SparkPeople Team Chalene Team Messageboard Do you love Chalene Johnson and her workouts? Do you love Turbo Jam, ChaLean Extreme or Turbo Fire! Come discuss your workouts, goals and progress. We will keep each other motivated! SparkPeople Team Chalene Team Messageboard I am new Hi my name is Diana and I am new and soon will be starting turbo fire and wondering what to expect from this system of workouts Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:05:49 EST Checking in I guess the last time I posted was February when I hurt my knee. Yikes! <BR> I made a commitment on October 15th to work out every day and did really well until I got a virus the first weekend in June. I had to take a week off after being knocked off my feet by fatigue and the rest of what goes along with a yucky virus. I have a new appreciation for people who struggle with health issues. It was really no fun!!! I got back on track though and still working out an average of 30 minutes per d... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:11:14 EST Facebook accountability group I'm starting a facebook accountability group on 6/1/14. Message me or post here if you want more information! Sun, 18 May 2014 20:53:14 EST UK Chalean Fan! Hi, I'm new here. Thanks for the welcome! I had a lot of success with Chalene's programmess a few years ago and lost 45 lbs with Turbojam and Chalean Extreme. I'm back on Sparkpeople after a long and fat-inducing break and don't see why I shouldn't use the same programmes again. Chalene is not very well known in the UK but I think she is extremely motivating and her dvds are a lot of fun and EFFECTIVE! I hope I can make some friends here whether Stateside or anywhere else. <em>386</em> <e... Mon, 20 May 2013 07:02:47 EST new Hello everyone! I am on week 16 of Turbo Fire and have previously done Turbo Jam. I bought Chalene Extreme so I can do that one next. When I began my journey with Chalene I weighed in at 184 after having my second child. I am now a healthy 125 with tons of energy (most of the time)! I am here hoping to find motivation to keep up the journey and stay healthy for myself and my family. I am a medical professional and very busy so the long work outs like fire 60 followed by stretch are sometimes ... Tue, 7 May 2013 12:11:02 EST 2013 WEIGH INS 2013: 190 ibs as of January 1st <BR> current weight: 186.8 ibs january 5th <BR> first goal weight: 180 ibs by february 14 Sat, 5 Jan 2013 08:04:06 EST !!August Challenge!! A new month already! This year has gone fast! And for this month its going to get Extreme!! <em>244</em> Chalean that is. My goal and challenge for the month is to get through the Burn phase of CLX and for the end of the month jump into Turbo Fire! <em>334</em> What are your goals for the month? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:19:07 EST TurboFire Advanced.. ..starting 8/13..Anyone game? I am starting TurboFire Advance on August 13 if anyone want to join me I would love it. I have a few takers in the team I am co-leader in but I would love a few more. I am just throwing it out there if anyone wants to join! Game on! <BR> <BR> ~Terrie Sat, 28 Jul 2012 23:34:54 EST July/August Challenge Hi, who wants join me in a challenge? We are almost out of July but never too late to start, I'm going to be doing Turbo Jam, then after a few weeks I will add in some Chalean Extreme! And work my way up to do Turbo Fire! Who's in with me??? Whether its Jam, Fire or Extreme, My challenge for myself is to do one ( or two or three!) of the programmes 5 times a week. Join in at any time <em>211</em> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 00:09:48 EST Hi all Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am Amanda from Lousiana,I am 29 years old and need to lose 30 pounds.I have a few health problems that are making my weight loss journey a very slow one.I have a lot of fitness dvds that I use including Leslie Sansone billy blanks and a few others along my collection.I have just recently been doing turbofire,turbojam and chelene extreme.Looking for frends that can help and support me along the way,feel free to add me.Need a lot of support.Looking forward to meeting new fr... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:20:31 EST Hi! I love everything Chalene Johnson! I have been doing TurboFire for a while now and today I started Chalean Extreme! I love how positive and upbeat she is...I definitely felt the burn today! I have lost 50+ pounds already and I have 30-35 lbs to go til I reach my goal weight. If I lost 1 lb every week til the end of the year then I will reach my goal! I love everything about Spark People...the motivation and support is wonderful here. Oh yeah I have been a member since Jan 23, 2012. <BR> <BR... