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July 26, 2013 8:49 PM
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I will echo what others are saying in that you will not necessarily find success stories other than the focus group since T25 has only been out for a month :)
I am in week 2 of the program and, in week 1 I lost 5 pounds and 5". I love it so far!!


Hi:) Are you following a diet plan as well? 5 pounds in a week with this? You don't sell Beachbody stuff, by chance, do you?;) Can't wait to try this; hopefully I will lose at least one pound a week. Tired of breaking myself to lose weight.
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July 27, 2013 7:39 PM
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I have been a regular exerciser for several years but this workout is tough. I am in week 3 day 4 and I am still having to follow Tonia a lot which kinda bums me out. I am dripping sweat by the time I am done. I love it!


Why do people use how sweaty they are as an indicator for quality of workout? That makes absolutely no sense.


I wasn't one that said it, but I have thought it before when I finished a workout. It's probably more about knowing your own body. I don't sweat a lot. I especially don't sweat a lot when I'm working out in an air conditioned room. I do during T25 because I'm working my butt off - more so than I do in most other workout videos I've done, and definitely more than I do in 25 minutes doing most other workouts. Just a mental thing, really. Feels good to be done in 25 minutes, burning 250-300 calories and dripping sweat even before I've had my first shower of the day.
  18991746
July 27, 2013 7:45 PM
I'm on week 3 (Will be redoing week 3 though as just too much has gone on). Honestly, I liked Insanity better. While T25 is good I don't feel like I am getting the same motivation as I did with Insanity, TurboFire or Les Mills Combat. (Keep in mind I'm a COACH and saying this). I've gained some weight but I did the same thing with the first two programs. It happens. I'll finish my commitment to my group with this program but doubt I'll do it fully again. May use it as a supplemental if I'm traveling and won't have much time for the longer work outs. Don't get me wrong it is a good program but its going to depend on the person. For me its just not what I was expecting at all. Hope this helps!!
July 27, 2013 7:45 PM
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QUOTE:

I will echo what others are saying in that you will not necessarily find success stories other than the focus group since T25 has only been out for a month :)
I am in week 2 of the program and, in week 1 I lost 5 pounds and 5". I love it so far!!


Hi:) Are you following a diet plan as well? 5 pounds in a week with this? You don't sell Beachbody stuff, by chance, do you?;) Can't wait to try this; hopefully I will lose at least one pound a week. Tired of breaking myself to lose weight.


I just finished week 2 and I'm down 5 pounds. (1.5 the first week, 2.5 the second week). I am eating 1500-1600 calories/day on most days (I try to eat a minimum of 1500. Today it was 2,200 but I'm at a deficit for the week). Of course the eating part is just as important, but I LOVE this workout so far. It's so nice to do 25 minutes before work, and be DONE. Or, if there's something I want to do at the gym after work, I'm not so worn out that I don't have the energy to do it.

And I am not a Beachbody Coach. :)
  18991746
July 27, 2013 7:57 PM
I am on week 2 and love it! my husband is doing it with me! and he is doing amazing, he has lost 10lbs! and I have lost 6.75 inches
July 28, 2013 9:56 AM
I am on week 3, starting tom, i really like it no weight loss yet , but i have seen a change in my body!!! and some inches lost!!! i am really for the alph phase , more weights happy
  1044058
July 28, 2013 10:03 AM
I would love to do it but it's so expensive I have to save $$ for it! ;)
  47268878
July 28, 2013 11:34 AM
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I am on week 2 and love it! my husband is doing it with me! and he is doing amazing, he has lost 10lbs! and I have lost 6.75 inches
10 pounds in 2 weeks!!:) Wow; what's his diet like? You guys are doing great. Still waiting for mine to arrive.
  26272646
July 28, 2013 1:47 PM
im about to go intoweek 3 - really enjoying the programme know myself i NEED to put more into it!
lost 0.5" in a few parts of my body - not lost weight yet! x
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July 28, 2013 2:04 PM
So far, I've lost 14 pounds in 3 weeks. Week 4 starts tomorrow. I also went from size 36 to 34 in jeans and shorts. So far so good. Definitely losing a lot of body fat. I'm doing the 1600 calorie diet provided by the nutrient guide that comes with the videos. Add me if you would like to keep each other motivated.
July 28, 2013 11:00 PM
I'll only say that I've done about half the workouts in the T25, and it works.
I feel pain and soreness in areas that Insanity and P90X never made me feel.

It's only 25 minutes per workout, but you get a lot crammed into that short period of time........I would definitely recommend.
July 28, 2013 11:08 PM
I've done 4 weeks of T25 now and am down 6 lbs... halfway to my 12 lb goal (I am only slightly overweight so this is a great thing to kick me off that plateau and down to where I should be). Mostly split 3 lbs each in weeks 1 and 3 and fractional in weeks 2 and 4. :)

I've also lost 2 inches on my waist (38 to 36, my pants are baggy).

