I am taking the 20 Second Fitness Challenge!
Are you ready for this? I know I am!
I am so ready to lose this last 10 pounds, especially since I have a lot of really awesome stuff going on this summer. Between Branson, Nashville, LA, and Orlando; I am pretty sure I will be spending a lot of my summer in a swimsuit! I have to get ready, and as a busy mom, time is always my biggest excuse. That’s why when I was given the chance to try :20 Second Fitness I jumped on it. From what the instructional video says the workouts range from 4 minutes to 12 minutes. You do 20 seconds of high intensity training and then rest 10 seconds.
Anyone can do that right?
I hope so.
Weight 125 / Biceps 10.5 / Hips 36 / Stomach 33
Goal: Fit into these jeans. They have been hanging in my closet since I traded them in for maternity pants almost 2 years ago. If I can get back into a size 0-1 pair of jeans, I will be delighted.
Here are the results from my first week:
Day 1: I just finished the first 4 minute workout. WOW! I am dead. My shoulders and back are feeling the burn. I gave it all I had for 4 minutes and I feel like I worked out for an hour! NO. KIDDING. The most amazing thing is that I just kept telling myself I could last 20 seconds and it really didn’t seem that bad. If I had to do that for an hour, I would return the DVDs tomorrow.
Day 2: Woke up feeling the burn. The first day worked one of my biggest problem areas; my shoulders. I am super week, but I pushed through and did as many push-ups as I could do in the 20 second increments (which was surprisingly more than I would have though I could do). So now I am sore but couldn’t say no to another 4 minute workout.
Finished up my workout and because it wasn’t quite as tough for me as day 1 I did some serious ab work as well.
Day 3: I’m not going to lie, I feel great. I am sure it’s because 1) I am finally working out, and am happy to start a new routine, and 2) Working out even for just 4 minutes makes you feel better. I am pumped and ready to see where this new habit will take me.
Finished up tonight’s workout. Whew I am super tired and am actually heading to bed (and its only 9pm). Good night!
Day 4: I am not quite as sore today, but do notice that the stiffness sets in when I am sitting or driving for long periods of time. It’s kind of nice because it forces me to get up and stretch out a little. I decided to do my workout this morning, because I wanted to give myself the opportunity to go it again tonight (if I still feel up to it).
At this point I am really starting to get excited, and I’m even considering buying this for my mom. She really wants to workout but is having a really hard time starting because she works ridiculous hours. She can find four minutes a day, though!! I can’t wait to see where I am at on Day 7 when I do my weekly weigh in!
Day 5: Feeling better today! Not as sore as the previous days but I won’t lie, I am beat! I have been going to be early every night. I’m not really sure why I am so exhausted but I hope to be feeling better next week. Hopefully my body just needs some time to adjust to working out. I would completely understand if that is the case because I have been REALLY lazy over the past 19 months (since I had my 4th child and started blogging). Anyway, I will let you know how I’m feeling next week.
Day 6: The final day is here, and I have to tell you I couldn’t be happier. I have been looking forward to tomorrow’s rest day all week (so sad I know). I just did the workout and it was not too bad. Although, a new exercise was introduced (Brupee) and wow, it was hard core. As much as I am ready to take a day off and rest, I honestly can’t wait to start next weeks workouts. Mainly because I am loving the changes I am seeing in my body, and because I am ready to get past the Warm Up Exercises. Oh, and I am still dead tired. Heading to bed now (7:30 pm)
Day 7: REST DAY!! – Thanks to my 7:30 bed time last night I am now awake at 2 am!! Not sure this will be super helpful to my week, but I do feel better, and today is a day off from working out so I think I may just relax and maybe take a walk with the fam or beg my husband to buy me a bike, so we can all ride together today.
This week was basically just a day by day walk journal of my feelings, next week I plan to share more about the actual program itself, and my initial loves and hates. So check in next week to see what I think of the program, and if it would make a good addition to your workout library.
Week 1 Stats:
Weight 123.8 / Biceps 11 / Hips 36 / Stomach 32.5
I lost 1.2 pounds and 1/2 inch off my stomach, and gained a 1/2 inch on my biceps. I love that I lost a little, and think it’s finny that I gained on my arms. Overall, these measurements don’t mean much to me because I feel better, and I fit into my pants better! For me that’s where the true measurements come in to play. I could probably lose 5 pounds in water weight and tissue mass and I would weigh less but not be any healthier so even if I try not to put too much emphasis on stats.
– Enjoy your week, and I hope you make it a point to workout 4 minutes a day this week!!
– I received 20 Sec Fitness so I could write this review, all opinions and results are 100% mine!