What is TurboFire, you ask? Well…I’ll let Laura tell you all about it…
Hello everyone! I’m Sarah’s sister in-law, she married my brother Jay. Let me start off by telling you a bit about me. My name is Laura Nelson and I’ve been married for almost 6 years to Craig who is a heavy duty mechanic and we have 2 beautiful boys. Our oldest is Luke, he’ll be 5 years old in June and our youngest is Blake & he’s 9 months old. I’ve been an LPN (licensed practical nurse) for 6 years now and I’m currently on maternity leave. As much as I love nursing though, I want to stay at home with my boys & really have no interest in returning to work right now. My husband works out of town in Fort McMurray & is away a lot so it’s really difficult to find child care for shift work as well. Also seeing as my mother has 10 grandchildren, she’s stretched a little thin as it is!
Moving on… I’ve always struggled with my weight, but much more so since having children. After my first was born I gained a lot of weight, around 30 pounds. To clarify, that was AFTER he was born, not pregnancy weight. I don’t know if it was working night shifts or how it happened, but it happened. You know that feeling when one day you look in the mirror & think “OMG, how did I get here? How did this happen?” that’s how I felt. I didn’t ain much weight in my second pregnancy, but it definitely didn’t elp matters.
A few months after he was born I decided I’d had enough. I was SO SICK of wearing maternity clothes because nothing.else.fit. and dreading going into my closet because ¾ of the clothes didn’t it & even the ones that did looked awful. I resorted to maternity jeans & hoodies most of the time. It was time to stop complaining about it and DO something about it. I decided to make it a New Year’s resolution to do TurboFire & stick to the schedule starting January 1st. If you’ve never heard of TurboFire, it’s a super fun, intense cardio-conditioning program that uses HIIT (high intensity interval training). It’s kind of a dancey version of kickboxing. Here’s an awesome short video about it:
SO with these two things, TurboFire & Shakeology, I saw immediate results. I have lost about 35 pounds since January first and feel AMAZING and my energy is through the roof. I can actually run around & play with my 4 year old without getting winded. I feel stronger and more confident, and I don’t dread going to my closet anymore because everything fits! Everything looks ok now! The maternity clothes are gone, baby! I’m only about 5 pounds away from where I was when we got married. And you know what? I’m not stopping here. I absolutely love how exercise makes me feel. I’m almost done the TurboFire program, and when I’m done, I’m picking a new one. And then I’ll pick another one. I’m in this for life. I’ve also taken the TurboKick training (the original gym version of TurboFire) & am certified to teach!
During this journey I have discovered that not only do I love fitness & nutrition, but I have a passion for helping other people (especially other moms) reach their health & fitness goals! There’s nothing that feels better than paying it forward & helping someone else. In order to do this, I became a Beachbody coach. Beachbody is the company that sells workout programs & does infomercials for TurboFire, P90X, Insanity, etc. Instead of using stores to sell their products, they decided to use what are called ‘coaches’ to do it. That way, instead of someone just buying a program & going on their merry way (and probably not doing it), when they buy a program through a coach, that coach checks in with them and helps them get through the program offering support and accountability. When you’re only accountable to yourself, it’s easy to give up on something. But when you have someone else to be accountable to and receive support, you’re much more likely to follow through. I’m very passionate about this company, it is changing my life (physically & financially) & making me a better person.
One of the things that I do is hold what is called ‘Challenge Groups’. Basically if someone is wanting to lose weight/get in shape etc, they buy a challenge pack, which is their choice of workout & Shakeology. I like to have about 5 – 10 people in a group. We have a private Facebook group that we post in everyday, share goals & support each other. My next group is TurboFire, and it starts June 3rd. Sarah is going to join this one & I’m so proud of her for making the commitment! If any of you are interested in joining too or want some more information, please email me or connect with me on my Facebook page, I’d love to talk to you! Or if you are already into fitness and want to know more about the coaching opportunity & how it can benefit you, I’d love to talk to you about that as well.
Thanks, Laura! Laura’s TurboFire results so far speak for themselves! I’m so proud of her for making such an important change in her life, she’s so inspiring to me!
So…I never really followed up with you after I did my 30 Day Shred. I had high hopes of continuing my work outs and doing them 4-5 times a week. The month after I completed my Shred…I worked out four times. Four times. That’s it. It’s wayyyyyyy too easy to make excuses and not work out. That’s why I loved blogging about my 30 Day Shred – because it held me accountable to you! This is the same with TurboFire. I will be blogging about my journey and taking pictures too. Laura, our TurboFire group, and YOU will keep me accountable! I hope you’ll join our TurboFire group!
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