T25 Results http://www.realt25results.com Real T25 results & pictures to help motivate you reach your fitness goals Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:15:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 About Us http://www.realt25results.com/about-us/ http://www.realt25results.com/about-us/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:30:56 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=258 Hello and thank you for visiting our site. My wife and I created this site to help others and ourselves stay accountable in reaching our fitness goals using T25.

If you were like us and had no time to workout with life getting in the way from 9- 5 jobs and kids extra curricular activities, join us in our journey to lose those extra pounds and get fit.

Lee  Jamie

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My T25 Grocery Shopping List http://www.realt25results.com/my-t25-grocery-shopping-list/ http://www.realt25results.com/my-t25-grocery-shopping-list/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19:11:35 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=245 When I first started T25 my husband and I followed the T25 Meal Plan to religiously. It was structured, straight forward and simple to follow. I added my own healthy things to change it up every now and then. Unfortunately I wasn’t just cooking the recipes in the T25 Meal Plan, I was also cooking a separate meal for my children as well. Over time I found it very difficult to continually keep cooking two separate meals daily. So I needed to find a middle ground where I would only have to cook one meal that the whole family could eat and enjoy at the same time.

 

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Now I would prepare 1 carb (ex. brown rice, sweet potatoes, quinoa), 1 protein (ex. chicken breast, salmon, beef, pork) and 1 vegetable (ex. broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini) The only difference now is I marinate the protein portion with more ingredients to give it more flavor for the kids meal. Something as simple as soya sauce, teriyaki sauce, Diana sauce, even adding more salt, pepper or rub sauce. We always grill our proteins and vegetables. Having an indoor grill is heaven sent. Cooking healthy meals for the entire family are the easiest thing to do now. We have a Cuisinart Griddler that you can use to make Panini’s and it has a reversible nonstick plate to make eggs and pancakes. Best thing about it is the grills are removable and are dishwasher safe. That was why I never like using other grills before, it was the pain to clean it. With this grill you can just take it off, wash it in the sink or put it in the dishwasher. This grill has made this wife/mom’s life much easier. I highly recommend picking one up. It will cost you somewhere in between $60 – $80. Best purchase ever. Now when I prepare just the one meal for the entire family, the kids get to eat something they enjoy and my husband and I eat something part of our diet.

 

Cuisinart_GrillI usually do my grocery shopping at Costco. I can find everything on my shopping list and the portions last longer since the quantity is much higher than most grocery stores. The things on my list I can’t find at Costco I pick up at the local grocery store.

 

Here is my T25 grocery shopping list:

 

  • Spinach (1)
  • Kale (1) – in the T25 book
  • Avocado (1) – in the T25 book
  • Broccoli – in the T25 book
  • Tomatoes (2) – in the T25 book
  • Cucumber (1)
  • Zucchini (2)
  • Asparagus (2)
  • Edamame (2)
  • Green Beans (2)
  • Bell Peppers (1) – in the T25 book
  • Garbanzo beans (2) – in the T25 book
  • Sweet Potatoes (2) – in the T25 book
  • Bananas (1) – in the T25 book
  • Apples (1) – in the T25 book
  • Oatmeal (1) – in the T25 book
  • Eggs Omega 3 (1) – in the T25 book
  • Egg whites (2)
  • Chicken Breast (1) – in the T25 book
  • Salmon (2) – in the T25 book
  • Smoked Salmon (2)
  • Beef (2)
  • Pork (2)
  • Extra lean ground beef (2)
  • Tuna (2)
  • Quinoa (1) – in the T25 book
  • Whole wheat pasta (2)
  • Whole wheat bread (2)
  • Brown rice (1) – in the T25 book
  • Black beans (1)
  • Lentil beans (2)
  • Activa yogurt (1)
  • Almond Butter (2)
  • Almonds (1)
  • Almond Milk (1)
  • Green tea (1) provides the following benefits: Antioxidants, fat loss, improved brain function, lowers risk of cancer etc. I use the same tea bag throughout the day and just add hot water.

 

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In my list I usually don’t buy everything in one week, that would cost too much. I try and change it up every week. I do my grocery shopping on Sunday. I will pick 2- 3 vegetables on one week and then the other vegetables on the list the following week. One week I buy steak and pork and the next I buy Salmon and ground beef to change things up and the kids don’t get sick of eating the same thing week in week out.

 

Certain things we buy every week because of the nutritional value and meal preparation convenience. Like spinach, kale, avocado and broccoli. I use these items to make my greens shake daily. Chicken Breast, easiest protein for a meal. Grill it and have it with a salad or brown rice. Brown rice and quinoa to have for our complex carbohydrates. Last we buy yogurt, almonds, Bananas and Apples for our snacks. I placed a number beside each item. Number (1) means we buy it weekly. Number (2) we alternate every other week to purchase.