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 17:16:59 EST Chalean Extreme/Turbo Fire I was thinking about doing the CLX/Turbo Fire Hybrid. I would like to know what kind of results people got by doing the hybrid. Pros? Cons? Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:12:59 EST Hi :) Hi im Jo, ive been on spark for over 4 years now, Ive been off for a wile and trying to get back in the swing again, I have done Chalene workouts in the past and found it was the only workouts that worked for me :) Sun, 24 Jun 2012 04:51:33 EST Camp Turbo Kick Chalene Johnson, creator of Turbo Fire, Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick, Hip Hop Hustle, and Piyo, puts on a camp every year in California. It is AMAZING!! There are motivational lectures, tons of workouts, a fashion show, and a dance party. Here is a link if anyone is interested in going. This will be my 3rd year! It is so much fun! Takes me back to my teenage years!! <BR> <BR> Here is a link from Chalene about it: <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is the info on cost, et... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:37:13 EST Why can't I feel resistance bands So i started the push month, and since i need heavier weights i thought it would be cheaper if i bought a resistance band set, and sadly i feel absolutely nothing, as if i'm not working out at all, i even used the heaviest resistance band, and still nothing, am I doing something wrong? Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:57:46 EST hi i'm new hi everyone ! my name is amirah i am in all the other turbo groups but figured i might as well join this one as well lol. i am currently finishing up my last week of the beginner schedule of TJ. i plan to do the adv. schedule after that and then continue on from there. this is the first workout program that i have been able to stick with for a whole month so i am loving it. Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:48:53 EST CHX and TJ So im just starting Chalean Extreme, do i have to do the burn intervals and burn it off bits or can i do TJ instead of it Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:22:58 EST New to the team! Hello my name is Juana and I am from Houston, Texas. I am really excited to start Chalean Extreme program this month! Previously I completed Turbo Fire and I have to say the results were awesome!! I am looking forward to updating everyone on my results. I am also a runner and I just completed my first half marathon on 1/15/2012 and have entered the New York Marathon lottery! So hopefully I get in!! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:07:29 EST PUSH Did you get Chalene's book Push? Mine came about a week ago. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:22:07 EST let's be good on Labor Day! Labor Day is famous for Barbeques and Barbeque foods are infamous for being high in calories, fat and sodium! Are you going to do anything to keep from gaining any extra weight this weekend? <BR> <BR> I will probably do double workouts during the long weekend! :D Fri, 2 Sep 2011 00:39:11 EST How heavy should my weights be for Chalean Extreme I've been using Turbo Fire for my workouts. I just got Chalean Extreme. What weights should I use for Chalean Extreme? Then, how long will it take to progress from the lighter weights to heavier weights? Any advice??? Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:14:07 EST What to do next I am on week 10 of turbofire...I LOVE it. My question is...Is it better to get the advanced TF videos for another $120 or get Chalene Extreme for the same price and essentially have the chance to do that and then the hybrid of the 2 workouts? Are the Chalene extreme videos boring? My fav part about Turbo fire is how fast the work out seems to go. <BR> <BR> What do you all think???? Tue, 23 Aug 2011 16:08:53 EST August Challenge - DO MORE this month DO MORE in August <BR> <BR> We have a challenge for August. In honor of Chalene's Camp Do More last weekend, the challenge will be to "DO MORE" this month! <BR> <BR> DO MORE <BR> ALL DAY <BR> EVERYDAY <BR> <BR> So, in August, push yourself to DO MORE than you did in July. PUSH HARDER! <BR> <BR> Here are some examples: <BR> <BR> Do you want to drink more water? Push yourself to drink 8 - 8oz glasses of water a day. <BR> <BR> Did you only workout 4 or 5 days out of the week? PUSH your... