Fit Friday: T25 – Final Thoughts

I have to say I’m pretty glad this program is over. I barely remember the girl that started this program fourteen weeks ago. Week One feels like it was a lifetime ago. Even Week One of Beta feels like it was so long ago. I have come so far in my fitness journey and I am so proud of all the hard work I have put in to my journey and myself over the last fourteen weeks.

I'm loving my results.

I’m loving my results.

I can say that I am stronger than I have ever been before. Most of that definition came from Gamma phase. I did a lot of strength training during the entire program, but Gamma was a huge focus on strength.

I am also in such better shape. I’ve always been relatively active in my life, except for when I got pregnant because then I just let myself go waaaaay more than I ever expected. And after I had Sydney I had a real hard time getting back in to shape. I found T25 about a year ago and it completely changed my life. The first time I did this workout I struggled to keep up with the modifier and this time I hit the ground running with the “regular crowd” and it was a bit of a struggle at first but by the end I didn’t even realize there was a modifier.

I feel amazing.

I feel amazing.

The biggest thing I’ve accomplished with this program is to establish a routine in which I take some time out of my day specifically for me. I enjoy that portion of my day so very much. Some days I get lost in myself – I’m a mom; I’m a wife; I’m an employee… I’m a lot of things and I almost never just get to be myself. When I carve out time for myself I always feel so great and when I make that time about my fitness and my health I feel even better. I feel so good about the way I look and the way I feel that it makes the entire process and the entire journey so very worth it.

Honestly, if you’re contemplating a new program or you’ve been looking to add something to your own fitness routine I couldn’t recommend this program any more. It is simply amazing. I am so glad I started; I’m so glad I finished; and I’m certain I will do it again.

Without further adieu… my results.

Before and After.

Before and After.

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Fit Friday: T25 – Gamma Week 4

That’s all she wrote, folks. I can’t even believe it has been FOURTEEN WEEKS. That is insane. I am so proud of myself and also so happy with my results. I’ll go in to much more detail next week when I do a whole wrap up about my thoughts about the whole things, but basically if you are even a little bit considering taking on a program I HIGHLY recommend this one. It is my absolute favorite and I go back to it when I’m “bored” of whatever rut I’ve gotten myself in to.

Best. Shape. Ever.

Best. Shape. Ever.

Week 4 thoughts.

I know I’m all kinds of in love with this program, but I am glad it is over. This phase has been a little hard on me with all the strength and weight work and I’m dying for a good cardio fix in my life. But I am so glad that I added Gamma to my life and tackled this portion of the program.

Program highlight: Speed 3.0.

This is like the other Speed workouts in Alpha and Beta in that there are 2 complete rounds you do 3 times each and then a from the top round that you do twice. There are some familiar exercises but some of the moves are combined to create new exercises. It’s a dynamic workout and I really enjoy it. I’m also glad there is a bit of cardio in this program because it was something I’ve missed in this phase.
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Fit Friday: T25 – Gamma Week 3

It’s hard to believe this is almost over. I can’t even remember the girl that I was when I started. And that girl had completed 8 weeks of Insanity Max and was feeling incredibly in shape and amazing about herself. I am really happy with my decision to take on 14 weeks of T25 right after Insanity Max because it just kept my momentum and I’m in a good place to keep it going.

Hello abs.

Hello abs.

Week 3 Thoughts.

I was a little off last week, but this week I came back strong and am feeling much better about it. I was able to get in to a good rhythm this week and I’m feeling a lot stronger because of it. I am noticing a significant amount of definition and I’m so happy with that. The fact that there is so much weight work with this phase of the program helps with that definition, but I am missing some cardio in my life. I’m looking forward to adding a cardio routine in a regular rotation after this phase is over.

Program Highlights: Extreme Circuit

Surprise! More weights! More strength! More definition! That’s a definite theme with Gamma phase and this is no different. I could barely even lift my arms at the end of this one. We did burpees with weights. Let that sink in for a second. Because it was H-A-R-D. There were some new exercises for the triceps which I found I really enjoyed where in the past I have not so much enjoyed working my triceps. The basic breakdown of this is that there are five rounds each that consist of 4 exercises each done for 1 minute at a time with a 1 minute burnout. It was intense. And amazing. And I loved every second of it.
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Fit Friday: T25 – Gamma Week 2

Gamma feels like it goes so much faster than Alpha and Beta did. I think part of it is that there are not double-day Fridays and it’s only 4 weeks so that feels much shorter than 5 for some reason. Plus, after 11 weeks now I’m so used to spending 25 minutes with Shaun T at the end of every day that it’s a habit (an awesome habit) that I’ve just incorporated in to my day. It’s also the best part of my day because it makes me feel so awesome both physically and mentally. I just need that active time in my day and I’m glad I’m making that time for me.

