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You Are Not Tired! --- TurboFire - Day 3

Updated on May 30, 2012

Feel the Burn

TurboFire will have you training like an athlete in no time!
TurboFire will have you training like an athlete in no time! | Source

TurboFire is just one of the many programs offered by BeachBody. It was created by fitness expert Chalene Johnson, as a step up from the original Turbo Jam. This is a high intensity workout program that will take you through 12 weeks of DVD instruction in a classroom type setting. During this time, you will strengthen and tone your whole body with the variety of workouts, include HIIT (high intensity interval training) classes and cardio kickboxing!

Fitness and workouts are my obsession. Originally I started this trend writing about my personal experiences with Tony Horton's P90X. Since then, I have completed two rounds. 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.

TurboFire is my way of changing it up and was also the reason behind becoming a BeachBody coach. I hoped this would push me further in my journey and keep me from going on the rebound of weight gain. It also gave me a chance to encourage and inspire others and helping them find the tools they might need. If you are interested in TurboFire or any of the other BeachBody programs feel free to check out the products by visiting my BeachBody coach page. However, at no time feel pressured. This is my personal journey, and writing about it keeps me accountable.

Day 3

After P90X, I knew TurboFire would be a whole different direction. They are both great programs, but they are both completely different. One of the things that shocked me was how fast the day of rest came during TurboFire.

Yep - you guessed it. I am on Day 3 and this is my day of rest! Odd - isn't it. With P90X it was 6 days of torture and then a day of rest (or stretching.)

So today I sit. It isn't that I can't do anything else, but the day of rest had good timing. Sleep was scattered last night as my son crawled in bed and tossed and turned all night. Between getting kicked in the face and the rumbling earthquake of snores escaping from my husband - I had no chance this morning!

Initially I thought it odd to have a day of rest so soon, but today I am greatful. Rest was exactly what I needed!

"A goal without a deadline is nothing more than a dream!"

What are your goals?

If you are on a day of rest, it is a good time to set goals for your journey. Typically, you should set your goals before you even get started, but if you haven't done so already, now would be a good time to do it.

When setting goals think of the different areas you want to improve on. Obviously, if you are setting goals in conjunction with a workout program, you might want to set goals that relate to health and fitness.

Some examples might be:

  • To lose 10 percent of your body weight (10 percent is a good start if you have more than that to lose. Not only does it make the goal seem more obtainable, but after losing 10 percent of your body weight, that is when you will really start noticing the changes.
  • To hit your goal weight. (I have been on this journey for awhile and I am close enough to my original goal to have this as one of my goals. From there, I will re-evaluate where I want to go!)
  • To get strong enough to run a 5K. (This is also one of my goals. I am not much of a runner so this might take me awhile!)
  • To encourage the whole family to participate in healthier activities - like doing family bike rides, going on weekend hikes, or just going for nightly walks after dinner.
  • To get those six-pack abs! (I have really weak stomach muscles so during this phase of my fitness, I want to erase my mental thoughts about my stomach being too weak to work out!)
  • To drink half of your body weight in water (ounces). For instance, if you weighed 200 pounds - you should attempt to drink about 100 oz. to lose weight. But, if you can't do that, you should at least try to drink eight 8 oz. glasses of water a day.

You might also want to set other goals that just relate to life in general.

  • To read at least one book a week.
  • To pay off the credit card debt.
  • To save $100 out of each paycheck.
  • To spend a little time each month on "me" time.

So now that you have seen some examples of goals to set, it is time for you to set yours. What goals do you have in mind to reach by the end of the summer? ... By the end of the year?

Setting goals is important. The key is to not overwhelm yourself. Just select a couple of goals so you can focus on a few at a time. Next, make sure to set a deadline. A goal with out a deadline is nothing more than a dream! With these few goal-setting steps, you will be on your way to success in no time at all!

How do you measure success?

You will never be able to measure the success of your goals if you don't set a deadline!
You will never be able to measure the success of your goals if you don't set a deadline! | Source


I know this was suppossed to be a day of rest... but I couldn't resist, so.... I went for a run!

