Friday, July 12, 2013

Turbo Fire Apparel

I was just told that this is what we win!! I'm super excited and can't wait for it to get here! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Turbo Fire is DONE…and I said I'd post pics- AHHH!


You know when you are starting a diet, a workout program, or even a household project for that matter, and you think after a few days, "why the heck isn't anything changing?"

…you know you have been there.


- this following is going to be a little personal (the picture) but I am confident that I need to be open about my story in order to help others. Plus, seeing is believing! Right? 

I started Turbo Fire in February after being fed up and ready to make some changes. I knew that I didn't have money to purchase a trainer (plus that took time going to the gym), I knew that I only had control of ME; what I did for activity and what I put in my mouth. A friend told me about Turbo Fire. He is a Independent Beachbody Coach and knew that I would love the upbeat music and fun that this workout offered. He also new I was active and wanted to lose weight and SEE some changes. I ordered Turbo Fire and there happended to be a FaceBook challenge group going on. I am so glad that I joined. The accountability from that group helped a lot and having to send in pictures every 30 days is a HUGE motivator in my opinion. I am SO GLAD that I took pictures. It really helped me to see changes that I wasn't seeing in the mirror and it motivated me to keep it up. I have lost 25 lbs and out of over 700 group members in the challenge I was one of the top ten Grand Prize winners! I haven't received my prize yet, but I'm pretty sure it's Beachbody apparell. How crazy is that? I don't even remember what the prizes are!

Day 1 & Day 90 of Turbo Fire
While I am pleased with the results so far, I am not where I want to be. I ordered another Beachbody program that I am incorporating with another round of Turbo Fire. It is a weight program and I'm confident I'll lost more body fat with this program.

I am also considering being a Beachbody coach because I've been so happy with this company and the programs they put out. I've had a lot of people ask me what I did! Someone asked me yesterday what supplements I was taking. I responded with a multivitamin! I am eating right and haven't taken any type of fat loss or energy supplements. Beachbody does have a shake that they make (Shakeology, a meal replacement shake) and I am going to be trying that soon because it is a protein shake with all the fuits and veggie servings, nutrients, etc.. I get plenty of that, but I think it would be great for my husband and kiddos too. I believe correcting my metabolism has been the result of my eating and working out and metabolism is key to losing weight. We all know that.

-Sharing this pic was hard but I want you all to see what a different taking the pics makes! It speaks volumes. I am soooooo glad that I joined Beachbody and purchasd Turbo Fire! 

I'll keep you updated at the end of my 90 days with ChaLean Extreme. I started that today!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Day 65

Has it really been 30 days?

I can't believe I've been so bad about posting.

Ha…who am I kidding. Yes I can!

I am loving Turbofire. The workouts are fun, the music is great, and the inches are slowly falling off of my midriff area. That is always a very tough area for me. Now, don't get me wrong, there are days when I do not want to push play. There are days when I say, "I'll just eat well and skip my workout today." But, I have actually only fallen prey to that several times. I have been VERY disciplined for the most part. I think being so frustrated with my clothes not fitting has just put me over the edge. Now it is fun for them to be comfortable again, and see the changes! While this Turbofire program is 90 days, the videos and the lifestyle change I have made will go on forever. I am excited about the progress and am getting super excited about all the different workouts and changes in my body. I am taking my 60 day pics this week and will working hard this last month. I have entered a 90 day contest online and have to submit before and after pics. Those won't be public!! Eventually I hope to post before/after pics on here, but I don't have any idea if that will ever happen. I don't have that much courage!

On another note, my little girl…14 years old, went to a party this last weekend. It was a formal themed party. I'm not going to give my opinion of that, but lets just say the evening went pretty well. She went with a "date" and we stayed and grilled out with his family while there were gone. We had a great evening. When we first arrived Grace did not want to take off her jacket. She was so uncomfortable with a strapless dress. Let's just say I hope she always is! HA! She had on her jacket most of the evening (so I was told) and I was glad. I hope that modesty lasts forever. I kind of hope it would flow into other areas as well; like shorts and swimsuits!

Here is a few that rode together.

Grace and Drew: aka- boy-friend. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Up to Day 35!

It's been a while since I've posted. My world has been a little bit of a world wind. I am on day 35 and it's still going great. Even though I haven't posted, I'm still working out!

