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?



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.


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?