Focus T-25 Review- Alpha Week 1

As I have said before, I’ll be updating you guys on the T-25 workouts I’ve been doing. I’m adding it in with the other workouts I’ve been normally doing . I’m hoping it’ll improve my strength and my runs.

Anyway, here was my experience with all the workouts in the first week.

Day 1 – Alpha Cardio

So, I was having a  bad workout day last week on Tuesday. I tried running outside that day and stopped after running and walking 2.5 miles, feeling a bit sick. Then, I decided to do this workout because I wanted to get more of a workout in. It was hard! I was really surprised. I barely made it through the workout. I was out of breath and I was feeling a bit sick. I burned around 200 calories with this workout.

Day 2- Speed 1.0

I did this workout right after running 6 miles. Even then, this workout was good. I loved the added stretching along with the cardio. It wasn’t as hard as the Cardio workout. Then again, I wasn’t feeling that well doing the Cardio the day before. Either way, I was surprised I kept up after running 6 miles.

Day 3 – Total Body Circuit

I don’t really have much to say about this workout. I mean, it was a decent full body workout but I feel like I’ve had harder workouts doing the Jillian Michael’s DVD.

Day 4- Ab Intervals

I did this workout after running 6 miles. And, I can tell you that it’s a great ab workout, especially since they had intervals of cardio in between. I thought my abs (core) were strong but this proved it wrong. Even when I finish this program, I’ll be adding these DVDs randomly into my workouts because it’s a good workout.

Day 5- Lower Focus

Well, there isn’t much to say about this workout. The first 5 minutes were mainly just cardio before they started with the actual lower body exercises. It did work the lower body but I could have done all of those moves myself if I created my own circuit.

Day 6- Stretch

So, I tried this workout. It’s suppose to be a stretch but he added some body weight exercises to it. I got bored of this workout after 5 minutes. I’d rather stretch on my own and do the stretches that I think I need. I might as well do yoga instead.

That’s all I can pretty much say for now.

Have you guys tried the T25 workouts? 

What are your thoughts on it?

 

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Weekly Meals and Workouts 47

Happy Sunday everyone. How are you guys doing today? I’m doing alright, thank you very much. I got my heart rate monitor watch battery replaced (the guy working at the battery store was super nice and didn’t charge me anything), bought a new charger for my phone, ran 6 miles this morning, and I received my Focus T25 workout DVDs.

I am really excited about trying out the DVDs. I plan on doing these along with my runs! I hope to build more strength so that my runs can improve as well. I will think about posting weekly updates on it but it will depends on how I feel. If I do decide to post updates, it will be every Tuesday. Tuesday is when I will start the DVDs. The reason being is that tomorrow is my rest day.

Anyway, before I get more into my workouts, here is my meal plan for the week.

Hevil’s Healthy Devil – Meal Plan Template

12-7-14 Meal Plan

Remember that these plans aren’t set and stone. It’s good to have a plan but sometimes, things come up.

Workouts

Sunday-   6 mile run + HIIT

Monday-    rest, stretch

Tuesday-  6 mile run + T25 Workout

Wednesday-  6 mile run+ T25 Workout

Thursday- Jillian Michael’s Extreme Shed and Shred + T25 Workout

Friday- 6 mile run + T25 Workout

Saturday- 6 mile run + T25 Workout

Just because it is a T25 workout, I will post fitness updates and see if I am stronger. However, I probably won’t post progress pictures. If I ever do feel like posting pictures, it will be comparing the first day of the program to the last day of the program. It’s a two month program! I also won’t be following the meal plan. I will do my best to eat healthy but I don’t agree with the calorie amounts the program gives you. Some of the recipes they give do look delicious and healthy though!

In other news, I have ran 1090.7 miles so far this year as of yesterday. Once it is the end of the year, I will post the total amount. Last year, I ran and did on the elliptical, ~962 miles. I say that it’s a big increase. =)

I guess that is it for now.

What is your plan for the week?

 How do you plan on staying on track curing the holiday season?