I missed one day last week but I didn't feel bad, as I've worked hard all week. This week I'm going to be a little stricter on my food. Johanna asked me the other day if I plan on eating like this for the rest of my life. I said, "yes." I do plan on it. The difference will be when being confronted with food that I know is not "good" for me, I won't want it, or if I do, I will be satisfied with a small amount. I'm tired of feeling sick from eating too much junk. It's been six weeks and I do feel great. I don't miss the junk at all. I sent in my 30 day pics a week ago. I didn't see much of a difference but I think sixty days will be very noticeable. I am trying to just slow down. It is going to take T-I-M-E!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Day 24

Today was awesome! I pushed so hard and to the end. I finished and felt great. My face was flushed pink for a good hour after.

A full 45 min of kicks, high knees, punches, and air jacks.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Now it's day 23. I actually skipped four days due to sickness. I had some kind of funk. I honestly don't think I have ever been that congested in my whole life. I got a z-pak at the doctor yesterday and pushed through a 30 minute class this morning. I rested A LOT  over the weekend, and am hopefully back on track. I'm still a little congested, but I'm hoping it will go away soon. I did have a terrible time trying to breathe this morning.

I have still been eating really well. I am very impatient and don't like seeing the scale move slowly, but I know this is a lifestyle change. I'm almost sick to my stomach when I watch the junk that my family eats. Please don't blame me. It's seriously easier to buy it and have them happy, then not buy it and have a very unhappy husband. Marcus has been eating better (because I can control what he eats) and he has actually lost a little weight. He's doing great without soda too! Grace is the same old eat whatever I want, and then is very active in sports so she stays trim and lean. I keep telling her it will catch up with her one day. I know it will. For the most part, I fix pretty healthy dinners, but the snack foods are crappy because Jason won't eat the healthy stuff. He spends a lot of time lifting weights and doing cardio but eats a fourth meal every night. It's crap too. He doesn't eat the fruit or yogurt or nuts, he has to have the Doritos or oreos. It's very frustrating to me but I have told him till I'm blue in the face, "this is going to kill you." It is becoming very personal for me and important to me but I realize that food is also like a bad addiction. He is addicted to coke and junk food. He won't get better until he wants to. You can obviously tell how much it bothers me!

Well, I'm finishing up my roasted cabbage and liter of water and a good book tonight! I'm not feeling very well about my day 30 pics. Even though I might have a ten lb loss, I don't feel like I look very different.



Thursday, February 28, 2013

Day 17 & 18

Yesterday was a rest day. Today's workout was tough. Thankfully it's only 25 min. My legs feel like jello! I took a short clip of part of it. It's 25 min with about 8 spurts of 1 min drills.

Don't worry. I rewinded this and did it!

Day 17 & 18

Yesterday was a rest day. Today's workout was tough. Thankfully it's only 25 min. My legs feel like jello! I took a short clip of part of it. It's 25 min with about 8 spurts of 1 min drills.

Don't worry. I rewinded this and did it!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day 14, 15, & 16

Awesome days. I'm still thinking that Day 90 is so far away! I know it
will go by fast but it seems a long time away. I'm excited about my
changes. This morning was probably the hardest workout to date. There
is so much hog knees and jumping. I'm modifying for now, but I I hope
to be able to do ALL the jumps as time goes.

Rest day tomorrow! Yay!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day 12 & 13

Awesome days!! I subbed all day on Friday and never felt tired.
Chalene* says all the time you'll have more energy if you workout. I've heard it before and I've experienced it before, but last week at the beginning of Turbofire I was exhausted. I literally couldn't keep my eyes open at school one day. The last few days have been much better and maybe it's finally kicking in. The weather has been beautiful and I plan on getting outside for some jogs here soon. I'll be taking my measurements monthly, but on Day 13 I was five lbs down! I'll take it. I don't want to fret over the scale, so I'm only weighing weekly. I don't have a weight goal, as I know that doesn't mean much, but as it goes down I know it means I'm closer to getting back in certain clothes, and being at a healthy range. I'm way over that now.

*Chalene is the creator and instructor of Turbofire.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tilapia and sautéed Spinach

DAY 10 & 11

I finagled my schedule so I could be on the right days with my calendar that was sent. I was writing in different days and it got confusing. So...I skipped two days ahead and am on track. I'll just add two days at the end. Yesterday was a rest day and today was so hard to get up. I definitely have more energy than last week though -for sure!
I've been making protein smoothies for breakfast and they are so yummy and filling. I'm adding a teaspoon of Chia seeds that have 5 grams of fiber! That is a lot! Today's lunch I grabbed quickly on my way out the door; boiled egg, half avocado, a piece of turkey bologna, and two slices RF cheese. I realize now that while these are pretty healthy, I probably need to watch that fat a little more, and try to keep it lower. You think? I'm drinking lots of water too. I'm staying pretty full, also.
Apparently the picture from Instagram didn't work when I emailed the link. I won't bother with that again! I'll send it separately. I discovered the recipe on the side of the raw spinach bag for sautéing it. YUM!! I've been doing that almost everyday! I sided with with Tilapia and it was delish.
It seems I have so far to go, but I'm taking it day by day.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Day 8

Today was tough.
I was sore and tired from the weekend. I'm subbing today so I worked out early, around 5am. I'm feeling pretty tired and sleepy at school today.
I'm determined to stick it out!

