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Week 1 of T25

What a great first week of T25! I thought it would be beneficial to do a weekly wrap-up of my workouts in hopes of seeing improvements and changes on a weekly basis. Next week, hopefully, I won’t be two days late in sharing the week I just finished.

The idea behind Focus T25 is pretty simple. You work out 5 days a week. It’s 25 minutes a day, except on Friday, which is a double so it’s 50 minutes. Saturday is a rest day (love those!) and Sunday is stretch day. Easy as pie, right?

As I mentioned in my post about this challenge I’m doing, I needed a workout that would not take away from my running. That just cannot happen. This 25 minutes a day is just right… Here’s how my first week went:



T25 Cardio

Run 1 mile  –  Plank

day 1 t25 challenge


Speed 1.0


day 2 t25 challenge


Total Body Circuit


day 3 t25


Ab Intervals

Run 3.11 miles  – Plank

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Friday (double day)

Lower Focus



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Run 9 miles / Plank

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My thoughts on the workouts completed this week…. For the most part, I completed each one, with modifiers. That is the wonderful thing about this series. There is a modifier for each workout that shows a low intensity option for most of the exercises. For those of us who maybe can’t move at such high intensity or can’t reach as far, and more… Do not be afraid of the modifications. You are still moving and burning calories. However, I hope to be able to say I “nailed it” soon!

My favorite workout this week was Speed 1.0. I love this workout. It’s a challenge, but it’s doable. I also believe it will benefit my running more that anything.

My least favorite workout of the week was Total Body Circuit. It’s hard, plain and simple. My quads and shoulders were both on fire. Again, no shame in doing modifications and doing what I can just to keep moving.

The double workout on Friday was also a challenge. I stressed over this a little. Do I do them back to back? One in the morning and one at night? The answer was made for me when I found out I would be spending the afternoon with my most fabulous niece and I knew I needed to do both workouts Friday morning just to get them done. And I’m glad I did. Yes, it was a challenge and I was like jello afterwards. But, I did it and that’s what matters.

I was happy with the 3 runs I got in for the week as well, especially just coming off a half marathon. I am kind of in shock still that I ran 9 miles Sunday morning so soon after a half and working out hard all week. I certainly felt it, but it wasn’t so bad I had to stop.

I also enjoyed a Shakeology every morning for breakfast. Yum!! Some mornings I just mixed it with water and ice, other mornings I made a blended smoothie with fruit and unsweetened almond milk and fruit… All in all, week 1 of the T25 Challenge was a success! I hope that week 2 is the same!

Exciting news! I am now an Independent Beachbody Coach!  If I can answer any questions you may have regarding Shakeology, Focus T25, 21 Day Fix, and other Beachbody products, please do not hesitate to let me know! You can find out more at my Beachbody website!


  1. Wow!!! Fabulous job girl!
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  3. I recently started T25 myself but my schedule is getting in the way a little but I am working to fix that! I agree Speed 1.0 is my absolute favorite! The reason for my comment is to ask about Shakeology. I am a VERY picky eater and I just don’t want to spend that kind of money if I will not like it. So can you describe as close as you can what it tastes like. I know nothing is like tasting it for yourself but I like to hear what real live people have to say about it rather than just infomercials. Also how often have you used it and what kind of results can you expect? Thank you.
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    1. Hi Becky! This is a great question. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first tried it either. I have both Vanilla and Chocolate Shakeology. If you drink it plain, with just ice and water, it tastes just like Vanilla or Chocolate. But there are SO many options for it. My favorite for the Vanilla, is to blend it with mango and unsweetened almond milk. And for the Chocolate, my favorite it to blend it with unsweetened almond milk, a banana, and peanut butter. To me, this tastes just like a milkshake. I like it better with milk than water as it is a little bit creamier. But there are mornings where I have only enough time to put it in a shaker cup with water and ice and go. You can also add chilled coffee to it. So many options. It is also very filling and I don’t snack on the mornings that I have it for breakfast. Don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions!

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