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:04:37 EST CLX Question For all of you that have done TurboFire and Chalean Extreme. I am starting to get curious about Chalean Extreme. I currently have TurboFire but have not been consistent with it in order to see any results yet. But here is my question.... I still have weight I want to lose, and I want to see the scale come down first. so would it be better to wait to do CLX and start using TurboFire? I know that building muscle will help lose inches not actual numbers on the scale. But I really am one of... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:01:36 EST Please help me decide! Slim chance I may get either Chalene Extreme or Turbo Fire for my birthday from my parents.... yay.... which one?!?! WHat kind of results have you had?!?! Fri, 8 Jul 2011 15:40:46 EST July Challenge? Can we do a July Challenge? I see the last one was in march, and I could really use the accountability right about now ;) Tue, 5 Jul 2011 09:27:25 EST New Shakeology Flavor! Drum Roll.... AND THE NEW SHAKEOLOGY FLAVOR IS ..... TROPICAL (*PINK)!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON THIS ONE! <BR> Deadline is end of year.... still have to validate stability meaning how it ages (BOO*) LOL Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:59:04 EST Doing new 30 day challange Ok, so im on day 7 of the 30 day challange and i wanted to know from those of you that have done the challange before what apps did you use, do you use? There are so many in the market!! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 15:51:03 EST June goals... June is here! (In China at least! You all will catch up in the am!) At the beginning of every month I like to think about my goals for the month. Lets take a few minutes and think about what we want out of the month for ourselves. For some it may be a time to really focus on what you are eating, for some it's about not skipping the stretching or ab workouts, for others you may be needing to take a week of and let your body rest. Whatever it is you are looking to do lets write it down and then... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 08:55:17 EST Where were you sore the most the first week? My thighs are super sore, it hurts to walk. Either I did something wrong or I need to decrease the amount of weight I am using. Tue, 24 May 2011 21:37:39 EST Just got my CLX in the mail! Looks awesome from what I have seen so far! <BR> <BR> One question I have right now is: Do you add more calories for each phase? <BR> It says for burn phase I am supposed to shoot for 1400 calories but then when I move into lean I am supposed to add the portion of the burn meals, so more calories right? Or is that just for the one meal/snack a day? <BR> Slightly confused. <BR> TIA <BR> Malinda <em>30</em> Mon, 16 May 2011 00:10:59 EST Lower Back issues I did Fire 30 two nights ago. I'm finally able to get through most of it! yay :) how pathetic I am lol <BR> Anyway, my lower back has been pretty sore when I move. I'm wondering if there is something wrong I am doing during the moves, or could my back muscles just be that weak? Wed, 4 May 2011 14:40:33 EST Confessions!!!! Ok, so we all cheat once in a while, or there might be that one day that you just didn't feel like working out and didn't! Here's your place to come clean! Or it's a place to show you're human. <BR> <BR> Here's my confession of the day... <BR> <BR> I didn't get a chance to go to the supermarket to buy some greens for my usual salad lunch. I had some fresh pineapple and cottage cheese though. Even though i was pretty satisfied with the cottage cheese, i bought a bag of sunchips from the vend... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 15:58:33 EST HR monitors I know we have discussed this topic troughout discussions but I was wondering if anyone has tried or heard reviews of the mio heart rate monitor. It was on the Dr Phil show I think and doesnt use the chest strap. Just wanted some input. If you don't have a chest strap is it accurate? <BR> <BR> SOmeone said they bought one at Walmart. I don't remember what brand it was. I really have to watch my spending right now, but I would like to see how many cal. I am burning vs. consuming. Mayb... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:42:10 EST Feel Good Moment of the Day... Please share your feel good moment of the day...something you are proud of that happened today and we can celebrate with you! It could be ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> Perhaps you passed up that second cookie because you knew one was enough? Or did you talk to a friend you have not spoken to in a long time? Did you push yourself to exercise today but you really didn't want to? <BR> <BR> Were you able to fit into an old pair of jeans that you haven't worn in years? Did someone give you a nice co... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:34:56 EST Tell me about you! I thought it would be fun to get to know a few things about you ladies a little more! So here are a few fun questions~ answer a few or answer all! <BR> <BR> 1. If you had a free afternoon how would you spend it? <BR> 2. If you could visit any place in the world where would it be? <BR> 3. What is your best feature? (physical!) <BR> 4. Do you have kids, pets? <BR> 5. Embarrassing moment? <BR> 6. Favorite quote? <BR> <BR> Ok- we can do more later but this is a good start! :-) Tue, 12 Apr 2011 08:36:11 EST Selectech Has anyone bought these yet? I want too and want to know the cheapest way I can get them... Anyone love 'em? I've read nothing but good reviews... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 20:18:11 EST Good Morning America FRIDAY! I just saw on Facebook Chalene Johnson will be on Good Morning America Friday morning! <BR> Here is the post by Monica Gray (Her BFF)! <BR> <BR> "Gotta say I am soooo proud of my BFF, we tease the heck outta one another but at the end of the day I just tear up with happiness with every successful step she take..she busts her butt off & gives sooo much! Have you heard Chalene is going to be on Good Morning America on Friday, YA BABY!! Set your DVR's people!!" <BR> <BR> So excited! That expl... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:21:37 EST QOW 3-9-11 Are you giving up anything for Lent? I know not all of us are religious, but for those who are, what are you giving up? <BR> <BR> I haven't thought of what to give up yet, since starting my journey here on SP i've given up a lot of things. Coffee, soda, sleep (lol). <BR> <BR> OK, so for lent...i'm giving up Fried Chips :O. Wed, 9 Mar 2011 11:36:59 EST Mid-week Quote for you all! If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. <BR> - Julius Erving <BR> <BR> Happy Hump Day! Maybe this quote will help someone today, whether it's eating right, saying no to that sweet temptation, drinking your water or getting that workout in. Have a wonderful day team! Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:37:59 EST QOW: 3-1-11 Who is your Celebrity Inspiration? There's been a lot of buzz about Jennifer Hudson and her weight loss, I've been amazed at Tyra Banks', Drew Barrymore's weightloss and Christina Ricci's. Not that i obsess over celebrities and their bodies but it's kinda neat to see their struggles and success too. <BR> <BR> I found a website thats like the Perez Hilton but focuses on weight loss and gain of celebs, it's pretty interesting. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 12:16:55 EST March Challenge - Post here Hello Team!!! <BR> <BR> Here is our first official challenge! <BR> <BR> I challenge you to go out of your comfort zone and try something new each week. The new thing will be health or fitness related. <BR> <BR> Here are some examples: <BR> <BR> Try a new healthy recipe (found here on SP or a magazine or cook book you might have) <BR> <BR> Try a new fruit or vegetable you just haven't been sure about <BR> <BR> Try a new workout! (DVD, yoga, running, etc) <BR> <BR> Take your mea... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:48:07 EST Calories Count I borrowed my friends "Calorie King" book. It is the 2009 edition. I ordered the 2011 edition from Amazon and it should be getting here next week. I was reading through it and saw this: <BR> <BR> Fat Matters, Carbs Count but Calories are King! <BR> <BR> You know Chalene says that 80% of weight loss needs to be done in the kitchen. Her "tip for the day" in Fire 30 is: Write down what you are eating. <BR> <BR> I believe this is true! When I lost my 45 pounds way back when, I wrote do... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 22:37:42 EST Your yummiest/h healthiest breakfast tips I loved the snack post and was wondering what everyone's breakfast tips are. I love oatmeal with cinnamon, sometimes I will have an egg or a piece of fruit, lately I tried that Kellog's Fiber Cinnamon cereal and liked it as well. It is hard when we are running out the door so would love to share ideas. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:55:49 EST Do you take a day off from healthy eating? I was wondering, do you guys watch what you eat every single day, or do you take an off day on food? Usually sundays are really busy for me so I don't have much time to cook, and we're usually on the road so I buy food. Of course I try to go for the better options but they are still pretty high in calories so Im not sure if that has a major impact on my weight loss. What do you guys think? Can one day of bad eating cause a weight gain, or no weight loss? <BR> Or what do you guys do on thos... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:14:03 EST Healthy snacks! I was reading Cheryl's blog today and thought of this topic I have been wanting to do for a while now. <BR> <BR> Healthy Snacks! Please share here your favorite healthy snack. Maybe we will discover new foods that we haven't tried before! Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:05:12 EST Goal- Eat better... I don't want to wait until March! I want to start now. For the most part, I eat healthy.'s the sweets that get me into trouble. I swear, I need a piece of chocolate each day. I eat a salad for lunch each day at work. It must be the salad dressing that makes me crave something sweet after. I made it through the holidays just fine but lately, I haven't been wanting to turn down the sweets. <BR> <BR> The key for me is to write down each and every thing you eat each day! That ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:59:23 EST Thought for the weekend... Chalene posted this on Facebook today. I wanted to share with the team. <BR> <BR> How often should you work out? It's one of the most FAQ I hear. My answer...Only... on the days that you want to be productive, feel great and improve your health! Which I hope is everyday. When you look at exercise, not as a chore, but as a gift that makes you happy, healthy and productive --- everything changes! Perspective rocks! Please share or click "like" if you agree!See More <BR> By: Chalene Johnson.... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:48:22 EST OUCH! MY FEET HURT I noticed that since i started the last month of TF, my feet hurt. i don't think it's from running, i think it's from the HIIT workouts. I think there's too many squat jumps and i might be landing too hard. Anyone else have this problem? Thu, 17 Feb 2011 19:01:55 EST QOW 2-19-11 - Do you drink 8cups of water a day? Do you drink at least 8 cups of water a day? If so, how do stay on track? A lot of people have trouble drinking that much water a day. <BR> <BR> I drink lots and lots of water, i have a 24oz water bottle that i always keep full at work and drink about 3 of them just at work! I drink an additionaly 1-2 bottles at home. I noticed i was slacking with the water drinking at home where i'd just drink when thirsty, but i noticed i'm back on track if i keep a water bottle full at home too! Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:19:41 EST nutrition tracker ? HI ladies I have a question about tracking nutrition on SP. It sets your ranges for you, but how do you know if it s right? For example mine has my protein range from 60-127, calories 1200-1550, carbs 163-236, and fat 32-56. With doing strength training, don't we need more protein and less carbs? Just wondering. I have not really ever tracked son SP and I know it is important for weight loss. So I am going to try with the help of my new phone and the SP app. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:35:08 EST Chalene's 30 Day Organizational Challenge! Is anyone doing Chalene's 30 day challenge? It can have everything to do with fitness or nothing to do with it. Really it's about lining your life up with your values and taking steps to see your goals happen. <BR> <BR> If you did it in January it's a little different now. You need to sign up at <link> </link> and they will allow you to join. (It's free). At this point though you can only join in with a class of people and start with them on the first of the following m... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 23:04:49 EST Turbo Fire: Greatest HIITS :O I just saw this posted on Facebook. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ograms/extreme/turbofire-greatest-hiit<BR> </link> <BR> <BR> I want it, but i know i shouldn't. I have a major love-hate relationship with HIITs. I wished it were a CD of the music!!! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:15:45 EST QOD 2-11-11 What are you doing for Valentine's day's really hard to think of a question daily! But we're hearing really interesting stories and learning lots about each other from them. I'll at least have one a week :P but feel free to answer any old questions anytime! <BR> <BR> Anywho...What are you doing for Valentine's day??? <BR> <BR> My hubby and I don't exchange gifts much, we usually just go out for dinner a week or two after V-day to save the headaches of the crowds. We might go to Ruth Chris's because i found an old gift ... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:06:11 EST QOD 2-10-11 How do you set your milestones? Is it as simple as 5-10lb increments or specific weight? <BR> <BR> Is it an article of clothing (wedding dress, bikini, dress, jeans etc.) that you used to fit? <BR> <BR> Is it a goal size for clothes? <BR> <BR> Is it a fitness acheivement (i.e. run a 5k or marathon, be able to do 100pushups) <BR> <BR> Is It Body Fat Percentage? <BR> <BR> All of the above? :P <BR> <BR> Share how you set your milestones and let us know if you've met any! <BR> <BR> Originally i avoided the scale at all... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:05:16 EST Nutrition Hey Team- <BR> <BR> I'm having a weird couple of days when it comes to eating..... Since I am very overweight my calorie intake for the day is supposed to be pretty high ( about 1,900- 2,300) a day but the last couple of days I have been not eating very much because I get full very easily or because I'm not hungry. <BR> <BR> For example this morning my calorie intake for breakfast was about 290 calories total and I feel like I ate a whale.... I fear at this rate I won't have enough energy t... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 14:02:56 EST QOD-2-9-11: What made you get serious about ... What made you serious about working out? <BR> <BR> For me it was that dreaded, "are you pregnant again?" question. And also seeing some pictures of myself in some pictures. I never realized i had let myself go. I considered joining weight watchers but was too cheap to join (mainly because the concept is tracking foods, i don't need to pay to do that!) Then i found sparkpeople after looking for "30 Day shred" result pictures, I'm so inspired by the people here, from those to have succeeded, t... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:51:30 EST Workout or to not workout? Looking for advice. What do you do to push yourself to workout when you really don't want to? <BR> <BR> I just didn't get enough sleep last night and was sluggish all day and almost talked myself out of my workout. I thought about substituting my scheduled workout for something shorter but I didn't. I pushed through it and did my scheduled workout anyways. I wasn't able to give my 100% like usual and I was disappointed in myself after. <BR> <BR> Would you substitute your workout? Wou... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 00:18:34 EST Challenge ideas? I am trying to get an idea for a challenge for March. What kind of challenge would the team be interested in besides workouts? <BR> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 23:53:16 EST (QOD 2-8-11) Who is your favorite Cast Member? Who is your favorite cast member in any CJ workout dvds and why? <BR> <BR> I like AnaRita from TJ she's so strong and has killer abs. she reminds me of a Warrior Princess! <BR> <BR> I also really like Alee (Ally?) I think she's as cute as a button! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 11:39:02 EST (QOD 2-7-11) What's your favorite Chalene Quote? I thought I'd ask a question of the day (QOD) but feel free to ask one yourselves! If i see one posted before me I just won't ask one :P! <BR> <BR> I love a lot of what Chalene Says, but one of my favorites that makes me smile is in TF Stretch40, she says, "How's your pedicure? it's got nothing to do with fitness, but it's always nice to look at pretty toes!" <BR> <BR> Have a great day girls! Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:27:52 EST TJ /TF - What you do when it's time to "Shake it"? I thought this is a Fun Topic, What do you do when Chalene tells you to "shake it" or when there's a freestyle dance part of TJ or TF workouts? <BR> <BR> I typically do the Cabbage patch and am now trying to be cool and do moves like the Modifier Ally! Sun, 6 Feb 2011 12:02:24 EST February 2011 Progress pictures I Just finished Month 4 of Turbo Fire!! 1 more month to go to complete the 20 week program! Here's a link to my progress: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3994782 </link> Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:30:38 EST February 2001 Progress Pictures Sorry, I goofed with this discussion topic! i accidentally typed 2001! Please don't post 2001 pictures LOL! unless you really want to :X Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:59:56 EST