 

Last piece of advice is to track every meal you eat. I cannot emphasize the importance of performing this one simple task. If you do this, you can see what you’re consuming and revisit what seems to be working for you and what isn’t. Everyone’s body adjust differently to exercise and diet changes. What works with one person may not work as well with another. Being able to go back and see where you were able to see your greatest results is a good benchmark to help you adjust your diet, workout and daily routine. The best way to track our eating habits is using an app. My husband and I use “My FitnessPal” to track all our meals, exercise, water intake and notes in general. This app is so convenient to use because we always have our smart phones with us. At work, out at the mall, dinner at the restaurant. We can easily input the meal we just ate and see how many calories we have left in that day we can consume. Keeping track of your meals, helps you also to enjoy eating your favorite foods. If you love chocolate, when you have lunch, have a smaller portion. When you see you still have extra calories to consume. Indulge in the piece of chocolate. At least now you know you’re still on track to reach your fitness goals.

 

Jamie

 

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Pros and Cons of Working Out at Home or at a Gym http://www.realt25results.com/pros-and-cons-of-working-out-at-home-or-at-a-gym/ http://www.realt25results.com/pros-and-cons-of-working-out-at-home-or-at-a-gym/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:59:53 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=226 You have gained a few pounds or you simply want to stay fit and tone those muscles up. The first thing that comes to mind is, “how am I going to get in shape?” With all the workout fads and programs out there, you have several options but with today’s busy schedules and hectic lifestyles, the real question you should be asking yourself is “Where should I be working out with my busy schedule?” Among the many options, the main ones to consider is “do I work out at a gym or do I work out at home? Both options have their pros and cons and it would be a good idea to weigh out the options for either of them and consider which best suits your schedule and lifestyle before choosing which route to take.

 

working out at the gym

 

Pros of Working Out in the Gym:

 

  • One great thing about working out in the gym is that you don’t have to buy any machines and equipment by yourself.
  • Another advantage would be that at the gym one is likely to find a trainer or a workout partner who will guide and help motivate them throughout the workouts.
  • At the gym you get to see others work out. One becomes more motivated to work out more
    intensely than they would when doing it alone.
  • At the gym there is a wide variety of machines and weights to choose from as opposed to using a limited number of machines at home.
  • At the gym you are more likely to find instructors to guide you on how to use the machines or perform certain exercises, while at home you have to teach yourself.
  • At the gym you can always ask someone to spot you during your exercises to help prevent injury.


Cons of Working Out in the Gym:

 

  • There is likelihood of wasting more time at the gym as you wait for machines to be free, especially with popular gyms with many members and at peak times like the evening after work when weights and machines have limited access.
  • Cost, long term use of the gym is more costly as one has to pay a monthly or yearly membership fee.
  • People who feel bad about how they look physically or are more self-conscious about their weight may be looked down on by those who are more physically fit at the gym. This sometimes kills morale and motivation of those who lack self-confidence.
  • Time, when someone workouts at a gym, they have to make time to travel to the gym. Depending on how far you live from the gym, travel time can take a huge chunk of time out of your already busy day.
  • Those who have busy schedules and small children. It’s very difficult to go to the gym when you have other priorities. Ex. kids, homework, dinner, putting the kids to bed.

 

 

working out at home

 

 

Pros of Working Out at Home:

 

  • Time is on your side. If you work out at home you don’t have to worry about traveling. If you
    choose to work out from the comfort of one of your rooms, living room or in your basement, you don’t have to worry about traveling to and from the gym.
  • For those that have small children, working out before the kids wake up in the morning or after they go to bed in the evening is prime time to perform your work outs.
  • When one chooses to work out at home one has the freedom to pick and choose the exercises that he or she wants to participate in and there is no waiting for machines or weights to be available.
  • One is able to exercise in privacy. This helps those who are self-conscious to exercise more freely.
  • Working out using exercise DVDS can be quite convenient for those who are just starting out or need direction and a set workout routine.
  • It’s more cost effective as there are no monthly charges. There is also no traveling cost since you work out in the comfort of your home.

 

Cons of Working Out at Home:

 

  • Buying proper work out equipment for your home can get very expensive.
  • Some people do not have the required space for a full gym set. Exercise equipment require space for storage and also require plenty of space to work out in.
  • Getting motivated to workout at home can be difficult at times. At home, it’s easy to make excuses and be lazy since you are in the comfort of your home.
  • It can get quite boring since you are all alone and there is no one to motivate you.
  • There is likely to be more distractions when working out at home.

 

Working out from home or at the gym both have its pros and cons but choosing one that best suits your lifestyle and schedule will help you keep on track, stay motivated and reach your fitness goals much easier.

 

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T25 Review http://www.realt25results.com/t25-review/ http://www.realt25results.com/t25-review/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:22:11 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=221 The number one reason people have for not working out is that they have no time. They are too busy to find time to go to the gym. Everyone wants to look good, lose weight, get some muscle definition or get rid of that belly. However, most people have busy and hectic lifestyles and don’t have the time or commitment to work out to achieve these results. This is where Beachbodys Focus T25 could be the answer to your problem and solve the lack of time to exercise. T25 only requires 25 minutes to do a workout that would normally take you one hour to get the same results. If this sounds like you and want to exercise but don’t have the time, then make sure to keep reading my T25 review and why you need or don’t need to try this product.

