Day One: Lose Fat Fast – Hopefully!
Day One of the Computer Butt Challenge has begun. I see at least 10 people who've signed up for Scott's program so far, and several who will be doing other exercises like walking. However, Scott does recommend that you incorporate some resistance training along with your cardio, so, his program will work alongside walking or biking or swimming as well.
If you're not signed up yet, join us by clicking here:
Quote from Home Office Quickie Workout Scott:
My guess is that you began your Internet Marketing business because you wanted more freedom. If you are trapped in an unhealthy body, you are not free at all.
OUCH. I read that on Scott's site and it drove home.
Please check in below with your progress for Day one, and I will, too.
I grabbed two cans of Bush's Baked Beans that I'll be using as weights today, since I don't have dumbells. (The BIG cans! I'm not that puny.)
I'm headed off to get sweaty. Will check in soon.
Let's find 10 minutes every day to get healthier so we can enjoy the LIFESTYLE that we're working towards.
((hugs)) to all.
PS. Post your progress, concerns, videos, audios, and cross-blog posts in the comments below. Also, check the comments from yesterday to see who's exercising alongside you: Computer Butt Challenge.
Note: You can follow all posts by keeping an eye on the Computer Butt category to the right.
I appreciate shares and I adore comments! Please share your thoughts.
NicoleAugust 31, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Already, I agree with my mom when she said “I’ll need to get a stronger brassiere!” lol.
ok. I’ve only done the workout (weights) and not the cardio yet. Here’s what I noticed so far…
Even using my little Bush’s Baked Beans for weights, that wasn’t the hard part. The big ball that you lay on during the exercises and keep your butt up while holding in your abs – wow. That was really incredibly efficient as far as making everything tired quickly.
And, as you guys know, anything that saves me time while giving me the same results is ideal in my book.
The abs exercise is especially effective.
My hubby is a football coach and he even thought the pushups were very hard the way Scott does them. (I did, too!)
The only difficulty that I had today was that the internet kept hanging at about 5 minutes through the workout. What I ended up doing was clicking “pause” walking to get a drink of water and check on a few things. When I went back and hit the “play” button again, it went without a hitch. I would like a “download video” link, though, so I could do it without having to worry about streaming. 🙂
I’ll report in after I do the cardio portion. Just needed a quick breather first.
Right now, my 12 year old son is doing the “baked beans” workout in the living room, so I’ll let you know what he thinks, too.
NicoleAugust 31, 2009 at 1:37 pm
Here’s my son with his opinion:
It was hard and quick.
My mom had to lift small cans of beans and she made me too.(I skipped instead of the pushup-jumps.)
SusanneAugust 31, 2009 at 2:05 pm
Wohooo… we survived the first workout. I love Scott’s energy, but boy is he making me work. I have a feeling we’re going to be sore tomorrow.
Shannon SmithAugust 31, 2009 at 1:17 pm
Ok Nicole. I signed up. And for some reason I’m crying. Bleh. I blame lack of sleep.
NicoleAugust 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm
Soon they’ll be tears of joy when you look in the mirror naked.
Uh… did I just say that? lol.
Shannon SmithAugust 31, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Ok. Ummm. Now I’m totally LMAO.
ArikaAugust 31, 2009 at 5:05 pm
I haven’t done my first day yet, but I will tonight. I want to get on myself to where I’m getting up early every morning and doing it first thing eventually.
Traci KnoppeAugust 31, 2009 at 3:10 pm
I’ve been doing Scott’s workout; but I will officially follow along with you starting tomorrow.
Did you all do the 100 squats yet? (can’t remember what day that is on)… yeah, major OUCH!
NicoleSeptember 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Uh, no. I think I’d remember 100 squats. YIKES!
The MomAugust 31, 2009 at 4:07 pm
100 Squats! Oh Lord!
Love the Bush’s Baked Beans dumbbells, Nicole.
That jumping was a little hard for me as Nicole eluded to in her first comment, ahem, ahem… I see some “foundation” shopping in the very near future. 🙂
I had to substitute or be creative with some of the exercises because I don’t have my floor ball yet. Tomorrow.
