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Focus T25 Second Week Review

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Yes, thank you Shawn T.

One of the best things about this program is I'm not stressing about when I'm going to fit in my workout. I workout 6 times a week. Exercise is my therapy. It makes me feel good on so many different levels. I always ask the question, "why would you skip something that makes you feel good in the present and in the future?" So I fit in a workout almost every day. Some days my schedule can be pretty cramped, and it gets a little stressful thinking about when exactly is it going to happen. Only having to set aside 25 minutes has been so nice. It's even made getting up early to fit in a workout before work easier. I'll do this on days I play softball in the evening. Yes, I still do my scheduled workout on the days I play softball, because if I'm in a batting slump that day, then I'm not running the bases, and that means I'm not burning calories. Don't leave it up to chance. Get in your workout.

I never explained in the first week review that T25 is broken into two 5-week phases. The first phase is called Alpha. This is the foundation phase where you basically build up the endurance, strength and techniques to move on to something more advanced. The workouts themselves are still going great. I'm looking forward to doing them. For one they're over quick. Second, I feel like I'm doing something that is making me fitter. I can feel the progress. My core feels tighter, and I'm not feeling as sore and bulky. Now that I've done the Alpha workouts 2 to 3 times, I'm not going to say they're getting easier. I'm going to say I'm better prepared for the challenge.

The only down side to the workouts so far has been the burning I feel in my calves and ankles, because you do a lot of bouncing on the balls of your feet. I get a irritated when I have to stop to take a break not to catch my breath, but to shake out my legs. I know that's something that I'll either get use to, or will work itself out the more I do it.

Oh yeah and did I mention the workouts are only 25 minutes?

Stay tuned....
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    ADF1981 The Alpha phase is made up of about 5 different workouts that you rotate throughout the week. Then the next phase, which is Beta, will have a new set of workouts to follow.

    KClark89 Yes, I have major Gumby Legs after that workout. The part that always gets me is going through that series of lunges then when you're done, instead of giving you a chance to shake out your legs, Shaun T. says it's time for a burn out. I always think to myself, "Awww Dear God!!!"
    2710 days ago
  • ADF1981
    Really like what you said about don't leave it up to chance and get in your workout! That has been something that I have really been focusing on by making sure I walk in the morning so whatever goes on that day I know that I am ahead! With the different phases are there different workouts for each day to work different muscles groups or is the Alpha phase one workout that you do for six days? Just curious!
    2715 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9148934
    Haha, I LOVE that ecard! And I also love this workout :)

    Seriously, lower focus??? HOLY SMOKES. I can't even walk after lol.
    2715 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12054749
    Sounds like a great program that works well with your life
    2715 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Ha! Love the picture! Thanks for doing a review of the program. Sounds like things are going well and the more I read the more I can not wait to do the program! You play softball? That is cool too :)
    2715 days ago
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