Week One Day Five: Focus T25 – Alpha Lower Focus + Cardio (Barely)
I finished Lower Focus with only minimal stoppage. Come on! It’s the legs. When It came to Cardio, well, I will be doing it again on Sunday. I was exhausted after the first workout that I just looked at Shaun T with confusion. What? You want me to build up to the progression? No.
I think if I could afford the shakeology I would purchase it and use it like a life line. I now know how to make without those incessant lumps of powder. Gross. However, It is super expensive and Christmas is coming. So I am sticking with fruits, vegetables, and moderating my eating to stay energized.
The problem with this week, is that I am doing finals. Which I am so far behind it scares me. Aiming for a B+ really. Hopefully on my ‘STATurday’ I will have made some progress. Most likely i will be focusing on school work though. Wish me luck! Gonna need it.
Week One Day Four: Focus T25 – Alpha Ab Intervals
So I did it, well almost. I barely stopped on the moves after the 20 mark. In the beginning my big toe was still tender( A wierd pedicure accident occured lol). However, I am still proud that I powered through it and I had a hard time on a move, I would go back and study the film and do it again.
The workout consisted of plank work, leg crunches, and squats, but it was easier compared to yesterday’s total body circuit. I think where I went wrong, was the food. My meal wasn’t healthy and i had minimal amount water in my system. After completing the workout I did have some pistachios and small portion of pasta. Now after I finish this first week, I will be grocery shopping to update my nutrition and diet to reflect my new workout regiment.
I am positive that I will get to where I want to be.
On STATurday, I plan on working out my overall goals of where I want to be on day 25 before starting T25 Beta. For now, I just want to focus on form and motivating my self to push myself to the point of a burnout! I can do it!
Week One Day Three: Focus T25 – Alpha Total Body Circuit.
So…Yea. I was horrible. I was uber happy to have Tanya doing the modified version of the moves, because I was having a really hard time surviving the plank movements and burpees. My goal is to be able to complete all plank work without stopping and rewinding to the beginning. Yep, if I didn’t get it the first time, I did was my trainer did when she was working with me for Insanity. Start from the top of that workout. There is no reason to short yourself. I want results and I want them in the time allotted ( 50 days + Gamma).
It was hard, but worth it. The burn in my arms is gonna sting, but looking at my pictures from my family Christmas photo, it’s needed. I want to be back to the point where my arms were compared to Michelle Obama. The First Lady works out and it shows in those defined arms (Good Job Mr. President!).
Suggestion to those about to start T25, drink a little bit of work in between sessions. If you aren’t a person that works out, you are going to be burning a lot of sweat, and you need to stay hydrated. If you have to pause or go back a few moves, so be it. It’s better to do that, then ending the workout all together.
Maybe day four will be better. It’s Ab Intervals.
Week One Day Two Focus T25 – Alpha: Speed 1.0
Today was better then yesterday. I only stopped twice and it was mainly because I am not very graceful or coordinated when it came to some of the moves. I mean, really! I am not good with rhythm. My overall feeling was proud. I completed the entire thing in 25 mins. Now I have to do it again to burn off pizza. Grr…so close….
I wonder how many calories I burned anyways.
Not gonna lie. I like to eat. I just have portion everything accordingly. How do you deal with the craving for food? If I see it, I feel it is my right to eat it. However, I know that is not a good way of thinking.
Week One Day One of Focus T25 – Cardio (Alpha)
This was the hardest thing I have done in the last six months. My former trainer told me the starter day is always the hardest. Well…it was a bitch. I barely made it. Seriously, I had to stop the video THREE TIMES!!! I had to open the door and let in the freezing cold air, place a ice bottle on my chest because it was on fire!
Yes. Day one of week one is complete and I am scared spitless of doing day two. How am I gonna survive this entire ten week process.
Then moderating my food intake. I eat like a bitch in heat. I am gonna need some restraint and quick.
Starter Weight: 198.5lbs
Happy Turkey Lurkey Day! A day dedicated to stuffing your face and being “thankful”. In reality it is America’s fat day. We are thankful to stuff food in our face and then go splurge on products that people will probably get a better deal on after the holidays.
What’s the point? We claim it as an earlier testament to the early settlers and the dinner they had with the Native Americans. Let’s be honest, they totally screwed them over. Taking their land and giving them diseases. Yea. But pretty good turkey!
Don’t get me wrong I love the holiday. I get to be with my family and catch up with each other, but I am not naive in knowing how the day came to originate.
I have thoughts apparently. So many of them filtering out of my brain, that I had to write them down in my notebook at work. They range from bills to ideas to even the most mundane school work that is due. My brain was overloaded with information and to dos that needed to be written down. But I did wonder, how much would I write (Bullet points) of my thoughts that came across my mind?
The thought in my head as of now, besides this post, is to write more thoughts about my lunch with my friend Heather. What happened over lunch? What ideas I have to have for more lunchs. What kind of fun I can have before becoming busy with school again. To blank.
That is how my brain worked. My thoughts culminating into ideas and random crap. I thrive on random crap! I have named several of blogs out of that. How would Einstein detail his brain? Any ideas?
I don’t. I keep thinking that if i just account for everything I am thinking about, I can find the place where I am most depressed or find a reason for not wanting to engage in my favorite activity. Reading. I am wondering why I don’t do that anymore. I have plenty of books (to many romances) just not enough enthusiasm.
Oh! and lack of love life does take up much of brain…
WAIT! It’s being single and ready to mingle that has me preoccupied with love.! Seriously?
So over this. I’m going to bed. Like now or after 5pm today.
Get an idea in your head after seeing something amazing? I bet a lot of us do that. Inspiration strikes and we want to started creating. My mind has always had that issue, where I get an idea and all of my thoughts start to run haywire. I get antsy and wierd. I also procrastinate and get lazy. Like my brain is telling me to just stop before I fail.
I have a fighting spirit though.
My new and creative idea isn’t really new. I have been wanting to do this for years. I want to create a vlog. A video blog that I can confess to. I have felt that I could get more off my chest if I could just see it and hear it. My emotions not just on paper, but face to face. After seeing a few of the youtube superstars of video bloggers, I realize how much I still want to do it, but I want to do more.
I want to create a place to blog about:
- Books – My thoughts, reviews, to be read, what I want to read…Pretty much a Good Reads, but on camera
- Travel – Discussions about places I have traveled (nowhere), where I want to go, and ideas about booking a vacation
- Fashion – Not really, but maybe. I really don’t care enough
- Self Esteem – Understanding the power of being myself
- Love – No explanation needed. Just that it can happen or we can all just enjoy being single
- Pretty Photo of the week
These are just ideas, but in reality they are seldom likely to happen. Like I said, I tend to procrastinate. I love to blog and post photos, quotes, links on my social media (Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and WordPress).
Right now I am looking at BookTubes for ideas on how to prep myself to do book reviews online. Trying to gain suggestions on how to have a successful channel. I think if I try hard enough, I can really have fun with this.