Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What Have I Been Doing?

TURBOFIRE, that's what!!

Left was the end of T25, right is 25 Days after starting TurboFire.
My center is definitely looking leaner, which I like!
Here’s what TurboFire advertisements say: “TurboFire is an intense cardio conditioning program from fitness innovator Chalene Johnson. She’ll help you get leaner with exercises that burn up to 9x more fat and calories than regular cardio does. And with more than 20 smoking-hot music remixes, TurboFire will pick you up and push you past your limits.”

Do I agree? ABSOLUTELY!! I’m obsessed with TurboFire and can’t wait to get up and do the workouts (2 times a week) or come home and do them! The schedule gives you 1 day a week off, which is Wednesday…although last week I fell behind so I’m using today to catch up with the schedule! SEE, I’m still not doing things perfect, but I’m making it work for ME. You have to enjoy your workouts and I’m no different. It's been especially fun after coming off of Focus T25 which wasn't manly, or girly at all. I'd say that was neutral...where TurboFire is all about the ladies :)

Chalene Johnson is truly an amazing trainer and motivator. So forget the excuses. Forget the gym. Because the hottest classes in Southern California come to you through this!

TurboFire includes 12 workouts on 11 DVDs:
The number in each title designates the class length, which has helped me decide whether or not I can do my workout in the morning or if I should wait until after work.

FireStarter Class
Master the TurboFire moves as Chalene breaks them down at a slower pace so that you can be ready for the HIIT classes. I’ll be honest, watching me try to do this DVD the first 2 times was probably hysterical. Lucky for me, my boyfriend was still sleeping and I don’t have a pet. I literally laughed at how uncoordinated I was at times. Its been since college since I took a kick boxing class, so I use that as my excuse. But, I've been able to master the moves and now there’s no more FireStarter on my schedule…which is kind of sad because I loved the music in this one!

Low HIITs  (Low HIIT 20, Low HIIT 25)
Don’t let the “low” (as in low impact) fool you! This is still high intensity workouts with that AfterBurn effect to keep you burning calories long after you’re done working out. I LOVE these 2 workouts! The music is great and Chalene talks to you like you’re really there. My friend from college did the Low HIIT 25 class with me when she was visiting, and the next day we were both in serious pain (you know, the good pain J). I love how the HIIT’s are planned as 1 minute ALL out followed by 1 minute recovery. It helps me to push it even harder during the one minute on, knowing I have one minute off really soon.        

Fire HIITs (Fire 30, Fire 40, Fire 45, Fire 55)
So far in my schedule I've only done Fire 30 and Fire 40. I like that the program keeps adding different routines as you go through so that you don’t get bored of any. And, it gives me time to master them! I’m really good at the Fire 40 routine and am almost able to do it 100% without messing up (almost). Fire 30 is still pretty new for me and my legs are burning by the last 10 minutes, so I have a lot of room to improve! I’ll let you know how Fire 45 and Fire 55 go!

Extreme HIIT’s (HIIT 15, HIIT 20, HIIT 25)
Extreme is right! These are not low impact (unless you follow the modifier, which I try not to do…but sometimes I have no choice). There is jumping and sweating and your legs will be screaming at you to stop. But you get rests just like in the Low HIIT’s. I have A LOT of  improving to do in these workouts. Which again, makes me keep going back for more with EXCITEMENT!
                                            
Stretch 10 and Abs 10!
Relaxing and relieving is what Stretch 10 is, and Abs 10 will leave your love handles screaming for mercy. I love that.

The Fuel the Fire Nutrition Guide has given me some really great recipe ideas that don’t require too much prep, time or ingredients. Which you know is important to me. I have too much enjoying my nights to do instead of slaving over a stove!


The TurboFire Class Schedule hangs on my fridge so that I see it every time I’m there! This helps me prepare for the next day and stay on track!

And that's what I've been up to the past few weeks! I have a ways to go still but I'm getting so much better and using this blog, and all of my challengers as accountability and motivation! Want to see it live and in action--here's a video! Not of me, but the program. Haha....Not that confident y'all!

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  1. I've been using turbo fire and I love it but lately I just haven't been "feeling" it lately I would much prefer to run. I need some motivation to get up in the mornings and do the workouts. I enjoy it just would rather run is that odd?!?!? lol

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  2. I have had Turbo Fire for about a year now. Seriously wish I could love it. So intense. Seeing your pictures though is definite motivations. Keep it up lady you are looking great!

    Jenessa
    andthatsbeautifultome.blogspot.com

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