T25 - Wow.. awesome

So quite recently I started a new workout regimen.  I've been, for the past two years or so,  continually doing weight training with a pretty basic routine.  There was nothing particularly wrong with my regular routine, in fact it has shown excellent results in building up my mass.  As friends have told me I look "swoll up", which I generally accept as a compliment.

 I decided, however, that it was high time I work on "cutting" rather than bulking, especially since my family and I are planning a vacation to California soon, during which I'll expect to be at a pool or near a beach for some portion of the trip.  I want that ever-elusive 6 pack so I can show up and show off.  So my wife and I (she has similar goals) decided to give Shaun T with T25 a try.  We figured 25 minutes of work actually fits our busy schedule pretty well, and it didn't hurt to give it a try.

I must say I'm rather impressed by the workout.  It's not extremely difficult like some versions of high intensity interval training I've done in the past, but it's definitely on the edge, and much harder than your typical treadmill/bicycle cardio session. Your body gets taxed and if you perform the workout as directed you really do feel the work being done.

We've been at it for 3 weeks now and I must say I like the results so far.  I've already lost some weight and am showing up with muscles in places that were simply coated with fat before.  I think if we continue I should be able to easily attain my goal within a few short weeks.

The coolest thing, is that I see this as something I can continue, even with my weight training.  It's only a tiny fraction of time (25 minutes!!!) and it really does work during that period.  I don't think I've lost any amount of muscle, even though I have lost some weight.  If anything I think I may be maintaining or gaining some extra muscle in places I haven't really focused greatly on (my legs..I'm HORRIBLE with taking care to include my legs in my workouts, but this program sort of forces you into it)

So that's my take on Shaun T's T25.  Great workout, fun, and easy, but really works you hard if you stick to it.  I'd definitely recommend anyone to give it a try.

 Here you can find a discounted version of the program. Gotta love Amazon!