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First Day of TT

Thursday, October 16, 2008

TT = Turbulence Training

I have to say, I started on intermediate, which is one step harder than beginner, but much easier than the other 5-6 levels in the program, and it was work. My legs feel pretty jelly-like. And the program was essentially a three-exercise twice through body weight warm-up, then 3 supersets each done 3 times, with 8-15 reps each, then a cardio workout with a warm-up, 3 intervals of 1 min very fast, 2 min slow, and a cool down. All done in less than an hour. If this proves to work on my stubborn belly fat, I may just end up really liking it!

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ 10/18/2008 12:45AM

    Let me know how it goes....I know that, even at my lowest ever weight (years ago), I still had stubborn belly fat and would love to be able to work it off, along with the weight, this time.

Best wishes to you!


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Turbulence Training

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So, I've decided to give Turbulence Training a shot. A bunch of the websites I go to like it, it seems easy to fit into my schedule, and they have a money back guarantee. I like those things. I have to make a few minor changes to the exercises because I don't have a stability ball, but that's not too hard.

I'm going to do the first exercise tonight, but then I'm away for the weekend so I'm not sure I'll get to another set until Monday. I'll call Monday my official Day 1. Here is my training etc. plan

Morning: 20 min aerobic, abs
Evening: Walking and TT workout A

Morning: 20 min circuit, abs
Evening: Walking

Morning: 20 min yoga/pilates
Evening: Walking and TT workout B

Morning: 20 min circuit, abs
Evening: Walking

Morning: 20 min aerobic, abs
Evening: Walking and TT workout A

Morning: 30 min aerobic/circuit

Evening: Yoga, abs

I'm also trying to rearrange my meals again, but I'll have to see where I end up with that.

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HLTHYLIVNCCJ 10/18/2008 12:43AM

    Sounds interesting....never heard of it before, but will be checking it out and reading how you like it on the posts. I love when I can try something with a money back guarantee, plus that fits into life's hectic schedules.

Have fun!!


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H2O4LIFE 10/16/2008 6:09PM

    You are quite the pumpkin Smasher! Rock on!

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HISHAPPYAPPLE 10/16/2008 3:30PM

    Looks great!
I haven't heard of Turbulence Training before... google, here I come!

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Continuing updates

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ok, so apparently it takes a while to get my life truly back on track.

I am still smashing pumpkins, not as many as I would have liked, but enough.

My work had a 2.5 day conference last week, which meant free food, free drink, and at least one 14 hour day. That does not do well for me and staying on track.

However, I am now officially back on track, and learning new things about staying here.

During the long day at the conference, somewhere in the middle of free dinner and drinks and my lab manager coming over and telling us to eat more, my body eventually remembered why I don't do that any more. I only had about 3 glasses of wine, but the food and dessert and such was so overwhelming it nearly made me sick. Not cool. I took my vague survival of that evening (and the next morning at 8:30am) as a sign to be way better to my body.

I've also been reading lots of fitness and nutrition blogs lately, and on avidityfitness, Leigh put up a post about retraining your taste buds. I totally need this, because I am one of those people who feels the need to have something sweet with every meal. Anyway, to counter this, I am trying to increase my tasting of sour and bitter foods, and not sweet ones.

I've also found another blog with a cute little ab circuit I've picked up. I like blogs.

My current plans and goals:

- Stay in calorie range (1200-1550) 6 days/week
- Keep carbs below 130 net grams, protein above 90 grams, fiber above 25 grams 6 days/week
- Exercise daily, burn 2400 cals/week, morning exercise 6 days/week
- Do ab circuit morning and evening
- Have something sour with each meal (i.e., slice of lemon/lime)
- Have something bitter following meals and anytime I crave something sweet (i.e., tea or dark, 85%, chocolate)
- Remember that too much sugar, too many carbs, too much bad fat, and too much food is bad for me, it might as well be poison to my body. Would I eat rat poison? No, I don't think so. If sugar treats my body like poison, why would I eat it?

I am back in a healthy weight range after my 10 lb craziness gain, and I intend to keep that loss going until Thanksgiving.

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LIVEN2BPINK 10/6/2008 8:27AM

    Glad to see you back with us!

I understand that, I can't eat that way anymore. :) deb

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H2O4LIFE 10/5/2008 11:36PM

    You are doing awesome Monkey! I have a sweet tooth as well...I'll have to try the sour idea. thanks~hugs

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WNK1029 10/5/2008 9:42PM

    Blogs are fun! So are the Smashing Pumpkins.

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Pumpkin Smashers Challenge - Day 2

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


3.FOOD FIGHT: Done! I'm already in on these tips so far, must have good habits!


6.H2O: One nalgene almost down (12:17pm), make that 2.5 for the day, that's 10 cups!

8.ACCOUNTABILITY: All but dinner already posted

10.MY GOAL: I have to not add many carbs to dinner


Pumpkin Smasher Challenge, Day 1

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm going to use my blog to track my info for this challenge, and then update the challenge post at the end of each day (or beginning of the next depending on bedtime and such).

Here's what I'm supposed to be doing:

1.BREAK THE FAST; Breakfast SPARKS the metabolism
2.MONKEY LOVE; Post on a Monkey page or blog
3.FOOD FIGHT; Read the daily tip and comment
4.PAPER STREET; 30 min cardio (soap making)
5.EVOLVE; 20 min strength, double pts for PM
6.H2O; 10 or more cups a day
7.STOP THE INSANITY; No eating within 2 hrs of bed
8.ACCOUNTABILITY; Track all nutrition…the good, the bad and the ugly
9.COMMITMENT; The anti hypocrite….Did you stick to your guns today!
This is not just about diet & exercise but also about lifestyle. We are defined by the choices we make! Whether it’s having a salad when you’re at the Steakhouse with hubby, choosing organics, recycling, reading more, running a 5k, being a complete lunatic or a saint. Decide who it is you want to be in this world and be it.
10.MY GOAL: Keeping my carbs good and limited and keeping my protein and fiber high

I'll be back to update how I'm doing later!

1.BREAK THE FAST: Always! I've even removed the butter-like spread from the meal now too
2.MONKEY LOVE: I did my comment! I'd do more, but I should really work at work! maybe later.
3.FOOD FIGHT: I commented on something, I don't think it was the tip though! Ok, tip commented on too!
5.EVOLVE: 20 min arms, shoulders, legs, back
6.H2O: I'll have two 32 ox nalgene 's down by the end of the work day! Plus my usual 4 cups with dinner, that makes twelve
7.STOP THE INSANITY: This means 9pm for me, I have to work hard on this one: well, I finished my post-workout snack by 9:15, I'll take it!
8.ACCOUNTABILITY: I haven't tracked in weeks, but I put together today already
9.COMMITMENT: I did not touch the candy bowl in the office today, not even 1 m&m
10.MY GOAL: looking good on my nutrition tracker, net carbs 154, protein 132, and fiber 31!

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TERJEGOLD 9/15/2008 4:19PM

    You have a great start. Keep it up!

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