Posts Tagged "the firm"

My 2010 Fitness Journey: Part 2, Turbo Jam

When I kicked off my “fit into my pants again” fitness plan, the first step was a familiar one: Turbo Jam. After I abandoned The Firm workouts for good, Turbo Jam was where I turned. I love, love, loved Chalene Johnson, the fun & dance-y aspect of the workouts, and the overall intense aspect of it. That’s what I missed from The Firm. I would sweat, and some tapes would be tough, but I was never really out of breath or completely spent. Turbo Jam took the workout intensity to another level and I actually saw results.

So, my plan for March was 100% Turbo Jam. For the 1st two weeks, since I’d been idle since September, my schedule included doing a workout every other day. And I wanted those workouts to be about half an hour or so. There was no way I was going to jump back into workout and start with the 45+ minute workouts. Not unless I wanted to kill myself lol.

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Back On The Workout Train

I don’t know what was wrong with me last week. I all but lost my motivation to work out and only ended up doing 3 days instead of my usual 5-6.

Maybe it was my body’s way of protesting since it knew that I should have been in Santa Clara covering the Grand Prix meet. *sigh*

Well, I started fresh today and am back on track. I hope I don’t have many more funks like that! I’m about to start my running regimine for the season. I’ll probably be all over Cool Running’s ‘Couch-to-5K’ plan. It works extremely well with Robert Ullrey’s podcasts. He made them specifically for the Couch-to-5k program.

After running, I’m also looking for a few new workout vids. I’m pretty much over “The Firm”. They changed a great deal since I last bought a DVD and I’m not sure I’m feeling the new generation of workouts. They look kind of weak.

I’m looking at new Shock Training System from Cathe. I like the idea of doing a different workout every day so that your muscles are constantly shocked and don’t become accustomed to your routine. The only drawback to Cathe’s STS is that pricetag is steep (3 payments of $79.99 + s/h). I like Cathe, though. Her MuscleMax DVD is in my regular rotation.

I also have the full catalog of Turbo Jam workouts and am working my way through them. I really love TJ! They are the most fun cardio workouts I’ve ever done! I’m going to buy some weighted hand gloves to use with them. I saw some, for the first time, at Target Boutique the other week.

So that’s where I’m at right now with my workouts.

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