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Turbo Fire (part 2) :)

Saturday, July 09, 2011

So... Haven't blogged in a while, but here it goes.

I am really feeling down about a couple of things. I finally broke down and bought the Turbo Fire for myself. You see, about 3 weeks ago, I had done this darn thing religiously for 5 weeks straight, never missed a day. My poor friend that I was doing it with, her whole family came down with Strep Throat. Everyone got better, but her 7 year old daughter. She ended up in the hospital with Scarlet Fever, only to have surgery where they had to drill holes in her left wrist and left knee to get this infection out/off of the the bones. This was getting into her growth plates! Awful, awful stuff. She has a PICC line at home for the next 3.5 weeks, she has had 4 allergic reactions to the antibiotics that she has been administered to her,...and so on. I am really feeling for my friend, who is so behind in her work (even though she works out of her home), and she is getting severe cabin fever. We were doing so good at working out, and I feel bad, because she doesn't have an "out". I do hope that her daughter gets well very soon!! It just goes to show that we have absolutely no control over what happens in life, that's for sure.

The other thing that I am down about, is that I went from having exercise everyday for 5 weeks, to a damn standstill! Why can't I get motivated??? Very frustrated! I was feeling great, feeling toned, and enjoying being able to workout with my friend, and now for almost 4 weeks, I have been SUPER lazy! :( Ugh! I've been swimming with the kids, but I have NO ENERGY!!! emoticon i went from feeling great and wanting get out and do things with my kids to BLAH!! WTH????!!!

Sooo, my plan is to get back to it! I bought the Turbo Fire system and I am going to get back in it! I have to get my energy levels back to the way they were. School will be starting in 40 days and I need to be where I was when I got off of this fitness trip! I am going crazy! On a positive note, I am still losing, because I am watching what I eat, and how much. Glad that I didn't sway from that, or I would be even worse off...

2 weeks ago was hard..., my dad's birthday was on 6-29, and I was feeling somewhat down. I wish he had made it past 55 years of age. He would've been a proud papa and granddad. He only knew my oldest not even 2 years of her life. Never met the other two babies I had. I need to honor him by keeping myself healthy, and exercising. I want to be around to watch my kiddos grow and have lives of their own. It really starts to make us think about our mortality, when you lose a parent at a fairly early age. As we, ourselves age, things start to go at much a much more rapid pace than we want it to. What a crazy/scary thing that is!

Thanks for listening to me ramble..., that's what happens when you can't sleep and it's 3am. hahaha I want to thank all of my Spark Buddies for helping me and encouraging me. I can't do this without you! emoticon emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/12/2011 12:53PM

    I hope your friend's daughter gets better soon. And good for you for getting back on the program, and for staying on track nutritioally while you were off!

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NOTHIN2IT 7/10/2011 9:42PM

    I am very proud of you! It's so hard to pick yourself up and get moving when you feel so low. That is an accomplishment right there :) You can do this! I bet after starting Turbo Fire again you will be right back where you were in no time. Life happens and we have to adjust....just like you are doing!

Sorry about your dad. That is a hard thing. My older brother died when I was 16. I've always had a hard time when big things happen...graduation, marriage, kids, etc. because he isn't there with me. But they ARE with us. We just can't see them! I'm sure they are with us a lot more then we realize. Sorry you have been feeling down. I hope you will be feeling better soon! Love ya sweetie! Hang in there! emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 7/9/2011 6:29AM

    I'm glad you reminded yourself of the reasons that you want to do this--It's always easier to come up with reasons not to exercise!

I have to do a super long run in a little while without my workout buddy Jessika--but I just gotta make myself do it. It is so much more fun with a buddy and it keeps you accountable.

I will keep your friend's daughter in my prayers.

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    I will keep your friend's daughter in my thoughts and prayers. Your plan of 'get back to it,' sounds good. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals.

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Let me just say....

Thursday, June 09, 2011

So, today will be week 3 of Turbo Fire! I love the fact that I haven't missed one single day! Woohoo! Sundays are our rest days, so it's nice to have that little break, but no so much of a break that we don't want to get back into it!

The thing that I am finding very frustrating right now, is that I am not seeing rapid weight loss results. My friend and I have been doing this and being totally dedicated to it, but I think that my lack of sleep is really messing with my hormones! She has lost 4lbs..., I've lost 1? Really??? I would've thought that putting that kind of cardio in every single day (kicking and punching), and now since we are 3 weeks in, we are incorporating more strength training, and core/abs exercises, that I would be doing better than I am. I guess I need to do a little more during the day. I have totally been watching what I am eating, but then I wonder if I am not eating enough calories... I guess I need to get back to tracking. Maybe I can see where I am lacking/overindulging. Just utterly frustrated! I wish that I could get a little more sleep, as I think that it would help, but with it being summer, and my kiddos being home..., well... Not happening! I live for my Friday and Saturdays! I get 8 to 10 hours for each day. So I try to get back to somewhat normal. I am just trying to tell myself that they won't be home forever, so I am taking advantage of the time they are home with me.

