Ok, so I just completed week 5 of the T25 program this morning. It was rough and I could quite honestly say that it needs to be repeated right away. However, I am going to continue on with the 2nd phase on Monday.
The first few weeks I needed to modify with Tonia, but some I was able to do more than her and less than the rest of the group. For example, I could do the spider pushup, but I couldn’t do the oblique pushups. So, instead of going with Tonia, I continued with the spider push ups. As the weeks progressed, I was able to stick with the group a little better. Although I still modify, even this morning.
Some of the cons of this workout is that it requires a good bit of jumping. Although I am completely capable of jumping, the room that I am working out in just so happens to be my living room and hardwood floors. Now, I do have a yoga mat I put down, but the stuff no the shelves still has risk of falling if I jump too hard. I’m also trying to stay as quiet as can be because of the sleeping baby just a few steps away from me. Another con of the video is the two a days on Fridays. I do two a days on Tuesdays to get in a bootcamp class at the gym as well as a bootcamp class on Saturday. So, Friday means 50 minutes instead of 25. Therefore, I break it up into a morning workout and then an afternoon workout for after my child finishes her nap.
I have noticed my running hasn’t been too damaged from lack of actually getting out to get mileage in. When I have managed to get on a treadmill, I am able to maintain a good speed and get a few miles in without huffing and puffing. As my boss keeps mentioning, March is literally in a few days. I don’t believe that is going to change the outdoor running scenario, but at least someone is hopeful. Once this weather decides to break, I’m finding my way to the park at least 3 days a week, even if I have to get up at 4:45am.
Hope you are remaining positive and continuing to challenge yourself. Remember that changes in your fitness and health will happen over time and should not be done all at once very quickly. Be confident! Be fit! Be you!
I’m trying something new tonight for Lent. Check out my blog Monday for the food review!