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Turtle Nation--Never ever give up

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Surrender is not an option, I am nervous as hell for my upcoming marathon I have a permanent lump in my throat right now. 26.2 miles how the hell am I gonna run that?! My job has made my training a pain, my life has gotten in the way I have an 18+2 miler under my belt and nothing more but I do have a stubborn will, I have a mentality to keep going, I am running for my turtles, I am running for my friend who is fighting a pain in the butt disease, I am running for every fat kid who looks in the mirror and wonders what the other side of things is like, I am running for those whose marathon is a mile or 2 miles. I will run for battle buddies who can no longer run, I will run for me because I want to wear that brand 26.2!!!

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LINDATHOME 9/25/2010 7:46PM

    WE know YOU can do it ... and I can't wait to hear all about it.

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VERGE_OF_ME 9/24/2010 8:41PM

    Through tears I say THANK YOU for this. You are running for me because I cannot right now, and it is the one thing I want more than anything in this world. This turtle will never give up though...thanks to the inspiration from people like you...running to your dreams!! Now...go get that 26.2, you are unstoppable!!

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PRINCESSNURSE 9/24/2010 6:26PM

    You can do it--you are amazing! Run girl Run!

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LADY_JOSIELOT 9/23/2010 11:08PM

    You go, girl! You are such an awesome inspiration. :)

- Josie

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TF HIIT 15 and new plan!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Did some re-evaluating with my calorie needs using the Beachbody website I am going to attempt to keep it at 1800 or less and go from there I know I will feel like I am starving for a few days so we shall see how I do, but after using the TF tracker to track my calorie intake I can see why I have been maintaining not losing weight. I used a different calculator on the BB site and found that 1800-1900 would yield better weight loss results for me.
Did the Turbo Fire HIIT 15 workout it was a nice quick to the point workout with plenty of intensity. It is going to be my go to workout for any days that I have no real time for a workout, in 15 minutes I felt like I got a damn good workout! I also did Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit today yet another great workout, tomorrow is dedicated to running though!

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LINDATHOME 9/25/2010 7:45PM

    my gosh girl, you are a workout SUPERSTAR!

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TurboFire should you buy it?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thought I would write this for those that are wondering this exact question. There are some things to consider when contemplating the purchase of this system. What kind of workouts do you enjoy if you have enjoyed turbojam or something similar in coreography, then yes turbofire is definitely for you. If you normally enjoy workouts similar to p90x I would say this is a nice supplement to your program, if you don't already own insanity or you want something a little less intense than insanity. I feel I don't get quite the burn from Turbo that I do insanity although this may be due to the fact that I am still getting down the moves. Insanity was easier for me to learn being a former college track athlete. If you own Insanity my thought on buying Turbo fire is go for it if you enjoy a change up of workouts it is a fun program and keeps the energy that insanity has. In my case I think it gives and Insanity like workout without the beating on the joints that I sometimes feel with Insanity. So my overall rating is its a great addition to your collection especially if you are looking for more cardio than P90x has, but are wanting less intensity than Insanity.

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HEZLIZZIE 10/3/2010 12:08PM

    Thank you for this - it was very helpful for me to read!

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WANAKA 9/17/2010 9:53AM

    I agree totally with Turbo Fire being less intense and hard on the joints than Insanity, but still give you enough intensity to feel the *burn*. That's the exact reason I purchased TF and not Insanity. Same with purchasing ChaLEAN Extreme instead of P90X...similar, but less intense :D

I am in Week 8 of 12 of TF and will do a hybrid of TF and CE for 12 when I'm done. I emoticon the TF Cardio and the CE Strength Training!!

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TurboAbs from TurboFire

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Already feeling my abs tightening up after only a few Turbofire workouts! I am getting the hang of the coreography of it and really having fun with it! Can't wait until I am going full speed ahead with it! Thyroid meds got increased the other day so hopefully I will be feeling pretty good in a few days.

