July 20, 2016

Get Fit In 22 Minutes?

Last week I wrapped up my first round of 22 Minute Hard Corps and lived to tell about it.

I was hesitant to start this program.  I knew it was a military inspired workout {think bootcamp} and that really did not appeal to me.  I had just finished up T25 though and knew I wanted to keep the momentum going with a challenging new workout. I posted to my social media accounts and let my followers vote for my next program, 22 Minute Hard Corps won by a landslide.

So what is 22 Minute Hard Corps?  As I said, it's a military bootcamp inspired workout.  It gets your heart rate up from the time it starts and it will have you dripping {literally} in sweat every day.  The workout is an eight week long program.  You workout six days a week for 22 minutes a day.  You alternate between cardio and resistance every day so you're never doing the same workout two days in a row.  There are optional core workouts that you can pair with your cardio days {some days I did it, some I didn't}.  In total this program comes with eight different workouts that you rotate through for the eight weeks.  Then week nine, Hell Week, is an optional challenge.  It's a week where you do two and three workouts per day for all seven days.

I did T25 immediately before starting this program and I thought that was a great program to lead into something like 22 Minute Hard Corps.  The main differences between the two is that T25 is mostly cardio and 22 Minute Hard Corps is more strength.  T25 was good for building my endurance so I didn't feel like I was going to totally die but 22 Minute Hard Corp definitely helped build more muscle.

I would not, however, call 22 Minute Hard Corp a beginner workout.  It's tough and even during Hell Week {nine weeks in} I was huffing and puffing my way through the workouts.  It will challenge every muscle in your body.  You will be sore each day {I'm weird and like being sore though}. BUT you will notice results {not just physical ones} almost immediately.  I loved being able to track my progress by how I felt doing each of the workouts.  Each week the moves got easier and I was able to do them faster/more reps and that was a really cool feeling.

At the end of this program I felt like a total bad ass.  I felt like I wanted to sign up for one of those Spartan races or something.  It pushed my body in ways that I had not done with any other program and that left me feeling like I could do anything.  My muscles were {kind of} popping up.  My booty was higher and tighter {holla!}.  I lost an inch off of my thighs {woop!!}.  I gained an inch on my arms {Obama can't ban these guns}.  Most importantly I felt really confident about my body when this program was over.

Oh and did I mention this program is on sale for the month of July for just $10?  Yep, you read that right.  When you buy Shakeology this month {July} you get 22 Minute Hard Corps for just $10.  If you are at all interested drop me a comment {make sure you have an email attached so that I can reply} and I'll send you the details!  

I will definitely be doing this program again in the future but for now?  Piyo!


  1. I am ready for a new workout. Can you send me details on the 22 minute workout?

    1. Hey girl! I would love to chat more! I tried to reply via email but there wasn't one attached to your google account. Let me know if you have any questions. If you are ready to buy you can check out this link http://teambeachbody.com/shop/-/shopping/22MinHCBase?referringRepId=360923

    2. YES!! YOU GO. when i started back on the healthy train, i started with beachbody programs (Insanity [all of them], P90x [all of them], body beast (which i loved; did 2 or 3 rounds). they really did help me get to a fitness level where i was comfortable signing up for tough mudder and other things. keep up the great work!