Monday, February 18, 2013

DAY 5, 6, & 7

Day five was Saturday and I felt awful. We hosted 13 tenth grade girls
and I had a hard time finding the time to work out. With a cold and
some aches, I skipped. :( Sunday was a great abs day and today was my
first HIIT workout. High Intensity Interval Training. It was only 20
min but super intense! I felt great all day, though. I have eaten
excellent today and I think I might have actually surpassed my 100
grams of protein daily goal!

I forgot to weigh this morning so I will tomorrow. I want to track my
weight weekly, with my measurements and pics monthly.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day 3 & 4

Yesterday was a rest day, and today was super tough. It was the same workout as the first day, but I seem to have lost my voice, been coughing up thick junk, and feel like I'm in a fog. I've always heard exercising can help even when you don't feel like it. I'm not sure if that applies to being sick, but I think I'm just a little sick! Ha.

On a funny note, the card below made me chuckle!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Today was much more difficult. I'm a little sore from yesterday, and it was a longer class. I am feeling great though! I am trying to follow the schedule exactly like it's written. I know this might be difficult, as I might have to change the days I rest. It is a six day program. If I follow correctly, tomorrow is a rest day. This actually works out great because I have to leave the house before 6am to take a group of exchange students to the capital in Nashville. I will not be back till around 3pm and then have a couple of hours before Grace has soccer, and a parent meeting. My only problem is Saturday. We are hosting a group tenth grade girls for a Disciple Now conference. I am way too embarrassed to perform this workout in front of anyone! HA! I am thinking I may do it while they are in a "session" or while they are at church in the evening. We shall see. I can't let that be my reason for skipping that day too! 

I took my before pictures and I have promised myself to put them on the blog at the end of the 90 days, with my after pics. That is motivation enough for me to keep it up! My friend suggested weekly. HAHAHA! That is funny. Yeah Right! 

Till next time...


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day 1

This was fun, but challenging. I think I'm going I have a blast! I took my pictures and boy, are they motivating! I'll post videos later! The music in these workouts are great!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Almost here...

Turbofire should be here today.

I'm very excited about starting this program. I've yet to take my before pics, so tonight I will have to do that and take all my measurements.

I'm making a healthy dinner tonight, with a sour cream bunt cake I had planned to make over the weekend, but it didn't happen. From here on out I've made a conscience decision to just be more AWARE of what goes into my body; and my family's. Marcus has had two Sprites since his surgery! I'm proud of him and hope to keep it up. We've been making him soda from our soda stream, but I still want him to get un addicted to soda. Period! I try to equate it to smoking or any other drug. I know it's hard for him.  But dang, he's twelve! Young enough that it's my fault!

Poor Marcus has had over a 103 temperature since yesterday, too. Ugh.

Stay tuned for tomorrow!! I can't wait to get up super early to exercise! - did I really just write that?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


It's been so long I even forgot my password. Seriously. But I have very good motivation for signing back in and getting in the routine of blogging again.


I am so excited I haven't been able to think about much else in a few weeks. See, I have been having weird dreams and thoughts that if I don't take care of my body, I might not have the chance later. I know it sounds cliche, but I think it is the Lord's way to telling me it's time to stop fooling around with the crap I put in my body and not exercising like I should. I know there are plenty of things out there that I could do, but I LOVE workouts that are never the same. I love workouts that don't require you to do the same boring movement hours after hours. I've always wanted to try one like this, so I took the plunge. I want to post my successes/trials here so YOU can encourage me, and hold me accountable. I don't plan on any particular diet with this, I plan on increasing my protein big time, and getting all the crap out of my body; like SUGAR!  I will pretty much be eating as clean as I can.

While I won't be posting my before pictures I am taking this week (shocker, I know), I will be posting at  the end of my 90 day challenge. That is what freaks me out. I will be posting a before and after pic at the end of the 90 days. I am anxious to see the transformation and I know you will be too!

I should have this in the mail any day. I'll let you know how it goes!