10 Reasons Focus T25 is the Perfect Workout for Moms

Share Button

Not sponsored

10 Reasons Why Focus T25 is the Perfect Workout for Moms

Shaun T. creator of Focus T25 says, “I know you’re busy. But anybody can find 25 minutes in their day to work out. And with FOCUS T25, 25 minutes is all you’ll need. If you focus — from minute 1 to minute 25 — you’re going to get an incredible workout. I will get your body so lean and cut, you won’t recognize it 50 days from now.”

10 Reasons why Focus T25 is the Perfect Workout for Moms

1. Only takes 25 minutes. We spend more time on Facebook everyday, so just forgo your online time for workout time.

2. You do not need to leave the comforts of your home.

3. No need to pay for a babysitter.

4. Can workout with your kids nearby (my daughter is in her playpen).

5. One meal (Shakeology) is already set for you — no need to think about it!

6. No equipment needed. Just YOU!

7. The structure of the 10 week plan keeps you focused and motivated to keep going.

8. Shaun T. is easy on the eyes (ummm, hello biceps!)

9. There is a “low impact” or “modified” version for all fitness levels — so no excuses!

10. Guaranteed you won’t miss a workout — because it will be staring you in the face all day until you do.

Focus 25 is the perfect workout for moms

My daughter will be ONE at the end of the month.

Since having her, I lost 15 lbs in the first few months and then gained them back plus a few more.

I have not exercised and I have not watched my eating — although I’ve tried here and there, but having no real plans or focus, the weight just comes back on. Having two kids, working from home and the general everyday stresses of life have certainly affected me.

I love Medifast, I did it before getting pregnant and I lost 23 lbs — but I exercised! I did it again, but due to lack of actual body movement I didn’t get very far.

I did Stroller Strides which I adore, but I was more tired having two kids and couldn’t manage to make it on time and it cut into my day.

Quickly I realized that I needed to be able to exercise at home because I didn’t have babysitters during the day and my husband works long hours and travels. I couldn’t join a gym because of the cost so I simply gave up.

YES, I THREW IN THE TOWEL and poured myself another glass of wine and ate whatever I wanted.

For a while, I was generally ok with my weight — I always say you should look and feel your best no matter your size. I know how to dress for my shape and I do a great job of disguising problem areas.

But guess what?

I wasn’t happy with my body and my all around health.  I wasn’t looking my best and I felt BLAH. Yes, BLAH. Like a blob. I had no energy, no strength in my arms or legs and always felt like caca. I ate way too much sugar, breakfast was sometimes a Coke Zero and I’d just pick at my kids food all day. Then I’d binge because I was hungry. I hate that word, but it’s true.

We all have an AHA moment and mine came after seeing fellow mom, blogger and T25 coach Nikki doing a workout in her bedroom. Sure, I could have bought any fitness video, but we all like to be praised, encouraged and have a set plan to make our goals (at least I do) and joining her challenge team was what I needed.

Cut to, and I’m finally, actually FOR REAL working out.

In my basement.

With my daughter in her playpen.

It’s only 25 minutes a day.

Yes it’s intense cardio, but THAT’S IT!

You get it done.

Focus T25 best workout for moms

The T25 plan comes with their Shakeology shakes to replace one meal and menu ideas. Today is my second day and I feel good. Muscles are sore and I feel like the two time marathoner that I am! I want to work out, I want to feel better, reduce my stress levels and just be the old, happy me.

Here’s to the next 10 weeks!

Now you see why Focus T25 is the perfect workout for moms?

  • Laurie Colvin Wright

    Maria, I’m Nikki’s mom, Laurie. She shared your blog post with me, and after reading it, I wanted to let you know that today is my last day of T25. I’ve had an incredible journey over the last 10 weeks. I’m 54 years old and haven’t felt this strong and in shape in years. I’m down to the lowest weight I’ve been in over 7 years. (I’ve lost a total of 5 pounds – over the holidays! – since I began T25.) I’m excited to start the 90 day P90x3 program on Monday with a new challenge group. Although I’ll miss Shaun T, I’m excited to get to know Tony Horton!!! I hope you took before pics. I think those saved me mid-point. I took pictures before & after Alpha and saw a difference and it motivated me even more. (P.S. I found Beta easier and more fun than Alpha!) Good luck in your journey.

