T25: The T stands for “F you”

After a successful stint with INSANITY, Donnie and I started doing to T25 a few weeks ago. We decided it was too difficult to do 50 minutes of insane cardio every day, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” If you’re not familiar with INSANITY, it’s basically a workout for college sprinters/basketball/football players. Luckily Shaun T (creator of INSANITY) made a shorter, more convenient workout called Focus T25. I’m not sure what we’re focusing on, but if I had to guess, I’d say hamstrings because that is what hurts the most right now.


T25 is 10 weeks, 5 days a week, 25 minutes a day of nonstop cardio, lunges, pushups, burpees, squats, planks, jabs, etc. No breaks. Basically, it’s a hellacious 25 minutes of torture that seems to last at least an hour.

At first we thought it’d be easier because it was shorter than INSANITY. Nope! It’s just as hard. It might even be harder. Either that, or I’m super out of shape. It takes me a while to warmup and about halfway through I’m dripping in sweat and wishing it was over.

Week 1 we did workouts on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday were busy nights and then Friday came and we thought, “Let’s not workout tonight and start over again on Monday.” So we did.

Week 1: Part 2 was more successful. We made it all the way through, with burning calves and aching hammies.

Week 2 was alright. I skipped one day because I played volleyball all night and by the time I got home at 10 pm, I was not feeling like doing a 25-minute workout.

Week 3: I did the workout Monday and Tuesday. Went on a bike ride Wednesday and justified no workout. Played volleyball Thursday, no need to workout. Walked 3-ish miles on Friday (75% humidity) with the kids (which felt like 10 miles)… no workout.

Week 4 starts today. I’m really feeling guilty so I’m going to force myself to do the workout.

It’s a lot of work staying in shape, but there are results to be had so I can’t quit now!


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