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You Are Not Tired! --- TurboFire - Day 2

Updated on May 24, 2012


Are you ready to feel the burn?
Are you ready to feel the burn? | Source

TurboFire, created by fitness expert Chalene Johnson, is a step up from the original Turbo Jam offered by BeachBody. It is a high intensity Kickboxing DVD program that takes fitness to a whole new level. The motivation and inspiration behind this program is the killer workout music and Johnson's love for dance.

TurboFire is a DVD that emulates a class type setting. It is meant to motivate and inspire you by allowing you to match the energy of your fellow classmates. This is particularly helpful for those who are very competitive in their workouts. It is a 12 week program, with workouts 6 days a week. It also gives you the advanced option which will take you through an entire 20 weeks (if you want to purchase the advanced DVDs.

In addition to the variety of workouts offered in this program, TurboFire also offers The Inferno Plan, a 5 day complete workout and nutrition plan allowing you to shred even more in a short time for a big event.

There is very little tools needed to do this workout - a good pair of shoes, workout clothes, a water bottle, a yoga mat, and a towel to wipe the sweat out of your eyes. Everything else is included with the program, including a resitance band and a lower body band.

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My personal journey

For those of you that know me, you already know I have a commitment and an obsession with my workouts. Before starting TurboFire, I completed two rounds of P90X with Tony Horton. For the first round, I documented my journey as a way to stay motivated. If you want to read about my time with P90X click here or feel free to just jump ahead and see the results on Day 90.

Now I have been familiar with BeachBody workouts for awhile now, and I absolutely love the variety that is offered. As I was doing P90X, I started seeing infomercials about TurboFire and I just knew that I had to try it. That is when I became a BeachBody coach. This would allow me to push myself further and help people along my journey. If you are interested in TurboFire or any of the other BeachBody programs, and would like to join me, you can check out the products by visiting my BeachBody coach page.

Most of these programs can be found throughout the internet, however, I will say the price is relatively the same regardless of where you buy it. Therefore, I recommend going through Beachbody. They stand behind all of the products they offer and if you are not happy with the results, they will refund your money. You will not find that deal anywhere else.

So, if you want to get in shape, what are you waiting for. The tools are there - all we need is you!

Day 2

Day 2 did not go as planned. When I headed to bed last night, I was amped. I was ready to get up and jump out of bed at 5 a.m. But who am I really fooling? I hate getting out of my nice, cozy warm bed that early. So we all know what that means - I hit snooze - at least a few times before I finally rolled out of bed. Morning workouts and I have a love/hate relationship. I love my workouts in the morning because they really make me feel great the entire day; but I hate getting out of bed.

I believe today was especially difficult because I knew a HIIT (high intensity interval training) class was on the schedule. These classes don't really intimidate me - it is just deep in my mind I know it is a short class so I have subconsciously made myself think I can hit snooze a couple of times without causing an issue.

At least I got up and it really wasn't that bad after all... in fact, I think later today I will probably go for a run and burn off all the energy I have leftover from what I consider a rather short (but don't be fooled - a high impact, high intensity, fat blasting) workout!

Feel The Burn!

When but side by side, the red line represents the person who burns by workout with HIIT, while the gray line shows the person who spends hours on the treadmill never seeing results. The Afterburn Effect will help avoid plateaus.
When but side by side, the red line represents the person who burns by workout with HIIT, while the gray line shows the person who spends hours on the treadmill never seeing results. The Afterburn Effect will help avoid plateaus. | Source

What Is HIIT?

By now you are probably wonder what HIIT, or high intensity interval training, is? It really is the "new" way to workout and is a big part of TurboFire and the effectiveness of the program. In a nutshell, HIIT is exercising to your max in up to one-minute intervals. You need to push yourself as hard as humanly possibly during this time - and you can do it - because you know that after you do you will be given a minute to rest and catch your breath.

According to studies done, HIIT training will not only improve your perfomance aerobicly, but it will help you anaerobicly as well. The effect - your metabolism is cranked up into super calorie-burner mode and is 9 times more effective at burning fat. Now who doesn't want that? These intense intervals will quickly fatigue your muscles and your body will have to work extra hard to replensh them with oxygen. This is what Chalene calls the Afterburn Effect. Your body will be burning more calories at rest for the entire day, "making 4 minutes of HIIT more effective than 30 to 45 minutes on the treadmill or stair climber," according to the TurboFire fitness guide.

HIIT is a powerful tool, but it needs to be used in a structured plan in order to avoid burn-out. This is where TurboFire comes in. The plan is all layed out for you. In order to avoid doing damage to the muscle tissues, the TurboFire HIIT classes should not be done 2 days in a row, and as always, know your limits. If you do beyond what you are capable of you can and could get injured. Injuries will only heed your progress.

Wanna workout - you need to schedule it!

Set an appointment with yourself. This is surefire way to make sure you get your workout in for the day. Just make sure you treat it like an appointment that can't be cancelled!
Set an appointment with yourself. This is surefire way to make sure you get your workout in for the day. Just make sure you treat it like an appointment that can't be cancelled! | Source

Setting schedules

Too often one of the biggest excuses to not working out is not having the time. I will admit because I am a stay at home mom I have an advantage in this department. I don't have to worry about the grueling "corporate" lifestyle. However, just because I am a stay at home mom doesn't mean I don't have time commitments or work to do. It just means I am more flexible with my schedule. After all, I work 24 hours a day!

