Why I LOVE the T25 Workout System

Why I LOVE the T25 Workout System


So why do I love the workout system T25? Well, because it works! Nobody had to pay, bribe, or ask me to say that – it’s just the truth!

If you don’t know what T25 is, it’s a collection of about 15 DVD workouts that come with a schedule to follow. Each workout is 25 minutes long (hence the 25!) and it was created by the Insanity guy, Shaun T. There are two phases that come with the set, Alpha and Beta, and each phase is about 5 weeks long (there is a third phase, but you have to purchase it separately and I’ve yet to try it). Each workout has a “focus” – sometimes it’s abs, sometimes it’s cardio, sometimes it’s lower body, etc – and each workout has a “modifier” to show you low-impact versions of all the moves.

So, why am I gaga over it? Well, as I said, it really works! I went from being the biggest I’ve ever been (post baby) to the best-shape-of-my-life by doing this system. Of course, to get the best results, you must follow the diet plan, that is included with the workout kit; I did it to the “T” and wow – it was incredible!!!

To give you an example of what it’s really like – for breakfast I would have 2 eggs and 4 egg whites scrambled with parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper (I’ve literally ate this every morning for the past year, it’s so good!!). For lunch I’d have some chicken mixed with plain greek yogurt (I know, I hated the thought until I tried it, it tastes like sour cream!) and dijon mustard in a pita. Then for dinner, I’d have something like salmon with avocado and a homemade citrus dressing. Trust me, I NEVER cook (I’m NOT good at it) and I easily did this. Basically, if you limit your meals to about 300-350 calories and have a couple 100-150 calorie snacks per day, you’ll be sweet!

To give you an idea of my frame, I’m 5’4 and typically weigh around 110-115 when I’m not pregnant or recovering from being pregnant (lol). When I started T25 the firs time, I was 125 and after just 8 weeks of doing these 25 minute workouts and following the meal plan…I was down to 108 and in the best physical shape of my life!! I lost a ton of “inches” and pounds and gained a lot of lean muscle (don’t worry, I promise you WILL NOT bulk up, I have a tendency to do this and I did not with this program) and I gained confidence! I wish I had a before and after photo to show you, but I don’t…sorry!

I was toned, fit, had endurance, flexible, confident, not too skinny, and happy when I finished the T25 program; this isn’t something I can say about ANY OTHER workout series I’ve ever completed.

So, almost a year later, I’m back at it again. The holidays (and my sisters-in-law visiting) got the best of me and I…let’s say…overate…so, come February I was ready to get back at it! I’ve just completed the Alpha Phase again and I’m very happy with where my body is right now. I’ve lost about 6 pounds and I’m getting toned and stronger. In fact, the last workout I did I noticed quite the spring-in-my-step jump!!

I’m a very busy mom/entrepreneur/wife/etc. and I made the decision to commit 25 minutes to a healthier happier me. If you are looking for something quick, yet effective, to try to get ready for summer, I really suggest you look on Craigslist, Ebay, BeachBody.com, or Amazon and get this workout system! It’s very manageable and the results are better than anything else I’ve ever tried (including P90X, Insanity, & 30 Day Shred).

And for those reasons, that’s why I love T25!


P.S. I did not get compensated in any way to write this review, that’s not what WIRL Project is all about. I’m just telling it to you straight, in true WIRL style. Take it or leave it ;)

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Sara Brennan is the founder of WIRL Project and was also recently named as one of the Top 30 Under 30 Future Business Leaders of Charlotte, NC. In her spare time she loves to hang out with her Australian husband, Mitch, her toddler son, Mason, and her two dogs, Koby and Skeeter. She shares much of her life and thoughts in her writing and enjoying being around like-minded individuals who are authentic. Interested in contacting Sara about WIRL Project or other endeavors? Join the WIRL Project community or use the Contact form on the website to get in touch with her.


  1. Profile photo of Sara Brennan

    I agree @sammyrose130! And even though they kill me, the Circuit workouts are great too!

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  2. Profile photo of Samantha Solada

    i know this is a workout that is made to be done in a certain order and almost everyday , but ill often do the day 1 of the alpha program (i feel its the best over all body workout of the week) whenever I feel like I need to get a calorie burner in or its raining and I cant do a bike ride or something outside. It really is an amazing workout and if you’re someone who is nervous to try Sean T does a great job of giving alternative moves that arent as difficult and allows you to keep moving. Def worth the 25 minues.

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