Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Hopefully none of you thought I gave up. I did the sixth week once, went on vacation, I decided to redo the it again to bring myself back up to speed.
This week I started the second phase of the program called the Beta Phase. In this phase there is a ton of focus on the core. The exercises are faster and more dynamic. Just like Alpha there are 5 different workouts.
Since it was my first time through all the workouts, I didn't get a true feel for them. They all felt kind of awkward. For example two of the workouts use weights, and I wasn't sure how heavy I should go, or maybe the resistance band would be more challenging. I would get through some exercises and realize I could have pushed myself a lot harder through them. Definitely looking forward to the second time through them all. I will say thought I do feel prepared for the next five weeks. The Alpha phase really did condition and strengthen my body. While doing these new exercises I'm able to keep myself stable and controlled and feel the burn where I'm suppose to rather then gasping for air and trying to keep up.
One of the best things I have been able to take away from this program is simply that. I've been able to take the exercises out of my basement and on the road with me while I was on vacation. I found these beauties and went T25 all over them.
I created a 25 minute Circuit workout. I would use the stairs as the cardio interval. I would run them twice then at the bottom I would either do a core and chest or lower body exercise I learned straight from T25. It was pretty cool. I had never designed my own workout before. I know some of you are asking, "you worked out on vacation?" Yes, working out is a part of my day. It keeps me sane. It helps me fight stress. It helps me feel good and proud of myself. It keeps me from feeling guilty for the times I do slack on my nutrition. If one little act can evoke all that positively. Why wouldn't I do it?