Rocktober Week 2 Complete
October 14, 2013
Week 2 of the Rocktober Challenge is complete for me. The challenge is from Tuesday to the following Monday. I got my 3 workouts in on last Tuesday, Thursday and then on Saturday. Week 2 was a little more difficult than week 1. A lot of the moves were similar but had some add on’s to make them more challenging. Like the lunges had a pulse to them and the push ups were done with an extended arm. The tricep dips were also done on one leg. Each exercise is performed for a minute then you rest for a few seconds and move on. There are a total of 7 exercises that you repeat for 3 to 5 rounds. Let me tell you – I am pretty much done after 3 rounds. I notice some people in the facebook challenge group are doing 4 or 5 rounds but 3 is good for me!
Below are a few photos from this past weeks workouts:
I didn’t have time to do photos for the 3rd day. Saturday was a busy day around here.
Also, I am still trying to eat as clean as possible and I am now trying to drink a totally green drink-smoothie every day – usually around lunch time or early afternoon. I am using the recipe from The Beauty Detox Foods book by Kimberly Snyder that I recently checked out from the library. I will not lie and tell you I love the green drink-smoothie but it is a real energy boost for my day and makes me feel really healthy after drinking it. It is not horrible just an acquired taste sort of thing. I am thinking the more you drink them the more you grow to like them -eventually.
Well tomorrow we get a new round of the exercises for week 3 – I am excited to see what is in store but also a little nervous! I will update you next week on the workouts.
Have a great day!
Workout – Final Week of Focus T25
October 5, 2013
This is the final week of my 10 week challenge group for Focus T25. I am proud to say I have completed this 10 week journey. To be honest with you this is the longest I have ever stuck with one workout program. Yes, I workout daily but usually I start a fitness program and use it for 4 to 6 weeks then get bored with it and move on to another program or type of exercise.
I think being in the facebook challenge group was very positive and motivating and helped me stay focused to do the complete 10 week program. It was a fun and encouraging to read others’ posts and post your own workouts each day. I also have gotten to know some amazing and truly committed fitness people who are such a positive inspiration. I would encourage anyone who is starting a new fitness program to give a facebook group a try, if one is available, and be a participator in the posts and discussions. It can only help you succeed.
The following are some of my final T25 photo collages for week 5 of Beta and week 10 of the overall program:
My overall final review on this 10 week program is that it was truly amazing! The workouts are a challenge and they will give you results -especially if you follow a clean eating plan! This program has greatly improved my physical stamina as well as given me a very strong and tight core. I also have much more tone in my legs. I have lost inches – mainly in my waist and hips. I have lost over 2 inches now in the hip area in 10 weeks! Other benefits I have noticed include: sleeping better (more soundly – I didn’t really have any sleep issues to start with other than an occasional night of not sleeping well), increased daily energy, more positive outlook on life, improved skin tone – I think all that sweating is some form of a facial! Also Shaun T, the creator of the program and the instructor, is so positive and motivating – you can not help but want to wake up and workout. He has been a great positive source of energy and influence on my mental attitude the last two months.
If you are looking for a program to change your body as well as your life I would recommend Focus T25. It is a workout that you can do in less than 30 minutes per day 5 to 6 days per week and get great results. Note: I am not affiliated with Focus T25 or BeachBody. I am just a 40 something mother of 3 who has been working out on my own to various books or dvd programs for the past 10 years and decided to share my experience.
I hope you enjoyed my reviews on the weekly progress of T25. Currently I am doing another challenge called Rocktober from the Betty Rocker. It is for the whole month of October so I will be posting updates on that each week. I will also be starting my new Cathe Friedrich workouts that I received last week – I had preordered them back in March. There are 8 dvd’s and I can’t wait to use them in the coming weeks!
Have a great weekend!