Friday, July 8, 2011

20 Second Fitness: Week 6

Well, I did it! I completed one full run through of the 20 Second Fitness program. It started off with two warmup weeks followed by four weeks of full workouts. Six weeks is definitely the longest I've stuck with any fitness routine so yay for me!

20 Second Fitness is interval training where everything is done in 20 second intervals. You push as hard as you can for those 20 seconds. In the full workout weeks, the workouts are between eight and twelve minutes a day. If you don't think you can get in a good workout in such a short amount of time, you are wrong! These workouts are intense!

After week 5 I confessed my love for sweets and that I felt it was holding back my progress. So with that I made a commitment to myself to really cut that stuff out. It wasn't easy, but I really felt that I had an awesome week with my food. With the exception of some delicious chocolate cake at a party, I had no other sweets. Couple that with the workouts and I lost one more pound plus 1/2 an inch this past week! It is still slow going but I am only looking to lose about 15 pounds and those last 15 are usually the hardest to lose.

Start
Weight: 145 lbs
Waist: 34.5"
Hips: 40"
Thigh: 23"
Arm: 11"
Week 2
Weight: 145 lbs
Waist: 34.5"
Hips: 40"
Thigh: 23"
Arm: 11"
Week 3
Weight: 143.5 lbs
Waist: 34"
Hips: 40"
Thigh: 23"
Arm: 11"

Week 4
Weight: 142.5 lbs
Waist: 34"
Hips: 40"
Thigh: 23"
Arm: 11"

Week 5
Weight: 142.5 lbs
Waist: 34"
Hips: 40"
Thigh: 23"
Arm: 11"

Week 6
Weight: 141.5 lbs
Waist: 33.5"
Hips: 40"
Thigh: 23"
Arm: 11"


In the six weeks I have been doing this I have lost 3.5 pounds, yet I still have not lost many inches - only one. Does that make any sense to you because it sure doesn't make any sense to me! I have been wondering where did the lost pounds come off from? I think I may have figured it out. Although my bust measurement is still at 36 inches, it seems that I have gone down a cup size from DD to D. While I would have wanted to do that in the long run, it would have been nice to lose some inches off the thighs or butt first. But that's OK, I'll take what I can get and I am still happy with my progress!

So now I am cycling back to Week 1 of the full workout DVDs and I plan on continuing on with this program for well, forever! I love that the 8 to 12 minutes is so easy to fit into my busy days. There are no more excuses! I hope I can start shedding some real pounds and inches soon. My plan is to continue to share my progress with you, though it may not be as often. Oh and Mr. Spencer has challenged me to post a video of my Star Jumps so I might put something together. We shall see.

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Follow my 20 Second Fitness Journey
Introduction
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5

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.

10 comments:

  1. LOVE 20 second fitness! My arms are sore from last nights workout :) Can't wait to do it again tonight. it really does fit in with my lifestyle.

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  2. Marianna,

    You Rock! As for the inches they will come. An inch off the waist is great!

    I love that you said "I plan on continuing on with this program for well, forever!" If you do that you will get to your goal.

    Always remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare! It's slow and steady that wins the race.

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  3. The more I read about this program, the more I want to try it. Good job with your successes and keep up the good work!

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  4. You are awesome! I have to write my update on this! You rock! Great job!

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  5. Good for you. I am just starting the 2nd week of Warmups. I'm ok with slow and steady too so glad to see it is working.

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  6. way to go! -darci

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  7. Congrats Marianna!! I am getting my final post written - this program ROCKS! It is so easy to fit in and really kills my muscles. Kills is good LOL I am so excited for you - an inch and almost 4 pounds is fabulous! (Especially since you are right around your goal weight anyway. Once you get to this point losing more weight is even harder to do)

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  8. WOW, you did a great job with this!

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  9. You're doing awesome! I'm doing a fitness program right now, but when I'm done with it, I should try this. I'm so pressed for time, that I don't always get my workouts in. With 20 second workouts, I guess I wouldn't have any excuses.

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