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TurboFire (6 weeks completed)

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

Wow, I can’t believe I’m halfway through the TurboFire program!  When I started I thought it would be a long, tedious 12 weeks, but it has really been flying by.  That being said, it was a tough couple of weeks for me!  Even though I felt like I knew the classes pretty well I felt tired and not as motivated.  Not to mention I was watching the scale and not seeing any change!  Despite my lack of motivation, I was able to get through all of my workouts and am happy I did!

Weeks 5 and 6 follow the same schedule which include more strength training classes.   Thanks to some encouragement from my sister, I am really starting to push myself in the sculpt 30 and tone 30 classes and can feel that I’m getting stronger each time!  I’m also noticing that I’m becoming more flexible and continuing to build my stamina.  Plus, this was the first week I could do all of the moves including the burpees, yay!

I was pretty disappointed to see that my weight hadn’t changed over these last two weeks, but I guess seeing my measurements go down makes me feel a little better!  Here’s what I lost!

Arms: -.5

Waist -right under my ribs: -5

Waist-belly button: -2

Waist-under belly button: -1

Hips: -1

Thighs: -1

Calves: -1

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TurboFire (4 weeks completed)

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

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Wow, it seems like I just wrote my 2 week update on how TurboFire is working for me, and here I am giving my 4 week update!  I am happy to say I am stronger and have a lot more stamina then I did when I started the 12 week TurboFire challenge.  If you read my first post you saw that I had to do the Fire Starter class for a full week before I started the program.  This was partly because I was unable to keep up physically and also because I felt I needed a little more time to learn the moves and steps.  Now, 4 weeks in, I find when she calls out the combos I am able to do them almost without thinking.  Because I have become more familiar with the classes I am able to put more into them and always feel like I’ve gotten a great workout.

In weeks 3 & 4 I had one low hit class and one hit class each week.  These are definitely still the hardest for me.  You have to go with every ounce of your strength and energy for about a minute, take about a minute recovery time, then do it again usually with around 3 combos that you do 2-3 times.  By the end my legs feel like jello and I am dripping with sweat!  These classes are supposed to be effective because you elevate your heart-rate and it stays somewhat raised throughout the day.

The other classes for these weeks included the fire 45 and 55 classes, tone 30 class, core 20 class, sculpt 30 class, and various stretching classes.  I appreciate the variety of the workouts which keeps me from getting bored or too used to the workouts.  My body still feels sore each week when with other workouts I’ve done I don’t feel sore anymore after the first few days.  I have been very strict with myself making sure I get my 6 workouts a week in and haven’t missed one yet. I am eating balanced, healthy meals but still have treats now and then and am not a freak about dieting.  I enjoy food too much for that!

Now for my results so far!  Over the last 2 weeks I have lost 3 more pounds, not a huge number, but I’ll take it!  Whats even more exciting for me is how my measurements have changed.  The bad news is I didn’t get around to taking my actual measurements until week 3, so these changes are only a reflection of what I’ve lost from week 3 to week 4.  The good news is, even in that short amount of time I have seen quite a bit of change.  I did my inches lost a little differently since I am especially watching my stomach/hip area after recently having a baby.  Here are inches lost so far!

Arms: – .5

Waist -Right under my ribs: -1

Waist-Belly Button: -3!!!

Waist-Below belly button (other Moms may know this as the “pooch” area): -2

Hips: -1

Thighs: -1

If I can see this much change in my measurements in a week, I’m beyond excited to see what the next 2 weeks will bring!  If you are working out at home I would definitely encourage you to read Sarah’s post regarding the scale vs measurements and to start recording your measurements.  I was pretty surprised to see how much my body was changing and it has me pumped up for the next two weeks of my TurboFire challenge!  If you want to learn more about the program feel free to ask me questions and check out the details or purchase it with the link below!

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TurboFire (2 weeks completed)

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 in Featured, Fitness

TurboFire is an intense 12 week workout with 6 classes a week.  The classes follow a cardio kickboxing theme and range from core workouts, to longer Fire EZ workouts (don’t be tricked, not easy!), and the infamous Low Hit/Hit classes.  This is by far the most intense workout I have ever done!

Two months after having my sweet baby girl I eagerly went back to my pre-pregnancy workout.  I switched off between a walking/aerobics DVD and doing my elliptical machine for a half hour.  If I was feeling like I wanted a challenge I would do one of Jillian Michael’s workouts for beginners.  I did this for a couple of months without seeing too many results and I quickly got bored and discouraged.  I was pretty frustrated and talked to my sister about it.  She was sure that I wasn’t challenging myself enough and encouraged me to try out the TurboFire workout from Beachbody.  Wow, talk about challenging myself!  I cried half way through the first 40 minute workout.  Not just was the workout way more advanced then what I was used to, but I was also trying to do it with a 5 month old and a 2 1/2 year old!  At the end of that first intro class (called Fire Starter) I was exhausted!  At first I felt discouraged because I didn’t know the moves and circuits and felt like I was a step behind the whole time.  But then I realized, even with being behind I had got a pretty awesome workout!  I was dripping with sweat and my heart was racing.  Not to mention the next day I could feel just about every muscle in my body!  I decided to take a “warm-up” week to adjust to this style of workout and learn some of the moves.  I would definitely recommend doing the Fire Starter class for a few days or even a week if you are new to high intensity workouts.  (or had recently had a baby like me!)

So now technically, I have been doing TurboFire  for 3 weeks, and am 2 weeks into the 12 week program, if that makes any sense!  The classes so far include some longer cardio workouts and some low hit classes, which are crazy!  They are generally shorter, but make up for it in crazy intensity.  They are full of fire drills where you go as hard and fast as you can for about a minute then recover then do it again.  I really appreciate the Core classes because I’m trying to build up my stomach/back muscles after my pregnancy.  After I did the first core workout I could really feel my ab muscles and was happy to know the workout was effective!  There is a lot of jumping in the workout and I would recommend making sure you have good shoes.  I had to retire my 2 1/2 year old workout shoes and buy some new ones. (hey, I’m not complaining about buying new shoes!) I decided to go with the Nike Dual Fusion, which I love!  They have a lot of support and since buying them my feet and knees haven’t been sore.  Yay!

Nike Women's Dual Fusion Shoe

I have grown to really enjoy it and am definitely seeing a difference in my body.  I have just recently taken my measurements so I will have inches lost when I do my next post at 4 weeks in to the program.  That being said, I’ve lost about 4 pounds and have seen a difference in how my clothes fit.  I’ve also had people comment that I look like I’m losing weight, which is always nice to hear!  I’ll be back after I complete week 4 to let you know how its going and how my body is responding!


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