Thank you for the detailed reply and the ongoing support it is greatly appreciated. My daughter is a Doctor and she says exactly what you say about, weight not that important but waist is more so.
Firstly I don't see it really as being on a diet, from a food POV I have just cut out all the bad things and eating slightly smaller potions and during a meal asking myself do I need to finish this plateful or have I had sufficient. Stuff that's probably sustainable. I come form a family of skinnies and am confident that once I get rid of what is clearly excess around the midriff, providing I exercise 2/3 times a week I will be good to go long term.
The lose a stone and 4" thing is only a target, it helps with direction and motivation so don't see it as an end, just as a datum point. I think with my ex Military back ground, upbringing and general OCD tendencies, I have an over whelming desire to complete something I set out to do. Hence I must finish T25, even more so as my wife, my son, my DIL and one of my daughters did not get past week 2. However I am aware that I have the one thing that stop many people completing these such programmes and that is time.T25
To answer your question on how I get on with plank walks etc., I don't. I do the best I can every time and when I collapse, I take a nano second break and crack on, I clearly struggle with the press up elements and normally have to drop down to my knees to keep the ball rolling. I am aware of this weakness but am sure that when I tackle my press ups and waist exercises this will improve vastly. I am sure that you are aware that the T25 package has a tick chart with it and after every session you can tick barely made it or nailed it (or words to this effect) of the 36 session completed to date I have ticked nailed it just the once, so I think I am being very honest as if I have to stop or collapse during the session I cannot say I nailed it
I think they need a column somewhere in the middle, which I would hit a lot
Yes I will cherry pick certain T25 sessions and maybe some Insanity too.
Funnily enough I am enjoying the Beta session more than the Alpha, they seem to be a bit more cardio and a few more "REST" exercises throughout, so surprisingly fairly enjoyable.Pain
I hate moaning about aches and pains it just seems a bit, bleh however,
I still ache every where but some of that comes from being a certain age. But my knee issue is the major problem, last night it kept me awake as when I turned it really hurt when in certain positions. During T25 it is ok, although I can feel it in certain spots and I just hold back a little.
We moved house 6 months ago and did 80% of the full refurb my self, during this time I did what I think is pulled a muscle in my left bicep, it only hurts in certain positions and I was hoping that it would heal its self. Obviously that has not helped press ups and the like either, but as it has been 7 months now I feel a visting to the local witch doctor needs to be done before I head for the "Long Term" target of 50 press ups
Keep up the good work.