Members of the Alive staff each picked a trendy, get-fit-quick scheme to try and gave ourselves one week to get in shape. Here's what happened.

We've been enjoying a few weeks of excess here at the Alive office.

For weeks, we traipsed around town downing icy pints in search of the Coldest Beer in Columbus. We spent a day at the Ohio State Fair eating nothing but fried food. We taste-tested bourbon and vodka and light beer.

Not that we're complaining. It's just that we were starting to feel it.

So we decided to take a stab at being healthier ... without actually doing anything drastic like, oh, joining a gym. Instead, we each picked a trendy, get-fit-quick scheme to try and gave ourselves one week to get in shape. Here's what happened.