Focus T25 Workout Review Day 9 Total Body Circuit

This is my Focus T25 Workout Review Day 9  Total Body Circuit: So I’m back on track after I received some emails and comments on the blog that people were following my journey.  Originally I started this blog to document my fitness journey for myself not knowing if anyone would read or care about what I had to say.  However, people commented that they found my daily blogs about my T25 workout schedule helpful.  Maybe the found that they can relate to it, or that they were looking ahead to see what was in store for them.  I also found that writing this helped keep me accountable, and now more importantly readers of the blog were keeping me accountable.

Last night, after a long day of work I found the motivation to start my workout of Total Body Circuit.  I didn’t exactly feel pumped-up for it… but I kept thinking to myself there are other people that are following my journey and I didn’t want to let them down.  So I pushed through and glad that I did.  It felt good to work out and it helped alleviate some stress that I had accumulated throughout the day.  For those of you who are reading this… THANK YOU for the encouragement and thank you for supporting me on this journey.

Focus T25 Day 8 Cardio

Focus T25 Workout Review Day 9 Total Body Circuit

Total Body Circuit absolutely kicked my butt the first week.  But, I’m glad to say that my strength and flexibility has increased as I found myself able to do exercises that I couldn’t do before.  The combination of push-ups, lunges and punches all seem more natural to me now.  Shaun T asks you to do side-upper cuts, lunges that transition into squats, and jab punches that have you moving side to side.  I think the hardest part of this workout is the plank walks that lead into push-ups.  These planks not only work on your upper body strength but also your core.

Once again, no equipment was needed except some comfortable shoes, and workout towel.  The next day soreness has seemed to subside.  I don’t feel as much pain walking up and down the stairs.  Some people have asked if I can tell a difference and I think it’s too early to say.

I’ve avoided the weight scale and just focused on how my body feels.  I definitely can say that I sleep much better even though I’m sleeping the same amount of hours per day which is about 6-7, but I can tell that I’m falling into a deeper sleep.  How do I know this?  Well, my wife said that my alarm clock was going off for 30 minutes yesterday and I didn’t even notice it.  Also, I have more energy when I wake up in the morning.

This is all encouraging because I have to keep staying focused that this is not a sprint but rather a marathon and that I just need to focus on what I can do each day.  25 minutes… I’m in and I’m out.  I have adjusted my diet to eat more fruits to include bananas, apples, tangerines and egg whites.

One thing I know I need to do is drink more water, but it’s hard to give up the coffee and tea.  I think what I need to do is have a water bottle at my desk while I work so that I can just take sips throughout the day.  I think that will be easier for me versus forcing myself to drink full cups at each sitting.

My flexibility has definitely increased.  I can step farther on my lunges and squat lower between each reps.  Anyways, glad to get back in the swing of things.  Keep it going and thanks for following this journey with me.


  1. Thanks for blogging this and for putting the schedule up, I love coming here everyday and seeing your progress. My husband and I will be on day 4 of t25 tomorrow, and man it’s tough but we keep pushing through it. Your words are really encouraging, keep up the great work!

    • Anthony Tran says:

      Hi Jennica! I love hearing about husband and wives doing the workouts together. It’s great to have an accountability partner to keep you motivated. You motivate me!

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