Week 1 of Turbo Fire (14-20 May): 4 pounds lost!
I actually stuck to my entire workout schedule for all of Turbo Fire week 1, and I can’t tell you the last time that happened. Can you tell that I’m loving this program?
I’m also loving the fact that I lost 4 pounds. That would be awesome under any circumstances, but it’s extra awesome because my eating wasn't even on par the last few days of the week. I didn’t binge or anything, but I wasn’t careful enough about getting in all my protein, and when that happens, my mouth turns into the place where carbohydrates go to die.
A quick run down of the workouts from week 1 and my thoughts on each:
Fire 30: The fire workouts are like Turbo Jam workouts with the volume turned up to 11. The HIIT turbo sections are renamed fire drills, and they’re more frequent. This is the only workout I had tried out before I started the schedule in full, so I kind of had the groove of it down to start with, which was great. I did it three times during the week, though, so I was pretty ready to move on to week 2’s schedule! That wouldn’t have been a problem had I not already done it a couple times the week before.
Stretch 10: This is a short workout (the numbers at the end of all these indicate the time) dedicated to stretching that you tack on to the cardio workouts for several of the days. I LOVE that there is such an emphasis on good stretching in this program – I have always loved stretching. It was pretty much the only portion of gym class I found tolerable when I was a kid.
HIIT 15: My first experience with the High Intensity Interval Training workouts that set Turbo Fire apart. It was intense, and I have a ways to go before I will be able to do all of the moves fully. But I was proud of what I did get done! You really can do anything for just 15 minutes.
Fire 55 EZ: EZ?! Ha! You’d think it was a slower paced workout, but Turbo Fire would laugh in your face for such a silly notion. I did this one on the New to Class setting, which adds in a break down of the sections for you, since it was my first time doing this one. It was still a killer workout, and I can’t wait until I get the choreography down and can really hit it.
Core 20: This one I was excited for (given the war I’m currently fighting on my midsection), and it didn’t disappoint. There’s so much creativity in the ab moves here, from standing to more traditional mat moves. I know I can do more with this one next time – I always underestimate my strength.
Stretch 40: I was expecting a slower pace like Stretch 10, but this is actually a full-out yoga flow. I worked up a sweat! There’s a lot of opportunity here for toning, too. I like yoga, so I really enjoyed it.
There are more new workouts this week (moving on from Fire 30!), and I’m already loving it. I haven’t been fantastic with the eating this weekend (same deal as before – not enough protein), but I have some stuff prepped and ready for the work week. Can’t wait to see what kind of results I get this week!