Do You Have Time for a Workout?

A few weeks ago, my husband came home from the yearly Beachbody Summit with a very nice present.  Actually TWO very nice presents–Vanilla Shakeology and Shaun T’s newest workout, Focus T25.  I couldn’t have been any more giddy.  It was like Christmas in the summer! We have been waiting for Vanilla Shakeology for years.  We love our Chocolate but we kept asking ourselves when Beachbody was going to “figure it out.”  The issue (and I won’t go into all the crazy details now) is that most vanilla on the market is created from a chemical process.  Many products don’t have vanilla as a flavor in it’s natural state.  They have vanilla flavoring.  Well what about natural flavoring?  After a little research, I found some articles about how natural flavors can be worse off than artifical ones because there is more science involved.  I’m not a scientist though and I am getting away from the point of my story! If you want to see the science behind Vanilla Shakeology and why it is different from anything else out there–check out this video.

I ripped open Vanilla Shakeology and gave it a try.  I didn’t want it blended.  I didn’t want it mixed with anything else but ice and water.  How would I be able to tell what it really tasted like?  Oh. My. Gosh.  It was DELICIOUS!  I love it.  I can’t decide which is my favorite–Vanilla or Chocolate…it doesn’t really matter.  Both are heavenly.

Ok, so then I ripped open T25.  I already had my workout gear on.  I was so psyched to try this program.  Why?  It’s 25 minutes.  That’s it.  No more excuses.  No more pushing pause 20 times to help my 2 year old draw a palm tree on the chalk board (she usually gets bored of me working out around the 30 minute mark!).  No more rushing around in the morning to make it to a 10am storytime.  25 minutes of pure focus.  I push play, get the job done, shower off, and go on with my day.

This is a 10 week program with two phases.  You workout five days a week, 25 minutes a day. Everyone’s got time for that!  So far, I have done Cardio, Total Body, and Speed and Agility.  I have’t touched the Ab Interval workout because I am a little nervous.  Actually, it’s probably more because of the fact that I am 23 weeks pregnant and I want to be able to push myself like I used to but when it comes to ab work, I know that isn’t always possible.  Either way, I am kicking butt every day.  When I need it, I follow the “modifier”–Tania–the chic from INSANITY.  She is there showing you a low impact way to do every single move.  It’s pretty awesome.  You don’t have to worry about what kind of shape you are in.  You don’t have to ask questions like, “Will I be able to do this workout?”.  I am telling you, you can do this.  Hahahaha.  Now, I sound like Shaun T.

Have you seen a video trailer for Focus T25?  If not, check it out HERE.  Comment below if you want more information or you can always find me on FB at https://www.facebook.com/regina.micillospennacchio.  Join me and so many others as we take on the Focus T25 Challenge!!

 

2 thoughts on “Do You Have Time for a Workout?

  1. Hi!
    I was wondering if you’d had a chance to do the ab interval workout yet? I just found out I am 6 weeks pregnant (my first) – so I am a little nervous and kind of clueless about the safety of ab workouts when pregnant!
    I have heard you shouldn’t get you heart rate up too high, or overheat- so should modify when it gets too intense- but if I am on my 3rd week of T25, my body should be kinda used to the intensity by now, right?!

    • Hey Libby! I put it off for a while and last week, I finally watched my husband do the ab interval workout. To be honest, I didn’t want to be let down that I couldn’t do the workout so I kinda ignored it. After watching it, I decided it isn’t for me. You might feel completely different though because you are earlier on in your pregnancy. I am 25 weeks pregnant and have quite the bump already so being on the floor, on my back, is not very comfortable. I plan on doing Cardio Abs from INSANITY on Ab Interval days.
      I think you should definitely continue working out to T25. Most docs will agree that it’s ok to keep the same routine. If you are worried about it, just ask your OB. I don’t wear a heartrate monitor but I definitely listen to my body and if I feel too hot or too tired, I drink up and take a rest. Some people will give 140 as the magic heart rate but today I did Lower Focus (modified!) and my HR was over 140. Everyone is different!
      I think it is awesome that you are working out while pregnant! Keep it up:) Let me know if you would like to be part of my Challenge Group on FB!!

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