I travel a lot for business and am thrilled that I have a workout I can do in my hotel room in 25 minutes and be done with it. Combine that short workout with myfitnesspal calorie logging and my fitbit? I'm one happy dude.
Edited by dbwiddis On July 28, 2013 11:09 PM
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July 29, 2013 11:29 AM
I'm a beachbody coach and just about to start on T25 as well! It'd be great to do this together! I don't think I'm supposed to post my coach info here b/c it's not the appropriate use of message boards, but you can send me a message if you want to talk further!
Edited by svigmost On July 29, 2013 11:32 AM
July 29, 2013 12:55 PM
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I want to get this....I have looked at the Beachbody website and saw those success stories but looking for "real" success stories! I am trying to convince my husband that we NEED this and we can do it together :-)


most of the success stories are real. my friend's hubby started with her, he's down 18 lbs in 3 weeks. i have another girlfriend that is doing it with her hubby! and two friends on my T25 challenge group that are doing it with their significant others as well.

people are reporting decent pound and inches lost. i was down an inch in my waist the first week! i was supposed to do my stats today, but this AM got off to the a rough start, so it will be tomorrow. i think most of the success stories, are legit.

the first time i did the Ab interval DVD, i could feel it in my abs for THREE days afterwards. i've done p90x ab ripper ( total of 9 mo of p90x) and i never felt it for that many days afterwards!!!!
July 29, 2013 1:01 PM
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A couple questions for you:

Did you do the 5 day fast track plan? (I'm doing it/starting my first day of T25 tomorrow and would love any advice you have)
Do you feel like you have enough energy eating with the nutrition guide?
What are the biggest cons about eating with the nutrition guide?

Any other insight or tips you can provide in regards to the nutrition guide would be super helpful. Thanks!!



I did not do the fast track plan, and have not been following their plans.

I eat a paleo style diet, so some of the foods just don't work. i have just kept eating the way i've been eating since january. and yes, i totally feel like i have enough energy.

i will say, i do drink shakeology every day. i started taking supplements back in january to help me with some digestive and metabolic issues. when i found out that the vegan shakeology not only fit in with my no soy and no dairy, i looked into it, and came to realize that ALL of the supplements i take daily are IN the shakeology now ( except krill oil). so, i switched in june from a million pills a day to one shake a day, LOL!! i know this helps me with my energy levels, digestion and metabolism because it is what i was doing for 6 mo, just the harder and more expensive way :-)
July 29, 2013 1:12 PM
Here you go:


Identification

Your normal body temperature rises during exercise in order to convert chemical energy from the food you eat to mechanical energy needed for activity; the harder your workout, the higher your body temperature. To keep your body from overheating, the millions of sweat glands on the surface of your skin secrete liquid sweat so the liquid can evaporate and keep you cool

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/382223-excessive-sweating-while-exercising/#ixzz2aT23tti5
  43191978
July 29, 2013 3:19 PM
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I've done 4 weeks of T25 now and am down 6 lbs... halfway to my 12 lb goal (I am only slightly overweight so this is a great thing to kick me off that plateau and down to where I should be). Mostly split 3 lbs each in weeks 1 and 3 and fractional in weeks 2 and 4. :)

I've also lost 2 inches on my waist (38 to 36, my pants are baggy).

I travel a lot for business and am thrilled that I have a workout I can do in my hotel room in 25 minutes and be done with it. Combine that short workout with myfitnesspal calorie logging and my fitbit? I'm one happy dude.


Ditto on it being great for travel! I travel 10+ months a year, and I'm excited to finally have a program that is doable in a hotel room! I'm just starting week 3, down 5 pounds and a few inches! I go back to work in a couple weeks, and I'm hoping I've made it a strong enough habit to keep up once I have the stress of work to deal with!
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July 29, 2013 7:09 PM
it's a great work out program for travel!! we are going to a cottage at the end of aug and i know i will be brining it with me!
July 30, 2013 4:16 AM
I am wondering about plyo. There was SOOOO much in insanity and I'm wondering how this compares. I'm having an issue with one of my knees and I have to modify some, but I would hate to have to modify most of the moves. Any input on the amount of lunges, etc that there are in this (so far)?
July 30, 2013 6:02 AM
it's a lot of jumping, and fast jumping at that. there is modification for all moves though.

see if you can watch one of the preview videos. i haven't gotten to beta yet, but alpha is a lot of up and down.
July 31, 2013 9:31 AM
Just started the Focus T25 today, starting with Alpha Cardio, disc 1. Initially, I thought, oh...just some cardio; may have to just send this back....Then it became a workout---much better than some cardio classes I have taken at the gym---and this gal has taken MANY classes!!!:) In 25 minutes, I burned 232 calories according to my HRM. I am hypothyroid and my heart rate is rather low. My average HR was 111, but my highest point during the workout was 140. Not too shabby. I was sweating like crazy at the end and feeling like I got a great workout in. This will be a great supplement on days such as today, when I cannot get to the gym. I will still enjoy my spin classes and weight training; this really sweetens the pot. Hope this is helpful for anyone considering it.
  26272646
July 31, 2013 12:21 PM
Just bought mine today! I cannot wait for it to get here. I have a friend who is doing it (done it) and highly recommends it. I just completed Jamie Eason's 12 week livefit trainer...and I was looking for another program!

Hope that 3 to 5 days shipping is more like 3....I am ready!

flowerforyou
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July 31, 2013 4:17 PM
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Just bought mine today! I cannot wait for it to get here. I have a friend who is doing it (done it) and highly recommends it. I just completed Jamie Eason's 12 week livefit trainer...and I was looking for another program!

Hope that 3 to 5 days shipping is more like 3....I am ready!

flowerforyou
They are great about shipping:) Did your friend see alot of good results with T25? I know a few people who are doing T25 AND some other DVDs!!:) Curious to see if this alone will make good things happen:)
  26272646
July 31, 2013 4:52 PM
I am a BB coach and just started T25 this week.. so far I like it but it certainly isn't Insanity!
  3079018
July 31, 2013 9:57 PM
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I am a BB coach and just started T25 this week.. so far I like it but it certainly isn't Insanity!


In some ways, it's easier.......the moves aren't as high impact or high speed.
On the other hand, in some ways, it's more challenging.......come on, 25 minutes straight, no breaks in the action.

I love doing to T25 workouts back-to-back, so I'm on for 25 minutes, take a short break, and then push for another 25 minutes. I'm a puddle by the end of it all.

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