Well, everyone, it happened! I finished Focus T25 Alpha and Beta (plus a bonus Beta week!)! I am so pleased with my results, I almost cried. I am a completely different person now. I am in control. I am happy and I love how far I’ve come!
My experience through Focus T25 was a real eye opener. It made me realize that anyone can get fit, if they’re ready to commit. Over the past 2 years or so, I’ve been trying and trying to get fit, and nothing has stuck. I tried Weight Watchers, lost 20 lbs, then gained it all back when I did P90X and didn’t watch what I ate. I tried Insanity, and started losing weight again, but stopped during the 4th week in due to getting a cold and never started it up again. I twisted my ankle and tried to work out with stationary bicycles and weights, but it wasn’t the same, and I gained more weight. I thought I was eating healthy and I wasn’t being dragged around by my cravings, but I was. I ballooned up to 220.2 lbs. My skin was terrible. I was starting to have terrible back pain all of the time. My ankle had healed but the pressure of my weight still caused it to hurt and prevented it from healing all of the way.
I’ve never hated myself, but I was pretty close.
But something good and life changing happened to me two years ago: I started working out and getting healthy with Sylvia, the best workout buddy ever. She was the only one consistently at my side during Weight Watchers, P90X and Insanity. We got injured together; we healed together. And, most importantly, we ranted and raved during the Fast Track week of Focus T25. I don’t want to get too sappy, but sometimes I’m just overwhelmed with how much those moments have shaped where my health is going, and due to both of our perseverance, we’ve finally hit the point where eating healthy and working out even happens when we’re apart. Because we love being fit now! I couldn’t have done it without you, girl!
Now that I’ve had my moment to be sentimental, let’s get down to the moment we’ve all been waiting for! I’ve listed my results like so:
Area: current measurement in English units (units lost since heaviest/ units lost since start of T25/ units lost since last week)
So, *drumroll please* here are my results for Focus T25!
Weight: 200.4 (-19.8/-13.6/+0.6) (I knew I was going to gain a bit since I did two weeks in a row of week 5 of Beta, which is mostly strength)
Waist: 35 (-4.5/-3.5/-0.5)
Hips: 44.75 (-3.25/-2.25/-0.75) (It is SO hard for me to lose inches here!)
Bust: 40 (-3/-2.5/+0.6)
Under Bust: 34.75 (-2.25/-1.75/-0.25)
Right Arm: 13.1 (-0.9/-0.5/-0.2)
Left Arm: 12.9 (-0.4/-0.3/-0)
Right Thigh: 24 (-1.25/-1/-0)
Left Thigh: 23.75 (-1.25/-0.75/-0)
Body Fat %: 40.4% (-7.9%/-5.8%/-1.4%) (My waist and hip measurements were weird last time I did measurements because I got a new tape measure, so my body fat went up by 1.4% and now its back down!)
Pounds of Body Fat: 81 (-25.35/-17.86/-2.54)
Pounds of Lean Body Mass: 119.39 (+5.55/+4.26/+3.14)
I am now over 28% of my way to my goal of 20% body fat with my current lean weight! Almost a third of the way there! Also, over the course of T25, I’ve lost 16.8 inches from my heaviest, and 10.35 inches from when I started!
Okay, okay, okay. Now, I know everyone wants to see pictures. I can’t believe how much I’ve changed! I want to post these pictures EVERYWHERE I GO I’m so proud of them! Well, here they are:
The last one is my favorite picture, for obvious reasons 🙂
The best part is, that you can do it too! Tomorrow, I’m going to try and post a review of Focus T25-Beta while it’s still fresh in my brain 🙂
So, what happens now? I keep going! Sylvia and I are going to do another round of Beta (incorporating running in as well), and then we’re going to try and do Insanity!
I hope everyone is having a great day! Stay healthy, friends!