Creator of T25

Developed by Shaun T, focus T25 is an in home fitness program that will give you results in 25minutes of daily exercise. These specific exercises designed by Shaun T will help you stay within the optimal, fat-burning zone. Essentially, it is a full-body workout for 25 minutes with no rest. The workout focuses on a specific muscle group repetitively until it’s fully exhausted that muscle group to the core. This type of exercise is called F.I.T (Focus Interval Training). The exercises are short but extremely high in intensity but they are over in 25 minutes. The results are amazing. Focus T25 as the name suggest requires a lot of focus for the 25 minutes that you are on a routine. You need to focus and concentrate in order to get the require results.

T25 Review

Cycles in T25

T25 begins with the Alpha Cycle (5 weeks), and this cycle has the following routines that focus on different parts of the body:

  • Cardio: this involves 25minutes of sweat soaking cardio that help in burning calories.
  • Speed 1.0: this will help increase your quickness, burn fat and get fast results by increasing your pace and also focuses on stretching and stability.
  • Total body Circuit: this helps focus on strength as well as resistance. You get to do this without lifting weights.
  • AB intervals: this includes abs and cardio intervals that help burn the fat in your midsection.
  • Lower focus: Helps focus on the lower body muscles. This is the key to burning fat.

The second cycle in Focus T25 is known as the Beta Cycle (5 weeks). It includes the following routines.

  • Core Cardio: core cardio helps you get shredded and ripped fast. It is a progressive core cardio workout.
  • Speed 2.0: Shaun’s calorie-scorching helps you rev it up all the way. It involves core-focused speed drills.
  • RIP’T Circuit: Cardio abs, legs, upper body repeat is the routine used here. You want to get ripped in 25 minutes; this is the exercise for you.
  • Dynamic core: in this routine, you move from vertical to horizontal and redo the same. It is a crazy core routine.
  • Upper focus: This will help you develop the upper body you always wanted by building your chest, shoulders and arms.

Bonus Gifts:

There are additional bonus tools that you get from Shaun to ensure that you hit the ground running. These include the stretch workout DVD, Pro-grade resistance band, 5 day fast track guide, T25 nutrition guide and a wall sized workout calendar to track your progress. The entire kit provides everything to help you start losing those extra pounds and get fit.

The entire program is only 10 weeks long and upon completion, can be followed up with the Gamma phase, which is a separate program which will take your physique and fitness to the next level.

Shawn T

Summary:

The only negative thing I found in doing T25 is how much jumping is involved in all the exercises. I have suffer from shin splits and find it very difficult to keep up in the later part of some of the exercises. For those who suffer from bad knees or shin splits like myself I recommend getting a good pair of cross-trainers and/or orthotics.

There are those who use T25 to lose weight, to regain body shape after pregnancy, get muscle definition and retain it, and others use it to keep fit. The best thing about the program is that Shaun T knows that you do not have all the time to work out. That’s why the main benefit of doing T25 is the exercises are short and provide guaranteed results. Some days I find it hard to work out because I’m extremely tired but I know it’s only 25 minutes. I start the workouts, struggle through the first 5 minutes and then I’m done. It’s such a great feeling after to have completed my work out, when initially I didn’t have the energy or motivation.

Focus T25 Most provided me a set schedule to follow. A proper workout routine to maximize my efforts. A nutrition guide to help fuel my body with the proper foods. But most important, it helped me lose weight, get fit and become healthy again in only 10 weeks. What else can you ask for in a product that provides life changing benefits and value 25 minutes a day?

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T25 Workout Program http://www.realt25results.com/t25-workout-program/ http://www.realt25results.com/t25-workout-program/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 04:25:15 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=215 Five days, twenty five minutes and 100% results, this is what the T25 Workout program promises you. This is one of the best workout programs which gives you the desired results in less than 30 minutes, instead of hour-long exercise in just 10 weeks. As the name suggests, T25 Workout, you just need to invest about 25 minutes to get a perfect body. This program includes all that you need in your workout plan.

 

What’s in the box?

In this workout program you will get eleven 25 minute workouts (Alpha and Beta phase). Along with this you will also get a bonus DVD called and “Stretch”. Apart from these, you will get a quick-start guide, 5 Day fast track, T25 nutrition guide, a wall sized workout calendar and a resistance band. The resistance band is about 15 pounds and a good alternative to the dumbbells.

T25 Workout Program

The T25 Calendar:

The schedule in the T25 calendar is extremely easy to follow. You have the calendar to help you get started immediately. The first phase is called Alpha. It’s the foundation that prepares your body for these intense workouts. For the next 5 weeks you have a set schedule that instructs you clearly which exercises you need to perform each day. Cardio for melting fat, Speed 1.0 for boosting calorie burn, Total Body Circuit for sculpting your entire body, Lower Focus to lean up legs and Abs Intervals for chiseling abs. Saturdays are for your rest, while Sundays are scheduled for stretching exercises and Fridays for double up days.