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SPMOM2 9/17/2010 1:13AM

    Thanks for posting updates, I am wondering about that workout and can't decide if I should get it. Hope you feel better soon

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In need of a mark in the W column

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I have been frustrated lately, everyone in my life seems to be getting ahead and things have seriously stalled out for me. I happy for everyone's achievements but I am also jealous. I feel like I continually sabotage myself, why does it seem I am intent on failure.
I am majorly frustrated by the fact that all my single friends are now in newly formed relationships which leaves me to either be a lame ass 3rd wheel or ride solo everywhere. Negative nelly here I know that I could put a positive spin on it but instead I end up in the checkout line at walmart at midnight on a Friday night wondering how I can play Uno by myself (this is a whole long story of OCD and frustration needless to say my curtains in my house look awesome). Point of this is I have been feeling more lonely and outcast than usual.
Another frustration is tha everyone seems to be getting all these small little victories. Jobs, dogs, houses, I have one hold out for hope in the W column and I will report tomorrow evening if this can be my one thing to chalk up and that is I interviewed for a promotion that I think I am the best candidate for but I'm not the butt kisser the other people are.
My biggest frustration is my stalled weight loss going on 6 months or something. I am doing a lot of things to get this going in the right direction but I get super frustrated because others are being more successful than I am. My sister has been running more than I have and my runs seem to be more frustrating and stressful than before I'm happy for my job but the hours and sporadic schedule make training for a marathon a huge pain in the ... Friends who are not even "trying" to lose weight are losing, while I understand the muscle v fat thing it is still frustrating to workout like a crazy person and not see movement and then have a friend say oh I lost x-amount of pounds this week from sitting on my duff eating cheetos. I am hoping that Turbo/Insanity/p90x/running will yield some results without killing me but I'm frazzled and tempted to try the caffiene and nicotine diet my one friend seems to be on (she's not really but I don't get how you lose weight when all you do is eat, smoke, drink-oh that's right you have, how is it she put it, "everything in my life just seems to be falling in line") And on that little saying is it wrong of me to be to the point that I want to tell friends to stop texting me and telling me when they are on cloud 9, its not that I am not happy for you but I am having a hell of a time sharing in their joy when I feel like a train wreck. I have been trying to think shiny happy thoughts but it is the most ridiculous, seemingly impossible task right now. Just one W would really help, an inch off the waist, promotion, a date, hell finding a penny face up would be fan-freakin-tastic! I'm trying to be an optimist and a positive person but I could really use something to work with.

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SERENITY4LIFE 9/17/2010 5:43PM

    Wow~ I feel like I could have written much of your post. I know where you're coming from because I've been there (and still 'visit' there from time to time). Like you, I'm happy for others, but I can't help but think, 'What about me?' I don't like feeling that way, but can't help it sometimes.

I hope you get your W. You deserve all good things. You are doing so much and working so hard at everything. I'm in awe and feel like a total slacker! You are an inspiration and a total WINNER!!


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LINDATHOME 9/14/2010 8:05PM

    I'm with LeftCircles -- you inspire WAY more people than you could imagine. I was getting concerned because I hadn't seen a post from you in a while .. but now I COMPLETELY understand. If I could I'd line up a whole roll of pennies face up in front of your door, wait in the bushes, and just LOVE LOVE LOVE the look on your face when you saw them.

Go ahead, turn on the ignore button with your friends for a while - sometimes, even though they're friends, they're just a TOUCH jealous of all that you are really doing to improve yourself, and they say things that they know will make you feel like crap - (sometimes it isn't intentional), because that's their defense mechanism.

I'll be sending happy thoughts, vibes, and hey, a virtual Xanax if that would help!

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RUNSWITHDEER 9/14/2010 9:05AM

    Push yourself, my friend.
If you are in a rut, try something really different.
If you haven't tried a triathlon, pick a sprint and start
training for one, for example. I truly believe the body needs the shock from something different, using a different muscle group, to keep it growing stronger.
Good luck. I hope you can find peace in yourself and your training.

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LEFTCIRCLES 9/14/2010 8:44AM

    You get out there ALL THE TIME and give 100%, that's a WIN. You inspire TONS of people to work harder and be better. Trust me Kara you've been a winner for a LONG TIME!

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