A Work In ProgressThursday, May 7, 2015 9:30 AM
In February I was so excited to escape the cold for Florida, what I wasn't excited about was the way I looked in a bathing suit. While still on vacation after I had put my son to bed I was up watching tv, when an infomercial for T25 came on. Being a complete sucker for a testimonial with before and after pics, I promptly ordered it. The following week it arrived and I began this journey.
So my thoughts on T25 are as follows:
- It is easy to follow. Broken into Alpha (recommended for the first five weeks) and Beta (second 5 weeks) workouts with a detailed calendar of which workout you should do every night for the maximum results.
- It is hard! Thankfully there is a modifier that gives you an option of a modified lower impact exercise. I used the modifier for almost all sets for the whole first week. I figure, even if I am modifying, I am still doing more than I was doing last week! Every week I have modified less and less, and am so pleased with the results in my stamina.
- It is only 25 Minutes!! Promising the same results in only 25 minutes that other programs guarantee in an hour long workout. Everyone can fit in a 25 minute work out!! a lot of people opt to get up earlier in the A.M., but I value my sleep too much. I have found that after dinner, homework, baseball, is the best time for me to fit it in.
- I have since started eating better. Not that I was every a huge or unhealthy eater, but I cut out my vice, french fries, and the occasional soda at lunch. I have also tried to cut out sugars, and eat more whole foods.
I am still dancing, and walking, taking other classes while incorporating other core, leg and arm workouts. T25 has kick started me back into living a healthier lifestyle.
The week I started, I took my 'before' pics. So displeased with the way I looked, I vowed to never show them to anyone, let alone post them. Recently I have noticed a difference in the way my clothes feel, and I decided to take some 'in progress' pictures. I was pleasantly surprised.
These are my results in week nine. This is solely Alpha workout. I wanted to nail all of these workouts without any modifications before I moved on to Beta.
BEFORE (excuse the angle)
IN PROGRESS (excuse the surroundings)