Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's Time!

So I started T25 a few weeks ago.  The mastermind behind Insanity is back with something new.  Twenty five minutes a day five days a week. 

It sounds innocent enough, right? Who can't squeeze in 25 minutes a day?  Totally doable.

Plus you've got the oddly motivational Shaun T cheering you on!  

I use oddly in the nicest sense of the word.  Because he is motivational and is super encouraging, truly. But I'm waking myself up an extra hour early to do this and in the first week I'm learning all sorts of new fun things, like how to spider plank. If you know me, you know I'm not a morning person AT. ALL. So to have Shaun T on first thing, is kind of different. Then to get started and find out the grump is gone and I'm actually wanting to do whatever it is that I'm supposed to be doing...that's where the odd comes in.  You want me to plank and move at the same time?  Sure, why not?

How hard can 25 minutes be?  Right? Wrong!  I had this crazy illusion in my head that I was somewhat fit and in good condition.  Not feeling that so much right now.  I know it's totally the learning curve talking, but this is hard.  Some of the toughest 25 minutes a day I have spent.  But I love it.  I may or may not have gotten a little teary after my first 25 minutes were done, just because I did it.  

I went into T25 all like this...

but by the end I feel more like I've gone through this...

All in all this will be good for me and I'm loving the challenge of it so far.  Not so much the getting up at 5-530a though.  I can't wait to see how I feel about it after I have done both alpha and beta. cycles.  But for now it's so worth the 25 minutes a day.