TurboFire Inferno Day 5 Meal Plan and Review

Dayyyy 5!! Day 5! D-d-d-d-d-aaayyy fi-veeee!!! It’s finally here!!! I feel like I should make some kind of little jingle haha
This was the longest & shortest five days of my life! It was a mixture of ups & downs…hungry or energetic, happy to be on a plan or annoyed to be locked in to what I had to eat…I loved it…I hated it haha And I def learned a few things!
#1 Portion Control! My portions were all out of whack! Even if you are eating clean- you still have to watch your portions! An extra few hundred calories per day can determine your success or frustration! (Especially when it comes to the last 10 lbs!!) Track your food intake people! get on myfitnesspal.com
#2 GET ENOUGH SLEEP!!!!! So I missed my workout last night =( There was just NO way! I got about 2 hours of sleep the night before which meant I completely passed out on my lunch break & right when I got home from work!
#3 Variety IS the spice of life! Learn new recipes, try new things! You’re much more likely to stick with a clean eating lifestyle when it’s fun…and delicious!

Day 5 Workout: Fire 55 EZ Class, Stretch 10 Class
Make sure you log your workouts to win $$$ in the Wowy SuperGym. Hmmm, maybe I shouldn’t tell people to do that…I don’t have to hurt MY chances hahah jk jk I’ll share!

Breakfast: 1 4″ whole wheat waffle with strawberry preserves, two 70 calories turkey sausage links

Snack: Chocolate Banana smoothie made with 1/2 a medium banana, 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology, 1/2 c. skim milk, 1/2 c. water, and 3 ice cubes. Delicious as usual =)


Lunch: 3 oz. Chicken, 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Hummus, 1/2 Whole wheat tortilla, 2 tomato slices, spinach AND Salad with carrots and 1 Tbsp low fat dressing.


Snack:

Dinner:

There’s only one you so let the world see!! because what fun is life if you just blend in? 


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TurboFire Inferno Day 4 Meal Plan and Review

Day 4!!!! It’s here AND it’s almost Friday!! This would be A LOT easier if I could get some freaking sleep! I fell asleep from midnight until 2:30 am and was up the rest of the night. Somehow I don’t think that is normal!lol
I had to fight those late night cravings (eating out of boredom!) but I am happy and a little shocked to report that I did NOT cheat! Seriously didn’t see that coming because my tummy was literally growling. Puppy frisbee on Wii kept me distracted though lol

Today’s agenda/Meal Plan….
Today’s Workout Classes: Fire 45 Class/HITT 20 Class/Stretch 10 Class
Work Sessions are set for 6pm

Turbo Tools: Results and Recovery Formula, towel and water
Turbo Tunes: “Wiggle It,” “Proud Mary,” ” Pull Over,” “Boom I Got Your Boyfriend”
Turbo Moves: Roundhouse Kick, Tuck Jumps, Sumo Squats, Air Jacks
Fire Drills: 3 in 60 second intervals
Benefits: Core Strenthing, cardio conditioning
Turbo Tools: Result and Recovery Formula, towel, water
Turbo Tunes: “Turn This Mutha Out”
Turbo Moves: Sumo Burpee, Quick-Feet, High Knees, Sumo Touch, Squat Jumps
Fire Drills:  7 Drills in  45-second intervals
Benefits: Increased AfterBurn effect
Repeat of  Day 1 
Logging my workout in the Wowy SuperGym because my good friend just won $500 for logging her workout!!!!! Crazzyyyy!! Hey Farah, you know my birthday is coming up right? 😉

Breakfast: 1 scoop chocolate shakeology with 8oz water, some ice, half a banana, 2 tsp natural peanut butter. 

Snack: 1 Medium Apple with 1 Tbsp of Almond Butter
apple and peanut butter
Lunch: Egg Salad on Whole wheat wrap


Snack: Medium Orange & 10 Almonds


Dinner: Flank steak marinated in soy sauce with 1 Tbsp black pepper, 1 clove crushed garlic; spinach steamed in a sauce pot for about 3 minutes, then add 2 tbsp sourcream (for two servings), 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese.. YUM; half a baked potato All under 400 calories!
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TurboFire Inferno Day 3

Ok, here we are…Day 3 of the TurboFire Five Day Inferno! I’ve been making it through the workouts. Last night, I was DEF tired (altho my damn insomnia caused me to only get 2.5 of sleep the night before!!! I blame that) but by the end of the workout…I was ON FIRE. I felt I could have keep going!!! It 100% helped that I went to the free 724 Fit Club last night and was surrounded with energetic chicks to force me to keep going!! And let me tell you…I slept like a freaking baby last night.