After you are done with all the exercises in the Alpha phase, you should notice how the alpha phase has improved your endurance, strength, fitness level and physical shape. Now it’s time to turn over your T25 calendar to start the next 5 weeks of the program called the Beta phase, which focuses on the body’s core movements and strength. It consists of: Core Cardio for kicking your progress a notch higher, Speed 2.0 to really kick start burning more calories, Rip’t Circuit for a whole body shred fest, Upper Focus to carve & build those shoulders, arms, back and chest, and Dynamic Core for really shaping up and defining those muscles in your midsection and strengthening that core.

You will even notice in the wall sized T25 workout calendar for each day and its corresponding exercise it comes with two boxes, first, barely made it and second, nailed it. Place a check mark in the appropriate check box to keep track on how you performed and keep track of your progress.

 

T25 Shaun T.

T25 Nutrition Guide:

The T25 Meal Plan Nutrition Guide comes complete with 25 meal recipes that use only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare. Interestingly it also comes with a list of 25 “Keep It Real” foods which are 25 of the most nutritious, healthiest foods that you should always have as part of your diet. To start you off, you also get the calorie quiz, which explains how much calories you should be eating a day to help you reach your fitness goals quicker.

 

Who is T25’s Target Audience?

 

Focus T25 workout program is for anybody who wants to shed a couple of pounds or lose a lot of weight or maybe just wants to look and feel good again without incurring extra expenses in a gym membership or investments of their valuable time. Men and Women with busy life styles will find this 20-30 minute investment workout program an easier alternative than other workout regimens. It can work for any fitness level; be it a beginner, an intermediate or advanced. Each workout has a modifier who performs the exercises at a lower intensity level to help those at weaker fitness level but still working hard to achieve the same results.

Focus T25 workout program is not just some exercise videos or a nutrition guide. The most important and best thing about the T25 workout program to me is, it gave me a set schedule, a routine to follow and an excuse to get out of my comfort zone and make that change in my life. It stresses on a complete approach towards living healthy lifestyle and it all started with just 25 minutes a day.

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T25 Meal Plan http://www.realt25results.com/t25-meal-plan/ http://www.realt25results.com/t25-meal-plan/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:55:46 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=188 There are literally thousands of diet plans out there. Some of them effective while others are not, but almost all diet plans have one thing in common. These diet plans, more often than not make things too complicated for average users to understand and follow. With daily life getting more and more complex, a super complex program may be effective, but at the end of the day boring and hard to sustain. This is where Focus T25 meal plan and workout program is different. Simple and effective, the T25 workout and diet plan was developed by fitness expert Shaun T so that anyone can follow it, that’s why they call it the “Get It Done Nutrition” Guide.

T25 Meal Plan

Focus T25 Meal Plan Basics:

 

The meal plan follows the proven principle of having frequent and smaller meals throughout the day. People following the meal plan needs to have 5 meals spread all throughout the day which consists of: Breakfast, Snack #1, Lunch, Snack #2 and Dinner. What this does is it keeps the metabolism fired up, helps the body burn more fat naturally and makes it easier for the body to burn those calories. The amount of calorie requirement is different for every individual. This is why the program within the T25 Meal Plan starts with asking you to take a 4-Step calorie quiz in order to find out your daily calorie intake requirement. Once you complete the quiz, you will know the calorie requirement per meal and for the day for that individual. Although its best to stick to the amount of calories suggested per meal, it’s okay to go little over or under it as long as you stick to your maximum calorie intake for the day. Apart from that, the T25 nutrition guidebook also comes with a list of ‘Keep It Real Food’s. It’s a list of foods that will help you achieve your fitness goals quicker. These foods are very important because they are nutritious, delicious and affordable. Some of these 25 food items include: raspberries, bananas, oatmeal, brown rice, avocados, eggs, greek yogurt, chicken breast, salmon and other healthy foods. The guide uses these very same ingredients later in the book to suggest 25 healthy recipes that can prepared with ease. It shows you 25 recipes, 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep. Everything you need to help you stay on course for maximum results.The book itself is small enough to be carried to the super market so there is no need to prepare a separate shopping list for the meal plan.

Focus T25 Nutrition Guide

Advantages:

 

Fast: In today’s fast-paced lifestyle it’s important to find a nutrition plan that’s not only effective but also saves time. This exactly why all the instructions in the T25 meal plans are to the point and are aimed at saving time. For example, all the recipes provided in the T25 nutrition guide can be prepared in 5 minutes using a maximum of 5 ingredients.

Easy: While most other meal plans depends on the dieter’s calorie counting skills, T25 comes with an inbuilt calculator that does the calorie calculation for the dieters. It also discards the ”more is better principle” by encouraging people to do just a 25 minute workout everyday along with having easy-to-prepare healthy meals. The recipes provided are so easy to make that even people who have little idea about cooking can even prepare it with ease. Overall, this plan can followed by anyone regardless of their prior knowledge, lifestyle, fitness level, or how busy they are.

