I am happy to announce that today marks the beginning of week two for me of Focus T25's Beta cycle! This, of course, means that I have completed week one. Going into Beta cycle I was a bit nervous because I had still been struggling a bit with Alpha cycle (using the modifier, having difficulties with some of the moves, etc.) but after speaking with some other people who have completed the program I decided to jump into Beta cycle at the end of Alpha!
I am so completely glad that I made the leap! I enjoyed Alpha round a lot; I could feel myself getting stronger and I loved that I finally could see some arm muscles showing.
As much as I enjoyed Alpha round, I am enjoying Beta round even more! The workouts seem to be more geared towards specific body parts. At the end of some I can feel my core; at others my legs are burning and after others my arms are sore. I can tell that Alpha made me strong enough to handle Beta and so feeling my muscles after each of these workouts is an awesome feeling.
Whereas Alpha seemed more cardio-based, Beta seems to be more strength and toning based (though it's still a Shaun T program so you know the cardio is still awesome!)
This is the workout schedule for the first week -
Of all the workouts I would say Rip't Circuit is my absolute favorite - it reminds me of Pure Cardio from Insanity which was my favorite in that program as well! You do each move for a full minute, then at the end he puts them all together - it's a lot of fun and it really gets the time moving quickly! I see that it will be appearing on the workout calendar a lot over the next 4 weeks so I'm glad for that :)
If I had to choose a least favorite at this point it would probably be Dynamic Core - but I think that this will change over the next couple weeks as I get stronger. This workout was the most difficult for me so far but I'm excited to focus on it and really nail the moves!
This is me after I got done with Friday's Double Day - I was a sweaty mess but I felt like a darn super hero! The Shuffle + Burpees was absolutely insane but as I was doing it I felt incredible!! A year ago I was just getting started on this journey and I would NOT have been able to do them in the same was as I can now. It may not be a victory on the scale but it IS a victory nonetheless!
One week of Beta down, four weeks to go!