Breakfast: 8 oz cottage cheese with two slices of pineapple (Note: I borrowed this picture because I scarfed mine down so fast, I didn’t take a picture!! lol)

Snack:  Carrots & Zucchini

**Stay Tuned for more pics once I make/eat it!!**
Lunch:Medium potato, 1 slice turkey bacon, 1 slice low-far cheese, 1 scallion, 1 Tbsp low-fat sour cream

Side Note: I don’t like Sour Cream or cheese so I skipped it!

Snack: Greenberry Shakeology, 1/2 cup raspberries, 1 cup nonfat milk, some ice

Dinner: 6oz diced chicken, 2 1/2 Tbsp pico de gallo, 1.5 Tbsp sour cream, 1/4 avocado, 1/2 cup black beans, 1/3 cup quinoa (brown rice used here because Vons didn’t have any!) 368 calories, 30g protein, 50g carbs, 8g fat, 11g fiber Recipe (makes 2 servings): Combine across 4 whole wheat tortillas: grilled and diced two 6oz chicken breasts, 5 Tbsp pico de gallo, 1 Tbsp low-fat sour cream (I used more because 1/4 per taco was too little!), 1/2 avocado, 5 sprigs of fresh cilantro (Vons didn’t have any!) Serve with 1/2 cup of black beans and 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa seasoned with cilantro, salt and pepper.

Day 3 Review
So last night, I was laying in bed…tummy growling. I was seriously so hungry and thinking about getting up to eat pizza haha I decided against it because…well honestly I was so tired I couldn’t lift a finger. And I was thinking about adding more calories today to hover in the 1500 range. BUT I woke up this morning…feeling pretty damn good. I am on track and yes I’m a little hungry….but nothing crazy. If you worked out before you start this, you might want to add a 100-200 calories based on how you feel but I’m really trying to follow this as closely as I can.  I DID drink the recovery drink last night after my workout- much needed!!! So that was 200 calories right there. 
This made me realize that I wasn’t paying close enough attention to what I was eating…and I would mindlessly graze. So even though I was eating healthy and clean…I was SEVERELY underestimating the amount I was eating. That explains these extra lbs I gained. I am making a new commitment to track my food! I am telling you…it helps!!! Myfitnesspal.com is my favorite tool to track! Just do it!

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TurboFire Inferno Day 2

Woahhh I made it through day 1 and did not cheat AT ALL!! Even I was surprised! lol Last night I was HUNGRY but I still resisted the temptation of pizza haha The only thing keeping me from eating it…..knowing that I have to take results pictures!

The 5 Day Inferno has you on a 1200 calorie meal plan- which would be fine if you were just sitting around. But fingers crossed that this pays off **must be strong**  Drink lots of water!!!
Tonight, we have 724 Fit Club  so I decided to have everyone do Fire 45 with me!  I still have to fit in HIIT 20! 75 minutes of workout bliss coming my way tonight! I’ve gotta say…TurboFire is pretty quickly becoming one of my favorite workouts!

The one thing I will say about the meal plan- the food/variety is UNBELIEVABLE! I really need to get out of my food rut. I have a tendency to live off of eggs, oatmeal, ground turkey and fruit lol Time to switch it up!
Do you ever start something…and you actually think to yourself “holy crap…Im really doing this?!!?” It’s such a great sense on accomplishment! Here’s to another day of commitment!!

On the Menu today….

Breakfast: Low Fat Yogurt with 3/4 cup cantaloupe(Note: I hate cantaloupe but since I can’t stand sea food I thought I’d at least try to stick to MOST of the meal plan).

Snack 1: Shakeology & PB2

Lunch:
Turkey, Tomato, Avocado wrap

Snack:


Celery with PB & Raisins 

Dinner:

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TurboFire 5 Day Inferno Hot for the Weekend!

Today is Day ONE of TurboFire 5 day Inferno!

