Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Yes, thank you Shawn T.
One of the best things about this program is I'm not stressing about when I'm going to fit in my workout. I workout 6 times a week. Exercise is my therapy. It makes me feel good on so many different levels. I always ask the question, "why would you skip something that makes you feel good in the present and in the future?" So I fit in a workout almost every day. Some days my schedule can be pretty cramped, and it gets a little stressful thinking about when exactly is it going to happen. Only having to set aside 25 minutes has been so nice. It's even made getting up early to fit in a workout before work easier. I'll do this on days I play softball in the evening. Yes, I still do my scheduled workout on the days I play softball, because if I'm in a batting slump that day, then I'm not running the bases, and that means I'm not burning calories. Don't leave it up to chance. Get in your workout.
I never explained in the first week review that T25 is broken into two 5-week phases. The first phase is called Alpha. This is the foundation phase where you basically build up the endurance, strength and techniques to move on to something more advanced. The workouts themselves are still going great. I'm looking forward to doing them. For one they're over quick. Second, I feel like I'm doing something that is making me fitter. I can feel the progress. My core feels tighter, and I'm not feeling as sore and bulky. Now that I've done the Alpha workouts 2 to 3 times, I'm not going to say they're getting easier. I'm going to say I'm better prepared for the challenge.
The only down side to the workouts so far has been the burning I feel in my calves and ankles, because you do a lot of bouncing on the balls of your feet. I get a irritated when I have to stop to take a break not to catch my breath, but to shake out my legs. I know that's something that I'll either get use to, or will work itself out the more I do it.
Oh yeah and did I mention the workouts are only 25 minutes?