Focus T25 Day 1

IMAG0879 That's what you might look like immediately after the cardio workout. Nothing really beats a 25-minute workout however, that doesn't include the cool down which is another 2 minutes or so. Add the prep time and the moment of shock and silence immediately after the workout and I think  you need to carve out at least 40 minutes for FocusT25.

I expected this to be harder after trying the Insanity cardio. I really liked how he built us up to the harder moves. 10 minutes or so into the routine, you do a "Burnout"  segment which is like Insanity. This portion includes all of the moves you just finished building up to but done really quickly one after the other. He repeats this but takes less time to build you up to the second "Burnout" portion. I felt the workout primarily in my calves and quads.

I forgot to wear my heart rate monitor but I will next time. I'm going to try to continue doing this workout in the morning because by noon today I felt my metabolism moving at lightning speeds. However, I'm going to have to work on my food consumption because I was also very lethargic by noon.

50899-breakfast-trek-mixAn hour before the workout I had Trader Joe's Breakfast Trek Mix. There are 210 calories in a bag. Ingredients: Granola, almonds, cranberries, and greek yogurt flavored chips. Calories from Fat: 90, Total Fat: 10g or 15% daily value (DV), Sodium: 65mg or 3% DV, Total Carbs: 26g or 9% DV, Dietary Fiber 2g or 8% DV, Sugars: 15g, Protein: 4g

Half an hour or so after I peeled myself off the floor, I had the Chocolate Vegan Shakeology with a banana, one cup Silk Coconut Milk beverage, and one serving of raw peanuts. Total of 300 calories.

For lunch I had a quarter cup of Quinoa with cranberries, onions, and spinach.

Then an apple followed by a Mahi Mahi burger also from Trader Joe's with whole wheat burger buns. mahi-burgers

I followed that by teaching a Zumba class. This is crazy. Let's see how I pull this off --teaching at least twice a week and doing this workout. My quads, hamstrings, and buns are burning.

After the class I headed over to a BBQ and ate a little bit of a vegetable lasagna (whatever was left over) and a turkey burger patty, no bun. I also munched on Pretzel Chips ... about 1.5 servings with Chipotle Dip.

As you can see, I am not great at counting calories. Perhaps I will look into an app or something. I'm really proud of myself for not going after the yummy chocolate cupcake filled dessert table and consuming it all. I typically would justify all that chocolate consumption with the fact that I worked out so much. I tried my best and felt like that was a big success --not eating all those cupcakes. Until tomorrow.