This Momma Ain't No Pansy
Monday, September 20, 2010
My Turbo Fire DVDs came today and I was able to test drive the first 30-minute workout. I did have a few naysayers looking on. It was kind of funny. I did 40 minutes of Turbo Jam cardio this morning and I was honestly adding extra kicks and moves to make it hard enough. I *knew* I was ready for something harder. I used to poop out half way through that workout!
But some of my kids watched the intro Turbo Fire DVD and thought the moves looked pretty hard. Honestly, I did too! But I stood in front of the TV and said aloud, "I am not a pansy anymore. And I am not a quitter either. I can do this! You guys watch Mom kick some butt!" And THAT, my friends is exactly what I did.
After first when I turned it on I honestly thought something was wrong with my DVD player - like it was playing everything too fast!! But no, that's just how much faster the moves are in Turbo Fire than in Turbo Jam. But I was able to keep up for the entire workout. I need a little practice on some of the combinations but that's not a reflection of my fitness level or endurance - just a noob, that's all.
I absolutely LOVED the workout and I LOVED how great I felt after. A good hard workout makes me feel better than my meds for bipolar do! (And no weird side effects either). I hope I'm not too sore tomorrow because I am ready to do the next workout. I have been doing the same 3 Turbo Jam workouts since the middle of May and I'm excited that there are 11 workouts in this program.
Tomorrow I'm going to take another set of photos which will be before Turbo Fire and then at 12 weeks. I'll be back soon with more progress reports.