Effective: The T25 meal plan along with the T25 workout plan has helped hundreds of people to achieve their fitness goals. Whether it’s fat loss or muscle gain the meal plan can be easily modified to suit individual need. It will help anyone as long as they are motivated to follow the basic instruction and do the 25-minute workout sessions 5 days a week.

Tip: If you need help counting your calories, I highly recommend using “My FitnessPal” app. It is hands down the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter by using your smartphone. Just scan the bar code with your smartphone camera and it will provide the calories using the largest food database available

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T25 Workout Schedule http://www.realt25results.com/t25-workout-schedule/ http://www.realt25results.com/t25-workout-schedule/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:18:06 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=179 Shaun T is the man behind some of the world’s best workout DVDs. Having been the star of Insanity and other workout DVDs, he is taking his expertise to a new level with Focus T25. The Focus T25 Workout Schedule is only 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Shaun experimented with the product and took several different individuals, who were looking for a way to start toning their bodies and lose weight. From it, he discovered new exercises you can do from the comfort of your home, that are less than half an hour but you get the same results, of an hour workout. Can this be true? Does Focus T25 really work? Can a 25 minutes workout give you solid results?

T25 Workout Schedule

Focus T25 is based on of exercise system called F.I.T. (Focus Interval Training). Which focuses on one muscle group at a time until complete exhaustion. Once it works that muscle to its core to complete exhaustion, it moves onto the next muscle group. Which is probably why 25 minutes is enough time to see real T25 Results.

What Is The T25 Workout Schedule?

The T25 workout schedule consists of performing a specific 25 minute workout 5 days a week, however on the 5th day, you double up and do 2 of the exercises, so that’s 50 minutes. Or you can spread it out and do the 2nd exercise on the 6th day. So if 50 minutes of this grueling, high intensity workout is to much for you, you can spread it out, so you’re working out 6 days a week instead, for a 10 week period.

The Focus T25 workout program comes with 10 DVD’s that Shaun has personally created to help promote rapid weight loss and muscle definition. The program utilizes two different kinds of zones. First, is the Alpha Cycle, and in this cycle you get 4 DVDs to help you get started and build your foundation.

First DVD to help get you started is called “Cardio” which helps you build you stamina, endurance and cardio of course. The 2nd DVD is the called “Speed 1.0”, which ignites your quickness and speed. It burns fat almost immediately. On the same DVD is “Total Body Circuit” which focuses on building muscle by working out every part of the body and is the most grueling of the 5 workouts. 3rd DVD is called  “Ab Intervals” which helps you build your core and helps get you those abs of steel. Last DVD in this set in the Alpha phase is the called “Lower Body” which focuses on strengthening the entire lower half of your body, from your quads, glutes to your calves. The Alpha Cycle is a 5 week program, which helps prepare you for the next cycle, that’s why they call it: “The Foundation”.

 

Breakdown of the T25 Alpha Cycle:

Week 1: Day 1-Cardio, Day 2-Speed 2.0. Day 3-Total Body Circuit, Day 4-Ab Intervals, Day 5-Lower Focus & Cardio.

Week 2: Day 1-Cardio, Day 2-Total Body Circuit, Day 3-Speed 1.0, Day 4-Cardio, Day 5-Lower Focus & Ab Intervals.

Week 3: Day 1-Total Body Circuit, Day 2-Speed 1.0, Day 3-Lower Focus, Day 4-Cardio, Day 5-Total Body Circuit & Ab Intervals

Week 4: Day 1-Cardio, Day 2-Total Body Circuit, Day 3-Lower Focus, Day 4-Total Body Circuit, Day 5-Ab Intervals & Speed 1.0

Week 5: Day 1-Total Body Circuit, Day 2-Ab Intervals, Day 3-Total Body Circuit, Day 4-Cardio, Day 5-Total Body Circuit & Lower Focus.

T25 Alpha Cycle

T25 Alpha Cycle

 

 

The next set of DVDs is the Beta Cycle, which is also called “The Core”. These workouts use dynamic moves that take your body to a new level. These 4 DVDs will create washboard abs, defined shoulders and arms for anyone who puts in the work.

“Core Cardio” is the first DVD in this set, which helps prepare your cardio and core for the next set of exercises. The next DVD is called “Speed 2.0” which focuses on core speed drills to help you move fast and super quick, so you can start to burn those calories almost instantly. “Rip’t Circuit” is the next DVD that works on upper body, legs, and abs, and it goes back and forth to different body areas, giving you a complete body workout. The next DVD is called “Dynamic Core” which targets your core through standing cardio moves first and then intense grounded ab movement’s. The last DVD of the Beta cycle is “Upper Focus” which really develops your upper body in all aspects, by using weights or a resistance band targeting everything from the waist up to help you look your ultimate best. Like the Alpha cycle, the Beta cycle is also a 5 week program.