Here’s the run down:
I’ve been bad! I haven’t been tracking my food! and the result hasn’t been pretty! Chalene has a program- TurboFire that is kick @$$ LITERALLY lol and a Hot for the weekend 5 Day Inferno Plan!
Lemme break it down…
TurboFire is an intense cardio-training at-home fitness program. It’s packed with kickboxing drills, aerobic exercises, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s designed to give you a fun effective workout!

The 5-Day Inferno Plan, included with TurboFire, can help you fast-track your weight loss. Just think, you can start on Monday and see fast results by Friday! That’s what I’m doing!!! =)

It’s easy. Follow the meal recommendations in the guide and do a TurboFire Class each day.What I love…the recipes and class schedule are all laid out for you. All you have to do is follow it!

Workouts Scheduled:
The plan has you working out no less than 1hr a day.
Monday: Fire 55 EZ Class, Stretch 10 Class
Tuesday: Fire 45 EZ Class, HIIT 20 Class, Stretch 10 Class
Wednesday: Fire 55 EZ Class, Stretch 10 Class
Thursday: Fire 45 EZ Class, HIIT 20 Class, Stretch 10 Class
Friday: Fire 55 EZ Class, Stretch 10 Class

Diet:
The diet is detailed in the little handbook. Yesterday, I hit up Giant Eagle with a detailed grocery list! I am doing this 100% all of the way! Last night, I prepared my meals for today! The basic rules are: 1200 calories, 3 wholesome meals a day plus 2 snacks of about 100 to 150 calories each.
The meal plan gives ample range of foods and makes it so that you don’t get bored. There is DEF more variety in the 5 days doing Inferno than I regularly eat in a month!! lol I’m happy to be switching it up and trying new things!

DAY 1

Breakfast:

Turkey Bacon Egg Sandwich on Whole wheat toast with tomato


Snack:

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1/2 Banana & 10 Almonds (It calls for walnuts, but I’m working with what I have!) and LOTS OF WATER! I’ve already downed five 8oz glasses & it’s not even noon!

Stay tuned for the rest of my meals over the next 5 days!!

The rest of my day today….
Lunch:
Tuna Salad with cherry tomatoes, celery, scallions and 2 tbsp of Fat Free Ranch 



I subbed Chicken for Tuna because I am NOT a seafood person lol

Snack #2:

Shakeology with 1/2 tbsp of Almond Butter




Dinner:
Chicken Breast with a Dijon Mustard/Honey/Parsley dressing (so delish)
Spinach w/ Parmesan (actual plan called for broccoli, but I wanted to use the fresh vegetables I had – oh, and added sliced red onion and garlic.






Nutrient Content:
Calories: 1,183
Total Fat: 41 g
Protein: 107 g
Carbs: 101 g
Fiber: 16.5 g

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The best $1.97 I ever spent….

I love watching Dr. Oz! I’m so sad they changed the time to 4pm- boo!!! But I did catch one episode about $5 deals when he was giving tips for reducing stress!
If you can’t get a massage or pay a bunch of money for a foam roller…you can go buy Pool noodles and use them to give yourself a massage!

Pool Noodle, Cost: $1.97 (on sale at Target right now!!)
You can use pool noodles for an at-home massage. Lying down on a noodle can break up the stiffness from the day.

Ok, so yes…I was a skeptic. But I thought…for $2…I can try anything lol Since they were so long, I used a utility knife to cut mine in half. I got 2 sizes just for the fun of it.

Set it on the floor, lay on your back and roll around on it. Let the massage begin! It actually feels REALLY good especially after a workout!

Just don’t try to juggle them!

Add them to the stash! I love new workout toys!

TurboFire 5 Day Inferno Plan Grocery List

If you are like me, I HAVE to plan & prepare for anything I undertake…otherwise I’m just flapping around all willy nilly! TurboFire is an intense cardio-training at-home fitness program. It’s packed with kickboxing drills, aerobic exercises, and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s designed to give you a fun effective workout!

The 5-Day Inferno Plan, included with TurboFire, can help you fast-track your weight loss. Just think, you can start on Monday and see fast results by Friday!

It’s easy. You follow the meal recommendations in the guide and do a TurboFire Class each day. Don’t worry, the recipes and class schedule are all laid out for you. All you have to do is follow it!