So you need to ask yourself... How important is it to you to get your workout in?

This is a vital question to ask. Afterall, if getting that workout in isn't important enough to you, it will always be cancelled because something better came up. This is why scheduling your workout is important. I am not saying that sometimes life doesn't happen and you will end up missing or postponing your workout, but when it is on the calendar, it is alot harder to avoid.

Think of it this way... if you had a doctor's appointment at 9 a.m. would you miss it? Chances are high you just answered no. Why would you? It is a set appointment and it is important to you. You aren't going to suddenly say, "Sorry doctor, I decided not to show up because I got caught up in some show on TV!" Most likely they won't care about your excuse. They are going to charge you for wasting their time.

So schedule your workout time. If that means setting your alarm a little earlier to get up and get in your workout, so be it. If that means telling someone "No, I am not available at this time..." because that is when you have scheduled a workout, that is what needs to happen. The important thing is, you set a schedule and you stick with it!

Working out will make you feel great, emotionally and physically. In fact, it might actually make you more productive because of all the energy you have. But most importantly, remember you are working out for you. So, don't miss the most important appointment of the day! Get that workout in and stop with the excuses!

Want more...

If you would like to read about Day 1 of my personal journey and learn how to get started with the TurboFire program, click here.

To continue on to day 3, click here.


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    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Brett - Ironically, I am not being as tiresome with this as I was with P90X. Since this is my second journey and we are heading into summer so time is a little more limited (not to mention I have better discipline now) I am not writing about it every single day. I found this was much better for my stress levels. Not to mention it is hard to come up with topic after topic. Hope it gives you some inspiration for the long run ahead! :)

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Asia

      God, I'm tired just reading about your routine! lol ... definitely an inspiration to many I am sure!!

      Shared, up and tiring ... I mean, interesting ;-)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Danette Watt - Couldn't agree with you more. I notice on the days that I wait for my workout I get rather cranky. On top of that... no workout usually means I get rather unproductive as well. Not a good combination either way! :)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @RealHousewife - My poor family... when I get into these kicks this is all I do! But, at least I am doing the workouts for you so no worry! Now hopefully this internet thing starts getting on your good side... I think they would have to put me in the crazy house if I lost my internet for even a short time... I wonder if they have WiiFi there! LOL

    • Danette Watt profile image

      Danette Watt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      yes, being a stay at home mom (or working from home) gives you a lot more flexibility (although as you said, you work 24 hours/day). I like doing mine first thing in the morning. It's done, nothing else has gotten in the way and it gets my brain fired up and my blood flowing.

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      Kelly Umphenour 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Now let's see how long I can have Internet today:) lol

      This hub it a HIT! Lol. I am feeling like I'm getting my workout glad you're doing another! I am even going to do some stretches today. You are such a power house - I'm a stay at home mom too but I still do not have enough hours in a day. Ok well I know - bad excuse:) you go go go girl!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Ruchira - I have taken lots of time out trying to think of how to make this work... and what I found was the better I take care of myself the better I can take care of others. That means, I need to start taking care of myself first. It has made me a much better wife and a much better mother! Thanks for you kind words! :)

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Thomas - Thanks for the Dew... now catch up or your really going to get sore for lagging behind. Thanks for the Dew... next time I want the Diet stuff... you know, so I can also have that swiss cake roll! ;)

      More seriously, I have to say, right now that I think TurboFire is actually harder. But the reality of the situation is, they are both so very very different that it is hard to compare. Turbo is all about high impact, cardio, and HIIT training. Don't get me wrong, she has some killer strength training moves... whereas Tony is the exact opposite. It is mostly about the strength training and then a little cardio! I think Turbo though hits more on my weak spots and will probably end up showing more results in the first 30 days than what I got with P90X... but only time will tell! :)

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      oh should also be a positive speaker 'cause your last few lines convinced me to put ME ahead of others.

      I only hope I continue to do

      you keep charging ahead with your Turbofire days and I will continue to follow you...cheers!

    • ThoughtSandwiches profile image


      6 years ago from Reno, Nevada


      Damn...I saw the 'Day 3' go by and realized...I was already a day late! (hands over a Dew for afternoon/evening charge. So...which one is harder? This one or the Tony Horton one?


      PS...Keep it Up!

    • barbergirl28 profile imageAUTHOR

      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @mythicalstorm273 - The start is just BS anyway and intended more for those who just come in and haven't started from the beginning. That way they know what TurboFire is. Being that you read the first one, you are good to go.

      I have to agree with you... it is vital that you schedule your workouts in. I know you feel much better when you do them, but I also know that they are your last priority. So treat them like any other appointment that you wouldn't cancel. Oh yeah - and I fixed the distraction! ;)

    • mythicalstorm273 profile image


      6 years ago

      Love the advice! Making it so important that you wouldn't miss your appointment with your workout can really help keep a person on track. I should use that advice because I do not make a schedule to workout I just put it on my schedule and it is always the least important thing. With that being said... The end was amazing in this hub, but I skimmed the start. You made a few typos that distracted me so you might wanna go get those fixed up ;-) Keep up the great work and I know you will be more proud of yourself than you ever have been! I am looking forward to hearing more!


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