 

Breakdown of the T25 Beta Cycle:

Week 1: Day 1-Core Cardio, Day 2-Speed2.0, Day 3-Rip’t Circuit, Day 4-Dynamic Core, Day 5-Upper Focus & Core Cardio.

Week 2: Day 1-Dynamic Core, Day 2-Core Cardio, Day 3-Rip’t Circuit, Day 4-Upper Focus, Day 5-Rip’t Circuit & Speed 2.0.

Week 3: Day 1-Core Cardio, Day 2-Upper Focus, Day 3-Speed 2.0, Day 4-Rip’t Circuit, Day 5-Dynamic Core & Speed 2.0.

Week 4: Day 1-Rip’t Circuit, Day 2-Dynamic Core, Day 3-Core Cardio, Day 4-Dynamic Core, Day 5-Speed 2.0 & Upper Focus.

Week 5: Day 1-Rip’t Circuit, Day 2-Core Cardio, Day 3-Rip’t Circuit, Day 4-Dynamic Core, Day 5- Rip’t Circuit & Speed 2.0

T25 Beta Cycle

T25 Beta Cycle

 

During the 5 Weeks of the Alpha Cycle, you will start to see amazing results, follow up with another 5 weeks of the Beta Cycle and you will be ripped, shredded and the fittest you’ve ever been. 10 weeks to transform your life for the better, and all it took was 25 minutes a day. So what are you waiting for?

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T25 Results http://www.realt25results.com/ http://www.realt25results.com/#comments Sun, 27 Apr 2014 04:27:05 +0000 http://www.realt25results.com/?page_id=131 25 Minute Workout. 5 Days a week. Does it really work? Beachbody’s Focus T25 claims it does. Want to see REAL T25 Results? Join my wife and me in our journey. As we start this 10 week high intensity program. We will post and document all our results and share with you all the pros and cons of another workout program that claims to do wonders.

 

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So why did I choose T25? Lack of Time!!! I have absolutely NO time to work out, plain and simple. With a 40+ hour a week corporate job. 2 kids enrolled in REP soccer, gymnastics, swimming, art class and side business, who has time to work out. After a long day at work, taking the kids to all their activities and then putting them to bed. After all that, the last thing I want to do, is work out. I just want to rest and wind down. Don’t get me wrong I love working out, when I have the time. I still try to stay active. I play organized Ice Hockey all year round in a men’s rec league, I play in a coed slo-pitch softball league in the summer but I’m still overweight for my height. Ever since kids came into the picture, I’ve tried to stay fit but lack time, lack of motivation and excuses got in the way.

 

Bottom Line, I’m sick and tired of feeling fat, being overweight, my pants not fitting, getting tired very easily, seeing my double chin, seeing pictures of myself. Enough is enough. I’m not getting any younger and I need to start taking care of myself for my kids, my wife and for me. I want to start feeling good about myself again.

 

I’ve tried both P90X and Insanity, but 1 hour of working out is very difficult to sustain and keep up with a busy schedule like mine. So when I saw Shaun T’s Focus T25 Workout – 25 minute workout, only 10 weeks. I said “I’m IN”. I can do this. So I went online, and just like every sceptic individual I did my in depth research and looked at all the reviews, comments, YouTube videos and any information about the T25 product. After extensive research I decided this could be the holy grail of workout programs for me, so I immediately went to Amazon and ordered my very own copy of Beachbody’s Focus T25.

Focus T25

So why did I create this website? “ACCOUNTABILITY” I want to be held accountable for it this time around. If I post my Day 1 pictures, weight, measurements to the world and 1 week in, I decide that I’m too busy this month and tell myself I’m going to start next month, or if I decide to miss a couple of workouts and start up again next week or just give up, that’s not going to look good on me. So no more excuses, If I post all my T25 results from start to finish on the internet – I’m going to try my darn best to see it through this time from start to end, NO MORE EXCUSES – ONLY RESULTS!!! 

 

So what is Focus T25?

Is an extreme, high intensity and physically demanding workout, where you get an hour worth of results in 25 minutes. How is it able to do that? By working every muscle group in body, one after the other, with ZERO rest. You’re constantly pushing your body’s limit to the edge with no breaks for the entire 25 minutes, getting you in the fat-burning zone with Shaun T’s intense moves and grueling workout.

You honestly feel like you’re going to pass out when you’re doing the workout, each routine targets a different muscle and is extremely intense but with Shaun T motivating you during the entire video, all of a sudden the 25 minutes is up just like that, and you’re done. Your high intensity, fat burning workout is done and you can get back to your day.