Aisle
Item 
Quantity
Measurement
Grocery List Notes
                                                          

bread
whole wheat bread
2
slices
Please refer to the 5-Day Inferno Plan
bread
whole wheat pita
0.5
6-inch
guidebook for adjustments necessary
canned
walnut halves
7
based on body-fat percentage, recipes,
canned
water-packed tuna
4
oz
and your scheduled workouts. Enjoy!
canned
olive oil
0.5
tsp
canned
pineapple
4
rings
canned and drained
Shopping list aisle is based on my
dairy
cottage cheese
2
cup
grocery store. Other stores will vary!
dairy
egg
3
dairy
low-fat chedder cheese
1
oz
Good luck! Please contact your coach
dairy
low-fat cheese
1
slice
can be chedder
for support or contact me at
dairy
low-fat strawberry yogurt
6
oz
heifnerk@gmail.com
dairy
nonfat milk
1.5
cups
dairy
sour cream
5
Tbsp
Join our accountability team at
end aisle
whole wheat tortilla
6
small
https://www.facebook.com/groups/116243648479511/
frozen
peas
1
cup
frozen
whole wheat waffle
1
home
shakeology
4
chocolate
You can order at http://www.shake70.com if you don’t already have a coach 🙂
home
shakeology
1
greenberry
If you need to order individual servings email me hello@juliefit.com
meat
boneless pork loin chop
2
4oz
meat
chicken breast
6.5
6oz breasts
1 recipe calls for only 3oz chicken
meat
grass-fed beef steak
2
4oz
loin, flank or skirt
meat
turkey bacon
2
slices
meat
turkey breast
3
slices
(3-4oz)
meat
turkey sausage
2
meat
wild salmon
2
4oz pieces
pasta
black beans
2
cups
pasta
brown rice
0.33
cup
pasta
dijon mustard
pasta
fat-free ranch dressing
4
Tbsp
pasta
nonfat italian dressing
1
Tbsp
pasta
parmesan cheese
6
Tbsp
pasta
quinoa
2.5
cups
pasta
sesame oil
0.5
tsp
pasta
soy sauce
1
Tbsp
pasta
terriyaki marinade
3
Tbsp
pasta
wild rice
0.33
cup
pb
almond butter
0.5
Tbsp
pb
honey
pb
peanut butter
2
Tbsp
pb
raisins
pb
strawberry (jam)
1
tsp
spices
black pepper
1
Tbsp
spices
dried dill
0.5
tsp
spices
garlic salt
spices
parsley flakes
1
Tbsp
spices
powdered ginger
1
tsp
spices
red pepper flakes (optional)
spices
rosemary
2
Tbsp
spices
salt and pepper
veggies
alfalfa sprouts
0.5
cup
veggies
almonds
10
veggies
avocado
1
veggies
baked potato
1.5
medium
veggies
banana (medium)
2
veggies
bok choy
1
med head
veggies
broccoli
4
cups
veggies
carrot
1
veggies
cataloupe
0.75
cup
cubed
veggies
celery
3
veggies
cherry tomatoes
5
veggies
cilantro
5
sprigs
veggies
cucumber
2
Rounded up, cannot have too much cucumber! (I love cucumber)
veggies
garlic
3
cloves
veggies
hummus
1
Tbsp
veggies
mixed greens
3 to 4
cups
3 cups plus 3 pieces for the wrap
veggies
orange (medium)
1
veggies
pico de gallo
5
Tbsp
veggies
raspberries
0.5
cup
(can sub with strawberries)
veggies
red bell pepper
1
veggies
scallions
4
veggies
spinach (fresh)
1
12oz bag
veggies
tomato
1 to 2
2 halves plus 2 slices for third recipe
veggies
zucchini
1
 Use the 5-Day Inferno Plan to cleanse your body and change your daily eating habits. This will help you have more energy to do TurboFire workouts, especially the HIIT.

Before starting, be sure to take a before photo and take your body measurements. This will help you track your progress. When starting the exercises, you can use the super cool “New to Class” feature where you can get familiar with the TurboFire routines
You can feel and look great in just 5 days! That will give you the motivation to continue with the full 90-day program. Once you complete the 5-Day Inferno Plan, switch over to Fuel the Fire Nutrition Guide and follow the 90-day workout schedule.
What is TurboFire?? Umm It’s the most fun, awesome workout I’ve done! lol

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Shoes! My weakness!

