A little anecdote – You REALLY need to get dressed!

Let me tell you – my cat speaks in more than only one way. She meows, she purrs, she chirps but also her face speaks without her even articulating herself in “words”.

Today I take my regular shower after my workout and – of course – I am not wearing any clothes as I got out, dried off and wanted to walk over to my closet to get some fresh clothes. Now that is nothing extraordinary. If there was no cat….

My bedroom door is open. She sits there in the hallway. I have towel on my head and other than that I am naked. Plain naked. I turn around and see her looking at me. And I SWEAR – she totally gave me an attitude. She looked at me – up and down and back up – tilted her head and her eyes just said: “Lady – you REALLY need to get dressed!”

I felt ashamed – literally ashamed – BECAUSE of my CAT!!!

I started laughing, turned around and did as I was told without having heard the words.

That was it for today. Hope it made you smile.

Take care

NoName

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Turbo Fire Challenge 2013

Hello there!

I decided to let old things go and create a new category which is the TF Challenge 2013.

I started about 7  weeks ago and had some more single day breaks in between than originally planned. Either due to being totally bummed out or having to go out of the house for the whole day due to work and coming home so late that a workout is just not possible anymore. Example would be last week where I had to travel for 3 days out of State – no way I could do the workout due to time constraints.

So I start off where I stopped before the unvoluntary break. Works just a fine and the body does not change back within three days. It keeps burning because my metabolism has increased due to the continuous workout and it has accustomed to daily power punches and kicks. I feel so motivated and it has almost become an addiction. I HAVE to push play because otherwise it makes me feel incomplete. The day just is not complete.

Whoever wants to try a workout which challenges you more than simple Aerobic but is still less painful than Insanity – take Turbo Fire. It is a mix of dancing, kicking, boxing, jumping (not as much as you would think) that in combinations that are just fun to follow with the existing music mix on the DVDs.

I already see results and I will post pictures at the end of the second phase which is after week 8. The whole program is set to 90 days + so there is way more to go but I already feel better about myself.

Today I did the Fire 45 session which had 3 HIIT workouts only (each 70 seconds) and the rest was the combos as described further up.

Tomorrow is Core 20 and Stretch 40 and that is slow and really relaxing compared to the rest of the week’s workouts. I am always looking forward to it because it challenges you but you get a break at the same time.

Hope you come by and read tomorrow again.

Take care

NoName

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Yeah…. that did not work out

For some reason I was not able to maintain the work out schedule as I planned which mostly was due to the fact that we were moving and I had to decide whether to ship the DVDs or keep them as additional luggage which we had a lot of remaining already.

So once we got where we needed to be I restarted the challenge. I am now in my 6th week of Turbo Fire and I am loving it!

I am unfortunately not shedding pounds so far but I am gaining strength and endurance during the workouts and I jump higher, box harder and kick faster than ever before.

Tomorrow I will actually take some time to write down some experiences during the workouts in the last 6 weeks and give you a bit more detail on what Turbo Fire is all about.

Thanks for  reading and see you tomorrow!

Take care

NoName

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Turbo Fire Challenge – Intro

I allowed myself a special treat about four weeks ago. I purchased Turbo Fire by Beachbody and I am loving it!!! I started right after I got it but to be honest – it was sooo hard in the beginning! All that jumping and moving and power and I was feeling so weak! BUT – I kept it going for two weeks but then the heat wave struck. I can honestly say that this is a good excuse BECAUSE we have no aircon in our house and it is really badly insulated. I was sweating just sitting down on my butt doing nothing. Sweating itself is not a bad thing but if you do not want to hurt yourself, you should definitely not workout when it is so hot :).

As a little intro for the ones that have not heard of Turbo Fire – type it in at youtube and you will find a lot of videos about it. Additionally, you can go to Beachbody.com and check it out there :). It is a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) which keeps your heartrate up even after the work out. You have high intensity sessions of one minute with another minute of rest in between. The work out starts rather “slow” but it will get more intense later one. Nothing for the weak hearted or the lazy. The work outs itself are rather short (max. 40 minutes) but they are really pounding you in the ground. 😉

Today I will get back into the routine – I am now just waiting for my breakfast and my coffee to settle down and then off I go for the first session today!

