Focus T25 Day 4 Alpha Ab Intervals

t25-alpha-ab-intervalsAlpha ab intervals promises to give you a shredded core with an interval-based fat-burning routine.

I have to be honest here, overall I didn’t find this workout to be very challenging.  Don’t get me wrong, there were a few moments where my abs were screaming but those times were few and far between. I was really expecting more of a challenge especially since I lost the majority of my ab strength over the course of my pregnancy.  To be fair it is probably better to not feel like you are going to die through every single workout….I’ll be interested to see my results over the next 5 weeks of the alpha rounf.  Maybe this workout is more effective than it feels?  Read More…

Focus T25 Day 3 Alpha Total Body Circuit

t25-alpha-total-body-circuitTotal body circuit is a cardio-based strength workout that doesn’t use weights.  I wasn’t sure what to expect with this workout but was excited because I tend to like circuit workouts more than straight cardio. Let me tell you Shaun T kicked my butt with this one!  This workout left me dripping with sweat and staring at the number on my heart rate monitor in disbelief.  Seriously, I was up in the 160’s at times during this workout. According to Web-Md that is high for my age.  If you are not sure where your heart rate should be you can find your target heart rate by clicking here.

Read More…

Okay, it’s time to get back in shape.

t25Like many of us who are chained to our computers at desk jobs all day I have been reading the articles about “sitting disease” with increasing alarm.  I am really starting to worry that I may not be getting enough physical activity in my life.  My new FitBit is doing nothing to help ally my concern.  Before strapping this little device on I was sure that my daily activity was okay for someone with a desk job.  I mean I always choose the stairs, park farther away than necessary not to mention the time I spend chasing around my toddler once I get home from work. I thought I was doing enough.  Well let me tell you, the FitBit gave me a cold hard dose of reality.  After wearing it for a week  I found that I was getting in, on average, less than 5,000 steps per day with some days less than half of that (eek!)  That is well under the 10,000 steps that “experts” recommend we all aim for everyday.  I knew I needed to take action…but how could I possibly fit working out into my already jam packed schedule?

Read More…