    • http://www.verybusymamablog.com/ María José Ovalle

      Hi Laurie, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I’m on week 4 and feeling good but not seeing much loss in weight. However, with all of those squat my bottom and legs are beginning to take shape :) I’m a bit nervous about the Beta phase…I still have a hard time with speed and jumping. It’s hard on my knees!

  • Laurie Wright

    Don’t focus so much on weight. I actually gained a couple of pounds one week! But now I realize it was b/c I was replacing fat with muscle which weighs more. And don’t be afraid of Beta. I was too but I loved Beta so much more than Alpha. I used 5 pound hand weights instead of the Dyna band which is more complicated. I think the Dyna band would be good if you’re traveling but the weights feel much more effective. Last but not least, I still can’t do the jump and hit your knees exercise. I just followed Tania. Thank God for Tania!!!! Keep at it and don’t be so hard on yourself. The before/after pictures will tell the real story. (BTW, Did Nikki tell you about the new program coming out called 21 Day Fix? You can eat what you want but it comes with containers and your meals have to fit into the containers so it really helps with portion control. It also comes with an exercise DVD set but you can use the meal part with any other exercise program you are doing. The 21 Day Fix comes out on Feb 3rd.)

  • Pingback: Step Out in Red to Support National Heart Month - Very Busy Mama

Real_Mom_Style_Noonday_Zip_Scarf.jpg

Real Mom Style: High Bun & Noonday Zip Scarf (London Edition)

Share Button

Cheers from the UK! We are still in London and believe it or not, it is the only major city in the world that is occupied by 40% of open spaces and parks. Everyone imagines a city similar to NYC, but the fact is there are lush green parks everywhere. It is absolutely LOVELY! Picnics, walks, strolls along the river — it’s truly incredible and one of the things we most miss about living here. When there is nothing else {Read More}

Preview.jpg

In-flight Travel Bag Essentials (VIDEO)

Share Button

This is a video recorded in a plane bathroom on my way to London. I needed a break from the kids who were screaming and jumping in their seats. I handed them over to my  husband, grabbed my travel kit/bag and headed to the lavatory for a bit of alone time. There I tell you what essentials I ALWAYS take with me when flying — including a surprise or two!   And?? Good stuff in there, RIGHT?! What essentials are {Read More}

preview Overnight Flight Travel Style What to Wear when traveling Real Mom Style Very Busy Mama.jpg.jpg

Real Mom Style: Traveling in Comfort and Style (London Edition)

Share Button

This Monday, I bring you Real Mom Style from London! My husband, kids and I are here for two weeks — it’s a mix of work and vacation and we are excited to meet up with friends and show M the city where he was born. If you don’t know, London is kinda-sorta my home. We lived here for nearly 7 years and only left to move back to the US two years ago. So it’s all very fresh. So {Read More}

Blush 3.jpgpreview.jpg

Rimmel Makeup Looks: Retro Glam Eyes and Red Lips

Share Button

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. Many of you know how much I looooove red lips and I have a generous collection of different shades of red lipsticks. I personally feel amazing when I wear it and I love the powerful feeling it gives me. However, it’s not just about the lips, I love dressing up my {Read More}

Preview-Pink-wellies-with-polka-dot-tights-and-dress-real-mom-style-very-busy-mama.jpg.jpg

Real Mom Style: Pink Wellies and Polka Dot Tights

Share Button

This weekend it rained both days — and not just any kind of rain, but the cold and windy kind that gets you from all angles. Sunday we had a photo shoot lined up for Domicile Magazine — it’s a local Washington, D.C. online publication and the family and I are going to be on the cover of the summer edition. I went with a rainy day chic look making my Gap pink wellies the main attraction. I had selected {Read More}

MJO.jpg

RoC Academy: Skincare 101 from the Anti-Aging Experts (VIDEO)

Share Button

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with RoC Skincare and The Motherhood.  Everyday I learn something new about my skin and how to care for it — basically, I realized that I don’t know much of anything! Here’s a video to help you get familiarized with RoC Skincare and what you should be doing to keep your skin healthy through the years and discover the renewing power of these anti-aging products that moisturize, smooth and replenish your skin. Ready {Read More}