Ah ok so I KNOW I’m probably putting off a gazillion other things I should be doing…but I love how someone posts a link on Facebook and suddenly I’m sucked in. Against my will! And better judgement. 45 minutes passes and I’m wiping drool off of my desk.
Consider this- if there was a way to display/organize your shoes so when you go somewhere you feel like you are shopping. No more digging in the back of the closet or in dark awful boxes for your gorgeous shoes. I would be saving time!!
So really….me finding this will help me SAVE time in the future haha
Let’s take a look at this picture…so many things to talk about #1 Jessica Simpson SALE SALE SALE I could puke I’m so excited. #2 Look at all of those shoes!!!! #3 Not only are the shoes displayed like ART, but the shelves and rug are just perfect. It makes me want to hang out in there with my friends and a bottle of wine.

Lesson Learned: Enjoy the things you love. You just might find something to inspire you! BUT know when it’s time to rope it in! Back to work! lol

Paul Walker and fluffy kitties!

Ohh my goodness. I think I found it. The HOLY GRAIL of photos. I literally have butterflies. Paul Walker holding a pretty, fluffy kitty!! 

I love talking about fitness, motivation and recipes….but sometimes a girl just wants to look at some pictures of a hot guy holding something cute =)

I think what I love MOST about these pics…besides the fact that I find Paul Walker INSANELY hot- blue eyes, scruff, that smirk! Sigh!!!
Ok, back to my point…not only is a fun-loving and adventurous man, but there is something insanely hot about a guy who gives back and helps others. He doesn’t just donate money- he gives a part of himself, his time, energy and heart. 
He went to Chile, specifically to Constitución, with the aid-organization he founded (REACT Worldwide)to offer his help and support to the people injured in the earthquake. He also flew with his REACH OUT team to Haiti to lend a helping hand to the 2010 Haiti earthquake victims.

REACT (Rapid Emergency Assistance Care Team), a group of EMTs and health-care professionals that he helped found. The group’s goal is to air-drop into disaster zones the minute the news hits the wires — ahead of the larger, less mobile emergency teams.”
“I’m a doer, and whether it was the tsunami in Sri Lanka or the earthquake in Indonesia, I was always saying, ‘I should be there; I should be helping out,'” Walker recalls. So he connected the dots. “My mother’s a nurse, my sister’s going to nursing school right now, and my friends have construction backgrounds. God willing, the next time there’s a natural disaster I’m going to be there with 11 or 14 people and a handful of doctors,” he says. “And the next time, it’ll be 150 people with 30 to 35 doctors.”

Guys take note- it’s sexy to give back to the community =)

You know what’s awesome….

 One-word ingredient lists

I had a bad ice cream experience on Saturday.
Walked home with a hankering for the cold and creamy so we popped into the local drug store and grabbed a carton of vanilla.  It looked good enough and was from ablue-lidded brand we knew so we bought it and came home for a perfectly healthy late night snack of waffles covered in maple syrup and ice cream.
Everything seemed fine until we dug in.
Yes, that’s when we noticed our ice cream was a little … strange. It tasted like plastic. It didn’t melt. And it had the consistency of the foamy white stuff you spray into drafty holes in your attic.
A closer inspection of the carton made us realize this wasn’t even ice cream at all! Nope, it was “Frozen Dessert”, something so mutant we can only refer to it by its temperature and the time of day it can be consumed. It sounded sort of like some terrible meal pill from the future. “One-hot-break-fast-please,” the robot says to the holographic employee. “And-three-fro-zen-des-serts.”
Yes, the name explained a lot as did the twenty-seven word ingredient list that read like what goes into making a tire.
It made us realize that maybe the days of milk, cream, and vanilla are slowly going away. Maybe we’re losing the ice-cream loving of yesterday in favor of oil-infused aspartame air that goes down cheap and doubles as bleach.
Well, to that I say for all the ways our food keeps changing, one thing remains a rare beauty in the grocery store are those one-word ingredient lists. Spot them likeendangered snow owls when you spy them on bags of almonds (Ingredients: Almonds), packs of dried plums (Ingredients: Plums), or slapped on the side of orange juice cartons (Ingredients: Oranges.).
Because maybe injecting whey protein powder loaded with omega-stuffed vitamins is the way to eat your breakfast cereal.
Or maybe it’s time to go back to oatmeal.
(Ingredients: Oats.)
AWESOME!