Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My personal January Fitness challenge was to follow AND complete the monthly calendar doing Beachbody's home fitness TurboJam dvds!
I had previously done the first dvd that is about 20 mins where you learn all the "moves". So, this was the first time I did the entire monthly schedule along with learning the other dvds.
The package comes with:
5 fun and incredible fat-burning workouts
Learn & Burn
Chalene shows you the "Elite 11" moves you'll use to blast pounds and inches!
Turbo Sculpt
A 40-minute tighten-and-tone session to reshape, trim, and flatten those problem areas.
20 Minute Workout
For when you're short on time.
Ab Jam
Features a standing ab routine that attacks your core from every angle for lean, sexy abs. (20 minutes)
Cardio Party
A turbocharged, 45-minute dance fest!
You also get easy-to-use tools for tracking your results
"Elite 11" flash cards
To teach you the signature moves!
24/7 Online Support
Access live chats with Chalene and an amazing online community.
Turbo Results fitness and nutrition guide
All the information you need, plus Chalene's favorite meals!
Plus, get these 4 FREE gifts to supercharge your results!
Turbo Sculpting Gloves
Scientifically proven to increase muscle activity by up to 96%, so you get ripped even faster.
Punch, Kick & Jam
Advanced workout specially designed to tap into the power of the Turbo Sculpting Gloves! (50 minutes)
Turbo Slim® diet plan
An easy-to-follow meal plan to help you lose up to 10 inches in just 10 workouts! Includes a measurement card and tape measure for tracking your progress.
BONUS workout—Booty Sculpt + Abs
Experience the fun of Chalene's total-body sculpting class with more incredible music and rockin' results. (30 minutes).

My Review:
So, now you know what came with the package, let me tell you what I thought about it!!
The first week was a piece of cake! I did the daily workouts along with Leslie Sansone walking dvds. The second week was ALOT tougher because the workouts went from 20 mins to 40 min workouts. I felt like I stumbled thru the second week because of the adjustment period of learning new moves and getting use to the new dvds. By the third and fourth week however, I was burning major calories and getting my groove on!! :-)
The Learn and Burn dvd is great with learning the new moves and goes slow enough to catch on. You don't do this dvd after the first week. The TurboSculpt dvd was awesome and I definitely felt that workout in my core when it was done. The 20 min workout was fun and easy to learn as well. The Ab jam was tough-its 10 mins of standing ab work and 10 mins of floor ab work. The floor ab work made me want to die-and its only 10 mins!! The Cardio party dvd was ALOT of fun-more than I thought it would be! I'm not a "dancy" type person-not coordinated at all, but after the second week it was easier to follow along and I burned more calories every time I did it!

What specifically I did:
I followed the TurboJam beginner daily schedule that had me working out 4-5 times a week. I also did Leslie Sansone indoor walking dvds on the days when I wanted more of a workout. I drank my Beachbody supplement called Shakeology that I mixed with water and frozen fruit every morning as my breakfast. I typically have 5 meals a day and stay under 1600 calories. I logged my food by using "MyFitnessPal" which I can access online and on my iphone. I tracked my calories and steps with my super new cool gadget called "FitBit".  And I participated on facebook with a Beachbody TurboJam group that helped me stay accountable for the entire month with my exercising AND my nutrition! Thanks Stephanie!

My Results:
I took pictures, weighed and measured on day 1 and then again on day 28. I was very pleased with the measurements, but not as much with the weight lost. But hey-a weight loss is a loss-not a gain!  
And as a side note, losing 2 pounds this past week meant that I'm officially at a total loss of 30 pounds down since last fall!!  
So.... drumroll please.... after doing TurboJam for 28 days I lost:
3.1 pounds and a total of 8.75 inches off my chest, waist, hips, arms & thighs!!! WHOOHOO!!! :-) I lost 1.0 off my chest, 1.0 off my waist, 0.5 off my hips, 1.0 off my R upper arm, 0.75 off my L upper arm, 2.0 off my R thigh and 2.5 off my L thigh.
I am the most pleased with the amount of inches off my thighs! I could tell a difference in my body over the 28 days; my stomach fat was more firm and I was getting more toned and energized!!
I would definitely recommend this workout and will do it again! I also have more "advanced" TurboJam dvds that I can do in the future.
This dvd program is for anyone-I have lower back and knee problems because of my weight; and after the first week my knees didn't bother me any more. And if you "engage your core" properly, your lower back won't hurt either.  Chalene Johnson is a great instructor and shows modifications with every dvd! She is very peppy (not annoying!) and makes the workouts fun!! I would give this program an A+.
and hey-I'm wearing smaller jeans today, so I was able to go down another jeans size after this program-whats not to love about that??!!
If you're interested in learning more about TurboJam, Shakeology or any other BeachBody Fitness programs, click on my beachbody website links on the right hand side of my blog or go to

1 comment:

  1. Awesome job Coach Rachel! I appreciate the great example you have set! Keep up the good work! I am glad you have taken my advice and have used Leslie Sansone. I am still using her and the variety of "extras" like the resistance bands to add to my workouts. I am done almost 20 lbs since Labor Day. I am proud of you-keep on walking and Turbo Jammin'!