Want More...

If you would like start from the beginning of my personal journey and learn more about the TurboFire program, click here. If you would like to read about my previous day, click here.

To continue reading about my journey, click here.


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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Real - You definately are a goal-oriented person... more of us should be more dedicated to achieve what we want in life!

      Your gardening project over the summer sounds like a blast. Although you should be happy that I am not helping and Maddy is because I have a black thumb. :) Me and plants don't get along too well. And I bet that it will give you plenty of stuff to write about it. I am going to try and theme the weeks of summer and plan activities around it. We will see how long that lasts. Like Beauty week - maybe we can come up with ideas on different facials to make!! :)

      Oh yeah - and our holiday weekend was great! Hope you guys had a good one!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Danette Watt - My goal right now is the bottom half. That is my biggest obstacle - that belly. I know it is going to leave sometime but I really wish it was sooner than later. So my goal is purely focused on my midsection! And I am going to reach the goal finally! :D

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @mythicalstorm273 - Unfortunately this hub was much different before you because I got a warning for it being too personal. So, I had to do more generic form of goals instead and only slightly mentioned what goals I have. The biggest one is to get into running. I really want to be able to enjoy it because I know how much of a calorie burner it is! I plan on running a 5K this fall so I need to get on it.

      I have to admit though, I have been slipping since Cassie's wedding. I too haven't really set any new goals and I have noticed that it has hurt my progress! So, setting the running one will definately be a good one to achieve! :)

      P.S. I will fix the water issue.... geez... I knew what I meant ;)

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      My whole entire life has been ruled by goals. I am very goal oriented - and very aware of that too. I MUST have a goal...if I don't I get depressed. I could not be happy without something to reach for. Or else - what's life? Sitting around getting secretary spread and petting my cat? Mmmm NO! Lol

      My goal right now is to write one hub a week...I have a huge garden for the summer - and I've been trying to learn more about different plants and trees. I am actually going to keep a journal...but Maddy is doing this project with me so I think it will help us to keep the Amt of water/light stuff like that in perspective. It's been fun so far!!

      I hope your having a great holiday weekend!

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      Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

      Goals are necessary, otherwise you're just wandering around aimlessly. One of my goals is to improve my running speed and lose more body fat. I know I have decent abs under that little belly I have. Fortunately, it isn't TOO big, just more than what I want.

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      Those goals all look so familiar :-) I think you are taking some of the stuff you have learned from me! lol. Also you state that a good goal is to drink half your body weight in water but you forgot to mention in Ounces... that would be a lot of pounds of water! lol. Still I really enjoyed this light hub that reminds me to set my goals. Since our goals expired with Cassie's wedding I have not reevaluated where I am at and where I want to go. I appreciate the reminder!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @tammyswallow - Thank you so very much. I know that working out has always been my thing... I just love how it makes me feel. I am glad you find strength in my words and keep following this to see if TurboFire is something you might like. So far... I love it! We will see if I say the same thing when weigh-in day comes around! LOL

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @ksinll - You're very welcome. If you get a chance to try this one out, let me know. I would love to hear what you think of this. I think it is a blast!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Your hubs are very inspiring. You always talk about your workouts and journeys in a positive light and that makes me feel like I can do it too. I haven't heard of this program but it looks great. Thanks so much for sharing this.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Living Well Now - I have found the BeachBody products very effective. So far, I have lost about 45 pounds and that was through doing P90X. However, as with any workout program, if the eating is out of control you won't see as good of results. Mine probably would have been much better if I didn't sneak in the sweets as much. My thoughts - both P90X and TurboFire are great programs, but P90X is more geared to the person who is close to goal and really looking to tone up. TurboFire will burn the fat and get the weight off faster. Just a personal opinion though based off what I have done so far! :) Glad you found the reviews helpful!

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      ksinll 5 years ago

      I love beachbody products, thanks for introducing me to another one.

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      Living Well Now 5 years ago from Near Indianapolis

      I've always been curious about BeachBody products and their effectiveness. Thanks for posting the reviews. You're hub is informative...good luck with your goals and running program!