Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 3

LOL See how I changed the title of my challenge? I don't like Turbo Fire. It's not that I don't like it. I just don't like having to follow a schedule. I love Turbo. I just hate, hate, hate having to follow a schedule. I want to be able to do what I want, when I want and adapt to shit that comes up in my life.

Food was not good today. I didn't eat terribly but I definitely didn't eat below my caloric intake goal. Let's just call it a maintenance day. I didn't get anything other than my 100s done for exercise. I'm trying to teach the kids to play volleyball and I am a bit active with them. Thank goodness GO FAR starts the week after next. I'm going to be with the runners, instead of the game players.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 2

Today was all mucked up. I'm not happy with what I ate, but I'm listing all of it for accountability. I did my 100 squats and push ups, and I did my Turbo Fire HIIT 15 workout. My feet and shins hurt. I desperately need new shoes. I felt like I had no energy, even though I'd had my smoothie about 90 minutes before I worked out. I was hot and had a headache that just got worse.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
hard boiled eggs
baked potato & vegetable soup
barbecue beef
fruit/protein smoothie
cookies & pretzels - Fortunately, I didn't really like the cookies so I didn't over eat. I shouldn't have had these at all
vegetables w/ dip

Monday, February 25, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 1

So yes, I had to restart because I joined the challenge last minute, and thought I was a day behind and I had a ton of shit get in the way last week. Turns out, that we have to start by tomorrow, so I decided to restart today. Today also marked Day 1 of another challenge that I'm in. The woman I'm taking my Turbo Kick training from has a 90 day challenge kicking off today, so I joined that for accountability.

Speaking of Turbo Kick, I am officially registered for the certification on April 13. I cannot fucking wait. Now I just need to find some good shoes. Running shoes suck.

So, today's workout was Fire 30. I don't like this one at all. Chalene does the twist move but it's half assed, without the second jab and the knee. It's really fucking annoying. It's twist, jab, jab. But a twist consists of a jab, cross, jab, knee. This stupid combo in Fire 30 is jab, cross, a sort of jab, then two jabs (and at some point you're actually turning between the last two jabs). It's not a good twist at all.

I'm also doing a 7-day 100 rep challenge with my other workout group. 100 push ups and 100 squats. Today was Day 1 for that shit, too.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
shredded pork w/ baked beans, coleslaw & whole wheat breadsticks (I ate too many breadsticks, I admit)
chicken Parmesan & green beans
almonds (I probably ate too many of these, as well)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Restarting the Turbo Fire Challenge

I'm starting over tomorrow. The weekend was not good. I started the challenge a day late, had a shit ton going on and blah, blah, blah. So I will restart tomorrow.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 2

Today's workout is one I've done many times - HIIT 15. Just 15 minutes long, and not a huge calorie burner - only 115. That's not even good for 2 Activity Points, but I'm taking 2 anyway because I busted my ass.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cream of broccoli soup w/ ham
baby carrots
almonds

I was too lazy to cook after my extra long day and working out. So I had nuts for dinner. I also didn't eat all that much. Yes, I know I need to work on getting more food in. I ate 23 points. I need to menu plan, and probably bump up to at least 26 per day, maybe even 29.

So anyway, Day #2 is in the books and I'm doing well. Though, I would love a fucking cookie right now.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Turbo Fire Challenge - Day 1

I've entered the Turbo Fire Smokin' Hot 90 Day Challenge. Officially entered LOL Not because I plan to be smokin' hot in three months but because I need some freaking accountability. I've gained 15 pounds and I've been eating like crap, not working out, and I am a complete mess. So I'm doing Turbo Fire and Weight Watchers. Again. I'm using the Ultimate Food Value Diary app, which is awesome. It lets you modify your lower Points+ limit from 26 to 23. It probably shouldn't, because people will undereat. I know I will. I have mine set for the "boost" which is 23 daily points. But I'm also tracking calories right now to see where these numbers put me.

