Turbo Jam 1 month update

After just one month of Turbo Jam, I’m seeing measurable results. I’m shrinking! Despite what the scale says, I’ve made an improvement in my overall fitness this past month. My weight has only gone down a pound, however, my body size has changed a fair amount. My arms, legs, chest, and waist are all down an inch each. The biggest change though, is in my hips. I’m down 3 inches in my hips! I measured that again today and it was no fluke. The inches are really gone.

This just goes to show the scale shouldn’t be the only measure of fitness. Muscle is heavier and denser than fat. I added muscle and removed fat so my size went down but my weight changed little. Not only are my arms smaller, but tighter as well. Same for my legs, just not as noticeable. An inch may not sound like much, but considering the smaller circumference of an arm (compared to say the waist), it’s a fair amount.

That inch in my arms was all flab. I’ve just about gotten rid of my jello arms (you know, that flabby area in the back of the upper arm that is so hard to get rid of). The secret is targeted weight training. You’ve got to specifically work the triceps. Toning them is the only way to get rid of the sag up there. If you only lose weight without toning up, it’ll still look saggy, just smaller overall.

My back problems have almost disappeared since my core is more stable. My chiropractor says your back is stabilized by strong abs, not just strong back muscles.

I’ve made some changes in my diet, but nothing major. Primarily I’m getting back to the principles of the No S Diet eating plan. Everything in moderation and nothing drastically eliminated. I added more fresh fruit and veggies while cutting back (but not getting rid of totally) fats, sweets and other unhealthy snacks. Surprisingly, my cravings for junk have almost entirely gone away. In fact, we walked by a burger place the other day and I was slightly sick from the smell which used to make me hungry.

I feel great! I have more endurance and energy. It’s amazing how the body acts when you give it the foods and exercise it needs. This is all just after one month of using Turbo Jam and once a week water aerobics. I haven’t even been that regular about Turbo Jam. I can’t wait to keep going and see what the next month brings. If I was skeptical about measurable change after just a month when I started Turbo Jam, I’m not now. It works!

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11 Responses

  1. I have three different “fit” weights,which is something I had to get used to! If I’m running regularly, my fit weight drops to about 115 pounds, with a lot of muscle in my calves and long thigh muscles. If I’m lifting weights for a few months, my weight wil blossom up to 145 pounds, although I will still wear the same clothes. My weight whenI am not in a training program hovers around 125 pounds, when I will have to let out the waist and bust a bit on clothes. That scale really doesn’t tell you enough, does it?

  2. Magdelena,
    Scales are just one measure of fitness, and not a very good one at that since like you mentioned you can have 3 different weights depending upon your activity goals. I wish people didn’t put so much stock in what it says. Weight should be part of a total fitness measure, not the only thing that matters. What’s the point in being 105 pounds if you can’t run or be active because you don’t have the muscle or endurance? However, if you are overweight the scale should be a more important measure until you get closer to your goal than if you are already at goal.

  3. This blog post is truly a testament to what Turbo Jam is all about. I have been doing Turbo Jam for over 4 years and I fell in love so much that I decided to teach it! 🙂

    Good for you on your inches lost! Keep up your fitness journey!

    It’s time to party, move your body…!

    Have a great day,
    Caterina

  4. Caterina,
    Hey that’s great! I’m considering doing that, but there are no TK classes in my town to get a feel for what it should be like (the closest is in Anchorage, 350 miles away). Perhaps that’s a good reason to go ahead and do it anyway. My gym does have a kick boxing class already, but it’s not TK. Had you been to a TK class before you decided to teach? Thanks for your encouragement.

  5. That definitely means you should bring it to your area! 🙂 I went to one class before I did it and it was a crazy Turbo For a Cause class that was hosted by Jenelle (yes Chalene’s sister) so I didn’t know what to expect. But I say if you can do the TJ videos you can pass the test, hands down! 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions or if you want to talk about Turbo you can facebook me- http://www.facebook.com/cpassarelli or email me- cjpass6888@yahoo.com

    I’m about to go Press Play! 🙂
    Caterina

  6. Caterina,
    Wow! I can see how that would be unexpected and crazy. I fixed your link, thanks for letting me know.

    My new Turbos came in yesterday and believe it or not I haven’t opened the box yet. Is that crazy? I’m about to though. They’ve been torturing me on the kitchen counter.

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  11. Brooke,
    I did mostly the longer workouts. I only did Learn & Burn a couple of times before moving on to the regular workouts. My favorites were Punch, Kick, & Jam; Cardio Party Live Remix; and Cardio Party mix 2. At least once or twice a week I tried to do one of the strength workouts like Turbo Sculpt. I also found that Booty Sculpt + Abs goes good back-to-back with 3T for a great hour long strength session. Not all those videos are in the regular Turbo Jam package. I had to order another one, but I love the variety of workouts I have now. The only one I have never used (not even opened yet) is Lower Body Jam. Today I’m actually starting Turbo Fire!

    Nutrition is very important. I cut out all sweet, fried, processed, junk, and fast foods when I want faster results. Otherwise, I’ll allow one or two treat meals/week. Have lots of fresh fruits and veggies. They should be 1/3-1/2 of what you eat daily. Snacks are ok, even good for you, as long as they are healthy. Combine and fruit or eggie with protein such as peanut butter, hummus, Greek Yogurt, a boiled egg, or a handful of nuts. Do not snack on grains. That includes chips, cookies, crackers, bars, etc. Even supposedly healthy varieties aren’t really good for you. Drink plain water, and lots of it. You can also have tea, coffee, or herbal tea as long as it’s plain (although I admit to adding a teaspoon of honey every once in a while). A book I found very helpful is The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. It’s not a fad diet. She tells how to use nutrition to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

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