You Are Not Tired! --- TurboFire - Day 3
Feel the Burn
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.
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?
I know this was suppossed to be a day of rest... but I couldn't resist, so.... I went for a run!