Ripped lady.

Ripped lady.

Week 2 thoughts.

I am feeling really good lately – both mentally and physically. I did end up getting “too busy” and skipped an exercise this week which isn’t something I take lightly (obviously… see paragraph one). I noticed that I had less energy and felt a little blah when I skipped my workouts. I really do enjoy these workouts and I really enjoy how they make me feel after I’m done. I feel strong and I like feeling strong.

Program Highlight: Rip’t Up.

This is much different than Rip’t Circuit in Beta, but it is also kind of similar. There is a lot of focus on the strength and definition with a lot of focus on the arms. There isn’t a whole lot of cardio, which I do find myself missing, but overall this one makes me feel really strong.
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Fit Friday: T25 – Gamma Week 1

GAMMA PHASE! Oh boy. First I can’t even believe I’ve completed TEN weeks of this program. With 5 Alpha Weeks and 5 Beta Weeks behind me I’m so excited to move on to Gamma phase. I’ve done T25 before but I’ve never done Gamma so I had NO idea what to expect when I came in to it. So far I’m really liking the programs and stoked to see how amazing I look when this is over.

I'm strong and I know it.

I’m strong and I know it.

Week 1 thoughts.

Gamma phase puts a LOT of focus on strength and definition. It’s definitely different from Alpha and Beta because there is much more strength training and weight work than cardio. There is cardio in Speed 3.0, but I really enjoy the weight work because I have always felt like I needed more of that. I have a good feeling about this portion of the program and I feel like I will benefit from it immensely. I’m already noticing some of my muscles are stronger than I realized they were – like my triceps because I’ve always had a terrible time doing tricep dips but apparently I’ve got stronger arms than I’ve given myself credit for.

Program Highlight: The Pyramid.

Whoa. This is a different T25 workout for sure. I had NO idea what to expect but I loved it so, so much. I’m not sure if I will explain it well but I’m going to do my best. The name says it all – you are doing a pyramid of reps for each exercise. For instance, if you’re doing 8 reps of pike ups then you do 1 pike up, then 2 pike ups, then 3, then 4… all the way to 8. You are definitely working out your entire body with this workout. There is a lot of focus on your arms and also you are using your weights a lot. The focus with The Pyramid is endurance and strength and I feel like I got both of those at the completion of this program each time.

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Fit Friday: T25 – Beta Week 5

WEEK 5! That makes TEN weeks of T25 down. I can’t believe it’s been 10 weeks since Week 1. It feels like just yesterday I was beginning this program, but at the same time I have come so far I feel like I’m a whole different person than I was when I started. I’m in incredible shape. I look amazing. I feel amazing. And I’m so happy with the person I am.

Week 5 thoughts. 

There is a lot of focus on the total body workouts this week. We do Rip’t Circuit three times and I’m feeling much stronger so these workouts are feeling “easier.” I’m looking forward to starting Gamma next week because there will be more of a focus on strength and definition so I’m expecting the first week to really kick my ass. Overall I’m really happy with my results – I’ve put in a lot of hard work during Beta phase and it has paid off in definition, stronger arms, and awesome core strength.

Hello muscles.

Hello muscles.

Program Highlight: Upper Focus.

At first I was not looking forward to this workout at all. My arms have always been a major week spot even after doing 8 weeks of Insanity Max 30 I still felt pretty weak in the arm area. I have made some serious strides in the arm area with this routine and it has paid off. I’m especially excited to rock my tank tops and show off my arms this summer.
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Fit Friday: T25 – Beta Week 4

What is up Week 4. I can’t believe that next week is the last week of Beta. And then comes Gamma. I’m really enjoying this program and I forgot that how much I enjoy it so I’m glad I decided to work through it again. T25 is what made me fall in love with Beachbody and Shaun T is what keeps me in love with Beachbody, working out, and being in such awesome shape.

Week 4 thoughts.

This week has lots of focus on the core and I am seeing some serious definition. I did three core workouts this week and I could definitely feel all that core work. I’ve talked about how much I love core work before and this week is no different. I’m also noticing that I’m developing more strength in my arms and also a little more definition in my arms.

Helllllloooo abs! Nice to see you!

Helllllloooo abs! Nice to see you!

Program Highlight: Dynamic Core.

Dynamic Core has some new exercises which is a nice change of pace. The first half is like core cardio and you’re up and moving and getting your sweat on. The second half you hit the mat and really focus on those core muscles – both in the stomach and back. The last minute is a killer. It’s awesome – but it is a killer! I really love this workout.
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