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Today I started T25 day 1 and needless to say I had to check the “barely made it” box on my progress chart. I stood there, sweat dripping, heavily breathing, and leaning on the wall like it was my saving grace. With a pen in my right hand and the other holding onto the wall I took a deep sigh and moved between the two boxes. “Barely made it” or Nailed it”. One would be a lie and the other a sad truth. I knew I had gained some weight mainly in my hips and ass but it was the weight creeping on my tummy that finally made me put in the DVD slip on my work out shorts and get to it. “Just do it” I told myself. “Its only 25 minutes. How hard can it be?”.

Well within 5 minutes I was on the floor in the fetal position trying not to vomit up my eggs and turkey from the morning. I marveled how it was so readily available to be vomited out of my system considering I ate it a few hours earlier. “Hmm, my metabolism has slowed down I see” I noted to myself as I willed it to stay down. But this wasn’t going to deter me. I picked myself up and kept going. I wont lie. I had to take several breaks and drink some water a few times. I could barely keep up but I was determined to finish in some way. At one point I even opened the window thinking it will help me not feel so overwhelmed. It worked but I knew it was only a small part on my journey to complete this short 25 minute DVD. So I pressed on.

Finally coming to the end I don’t think I have ever been so happy to see a 1 minute countdown in my life. After the work out is done there is a 2 minute stretch cool down. I barely made it through that! Wow. I guess I am a lot more out of shape than I originally thought.

Final thoughts? This is a high energy, high intensity workout that will take you from 0 to 60 within the first few seconds. I am proud of myself for pushing through even if I had to lie on the ground, hold in my breakfast, take a few water breaks and rest on my knees while Shaun T screamed for me to keep going and not give up!

I reluctantly checked “barely made it”. It was true but I was proud that even though I “barely made it” I still made it in the end. My subsequent shower afterwards felt great. Now time to switch up my diet. No more eggs and turkey. I can still feel it on my chest. I think I should throw it up. My tummy is upset and I feel like its right in my throat. Oh well.

Has anyone tried any of Shaun T’s workout series?

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