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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Focus T25

It's all about the "Focus" as Shaun T mentions in every single DVD that I've seen.  So, what is T25?  It's a high intense interval training (HIIT) that is completed in 25 minutes.  No gym time, no gym memberships and all done in the comfort of your own home.  Plus, no equipment is needed; however, you can use resistance bands for some workouts which was provided in my kit.  Let me just tell you this, I've never sweated so much in life except in this 25 minute workout.  He pushes you and you have to push yourself.  No water breaks, no breaks, give him 25 minutes and you WILL see results. 

So why am I doing T25?  Most people would think I am not overweight; however after a recent doctors visit I was in the overweight category for BMI.  Needless to say, I was devastated.  Working in Public Health for so many years and teaching all these nutrition and exercising classes, I couldn't believe how I just had let myself go.  Not to mention, being a new relationship which means a lot of dinner dates and ice cream dates...so no wonder I had gained about 10 pound in a 4 month time period.  Around September, I had put a request out on Facebook asking if anyone had any recommendations for exercises, training, and weight loss tips they could help me with.  I needed a jumpstart, something to kick my metabolism back in gear.  A friend suggested a Personal Trainer and I worked out with her for a week to learn about different machines and to put together a routine to focus on my whole body beyond just cardio.  I learned chest, shoulder, back, arms, legs, glutes, and abs workout and let me tell you, they have certainly made a difference.  When I started at this gym in September here were my measurements:

Measurements 9/11/2014
Weight= 147
Waist=34
Hips=42
Chest=37.5

After 3 days a week in the gym and using an at home DVD- Jillian Michaels Shred it in 30 Days and working on my diet I had lost weight by the first of the year.  Also, during this same post a friend had got me in touch with a Beachbody coach.  I had always seen the commercials but I really never believed you could lose that much fat and inches off your body with one of these DVD's.  So after many conversations back and forth about programs Beachbody offers and seeing amazing results from someone who just completed the program, I WAS SOLD.  My Christmas present to myself was Focus T25.  I bought the Alpha and Beta cycles. 

On January 1, 2015 I made a commitment to eat clean, be more frugal, cut diet soda out of my diet, limit myself one cup of coffee every single day, exercise, and drink LOTS of water.  So far, I'm on the right path!!!!!  I was so anxious to start the program, and I'm sure Joe got tired of me talking about it so much.  When my DVD's came in the mail, the first step before you begin the DVD's is to take all your measurements.  Now, I haven't really weighed myself or took any measurements since I started at the gym so I was anxious to see if I had lost any.  So here goes with my new measurements prior to T25:

Measurements 1/11/2015
Weight= 138
Waist=31
Hips=38.5
Chest=34

WOW, I couldn't believe the change from September to January by eating healthier and rather than doing so much cardio, lifting more weights.  I changed my diet to incorporate more protein and now I drink a protein shake every single day after workouts.  It's amazing how your body craves it after you workout.

So, with all these said, I am excited to start my T25 journey and I can't wait to see the amazing results this program brings and share with you all about my fitness journey.

Thanks to everyone for their love and support throughout this process!

THE FOCUS BEGINS NOW!!!!!!!!!!