For the first time in weeks, I actually did all the workouts as planned. Even the double day on Friday!
Here’s what week 2 of beta looked like for me:
Monday – Dynamic Core + 20 minute treadmill interval run
Tuesday – Core Cardio
Wednesday – Rip’t Ciruit + 2 mile interval run
Thursday – Upper Focus
Friday – Rip’t Circuit + Speed 2.0
Saturday – LOTS of dancing at the wedding reception
Sunday – REST!
*For a more detailed explanation of what each workout entails, please read my week one beta post.
So I kind of take back what I said last week about Rip’t Circuit. While I still think Total Body Circuit from the Alpha phase is way harder, I definitely felt more challenged when I upped my weights. I started the beta phase with my 5 pound dumbbells, and this past week I used my 8 pounders (the heaviest I have at home). Let me tell you – 3 pounds on each arm makes a difference!
As far as the other workouts are concerned, I’m still enjoying the program overall. Core Cardio is still the most challenging workout for me but in a good way!
I find it hard to believe that I only have 3.5 weeks to go. WHAT?!
So what’s next?
In true Parita fashion, I’ve already started thinking about what my fitness routine will look like once Focus T25 is over. In fact, I went through and organized the stash of workouts I’ve printed out and saved over the past 1.5 years. Most of these are Best Body Bootcamp workouts. As I was looking through everything, I had a pretty good idea of what’s next.
I’m definitely going to increase my running in terms of frequency and mileage. Right now I’m running 2 to 3.2 miles about twice a week. After T25, I want to start running at least three times a week with one of those being a much longer run (right now I’m thinking 4-6 miles). I plan to run the ING Miami Half Marathon in January, so I definitely need to keep up with my running!
And while I appreciate T25 finally incorporating weights into some of the workouts, I am itching to start strength training more regularly. I think it’s all the BBB workouts I looked through! Not 100% sure what this will look like but I know I want to strength train at least 2-3 times a week. Can’t wait!
And of course, my weekly workouts will include plenty of stretching…and rest as needed!
If you don’t follow a specific program, how do you decide what your workouts will be?
And just in case you’re interested in my weekly recaps…