Well, it’s been a week since I’ve started my Focus T25workouts and I’m feeling pretty good, so I thought I should probably provide an update on my progress thus far. On the workout calendar, Shaun T refers to Saturday as “STATurday,” where you record your measurements and progress. Now, I think this is a great idea, but I decided to wait to do my measurements until the end of the month. I don’t want to get discouraged if I don’t see any progress after a week. I did, however, do a weigh in and discovered that I had lost 3 lbs! Now depending on your perspective, 3 lbs may seem like not much or too much. However, for me, 3 lbs was great, particularly at the start of a fitness journey. I know that it may be largely due to water weight, but any progress is better than no progress. In general, I aim for 1 – 2 lbs of weight loss a week, which seems to be a healthy drop (although, in general, I’m usually elated with a 0.2 lb drop). 😉 So anyway, pretty happy so far with my weight. I’ll be more excited when I do my measurements at the end of the Alpha Cycle, as I feel that measurements are a much better reflection of progress as opposed to weight (due to added muscle and changes in body composition). I don’t like to really focus on weight as I think it can easily derail one’s progress and doesn’t necessarily have an accurate reflection of how you are really doing. Rather, I prefer to focus on how I’m feeling and how my clothes are fitting. Speaking of which, my energy level has been great and I’m feeling really good before, during, and after the workouts. They are short and sweet which gives me more time in the day for me (and my family), which can’t be beat.
I look forward to providing you all with more positive updates as the time progresses. Please remember not to fixate on a scale or a particular number – we are all different and our optimal goal should be living healthier lives.
Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.