I know that some of you are going to argue, and say that exercise is not a DIY product. Well I have two arguments for you; being healthy and losing weight is very much a Do It Yourself, but more importantly, it's my blog and I get to post whatever I want.
Ok, the real reason I am posting this is because of how pumped (pun intended)
I am about this routine I found.
I am currently in a healthy competition (I’m gonna win) with some family
members. It's a basic competition (I'm gonna win) where you get points
for doing certain healthy things each day, and lose points (not me) by eating
un-healthy food. At the end of three months, whoever has the most points
(me) will win some cash.
When I started this competition, (I will win) I wanted a new exercise
routine that would be quick but effective.
I found Shaun T's Miracle 15 min Workout and
decided to give it a go
Now before my family starts accusing me of cheating for not doing a 20 min
workout, as is required by the rules, I followed up each workout with 5 minutes
of abs. (So I can win)
As I got ready for my first workout I was pretty excited (excited to win) to
try something new, and I looked like this.
But then this was me after my workout. It was SO hard
(I might have exaggerated a little bit in these photos)
I have never done Insanity, but I hear that this routine
is pretty similar.
I did it 5 days a week for two weeks (winner right here) then after those
two weeks I got bored with the repetition of it. The next 2 weeks I did
it 3 days a week but did similar high intensity routines the other days so I
could still get the same benefits.
The Verdict: I lost 9 pounds in a month. 6 of those pounds were in the first 2 weeks. My
diet pretty much stayed the same so I know it was the routine and not the food
that got me in better shape. I love that it is only 15 min and I feel
like I’ve worked out for 60 min. The moves are very easy and require no coordination,
which is great for me. It is a lot of
jumping, so if you have bad knees or ankles it may not be the best for
What I like the most about it is that it requires no equipment and a little
room. All you need is about 4 feet of space and a serious amount of will
power (so I can win)
So here I am, 1 month into a fun (serious) competition, where it doesn't matter
who wins (me) or loses (everyone else). What matters is that we all have fun
(and I win) and develop healthy habits (and win money) that will give us