So I finally made a real attempt at Focus T25 this morning, and it is so much more difficult that I imagined. I know I'm extrememly out of shape after having a baby, and it has only been a month since giving birth, but I truly believe after one attempt at the Alpha Cardio workout (1st workout DVD) that Shaun T is the devil and a robot. Seriously, some of those moves are really hard!
No, it didn't help that Cambridge was fussing the whole time, and I had to keep stopping to calm him or change poop diapers. I only made it 17 out of the 25 minutes too, and I was dripping sweat. Good news, I lost 1.5 pounds in that short period of time, but it took a long time to be able to stop sweating enough to be able to put my face on, which, by the way, I ended up doing with one hand while holding Cambridge in the other (only a mom can multitask successfully like that!)
There was a LOT of jumping involved, and I realized that my workout bra/shirt wasn't cutting it in terms of support as I was almost knocked out by my own chest! Just saying... if you want to attempt this workout, you need a really good sports bra... and a really strong post-pregnancy bladder...(you know what I mean).
Am I giving up? No. I will try the next DVD tomorrow morning and see how horrible that is. Hopefully Mr. Cambridge will allow me to work out without having to take poop changing or pacifier inserting breaks! Maybe he can do tummy time and work out with mom!
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Cyndi M. Frick
Author of The Most Unlikely Mother Unfiltered: An Overshare of Embarrassing Truths About Motherhood