I really have to get in shape – I keep looking at my husband and I keep feeling worse and worse each day – time to change – for my own good :)!

BTW – the foodplan needs to change as well *duh* (walkingofftakingsomepicsandputtingthemupatthefridge)

See you later – I’ll let you know how it went!

Take care

Noname

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Health Insurance in the USA

I think I might step on many people’s toes with this but if I can just get one person to rethink their attitude, I would be glad. This discussion makes me really upset.

It should be a basic right to go to any doctor you like if you are sick.
It should be a basic right for everyone to be treated without being asked whether they can afford it.
It should be a basic right to not be asked which bodypart you would rather keep (which depends on your wallet size).
It should be a basic right to take your children to the nearest hospital and not the next one supporting your health insurance.

Think about it people.

WHAT ARE YOU REALLY AFRAID OF?
Are you afraid of ending up in Welfare and actually being able to go to a doctor if sick?
Are you afraid of being more social and caring for anybody else than yourself?
Are you afraid of having the possibility to choose any doctor you want because you might be overwhelmed with the amount of doctors to choose from?

What about your children? What about your family? Do you think that you and your family will never get into a situation where you are being asked which bodypart you want to keep or where your whole family is ruined? Lets hope and pray you will not.

PLEASE PEOPLE wake up and start thinking outside of your little box!
PLEASE PEOPLE start caring about other people than just yourself!

They are talking about giving everyone the option to get a BASIC treatment when they are sick.

Ask yourself how much taste and common sense you have if you really debate on such a topic whether it is right or wrong? You deny the poor a basic right. Lets hope you will never get poor.

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A little anecdote – Salad

There are always people who seem to attract accidents. I am not talking about getting hit by a car or falling off the bike – no – I am talking about stupid things they put their foot in by accident? My beloved husband is one of them :D.

I was sitting on our couch, in front of us our living room table, two table sets on it in order to avoid ruining the tablecloth if food is being spilled. We are eating a salad from the italian place where we love to order food from. Next to me, my spouse had taken a seat as well, holding up the salad plate and eating from it. We were watching a movie while eating and everything was juuuuuuuuuuust fine. Suddenly, in the corner of my eye I could see that something just fell off my husband’s fork. I slightly tilt my head in order to pretend I did not see it but I could see him looking down on himself, peeking over to me, looking back down on himself and then pretending nothing happened. He then put the salad and the fork down pretending to take a break from eating and then secretly trying to remove the large piece that fell off the fork onto the couch……………………. So much for the table sets……….

 😀 The best of this incident was the look on his face which said more than any word could have said. First there was that expression when he peeked over to check whether I saw it and then there was that little frustrated facial expression, knowing that whatever just happened was stupid and he thought that this can only happen to him. 😀

There are more stories like this to share and I will keep sharing them.

I hope you can smile about it.

Take care

NoName

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ChaeLEAN EXTREME

Hi there,

I have not been online in a while and I would like to update you on the latest fitness program I have gotten my hands on. 🙂

The treat I promised myself after having accomplished Slim in 6 was originally TurboFire but I changed my choice to ChaLEAN EXTREME.

I have to admit that I thought it was different than what it really is like but it is good. It is a bit scary that the movements that you do are done so slow but since you need to do them with the right tension, they should do the trick. I will give it the first thirty days and then see if I see results. It is really awkward to do such a work out after having done the Slim in 6 program.

ChaLEAN EXTREME consists of several DVDs each having three work out sets. The good part is that you do a different work out each day so it does not get boring too fast. Yes – you do one kind of repeating set of work outs for one month but since they repeat weekly and not daily it is easier to follow. The first sets are no longer than 38 minutes which is great because I can easily fit it in my daily routine. You have two rest days per week and I already switched the first rest day. I can feel my muscles and I do sweat but I am not as beat as I used to be after Slim in 6. That is probably the reason why I am worried that it might not pay off. Still – I decided to give it a chance. 🙂

Within the next couple of days I will make sure that I will go into more detail related to the work out structure because I think it would have helped me to understand what the work out is really about instead of what I thought.

Take care for now.

NoName

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