 

Focus T25 Workout Program:

The reason why this workout is so effective because the program focuses on one muscle group at a time until complete exhaustion. Once it works that muscle to its core to complete exhaustion, it moves onto the next muscle group. The concept for this type of exercise is called F.I.T. (Focus Interval Training). Remember that you’re doing this non-stop, with no rest for the entire 25 minutes. This is why Focus T25 is so effective and gives you RESULTS!!! The T25 workout schedule consists of the following:

 

Focus T25 – Alpha Cycle:

Called the: Foundation, focusing on cardio. For 5 weeks. You have 4 DVDs that comprise of the following:

  • Cardio: A progressive cardio workout that‘ll have you burning fat and dripping sweat in just 25 minutes.
  • Speed 1.0: This fast-paced cardio workout improves speed and focuses on stretching, stability, and sweat. It’s your foundation for all the speed workouts.
  • Total Body Circuit: No weights needed for this cardio-based strength workout.
  • Ab Intervals: Get shredded core with this interval-based fat-burning routine. -
  • Lower Focus: Strengthen and sculpt muscles from the waist down with this lower-body burnout.

Focus T25 – Beta Cycle:

Called the: Core, focusing on Core Strength. For the remaining 5 weeks you’ll have 4 DVDs that comprise of the following:

  • Core Cardio: A progressive cardio workout focusing on the core. You’ll know you stepped into BETA once you get through this workout.
  • Speed 2.0: You mastered the basics in Speed 1.0; now Shaun picks up the pace and throws in some new Speed Moves.
  • RIP’T Circuit: Cardio, upper body, legs, abs. Repeat. That’s how Shaun T gets you ripped in 25 minutes.
  • Dynamic Core: Shaun takes you from vertical to horizontal in this dynamic, crazy core workout.
  • Upper Focus: You’ll work everything above the waist in this upper-body strength-building routine.

2 Extra DVDs:

  • Stretch: Relax and stretch it out in Alpha or Beta. After 5 days of Focus T25, this routine will be your new best friend.
  • Core Speed: Grab a towel and try to keep up with Shaun T in this core-focused speed workout.

After you’ve completed the 10 week program, 5 weeks of Alpha and 5 weeks of Beta, and you’re ready to take it to the next level, then give Focus T25 Gama Deluxe a try. It’s 4 weeks of more extreme, high intensity muscle building workouts that will help you burn more fat and carve lean, strong muscles.

 

Focus T25 Gamma consists of the following:

  • Rip’t Up. Strengthen and streamline your biceps, triceps, shoulders, back, and chest with Shaun’s 360° upper-body moves.
  • Extreme Circuit. Build lean muscle and burn fat at the same time! In this one, the weights never leave your hands. Not even for the warm-up.
  • The Pyramid. Accelerate your reps as time progresses. This is your 25-minute cardio and strength endurance test.

The Gamma program is not included in the original Focus T25 package and is a completely separate program that will help you maintain and take your fitness to a whole new level.
For more information or to purchase visit Focus T25 Gama Deluxe.

 

What’s included in the Focus T25 Program?

  • Focus T25 program come complete with the following:
  • Eleven 25 minute workout DVDs
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Get it Done Nutrition Guide
  • 5 Day Fast Track
  • ALPHA/BETA wall calendars
  • B-Lines Resistance Band (15 lbs.)

T25 DVD Workout

T25 Meal Plan:

The T25 meal plan “Get It Done Nutrition Guide” provides you with your suggested calorie intake for the day. Depending on your gender, weight and how active you are determine, how much calories you should be able to consume on a daily basis. The guide also gives you a break down on how many calories you should have at each meal. Like any proper diet program you should be having 5 meals a day. Breakfast, morning snack, Lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. The nutrition guide provides you with 25 foods that very nutritious, that will help you to lose weight and accelerate your progress during the T25 program. Most importantly the guide provides 25 awesome recipes and snacks that require only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep. Overall, the guide is a complete and extensive resource to help you reach your maximum output for all the rigorous intense moves during your workouts.

 

T25 Workout Calendar:

 

The Alpha and Beta wall calendar is a small poster size breakdown of week 1 to week 5 workout program for each day in the Alpha cycle (The Foundation) on one side and on the other side week 6 – 10 gives you the Beta cycle (The Core) workout schedule for which DVDs to use for the remaining 25 days of the T25 program. The calendar gives you a check box for each day to show if you “Nailed It” or “Barely Made It”. This is a great way to keep track of the entire program and also gives you a visual of your progress to help prepare and motivate you for your upcoming workouts.

 

T25 Results:

T25 Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will post my T25 results every week. Staring from Day 1, Day 7, Day 14 …. etc. until Day 70.
Day 1 workout, was difficult for me but I got through it. I checked off “Barely Made It” for day 1. The workouts in the first video are really straight forward but for someone who is out of shape, like myself, I had a difficult time keeping up with Shaun T the entire 25 minutes. Certain times I had to do some of the modified movements performed by Tanya which were a little simplified. Again because this was my first high intensity workout in a very long time, I had to pace myself and make sure I didn’t over exert myself.

One thing I would highly recommend is getting proper running shoes. Cross-training shoes to be precise. During my work out, all the jumping really made the bottom of my feet burn half way through the workout. Very important to get proper shoes or orthotics to help you get the most out of your workouts.

