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Day 20: Increase Productivity when Working from Home

Today is Day 20 of the Home Office Fitness: Increase Productivity & Lose Belly Fat Challenge. (<– If you'd like to join us, please do. We’ll be repeating the same series of exercises for one more week, so you can jump right in.)

Yesterday Was the Team Computer Butt Contest: Who’s the Squattiest?! Challenge

Here are the results:

  • Joel = 620 – Woo hoo! Came out of nowhere and kicked butt!
  • Arika = 501 – Girl power!
  • Kevin = 435 – Go, Mr. eBay!
  • My Mom = 350 – Old Ladies RULE! 😉
  • Judi = 310 – Way to power through the whole day!
  • Susanne = 286 – I'm gonna tap into that competitive power. After the first 200, you thought you were going to die, but you kept on trucking!
  • My Son = 290 – Go buddy! It's hard work trying to catch Gramma.
  • Me = 260 – I had a pulled muscle in my leg, so I'll catch you guys next week, for sure!
  • Erica = 180 – Way to keep on truckin'.
  • Lisa Marie = 170 – AND you did the shuffle workout, too?! Wowza.
  • Traci = 100 – Our Month 2 Superstar. Thanks for jumping in. ((hugs!))

Grand total of … over 3000 Squats!

EVERYONE Who participated is a winner in my eyes. The positive attitude and spirit of the competition was awesome, and I thank you all for making it FUN!

Joel -> Your Choice of the Prizes Below.
Arika -> Next Choice of the Remaining Prizes.
Kevin -> Next Choice of the Remaining Prizes.

The prizes are:

  • $25 towards any purchase at
  • Copy of Homepreneur Habits (one of my favorite reports!)
  • A pair of Handerpants mailed to your home. You know you want them!
  • Susanne's Freezer Cooking Guide (e-Book). Giving you less time in the kitchen, and more time to do your Fat Loss Quickie Workouts!

To claim your prizes, email my helper at and she'll set you up with your prizes.  As far as I'm concerned, you can each pick the prize of your choice, even if you ALL want the Handerpants. 😉

Research Shows the Exercise DOES Improve your Productivity and Focus.

Here are some references to check out when you have the time…

Exercise – Brain Rule #1 from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

Scott also turned me on to Dr. John Ratey, author of “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” who has done amazing research in the area of how exercise impacts brain function.

I love this quote by Dr. John Ratey

“Exercise is the single most powerful tool you have to optimize brain function.”

If you click here: “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain”  You can read an excerpt from the book (by clicking on the “look inside” area on Amazon). Dr. Ratey has done extensive research on kids at a high school in Illinois with some dramatic results. Showing the connection between exercise and brain function and productivity. Very important stuff.

Ready to Get In Better Shape, and Get More Done During the Day so you Can Make More Money?

When you're ready to join the Fat Loss Quickie program, click on the graphic below.

It’s only $20 for all of your quickie workout videos, a personal trainer who you can ask questions here, plus my awesome community of kick-butt marketers sweating with you and cheering you on.

Please post your updates or I'll track you down on Twitter!

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. If you haven’t listened to my interview with Scott Tousignant yet, here it is: Interview with Scott: Achieve More in your Business

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.

  • Erica Cosminsky

    That was a nifty video. (Looking at his book now.)

    I am so glad it’s Saturday. I woke up with the worst headache and earache. I didn’t even crawl out of bed until noon. Saturday for me means Riley isn’t here, still got work to do. So I think I’m off to do some A.M. Tai Chi and Scott’s Alt leg workout and see if I can get some stuff done.

    You guys were awesome yesterday. The energy this group created was just phenomenal.

  • Liz

    Great video! So true, exercise does boost brain power.

    I write a lot so any time I can’t get the words to come, I jump on my tread mill for about 5 minutes (that’s all it takes) then come back to whatever I’m writing and amazing! The words come to me. Sometimes it’s just a matter of diverting your thoughts for a minute or two but exercise really does help.

  • The Mom

    How ’bout some applause here for the ol’ lady! 😉

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I was only going to do 200, so was thrilled to do 300. But, I must admit I almost gave up at 300, but then saw that Judi had logged in 310 and thought OH! COME ON!!! That was just evil! So, of course, I’m somewhat compulsive and because I’d been doing them in series of 25 at a time, I had to do 25 more.

    Well, THEN, I went to Nicole’s house and my grandson started to do a few more squats as we stood together talking in the kitchen, so, there you go… I HAD to do 25 more! Nothing like being challenged to a squat-off by your Gramma, eh? Yikes!

    And that is how I ended up at 350 squats.

    I guess I’m a bit competitive… 😮

    But, hey, you are all really incredible to give this challenge a try. I can’t believe how many squats we all did. And, congrats to Joel, Arika, and Kevin.

    I put Scott’s cardio squats video on my website hoping that readers my age will see what I did (minus the weights, of course) and give it a try themselves. It’s amazing to me that I actually did 350 squats. If anyone had asked me a month ago if I could ever do that, I’d have to laugh. Just goes to show ya what a body can do… at any age. 😉

  • Arika

    First, Congrats to EVERYONE who participated in the Squatty Challenge…we all won!

    Second, Patti – I have been applauding you for weeks…you really are an inspiration. Thank you.

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the video. It’s so true and the last 2 1/2 week have proven it to me with the FLQ workouts.

  • The Mom

    You’re so sweet, Arika, to cheer me along and applaud my efforts. 🙂

    I got to say you are quite a gal! You are gonna be in good standing with the future Remarkable Wrinklies some day!!!

    Keep training Sweetie!

  • Lisa Marie Mary

    Way to go everybody! That was one Squatty Day!!!! LOL!

  • Joel

    Wow, over 3,500 squats, that’s very cool! Let’s make sure to do something similar next week.

    I don’t see how I can pass up Handerpants… that is if it’s a real prize. 🙂

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