Well as of yesterday I have done it!!! I have completed my second Shaun T program (the first being Insanity, which I finished a year ago). I am feeling a ton of different things about this program and the results I saw - I hardly know where to start!
|Might as well start with a selfie, right??|
For those who don't know, Focus T25 is a Beachbody program that was just released this past summer. It gives awesome results without requiring a lot of time! Whereas some programs have 45 minute, 60 minute or longer workouts, T25 only has 25 minutes that you have to dedicate. It is a non-stop workout for those 25 minutes, but it's great to get done so quickly! I know for me, and a lot of others, it is difficult to schedule out an hour or more for a workout somedays. But 25 minutes anyone can do! (Fridays can either be a double day of two 25 minute workouts, making it a 5-day a week program, or you can extend the double day out to Saturday and make it a 6-day a week program.) Every week I decided how I would do that depending on my schedule - I like the flexibility!
While doing Focus T25 I got stronger than I ever have been (seriously, you should see my push-ups - I've never been able to do them so well before!) I also hit a lot of goals and saw numbers on the scale that I haven't seen for years! I fell in love with the program which made it easy to stick to it. Was I perfect? No. Will I ever be? No. Am I proud of what I did? Absolutely!
Now, for those numbers...
Focus T25 Alpha + Beta is a 10 week program, and I have to say that being down 10 pounds in 10 weeks is nothing to be ashamed of!! The fact that I am also down over 9 inches around my body makes me ecstatic!!!
I honestly cannot tell you the last time that I was in the 180s - but here I am! When I started on my weight loss journey I was at 249 pounds and being in the 100s seemed like an impossible dream. But through the support of challenge groups, the incredible Beachbody programs and replacing one meal a day with Shakeology I can honestly say that I have not only transformed my body, I have transformed my life as well!
When I first started on the path to losing weight, my coach asked me to take pictures and send them to her - and I dreaded it. I did it, but I hated them. H.A.T.E.D. them. I sent them and hid them on my computer. Now I will show them to anyone who wants to see them - because I'm PROUD of the progress I have made! Do I have a supermodel body? No. Are there things I'd still like to change? Yes. Am I happy with where I am because I know the work it took to get here? You can bet your butt I am!
In these pictures I can see a difference! Granted, 10 pounds isn't going to completely change what I look like. But I can see that my tummy is not sticking out nearly as far as it was, my back flab under my bra is almost gone and my shoulders are more well-defined. All of these things I am HAPPY with!!!
When I saw my ending weight after this first round of Focus T25 I seriously did a happy dance right then and there! In my journey, weighing 189 does not just represent 10 pounds lost with Focus T25. It also represents a total of 60 pounds lost. 60! Imagine a stick of butter. Now imagine 240 of them. That is how much weight 60 pounds is! That is CRAZY to me!!!
Here I am from those very first pictures that I hated to today...
I wasn't planning on putting these pictures side-by-side, but after mentioning that first group of pictures I was curious to see the change - and I can honestly say that I can't even believe that I had been that size!!! I couldn't help but tear up when I thought of how PROUD I am of her for making the decision to start, even though she was nervous. scared. ashamed. embarrassed. doubtful.
Starting tomorrow I will be re-starting Focus T25 over again to see what else I can get out of this program! Alpha, Beta and then I'll be doing Gamma for the first time - I'm pumped!!!
If you have been thinking about getting in shape but are afraid, nervous, doubtful or anything else, please let me know! I would love to help you get started and share your journey with you. If I hadn't taken that leap of faith I know I wouldn't be where I am today - what a difference a year can make!
Are you ready to see YOUR after picture?
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