 

T25 Results – Pictures:

 

T25 Results - Day 1

T25 Results – Day 1

T25 Results - Day 7

T25 Results – Day 7

T25 Results - Day 14

T25 Results – Day 14

 

T25 Results - Day 21

T25 Results – Day 21

T25 Results - Day 28

T25 Results – Day 28

 

Progress & Updates:

Week 1:
The exercises were very difficult for me. I had to follow Tanya the modifier most of the time, who was performing the low impact easier exercises. Keeping up on Day 1 with “Cardio” DVD was a killer for me. Even though I’ve been lifting weights and playing sports, my strength did not play a role in helping me with these exercises. I was lacking endurance and stamina to perform these exercises. For the remainder of the week, i noticed the workouts became a little easier and my endurance and stamina was getting stronger. Of all the workouts I really enjoyed doing the “Total Body Circuit Video” because it used a lot of upper body exercises, which were much easier for me. Overall I my noticed the improvement on my endurance and stamina and am very pleased with my results.

Week 2:
During this weeks exercises I noticed dramatic improvements on my endurance and stamina and I was able to keep up with Shaun T most of the time. I can honestly say for most of the workouts, I was able to check off “Nailed It” vs all of last weeks “Barely Made It” on the T25 Workout Calendar. I also noticed my energy levels were up, I was able to get up quickly and I didn’t feel like I had to drag myself out of bed. At work I didn’t feel the 2:00PM mid-afternoon “hit the wall kind of feeling”. I was alert, didn’t need a coffee and I was pumped up and ready to keep it coming. I know my diet has also played a huge roll in helping me feel like this.

Week 3:
This week was a busy week for my family. We had a lot of events happening and some of my daughters activities picked back up. So finding time was a challenge but I still forged on. Some of the days I worked out 10:00PM at night, which I would have never done in the past but the fact it only took me 25 minutes and I was done was a great feeling, that I still was able to workout. The hardest part of doing these late workouts when you’re dead tired is getting started. That first 5 minutes feels like forever and then you get going and then you’re done. You just got to push your way through and it finished just like that. That’s what I love about the Focus T25 Program. How quick and easy it is to get in your exercise for the day. Because of all the activities this week, I also had a couple of cheat days. Which I noticed during my workouts. I didn’t have the energy and intensity during my workouts. Again, I can’t empathize the importance of proper nutrition. It’s the end of Week 3 and I’m down 7lbs, my clothes don’t feel so tight and snug as they use too and I don’t feel bloated all the time. Week 4 is coming up and the weather is getting nice outside, so I gotta keep it up and stay focused and on track to see this thing though.

Week 4 – 10:
During weeks 4 – 5, I got really sick. I didn’t have an appetite and I didn’t have the energy to perform the exercises consistently. I skipped some workout days and was not giving it 100%. Week 6, I tried to stick it out and I was able to complete a full week of the Beta cycle. The next couple weeks was when the wheels fell off the wagon. I was extremely busy at work, we had double header nights in our softball league, weather was amazing and summer season was in full swing. BBQ’s, Beer and our family vacation all took precedence over T25 L. On top of that during one of our weekend softball tournaments, I played 8 games in 3 days. I ended up throwing out my arm, and injuring it pretty bad. I didn’t listen to my body after game 4, when it was telling me “You’re not 21 years old anymore”, please rest me. So here we are. I gave my arm 2 weeks to rest and recover. Started doing the Beta phase DVD’s to get my body use to the workouts again and told myself this is it, next week I’m doing this and going full fledge and going to see this through even if it kills me. So starting Monday August 4, I’m starting all over – Week 1 of the Beta cycle. During week 5 – 10, I gained about 4 lbs. My starting weight on August 4 is 154 lbs.

Pros and Cons:

 

Pros:

Workouts are only 25 minutes. You’re giving 110%, it’s extremely difficult at times and then you’re done. I love that it’s so intense but only for a short period of time. Shaun T keeps you motivated and keeps pushing you during the entire workout. The program is very structured and with the calendar you know what you need to do. The “Get It Done Nutrition” Guide helps you with your diet and meal plan. It’s only a 10 week program.

Cons:

It’s a very grueling, high intensity workout. For people who are not physically fit in the first place, it might be difficult in the very beginning, so it might be a wise choice to invest in a heart rate monitor to make sure you stay in a specific heart rate zone for you. A lot of the movements involve plyometrics, so you need a good pair of cross-trainers.

 

Conclusion:

 

If you want results, T25 definitely the one for you. It really works, just check out my results so far. No work out program is perfect but for people who don’t have time and constantly make excuses, now you don’t have one. Just DO IT! The entire program caters to all fitness levels and most importantly you can see immediate results, which is very motivating.
Remember, I didn’t just lost weight, but my energy levels, endurance went up and my overall well being as a whole has dramatically improved. I don’t know why no one thought of this earlier. 25 minute workout. I don’t ever think I’ll spend an hour in the gym again. I will still work out and do weights every now and then but exercising from the comfort of my home, in 25 minutes to me is like sliced bread – doesn’t get any better than this.

 

 

 

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