Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 31

I overate and didn't workout. But nothing horrible. The next week and a half is going to be insanely busy. I'll try to keep up!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 30

I worked out this morning - Cardio Party Remix again. Man, I love this workout!!!

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
beans, corn & rice
fruit smoothie w/ soy milk & protein powder
chicken & rice
granola bar

Too much food.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 29

Another awesome workout with Cardio Party Remix. I think I'm going to do this workout for the rest of the week, and next week I will work on these sections from the round I'll be training on in less than 3 weeks!!!

That's everything from Round 54 that I've found on YouTube so far. Great stuff.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
Philly cheesesteak w/ onions, green peppers, pinto beans & sweet potato
fruit smoothie w/ soy milk & protein powder
eggs, sausage & cinnamon bread

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 28

I did Cardio Party Remix again. I almost have the whole workout down pat. I love this workout. There's not a single second of it that I don't like. I would love to teach this. I think this is the one I will modify for my first kids Turbo. But I can't call it Turbo Kick because it's not an official round. So now I need a snazzy name for my cardio kickboxing for kids and old folks.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
chicken taco
crock pot bbq chicken w/ brown rice

Oh, and a candy bar (or two). Oops.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 27

My workout today was Turbo Jam Cardio Party Remix. I wanted to do CP3 but Remix has the best of everything. I love it. I worked out in the living room, on carpet, instead of the garage, on concrete. I don't like working out on carpet, but I think my form was better and tighter because I couldn't flail about. Not that I flail in the garage - it's just easier to move so I go faster and sometimes my form suffers.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cantaloupe & Triscuits
turkey burger w/ cheese & mayonnaise

Friday, March 22, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 26

I did not work out today because a friend called to hang out earlier than I was expecting. I will work extra hard tomorrow. Food was good today, too. Not stellar, but I didn't eat a ton of shit.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 25

I was up early for a meeting so my workout got kicked to after work. I did Cardio Party Remix again. Man, I love that workout!

Food was good, but I don't remember everything I ate.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 24

I did Cardio Party Remix again. I love this workout so hard!!!

Food was okay.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
cheese - I think I had some. I can't remember!
bean & brown rice soup w/ broccoli
peanut butter & jelly sandwich
pasta w/ meat sauce & biscuit

I feel like there is something else I ate but forgot. I don't know. I need to start keeping track during the day.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 23

I actually worked out this morning! I did Turbo Jam Fat Blaster. I am going to suck balls at training with my lack of energy. I'll be drinking Mountain Dew and coffee the whole damn way to Durham.

Food was okay.

coffee w/ half & half & Splenda
blueberry muffin
vegetable soup, barbecue beef patty,  potato
barbecue beef patty on bun

Monday, March 18, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 22

I actually worked out today. I'm doing nothing but Turbo for the next 26 days. Well, except for my days that I'm traveling. I did Cardio Party Remix today, which is just 30 minutes but full of fun. I didn't wear my heart rate monitor because I just don't care how many calories I'm burning.

Food was decent, too:

pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw & sweet potato
Cheez-Its - Ok, not great.
spaghetti w/ meat sauce

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 21

I was going to work out today but I woke up late and then I had to be in the parade. It was a long, cold walk outside.

Food was just "decent" I guess.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 20

No, you haven't missed 11 days worth of blog entries. I just haven't done them. It should be no surprise that I'm completely sucking ass. I had some major emotional bullshit go down, but that's been resolved and I actually have more time in my day to work out now. So, I am planning (again) to hit that shit hard. My Turbo Kick certification is in less than a month.

Speaking of Turbo certification, we are training on Round 54. Here are a couple videos from YouTube that showcase this round. I'm probably going to start practicing them.

The punch & kick section:

The Turbo section:

They both look like lots of fun. I wish I could get my energy up the way she does. I can for routines I know really well, like Cardio Party 3. I can't find a good video of CP3 but here's a great montage of some other Turbo Jam workouts:

Actually, here is a great CP3 video! Love this workout so much. I don't know why I can't embed it in the blog though. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 9

I've lost my appetite and all motivation. I'll probably be hungry as hell tomorrow. But still lazy.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 8

I didn't work out today but food was pretty decent. I was craving steak so I took my son to Outback. We shared a dessert but I didn't go overboard. I haven't really been hungry today. I just want the taste of stuff. I'm exhausted.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 7

Food was decent today. No workout though. I made low carb protein fudge that is really good. I'm hoping I have my shit together this week. I need to detox a bit and get rid of some of this bloat and lethargy.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Memorial Day Challenge - Day 6

Today started off really crappy. I ate junk until early afternoon, then I pulled my shit together. I went shopping this morning, and saw lots of cute shit I could wear while teaching Turbo Kick, but none of it fit. Fuck me. I have to get back on track.

Then I went to my favorite shoe store and bought three pairs of shoes to doing Turbo. I came home and did the Turbo Jam 20 Minute Workout three times, once with each pair so I could compare them. It was a cupcake and pop corn fueled workout but I didn't phone it in. I had fun, getting back to the workout that made me fall in love with Turbo.

Okay, so about the shoes.

The first pair I tried was the Skechers EZ Flex Barbed Wire. They are super cute.

They are very light and flexible. They are great for pivoting but that's about it. There's not a lot of cushion in them and I really didn't care for them for Turbo. But I think they will be good for lifting.

The second pair I tried was the Nike Flex Experience RN. They are also very good for pivoting and there is adequate cushioning that I might even go for short runs in them. [Fortunately, I still have a brand new pair of Nike Air something or others for running.] They are heavier than the Skechers but I liked them better because of the cushion.

The last pair I tried was the Adidas ClimaCool Aerate, recommended by the wonderful woman who teaches Zumba to our after school kids. They are very light weight and comfortable. I can pivot and jump beautifully. I love these shoes the best.

Friday, March 1, 2013