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Since becoming a HUGE fan of P90X years ago and losing all my weight, I’ve seen an interesting trend. The trend is driven by people who want to work out, but continue to claim they only have 20-30 minutes to do so. Since then we have seen the release of Les Mills Combat, Focus T25, and the upcoming P90X3. What all of these have in common is that they are shortened workouts. Les Mills Combat is generally less that 45 minutes per day, Focus T25 is only 25 minutes and the new P90X3 is going to be 30 minutes. As I also approach 40 years old, I have noticed some things about these reduced time workouts I wanted to share.
I love this topic so much that it’s been the conversation between Julie and myself as well as many folks we talk to. We’ve discussed it on past podcasts as well as previous articles. However, it is still the MOST used excuse I see, hear, and read all over the place that people “Don’t have time to workout”. It has driven companies like Beachbody to develop shorter workouts like Focus T25, Les Mills Combat, and the upcoming P90X3 that are under an hour a day. In some cases like Focus T25 it’s down to 25 minutes a day. The reality is that we THINK we don’t have an hour to workout, yet so many people spend more than that wasting time in their lives. I’m here to call BS on those that use this excuse as their crutch to many things, not just working out.
This past weekend Julie and I had the awesome opportunity to go hit a New England Patriots game with some very good friends who have season tickets. It’s one of my favorite places to go and hangout and the weather was perfect. Although the first half was awful they adjusted after halftime and came from behind to win. My friend asked me to write a post about how someone can eat healthy while tailgating. Julie and I do this all the time especially at the NASCAR races we attend. There is some things you can do, but like anything it takes a little commitment.
Okay I get this problem better than anyone today. Living in New England at this time of year the seasons are changing. It’s dark when you wake up, the sun goes down earlier, and it’s getting colder. I for one don’t do anything outdoors in the winter like skiing, so I start to go into “Hibernation” mode. This started pretty much today when I could not even roll out of bed. When I did, I took a shot of E&E and started, reluctantly, my T25 Gamma workout. I took a lot of breaks, and could not seem to get out of my own way. It’s this trap that many including myself begin to fall into. The remaining months of cold, darkness, and indoor only activity become like a prison. People stop working out because they just don’t “Feel” like it. Trust me I get that, it’s starting to happen to the best of us even me. So really what can we all do to avoid falling into the seasonal trap?
It’s been a few weeks since I posted last and I am now just about finished with the Focus T25 Gamma phase. For those doing T25 or thinking about doing it the Gamma Phase is the add-on 4-week program you do after the Alpha and Beta 10-week base program. I decided to go all out and move into the Gamma option right after I completed the first 10-weeks. I figured, what the heck so here is my review on the four additional workouts you will do in Gamma. What you should know is this phase is all about strength and you will need resistance bands or dumbbells.
Well this weekend marked the end of the first 10 weeks of Focus T25. I say the first 10 weeks because I am moving on to the optional Gamma Phase which is an additional 4 weeks long. However, I will say I truly enjoyed the Beta phase actually much more than the Alpha phase for a number of reasons. I wanted to provide a quick synopsis of the Beta round and my thoughts on each of the workouts done within this round.
I hear all the time about how people don’t want to buy a Beachbody program or product from a friend or family member and the overwhelming reason for this is “I don’t feel comfortable with them making money on me”. Because this is something that I hear a lot I wanted to address it and ask all of you out there to take a little time to think about the examples I am about to give. The reason why is this comment really seems to be isolated to Beachbody and Shakeology specifically, which is why I wanted to chat about it for a minute.
I was talking to someone at Beachbody yesterday who is in the success stories group about how they are so great at promoting people who have those dramatic results on a program. The thing I was talking to them about is how there are a lot of people like Julie and I that started our journey almost 10 years ago, and have continued to use the Beachbody programs to maintain our current levels. The premise is that frankly, my story about weight LOSS is getting old and tired. What’s different is my story of continued passion and perseverance to never be that person again. What this person asked me to do was to build a time line of my fitness so I decided to share it with you here. I am hoping that Beachbody will start building more stories of people who MAINTAIN their goals and continue on after that first program.
I realize it’s been close to two weeks since I have posted anything, but that’s because I was out-of-town for my day job and then I was on a little long weekend vacation. However, today got me thinking after a conversation with Julie last night about why so many people are just not self motivated to succeed. Maybe it’s just how I am “wired” personally but I wanted to touch on it a little bit with what some might consider a bit of a controversial post after some quiet time. I wanted to sketch out some examples I have seen over the last year including my own and then let some of you comment with your own thoughts.
Polar FT7 For Focus T25
Previously I reviewed the Mio Drive Heart Rate Monitor and I wanted to provide some feedback as a Polar FT7 Review. The reason I tried this one is because for Focus T25, there is juts no time to pause and take a reading with the Mio Drive. I still love the Mio, but I have started to get used to the Polar FT7 and the fact it uses a strap. The great thing is it tracks all your workout data in its memory so you can go back to it and review it. I’ve started using it when biking and hiking as well.
By now most people have seen I am posting a lot about John C Maxwell, and his teachings on Personal Development and Growth. I wanted to explain a little bit why this is the case and how in the last couple months this has really helped me with my regular job as well as with my Team Beachbody Coaching. One of the three vital behaviour as a Team Beachbody Coach is “Personal Development”. I have to say I read that so many times but I did not know what it even meant until I heard Mr. Maxwell speak back in June at Coach Summit. The challenge is it’s a vital behaviour, but nobody had actually told me what that meant. I have been building my team on my own for some time so it’s no secret we’ve struggled and learned from that. It’s what has led us to build a complete training system for our own team that we are also looking to provide to other struggling coaches. Here is some key points I would like to stress now that I get what personal development is.
Well, I made it through Focus T25 Alpha round and this is my full FOcus T25 Review for the completed Alpha Phase. I will say I was getting nervous about the Beta Phase with about two weeks left and all of a sudden I started to “Nail It” much more so I knew I was ready. Before I get into that though, let’s talk about the Alpha Round and what you can expect out of it if you decide to give it a go.
Focus T25 Shoe – Why The Reebok Sublite Duo?
The funning thing is I hate trying to find new shoes I like. It’s the hardest thing in the world for me. I actually try them on jump around the store in 5-6 different pairs and ultimately I am never happy. Something we learned at Insanity Certification was that you actually want shoes for that program that are flatter. You want something where your foot is more stable and your ankle won’t roll over. Some people like barefoot, but that’s freaky to me! Enter the Reebok Sublite Duo into the picture. This lightweight shoe seemed to fit the bill for me to get my footing and my balance. Do me a favor and check out the video review below for some more information, but as a Focus T25 Shoe is was pretty good for the money.