Workout

Focus T25 – The Beginning

It’s About Time

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I am delighted to say that I started Shaun T’s new workout, Focus T25 this week.  I have a good friend who purchased the set and is kind enough to be my workout buddy.  Can I just say that I have the best workout buddy in the world!! She is so positive and makes working out incredibly fun, which is exactly what I needed to kick my butt back into gear.  I have been so scatterbrained since I found out I was moving (really it started a little before then), and I have not been able to get my ducks in a row.  I am finding that when I stick to my routine, I feel much better, choose healthier options, and function much better in life.  For this I am so grateful, and I am very much looking forward to getting back into a steady routine to become a better me!

Onto the review….I compare this workout to Jillian’s Body Revolution (ya’ll know how I feel about my girl).  I have to say, I really enjoy this workout; however, I have to say I enjoy Jillian’s a bit more.  With that being said, here are the pros and cons I find to the T25 workout so far.  Understand that I have not completed the program nor have I completed all of the workouts, so this is just a first impression and could change at any time.  I am a girl after all!  🙂

Pros

  • It really is only 25 minutes.  There is an additional 2 or 3 minutes at the end (depending on the workout you are doing) for the cool down.  The ENTIRE workout is like 28 minutes, but who is counting?  Po-ta-to, Po-tah-to, right?
  • There is a timer and counter for the entire workout.  The timer starts at 25 minutes and counts down to the end of the workout.  The counter tells you what workout you are currently doing and has a bar for how much time you have left for that particular move.  I find this extremely motivating as you are never wondering when this is going to end and you can think to yourself, I can do this for that much longer.  It’s pretty awesome, and something I enjoyed about Insanity as well. But this one is a little different than the one in Insanity.
  • Shaun T. I find him to be extremely motivating.  He is just awesome!!
  • There are great modifiers to every workout.  Tonia is the modifier, and she is working out just as hard as the other people.  You feel it too, even if you are modifying…

Cons

  • The program is advertised as 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  Of course this is a gimmick.  Fridays are “double down” Fridays.  This means you complete two 25 minute workouts that day.  So, you are really working out for 50 minutes on Friday.  Sunday is considered a “stretch” day.  Of course, there is a DVD for that, and it is 25 minutes long (go figure).  My problem is not that these things are incorporated, my issue is with the fact it is not advertised this way.  I think the program is great just the way it is, but be honest!
  • You work the same muscles all of the time.  I have this same thought for Insanity as well.  I find that I am using my quads and leg muscles all of the time, back to back to back.  I think I am even more bothered by this after completing Jillian’s program because I think she does a fantastic job of splitting everything up (front of the body and back of the body).

I have pictures and measurements to post later.  I have been wanting to write this post for a while, but just have not had the time.  I figured while I was eating lunch at work, I would take some time to post my thoughts.  I will write another (more fun) post with my pictures and measurements so I can keep track of my results as well.  ‘Cause I can love Shaun T all I want, but if he does not produce results I will not be a happy camper.  Tonight is Ab Intervals!!  Sexy 6-pack here I come!!  Until next time, DIG DEEPER!!!

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