Focus T25 Challenge Week 4: Our Participants are More Fit, but are They Losing Weight?

We’re now officially one month into the HighYa Focus T25 Challenge, and our participants are finding many of the workouts easier to complete, without having to lean heavily on the modified versions. While we learned last week that the participants were falling into a routine and were really pushing themselves to succeed, we noticed that both individuals were having difficulty losing any meaningful weight. Because of this, we decided that it would be a good idea to ask each participant about their eating habits this week, and to gauge their feelings about the potential for Focus T25 to help others lose weight. Let’s see what they had to say:

Test Subject #1

Now that you’re on the fourth week, are the routines easier to complete?
The exercises are still difficult for me, but of course I am stronger and have more tolerance to push myself more.

Can you do the regular routines yet, or are you still doing the modified versions?
I still am going back and forth between Sean T and the modified workouts.

Were you able to stick with a sensible diet and maintain healthy eating habits during the week? Why or why not?
Yes, most days I did really well and stuck to my plan.

Do you feel that the Focus T25 program is helping or hindering your healthy eating habits?
I think it is helping, because I am doing this review and feel like I want to show good results. However in real life, if I didn’t have to answer to anyone, I would probably slip up more. I don’t think this is a magic workout that you will simply do and automatically lose weight. It will help you build strength and tone though, if you’re at that level.

Do you find that you're more or less hungry during the week?
I feel pretty much the same. The workout is almost 30 minutes per day, so I don’t think it’s enough to change how hungry you feel.

How much weight did you lose this week?
None—I gained 2 pounds.

How much total weight have you lost so far?
4 pounds.

Have you experienced any noticeable results?
Yes, I feel like my legs and glutes are firmer.

Do you feel like you’ve made progress after 4 weeks?
Yes, I like that the workout is more familiar to me, and I am definitely stronger. In fact, it’s now actually fun to walk (and even run) up a hill. I can’t wait for summer so I can walk around without quickly running out of breath. I’m actually a little scared that I’ll lose my strength after I’m done with the program. As a result, I think I’ll have to keep doing the workout after my 10 weeks have passed in order to keep building my strength. Otherwise, I feel it will all have been for nothing. I think you should look at this workout as part of your daily life, and not just as a 10-week plan. Otherwise, you won’t experience permanent results.

What is the most important thing that you learned during the first 4 weeks of T25?
This program is great to build strength, but if you want to lose weight, you’ll likely need to add another hour of cardio and be part of a weight lose program. I would follow the T25 nutrition plan, but it’s very specific and I can’t afford it. And to tell the truth, I wasn’t even aware it came with an eating program in the first place.

Daily Breakdown

Day 1 – Cardio: I like starting out with this workout, because it’s fast and puts me in a good mood for the week.

Day 2 – Total Body Circuit: Very difficult, and I’m happy when it’s over for the week.

Day 3 – Lower Focus: I was able to keep up a little more this week, but I still can’t keep my balance too well on this workout.

Day 4 – Total Body Circuit: It’s a beastly workout, but it makes you feel you are working hard and not a wasting your time.

Day 5 – Ab Intervals: This was so difficult that I couldn’t keep up. It really works out your body, and I was hurting the following day.

Day 6 – Stretching: I got in a good sweat during this workout, but it’s not that bad. It feels really good to stretch after five days of intense working out.

Test Subject #2

Now that you’re on the fourth week, are the routines easier to complete?
It’s still very hard for me, but I’ve I definitely seen a ton of results on my body this week.

Can you do the regular routines yet, or are you still doing the modified versions?
I’m doing some regular and some modified.

Were you able to stick with a sensible diet and maintain healthy eating habits during the week? Why or why not?
Sometimes I was doing well, and sometimes I wasn’t. However, I found that when I didn’t do well it affected my ability to exercise, and I was not able to push myself to Sean T’s level. I’ve come to understand that if you don’t stick to a strict healthy eating plan, this program will not help you lose weight. In other words, if you’re looking to only complete the exercises without backing them up with proper nutrition, you will not see results. You will feel stronger and you can push yourself more, but you will not experience any weight loss.

Do you feel that the Focus T25 program is helping or hindering your healthy eating habits?
The program makes me feel obligated to eat better, because the workouts are so difficult. In other words, it’s only worthwhile if I’m burning the fat I want to lose, rather than burning off what I just ate.

Do you find that you're more or less hungry during the week?
This workout is never going to change anyone’s palate, and I know that I’m always going to crave delicious food. However, this program makes me more cautious about what I put into my mouth, because I want to make sure that the workout is not a waste of time.

How much weight did you lose this week?
None.

How much total weight have you lost so far?
3 pounds.

Have you experienced any noticeable results?
Yes, my legs and my arms have never looked more toned.

Do you feel like you’ve made progress after 4 weeks?
Absolutely. I definitely feel stronger, but my goal is to lose weight, not to feel stronger.  

What is the most important thing that you learned during the first 4 weeks of T25?
In order to get results, you have to be persistent. And if you don’t include a healthy eating plan as part of the program, you’ll never lose much weight.

Daily Breakdown

Day 1 – Cardio: This is one of my favorites, because it’s nonstop it makes time go by very fast.

Day 2 – Total Body Circuit: This is probably the most overwhelming workout, but is also makes you sweat the most.

Day 3 – Lower Focus: I felt like my thighs were still tightening even when I stopped doing the squats. It’s a very intense workout, but totally worth it.

Day 4 – Total Body Circuit: This workout is very difficult and frustrating. I wish I could follow Sean T all the way through, but I don’t feel like I’m there yet.

Day 5 – Ab Intervals: This is the most annoying workout for me because I know that my stomach is my most stubborn area, and I feel like this workout isn’t going to adequately address my problem.

Day 6 – Stretching: It feels nice to do this workout. You feel really good afterward.

Looking to Lose Weight with Focus T25? If So, this May Not be the Program for You

It’s often the case that individuals with more sedentary lifestyles have a greater propensity to lose weight, at least when compared to those who are already active. However, at least with Participant #1, they’re finding that exercise alone isn’t enough to help them lose weight. And for Participant #2, who already led a more active lifestyle prior to beginning T25, they’ve found that the workouts haven’t helped them lose weight, or even to address some of their problem areas.

Will our participants be able to stick to a sensible diet next week? If so, will they finally start experiencing some sizable weight loss results? Stay tuned for our Focus T25 Week 5 results soon, and find out for yourself!


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