On a positive note..., I am losing inches. Thank God something is transforming for the good on this body! lol

Hope you all have a super fantastic Thursday! The weekend is quickly approaching! Enjoy! :)

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NOTHIN2IT 6/9/2011 1:15PM

    I'm so sorry. I know it's frustrating but don't get down on yourself. You are losing inches and that is fantastic! I bet the lack of sleep is playing a big role. I don't know how you survive! Maybe try to get a few extra zzz's by taking a nap in the afternoon. Put a movie on for the kids and have quite time. ( I do that a lot!)

Yes, you need to enjoy your kids because they do grow up so fast. My oldest I had to put in daycare when I went through my divorce and was a single really sucked! I cried all the way to work every day. So, I think it's great you can be with them! But you need to take care of yourself too! Wish I could be there...I would totally take your kids so you could sleep!

Hang in there! emoticon

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JESSIKA_56 6/9/2011 7:54AM

    Losing inches is sometimes better than losing pounds!

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JANNEPERRY 6/9/2011 7:45AM

    That's right--go for the inches. Now that I'm in maintenance, I'm not trying to lose really, but I am losing inches ( OK fraction of inches). Don't be so hard on yourself. You're doing the right things, it will pay off--even on the scale eventually!

As for the kiddos, that's right--enjoy them as they will be gone before you know it! emoticon

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BACKINNB 6/9/2011 6:45AM

    emoticon Losing inches! Sticking to a workout routine emoticon Losing 1 pound emoticon
I am learning in this journey it is not ALL about the number on the scale AND that the other victories are just as important to celebrate! emoticon
On that note I track EVERYTHING! Otherwise I undereat.....

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EXENEC 6/9/2011 4:50AM

  I will be one of many, I'm sure, to say that muscle weighs more than fat and the fact you're losing inches means you're doing great. You're also speeding your metabolism by building muscle. So have patience and good luck.

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Turbo Fire... :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

My friend Wendy, and I started Turbo Fire (Chalene Johnson) last Friday! Oh my goodness! It is so much fun! I already feel a difference with all the boxing and jabbing that you have to do! It's a cross between kickboxing and Zumba! We have done it 3 days now (Sunday was a rest day)(two 30 minute sessions and one 15 minute intervals (crazy)) Tomorrow we do a 55 minute session! WOWZER!! It makes you really want to push yourself. I have been going over her house to do it. There are going to be some of those days where I can't make it over there for whatever reason, so I ordered her "Greatest HIITs" dvd (High Intensity Interval Training). I have to make sure that I want to stick with it, so that I can see the results!

I have been really watching what I am eating! I have my moments, but I never deprive myself of something, or I know that I will fail this. If I want a piece of chocolate, well, by God, I'm going to have a piece of chocolate! My jeans are finally fitting better, and I bought a size smaller shirts. I didn't have to shop in the "plus size" this time. That made me feel great!! :)

If you want something that is going to work EVERY muscle in your body, this thing is really fun! It's even more enjoyable doing it with someone else!
Have a super fantastic week! Enjoy the weather, and just get out and MOVE!!! emoticon

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JANNEPERRY 5/24/2011 1:28PM

    I'm glad you found a workout that you like and you're seeing good results from all your fitness activities! You go girl! emoticon emoticon

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LEIGHOC 5/24/2011 8:15AM

    Hey! I just got TF also! I am not doing the HIIT dvds yet. I'm following her program where you work up your cardio for a period of time before starting the HIITs (it's in the book that comes with the dvds)
I am also loving it.
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FANGFACEKITTY 5/23/2011 10:21PM

    Way to go on the clothes! And in finding something you enjoy doing. Turbo Fire sounds fun. I enjoyed Zumba when I did it a few times & I think I would like kickboxing too.

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NOTHIN2IT 5/23/2011 7:16PM

    Thanks for the info. I have been thinking about getting it too...Now I think I will! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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BACKINNB 5/23/2011 6:53PM

    emoticonthat your clothes are fitting better and that you found a workout that you like. Isn't shopping in the regular sizes GREAT? I too am seeing those subtle changes and am always looking for an enjoyable workout. If I get to throw punches changes are I will love it. emoticonfor the recommendation!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

So, I am normally a very positive, upbeat person. I can take a lot of things that might look grim to someone and turn it around in a heartbeat. I can't fool myself any longer. I have put on 3lbs in the last 2 months. I haven't been applying myself, like I was before. I was walking here and there, but wasn't going to the gym, the one thing that held me accountable for getting my workout in for the day. I am very disappointed in myself, but plan on turning things around.

