22 Minutes Hard Corps: Why I didn't finish
You may remember I started this program nearly 6 months ago and then never updated about my progress after the first week. And that’s because I never finished. This is honestly the first workout program I didn’t complete start-to-finish. Though I am somewhat upset with myself for not sticking it out, I quit for reasons I consider valid and quickly moved on to satisfy my fitness needs in ways that are better suited for me. I don’t like writing negative reviews but I am always honest here so I’ll explain why this wasn’t for me.
In my week 1 review I was pretty optimistic about the program and actually enjoying the exercises. I especially liked the 22 minute workouts- so convenient as my job had been demanding more early mornings from me. By week 3-4 I noticed I was quickly tiring of the same repetitive exercises over and over and couldn’t want to start the second disc for new workouts and a change of pace. And that kept me excited and involved for a few more weeks. It was week 6 that I just couldn’t get past. I think I started and re-started week 6 three different times before finally bailing on the program.
I felt a little ridiculous complaining about being bored with a program that was only 22 minutes but I was so bored with the repetitive workouts and needed something more diverse (like my favorites: p90x3, T25, and insanity). I found myself staring at the clock the entire 22 minutes and fast-forwarding through exercises I was tired of doing. This isn’t the way to work out and I recognized this one just wasn’t for me and that’s ok. It was time to move on.
I noticed results in my body in the first two weeks but then plateaued and didn’t see much progress after. After finally bailing on this program I went back and did Hammer & Chisel over and I’m currently working through T25 Gamma – two programs I do love. I’m not sure what I’ll try next, any suggestions?
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