Later today I will be starting Warmup Week 2 and I am looking forward to see if it is harder than the first week. I did not weigh or measure myself at the end of Week 1 (too much snacking this week) but I am pledging to be better about food from this point on and I will update with statistics at the end of Week 2.

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I was given a 20 Second Fitness Program kit free of charge in order to try it out and report back on my progress. I received no monetary compensation and all thoughts and opinions are my own. Always check with your doctor first before starting any fitness routine or program.


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