This is my This is my Focus T25 Workout Review Day 1 Cardio: here.. Today I started my very first day of Focus T25. I want to start a blog journal of my Focus T25 Workout Review so that I can track my results and share with others who are looking to get in shape with the T25 workout program. Today is the first workout called “Cardio” but before I dive into the workout routine let me share with you what inspired me to do this.
Yesterday, I was at the Mall shopping with my wife and trying on some new clothes. (Apparently, my clothes are out-dated and I need to get with the times). But, as I was trying on clothes and looking in the mirror I didn’t like what I saw. I hardly recognized myself and wondered what happened to me? I really let myself go… I’m sure you can relate if you’re married with children. I think something happens when you get married and have kids that you focus less attention on yourself and more on your family. This is not necessarily a bad thing for the family, but not taking care of your own health is also not a good thing. So needless to say… I made a commitment to myself that I would get back into shape starting with the T25 program.
I decided to start with the T25 program because it only requires a commitment of 25 minutes a day. My usual excuse to myself is that “I don’t have enough time to workout.” But, with less than 30 minutes I really don’t have an excuse. It’s also a 2 month program (unless I want to take on the T25 Gamma challenge). I figure if I can commit myself to an 8 week program that it could change my life.
Focus T25 Workout Review Day 1 Cardio
As the T25 program outlined this would be only a 25 minute workout program each day. But, don’t let that fool you as Shaun T really kicks your butt in 25 minutes. You have the same amount of workout in less time.
The workout starts with a light warm-up, but did not include any stretching time. (I learned that I need to warm-up and stretch before I start the program). Shaun T’s warm-up consists of some light jumping jacks, some high-knees, and jogging in place drills.
It was very easy to start as I didn’t need any equipment. Just some comfortable shoes, a water bottle and a towel to wipe off any sweat. I clicked “Play” and tried to keep up.
I realized very quickly that these exercises were going to be high impact exercises. I don’t have the best knees so I decided to follow “Tanya’s” modified movements.
This is one thing I like about the T25 workout program is the ability to perform modified moves. I haven’t worked out in years and know that if I tried to go 100% the first day I wouldn’t last very long with the program.
Surprisingly, even though I did the modification moves and took it easy in comparison to Shaun T and his workout team, my body could definitely feel the difference. My legs, thighs, and core started to tighten-up and become sore.
Shaun T also doesn’t give you any breaks during the T25 workout programs, thus if you get tired or need to rest then you just have to click the pause button. In other workout programs they allow you 30 second breaks in between sets, however I know that Beachbody wanted to compact the workouts as much as possible to give you the best workout in the shortest time.
The T25 Cardio program consisted with a lot of lunge time moves, mini-jumping, and running in place drills. I liked the fact that the routine didn’t require a lot of floor space as my exercise room isn’t very large.
I still need to read the T25 Nutrition Guide to learn what I can and cannot eat. I think that’s the hardest part of getting in shape in having to resist the temptation to eat bad food. I’m a sucker for sweets like Ice-cream and chocolate. I also like fried-chicken and fries. So bad… I know. It’s time to make changes in my life if I want to get healthy and back in shape.
I’m planning on doing my best to stick to the Focus T25 Schedule. I see that the schedule requires double workouts on Friday. I may have to split up that exercise and complete one of them on Saturday or Sunday. But, for now I just need to focus on getting through Day 2 of T25.
It feels good to finally get through the mental hurdle of just starting my first day of T25. Now looking forward to seeing what’s in store for me in the second day.