So, I did Fire 30, a 30 minute workout, and burned 264 calories (3 Activity Points). It was an okay workout. Not as much fun as Turbo Jam but whatever. It may grow on me. I have to do it 50 million times.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Asian chicken salad w/ fat free dressing & broccoli
apple & Greek yogurt
eggs w/ Sweet Heat Addiction, toast w/ butter

That food gave me a total of:

24 points
1115 calories
110 carbs
16 fiber
51 fat
74 protein

Definitely not a lot of food but I wasn't all that hungry until after my workout, which is when I ate the eggs. I'll work out the kinks as I go. I need to go grocery shopping, badly.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I'll be back Monday!

I have shit going on. I'll be back Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Monday, February 11, 2013

54 Days to Turbo

I don't even know if my countdown is right anymore. Food sucks and I'm lazy.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

55 Days to Turbo

Food was just okay today.

I started working on breaking down rounds like I will have to when I'm learning them to teach them, practicing the counts and all that jazz. I also found a wicked cool Thriller dance on YouTube.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

56 Days to Turbo

I was very lazy today, though I did discover a new workout - U-Jam. It looks awesome, and much easier than Hip Hop Hustle. Unfortunately, becoming an instructor is much more complicated than becoming a HHH instructor. So I guess I'll stick with the devil I know.

Food was better today. Lots of coffee w/ half & half & Splenda. Some Carolina BBQ with green beans. Almonds. Chicken & pinto beans w/ salsa.

Friday, February 8, 2013

57 Days to Turbo

I ate garbage all day, but I did get some exercise - hauling second graders around the gym piggy-back style for half hour. I'm exhausted.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

58 Days to Turbo

No formal exercise but my kids at work gave me a workout! Piggy back rides, hanging on to my legs while I tried to walk around, them chasing me, me chasing them...it was exhausting. I love them so much!

Food...sucked, thanks to the no bake cookies I made yesterday. Don't worry - they won't be a problem after tonight.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

59 Days to Turbo

My countdown may be incorrect. There is a chance I will be doing my certification on April 13 instead of April 6. If we get enough people, there will be a session held in Raleigh, which is 2 hours closer to my than Falls Church, Va AND I'll get to go to one of my favorite places in NC. I love Raleigh!

Food:
sucked

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

60 Days to Turbo

No workout today.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
banana
vegetable soup
apple & Greek yogurt
pulled pork sandwich w/ pinto beans

Monday, February 4, 2013

61 Days to Turbo

No exercise and food was kind of crappy. Bah!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

62 Days to Turbo

So now that I'm focusing on the April 6 Turbo Kick certification instead of that AND the Flying Pirate half marathon the following weekend, I feel a little bit less stressed. I need to start working on some of the later Turbo Kick rounds that came out with the Fan Volumes. There's a definite evolution to the choreography. The plan for the next two months is to do newer Turbo Kick rounds 3 times a week, and old Turbo Jam favorites 3 times a week. I'm going to try to throw some resistance training in there when I can.

Food was okay today. I made whole wheat biscuits so it was a carby day. No junk though. No exercise, either. I played board games with my son and we just hung out. It was good times.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 33

This is going to be my last Flying Pirate post. I have decided that I just can't train for it right now. I don't feel comfortable leaving my son alone to go running in the dark. No, I can't take him with me. He won't run the distances I need to run. At this point, training just doesn't fit into my schedule. Maybe when he is older and we're both comfortable with him being home alone, I'll do it. Well, no maybe - I will do a half marathon and a half marathon at some point. Just not while I have an 8 year old.

So I'm going to focus on Turbo. My certification is in 63 days. I still haven't registered but I am 99% certain I will go through with it. I did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster today - one of my favorites. I'm having a bit of a problem with the back of my knee. Certain moves make it hurt a little. It's nothing major, I'm sure, but that's just another reason to not do half marathon training. If I hurt myself before Turbo Kick certification, I would be one unhappy camper.

Ugh. Sometimes I feel guilty for not loving running, or even liking it. I keep telling myself that if I give it a fair chance, I will enjoy it. Yeah...doubt it.

Food:
coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
banana
eggs & turkey bacon w/ dry toast
almonds
chicken sandwich w/ tater tots

And an alcoholic beverage.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Flying Pirate Training - Day 32

I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3 today. I love that workout. It is probably my favorite of all workouts in the history of workouts!!! Too bad I can't teach it.

Food:
coffee w/ Splenda & half & half
sausage biscuit
chili w/ bread stick
chicken sandwich & tater tots