Friday, May 27, 2011

Fitness in 20 Seconds - The Real Story Week One

I am almost done with the first warmup week of 20 Second Fitness - one day left for this week. This first warmup week's routines are 4 - 5 minute workouts which consist of 4 or 5 different exercises, doing 2 sets of 20 seconds each exercise. I am sure the second week which is also a warmup will be a couple minutes more than the 4 - 5 minute workouts of this week.

My husband was pretty skeptical at the beginning of the week when I asked him and the rest of my family to join me in this quest for fitness. Who thinks a few minutes a day is going to do much when we've been conditioned at the gym and through fitness gurus that you need an hour a day just to maintain your current weight. I don't blame anyone for being skeptical.

After doing the workout the first day, having our heart rates up after the first exercise, being tired after the first 2 minute set, pushing it through the second and having it all be over in 4 minutes was really a bonus.

I was actually sore on day two from the pushups on day one.

Even after almost two full months going to the gym 3 - 5x week.

Four little minutes made me sore.

Don't believe it's possible?
Watch this video where Spencer Larson of 20 Second Fitness explains why this works and displays half of the workout I am doing in the warmup week. If you are really feeling froggy, try these two tiny minutes along with him and you will see what I mean..I promise it will be over in a flash - you have two minutes to prove it to yourself..

I managed to get my entire family to do it with me, albeit hesitantly at first, but they all stuck the first week out. The kids - 6 and 9 - don't get all the moves but they are moving and we are spending an extra few minutes together so that's a move in the right direction. My daughter, the six year old is asking as soon as dad gets home from work when we will be doing our quickie workout. My husband seems to be taking it a bit more seriously than he was at the beginning of the week as we have started to compare how many reps we get in within those 20 seconds. I like having people to workout with that I don't mind when they laugh if my pants start falling down. It's a little less embarassing doing that in front of people that love you unconditionally. My son could take it or leave it and does it under duress but he still does it just the same. My husband and I decided that we will take before pictures which I will share next week - we'll see if he makes it to the after pictures..

I also weighed and measured today which you can find the full chart HERE
I lost 1 pound just this week and I have to attribute it to 20 Second Fitness because I only went to the gym once all week (Who wants to go to the gym for an hour when you can do it in a few minutes at home?) and didn't really diet as I had been doing lower carb and I had spagetti and meatballs for dinner last night. I was stuck at 147 until the last couple days actually so I am a little impressed. 

Here is what is included in the 20 Second Fitness Program:
  • 40 Workouts on 6 DVDs
  • Set of Gym quality resistance bands
  • Food Guide to Smarter Eating
  • Wall calendar to track progress and success
  • Adjustable jump rope
I do plan on using some of the meals from the Food Guide as I am in need of new dinner ideas anyway and if it's good for them at the same time, it's all the better. There are quite a few breakfast ideas I like and being that I'm not really a breakfast person, I would like to get into it. I have already printed a couple recipes I think my family would enjoy.

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Scribe said...

Awesome, good luck!

Barbara said...

Congrats on losing the pound! Getting started is always the hardest!

Carrie said...

Had never heard of Fitness in 20 Seconds before! Will be interesting to see your results with it!

Congrats on losing the pound! Great job!

You are braver than I am... I refuse to exercise in front of anyone except my kids. Nope, not even The Man, lol.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I saw it not long ago on some morning show - I was at the gym and everybody thought it laughable...what's really laughable is having our whole family breathing so heavy all at the same time..

Annie @ Mama Dweeb said...

Congrats on your pound loss!! I am so incredibly sore but according to the scale and measurements I actually gained a pound. I found out this is because I didn't drink enough water! When you work out and build muscle, if you don't stay hydrated your body retains water. Lesson learned!