Last week, I received a message from Amy Mac of everyday better about this fitness program she wanted me to go through online for 10-20 minutes in 30 days. Knowing me who’s all into variation and challenges, I signed up.  I don’t mind being one of her guinea pigs on this project, it actually spells out something to look forward to everyday.

I still have tons to shred anyway.

10-20 minutes in 30 days, there’s nothing to lose. Amy, known for her Fitness Attack podcast has ventured into fitness webcast and rolled out an exercise program called the 10 Pound Cut Down. Since I contribute for her site once in a while, I’m giving myself this challenge to actually get to wake up and work out first thing in the morning once again.

read: Fitness & Work , Are you craving?

What is the 10 Pound Cut Down? It’s a workout program that brings you personalized coaching from a personal trainer with all the convenience of a workout DVD. The workout videos are 10 minutes and you work out less than 1 hour per week. This means you have to work hard, but if you are up for it – then you will see results and in a fraction of the time of all your friends’ workouts! To top it all? it spells convenience. You can view it not just on your desktop or laptop; you may access it on your iPad, iPhone or Adroid touch screen devices.

Since the Christmas season is already up for all the holiday festivities which brings us to all the delectable goodies, this challenge would definitely do good for anyone to be mindful on what they’ll eat and not lose track on the entire year they’ve been working their ass to shred or tone.

You pick up your location and time, all you need is to check your mail and comply to the video prepared for you plus you get to message Amy and she’ll get back in-touch with you as soon as she can (well, given that we live in different time zones, I get to read her message either first thing in the morning or later at night.)

On my first day, We started on Jumping jacks per each set to get your heart rate up and completed the exercises below  in 10 minutes:


  • Jumping Jacks
  • Floor Bridge
  • Toe Reach
  • Pushup
  • Tricep Dips
  • Front Reach
  • Side Squat
  • Toe Raises

Did I turn up winded? Yes. We have our own Body weight to work on and use to lift ourselves to transform our body. From what seemed to be an everyday workout, there’s rest in between days which requires you to do more walking or other activities you desire to do.

The third day was composed of ab workout which totally ached focusing on Full Body Strength training.  I think this is the perfect time for me to use my heart rate monitor and see how much calories approximately one can burn in every workout.

12 days of Christmas Fitness Giveaway

Congratulations to Carol Ong for winning a generous gift certificate at Curves which entitles you to workout and to Nino De Jesus for winning FTW Magazine’s 20% discount all year round for some Reebok shopping spree!

You may head your way to FTW Magazine’s facebook page in order for you to join us. We’ll definitely work on having something for everyone!

Winners will be announced on Facebook and Twitter so make sure you “Like” or follow so you’ll know if you have won. Comments will be closed Wednesday night. Winner will be chosen using For additional entries into the contest, leave a comment below. 

What are we going to give away this time? We’ll be giving away a gift certificate from Nike!

Giveaway Question: During what time of the day do you normally workout and how long does it take you to complete your fitness routine? Let us know how you benefited from working out on your preferred time.