Can I just say, go me? This is probably the longest I have stuck to any workout program in a while and it is really paying off.
Turbofire is a cardio/strength program by Beachbody that uses awesome music to get your body moving and burning calories. It also uses HIIT (high-intensity interval training) to burn even MORE calories. Apparently, per workout you can burn something crazy like 500 calories. I don’t have a heart rate monitor so I can’t tell you exactly how much I burn per session. I’m really hoping I can get one soon so I can start to track my calories per workout.
Today was my final day, and it was pretty rough. Not the workout, necessarily, but the emotions that went with it. About 15 minutes into my 55 minute workout, I had to press pause. I immediately shouted at my poor husband. I yelled at him for not motivating me, for not praising me enough, and not rewarding my accomplishments well enough to meet my needs. I cried for about 10 minutes, Rial sulked in the kitchen, and then I got back up.
I kicked my butt when I pressed play. I’m going to feel it tomorrow.
I think the problem (duh!) is that I’m relying on Rial for motivation I should have myself. I think the problem is that I want a reward for my accomplishments because I don’t think my body is rewarding me as it should. My expectations are skewed. My body is not rewarding me, because my whole life I’ve told it to be fat and lazy, so suddenly a month ago when I told it to get in gear, it wasn’t sure what to do. And I’m not looking at progress as I should. My scale and measurements HAVE shown progress, but not what I’d like. However, on Day 1, I was barely able to lift my feet for the kicks and rarely was able to shake my booty. Today, my kicks were high and I rocked the whole program, burpees included!
So, without further ado, I’ll go ahead and give my stats for month one of TurboFire:
After seeing these results, I really have no reason to be mad at myself. I’ve lost a little more than a pound a week and several inches. I’ve even lost 3.5″ just from my waist, which makes me feel great!
I’ve shared my part of this month’s Turbofire, so here’s something I’d like to try. Here’s what my dear husband thinks about what I’ve done this month:
Rial here, I think Molly has done a fantastic job establishing a daily workout regimen. I think she needs to push herself a little harder, as the lack of results in my opinion is due to the fact that she isn’t exerting enough effort to make her body work for her. I also think she needs to keep better track of what she puts into her body. Beyond my criticisms, I’m very proud of her, and am glad she has recognized the need to set an example for our children. I look forward to seeing her push herself a bit more and hoping that she can begin to see the results she’s wanting.
While I may not appreciate it in the moment, I always like to hear an outside voice about how I’m doing and how I can improve. I think it was a wake up call today when I was kicking high, jumping and… burpee-ing? It allowed me to say, “Yes, I can push harder!” And from now on, I will. I can’t wait to check in again next month with how I’ve done.