The push ups were pretty funny. Scott has some adjustments I can make so I can get through them, so hopefully I’ll do better. 🙂
Did you say 100 Squats? Ha!
ArikaAugust 31, 2009 at 5:06 pm
With all this foundation talk I feel a little left out! LOL
Anywho – I don’t have my ball yet either so I’m going to improvise with the edge of my couch if it will work. If not, Scott says to just do the cardio until we get the ball.
100 Squats!!! Oh My I’m sooo in for it!
Traci KnoppeAugust 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm
I’m with you on the ‘foundation’ shopping.
I used to jog, but had to quit because of the black eyes. 😛
NicoleAugust 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm
Well, I survived the cardio portion, too.
What I really liked about it was that it was easy to follow. No fancy moves required which is something that always frustrates me in normal exercise routines.
Confession: I kinda didn’t do the pushup-to jump thingie. Instead I just jumped or did jumping jacks. Woulda killed myself otherwise. Heck I fell off the ball several times during the workout part. So, don’t think a sprained ankle during the cardio isn’t possible.
So, loved how simple the moves were. Again, need a better brassiere. (Poor Scott didn’t know what he was in to!) 🙂
Anyone else? Thoughts?
Lisa Marie MaryAugust 31, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Woops! I missed day one as I just saw your challenge tonight – busy finishing up some work and need to get to bed! Will check in with ya in the morning! 🙂
The MomAugust 31, 2009 at 6:30 pm
Oh Lord, what did we start with the brassiere thing, eh?
For the “burpie” (is that it?) I just sort of went down on my hands and knees, tried to do a push up, then crawled back to an upright position and did a little jump (reference the whole brassiere conversation) and then crawled back to my hands and knees… hey, I’m tryin’!
I should be getting a ball soon so will improvise, too. Just wait until we’re all on track! Watch out! 🙂
The Mom (aka Patti)
NicoleSeptember 1, 2009 at 9:10 am
Oh geez, there you go again, mom! lol.
I guess if SHE’S doing the burpies at 55 years young, I have no excuses.
You’re ON! Bring on the burpies! lol.
MonicaAugust 31, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Way to go! I walked about 2 miles and that’s it.
Need to find some weights.
I’m going to do some pushups right now. Feeling good.
NicoleSeptember 1, 2009 at 9:15 am
Congrats, Monica! I think I’ll go enjoy the sunshine this afternoon, too. 🙂
If you’re doing weights and have a big ball, you might still consider Scott’s program. I found the resistance portion to be very effective and efficient. 10 minutes and every muscle in my body was exhausted. Plus, it’s not all “macho” – if you get my drift, so I didn’t feel weird about any of the exercises. You might have some other weights program that you love, but I wanted to pitch in just in case. The two videos are separate so you can skip the cardio part entirely. 🙂
Can’t wait to hear your progress today!
Arika LewisSeptember 1, 2009 at 3:57 am
Ok I confess I didn’t do Day 1. I was exhausted last night but that’s no excuse.
So – for today I’m doing Day 1 & Day 2 (I have a feeling I’m in trouble!)
Arika LewisSeptember 1, 2009 at 4:20 am
Ok I’m back! Did the cardio portion of Day 1 and WOWSERS!! I didn’t even do the burpies as fast as Scott and I didn’t do but 4 reps and I’m huffing and puffing!
Feels GOOD though! Bring on Tuesday!
NicoleSeptember 1, 2009 at 9:16 am
Oh, you’re so gonna hurt if you do two days in at the same time.
Maybe it’ll keep you from skipping the next time! lol.
Angie (Losing It and Loving It)September 1, 2009 at 11:22 am
Way to go everyone! You’re doing great.
Anita HamplSeptember 1, 2009 at 11:44 am
LOL In case one ever wonders if people pay attention to graphics on websites: oh yeah, they do! My gaze immediately landed on the photo of the baked beans and I wondered what kind of diet tips Scott was providing along with his workouts.
Best of luck to you in this challenge, Nicole!
NicoleSeptember 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm
Arika has a really cool Mr. Linkie love going on her blog.