I went to the gym for the first time in 3 weeks, and you know what?? I felt AWESOME!! I knew that once I actually got over that hump of stepping inside the Y, that I would feel that power once again! I just had to do it! Here in 10 days, my kids are out of school, and I have to make it a priority to get to that gym, before I even head home. This way, I have energy for the day, don't feel like a lump of poo, and can interact with my kiddos by getting out and doing things during our summer together. I know that they are looking forward to being out, and I have mixed feelings about that. I know that on one hand I won't get any sleep, but on the other, I know that we can do some fun stuff while they are with me! :) I am looking forward to it and dreading it all at once! lol

My friend that I have been going to the gym with since January, well..., we haven't been able to pair up at the gym here lately, and that's why I have failed to put myself first and just go (whether she's there, or not). We actually got to workout today, and it's put us in good spirits, so I know I can do this!!! :)

Thanks for letting me go on about what's going on with me. I am hoping that I get this mess all turned around and start to get back in it 110%! I am ready now...that swimsuit of mine is calling me, and I keep pushing it away. I want to be able to embrace it! :)

Have a fantastic week! Thanks to all of my Spark buddies that keep me in check and give me support and encouragement everyday!!! Love to you all!

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FANGFACEKITTY 5/17/2011 3:24PM

    We all have our off days. Here is a very motivating blog that helps put things into perspective, from THISYEARSMODEL:


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JESSIKA_56 5/17/2011 8:03AM

    Sometimes I feel the same way... I lose motivation if I don't have a buddy to workout with. But that's why sometimes we just have to get out there and exercise, whether we like it or not! lol

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TIGGERFAN01 5/16/2011 2:41PM

    Good job on getting back in the gym! emoticon

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Whew! I thought weekends were for relaxing! :)

Monday, May 09, 2011

Well, it's been a while since I have blogged, so I will catch everyone up on what's going on with me! I can honestly say that I feel like an "epic failure" here lately. Working out has been the least of my priorities. I have been so busy with my kiddos, and preparing for the last days of the school year, that I haven't really been focusing on me and what I need to do to get my workout in.

This weekend was busy. My hubby and I rebuilt our 18ft flower bed out in the front of our house, which has those retaining wall blocks (140 of them at 17lbs a piece) and shoveled in 2 truck loads of dirt! Good Lord do my forearms hurt. He was really sore this yesterday morning. Mine just ache here at work. Even typing is making them ache... lol But, now the fun part comes in..., planting (well, next weekend, as it is supposed to be close to 100 for the next couple of days! This is May, isn't it??! Lol

My walking with my buddy in the afternoons, is non-comparable to me going to the gym and working out for a full hour. When I walk, I don't feel like I am pushing myself hard enough (15min/mile, walking for 60min). I haven't been motivated to do anything, and I know that if I just got up and moved, or went to the gym, I wouldn't be feeling this way. Something is going to have to JOLT me to get me exercising again, because I feel great when I do it! I have to get back into going before I get home, because my kiddos are going to be out of school here soon. The thought of having to put on a bathing suit again, scares the daylights out of me. I felt great last year, even though I hadn't hit my goal. I was working out everyday. I will get there. I am just going through a phase... emoticon

Well, I hope I can get out of this blah, I know I'll feel better, but I just HAVE to do it! Have a fantastic week everyone. Stay cool (for you Wichitans), because it's going to be downright scorching!!

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SIGLED 5/9/2011 1:02PM

    I had to laugh: I was thinking the very same thing. We had company on Fri and Sat. The the granddaughters soccer games on Saturday at noon. We did some shopping, but when starting the grocery shopping, we ran out of the store in order to get to church. Still no shoppig done. haha

Then church. Then over to the grandkids school fun night. Then out to eat with the family. Then home late. Little relax. Up early Sunday morning. Got the MOther's Day surprise at the store. Hundreds of other people were doing the same thing at 9 am.

Then off to the resturant to meet over 30 relatives and mothers galore. After eating our daughter and her husband and children came over. Got a bike ride in. Then off to the movie with the all in the family.

Home around 9 pm. A quick walk with the wife. Then a little relax and then bed: Ahhh! I gotta go back to work to rest!

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JANNEPERRY 5/9/2011 7:45AM

    I know working in the yard and walking don't do the calorie burn like the cardio machines--but sometimes with the kids around, that's all you can do--my only suggestion is just do more of that if you can't get in the heavy cardio.

Keep at it!


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TATTER3 5/9/2011 7:16AM

    I'm involved in similar activities and feel the "pain". Just keep Sparkin'!!! Our rain isn't over yet, but we will catch up when we can!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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