Friday, March 25, 2011

Pumped Up!

Posted by Secret Burkheiser at 4:34 PM
Friday, March 25

I am so excited!  Last month I watched an infomercial about TurboFire exercise program.  It intrigued me!  But we all know that infomercials will make even the lousiest product look great.  So I was left contemplating whether to order it or not.  I have really bad knees and hated to spend that much money on a product that I might not be able to do or did not work as well for me as the subjects they showed on TV.

After watching the infomercial, I went to bed every dreaming about a smaller, fit version of myself.  More than that I long to bring my daughter to the beach or the swimming pool and not have to wear jeans and a baggy t-shirt.  I want to ride bikes with her or play with her at the park and not be worn out after only a few minutes.  I feel so guilty knowing she is missing some joys in her childhood because of me.
We have also been trying to have another baby for the past year and have been unable.  I have difficulty ovulating.  There is not one reason why, but being overweight could contribute to my infertility.  We have tried Chlomid and it did not work.  My progesterone levels seemed to drop even more while I was on it.  I was sent to a specialist and he wanted to give me injections to induce ovulation.  The meds and the tons of ultrasounds are pretty pricey and when we start to save for it, something always happens and we have to use that money.  I want so much to have another child.  Don't get me wrong, I know I am the luckiest person in the world when I look at my daughter's beautiful face.  But, I feel like my family is not complete and one more child or three would complete it.  I would love my daughter to have a sibling and feel the support and love I feel from my awesome siblings!  I have three wonderful sisters and one amazing brother and could not imagine my life without them.  I love them so much!  They are my best friends, my motivators, my psychiatrists, my cheerleaders.  Really they are the best support system ever and know they will always be here for me.

So, I  made a choice to become healthier, leaner and more fit.  I believe if I can accomplish this I will live a more healthier life, make tons more wonderful memories with my little princess and husband, become more confident in myself and possibly start ovulating again.

I called my older sister and told her how I feel.  I also told her about TurboFire, the program I saw on TV.  She was so excited, because she is a coach for the beachbody products.  TurboFire is a beachbody product!  She called last week and was ready to order TurboFire for herself and wanted to see if I still wanted to try it.  I think I was a little hesitant at first, but decided what the hell and decided to go ahead and give it a shot.

My long term goal is to lose 50 - 60 pounds.  But, I know that I really need to set a much smaller goal to start with so I do not get discouraged and give up.  So, my goal for right now is to lose 10 pounds.  My wonderful sister is going to be calling me everyday to motivate me and keep me going.  I am even trying to get my husband on board.

I checked the mail everyday this week hoping it would be here.  Well guess what?  It arrived today!  I was jumping for joy! 

I opened the package and looked at all the material and one of them was telling me to take before pictures.  Front view, back view and both side views.  It suggested wearing very little clothing so that you will be able to see your trouble spots (for me that is all over, except my toes:)).  I have to see if I can find a bikini somewhere in my room.  I think I have one that is probably 10 years old.  I hope I can squeeze it on and hope that it is not dry rotted.  I will get my hubby to take some pics of me.  I will hide the fat, yucky pics in my computer under a password protected file that no one will ever see, unless I lose my weight.  If  I reach my goal I will then proudly show everyone my before and after shots, showing exactly what I have accomplished.
My plan is to do a lot of stretching this weekend to prepare my body for what is to come.  I plan to start the program on Monday.  Woohoo I am so ecstatic thinking about the good that will come from this.
Wish me luck and I will keep you updated with my progress.

Look at all the awesome stuff that comes with the program:
  • Get Fired Up
    Chalene guides you through the program to motivate you for best results.
  • Fire 30 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Throw smoking-hot hooks and make big leaps to the bass of "Give Up the Funk."
  • HIIT 15 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Dial it up for your first High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class.
  • Fire 55 EZ Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Don't let EZ fool you, because you'll be sweating to "Dazzey Dukes." Features Incredible TurboFire Music.
  • Core 20 Class/Stretch 40 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Chalene's most popular class targets your tummy with moves that deliver incredible abs.
  • Fire 45 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Kick, dance, and punch your way into shape to the beat of "Wiggle It."
  • HIIT 20 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    "Turn This Mutha
  • Fire 45 EZ Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Take a break from the fire drills, but not the fire, as you sweat to "In the Ayer."
  • HIIT 25 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Here are 25 minutes of your most intense fire drills yet with Chalene.
  • Sculpt 30 Class/Tone 30 Class
    Develop shapely muscles with Chalene's challenging resistance classes.
  • Stretch 40 Class/Stretch 10 Class
    Increase your flexibility and lengthen your muscles for a long, lean look.
Plus you get these TurboFire support tools:
  • Turn Up the Burn Fitness Guide
    Get more in the know about HIIT and why TurboFire really works.
  • TurboFire Class Schedule
    We've taken the guesswork out of working out so you can get the best results.
  • TurboFire Lower Body Band
    Add definition and build long, lean muscles with this body-sculpting band.
And 5 FREE gifts to help you succeed:
  • Fuel the Fire Nutrition Guide
    Maintain high energy while you train with easy-to-prepare snacks and recipes.
  • 5-Day Inferno Plan
    See how you can lose up to 10 pounds in 5 days.
  • 24/7 Online Support
    Stay motivated with easy access to fitness experts, friends, and live chats with Chalene.
  • Turbo Sculpting Band
    Use this band and you will quickly burn fat and tone lean muscle!
  • Core 20 Class
    Target and strenghten your entire core to reveal tight, flat abs.
I also plan on trying out Shakeology®, an ultra-premium nutritional health shake, that provides the widest array of nutrients from around the world in a nutrient-dense but low-calorie formula.

 I will keep you updated with my progress and let you know how it is going.  

If you would be interested in losing weight, maintaining your present weight, motivating you or most importantly just becoming healthier contact my sister, Deva Collazos (trainer/coach for Beachbody products).  She would be happy to assist you in any way that she can.  She is one of the friendliest people you will ever meet.  She will make you so comfortable and you will love her to death! Her link is . She will have a website soon.



Anonymous said...

Oh Secret! My sweet baby sister!! This is one of the kindest things someone has ever done for me! THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support!!!You will do WONDERFUL! We are going to have fun together, even if we are about 800 miles apart! You are pumping me up to accelerate my new business!!! WOOWOO! You know I will ALWAYS be there for you, no matter what! You are an angel baby sis! I love you!, here we GO....PUMP IT UP!! TURBO FIRE BABY!! ~deva

Anonymous said...

Super excited for our good stretching this week!!! Hey, I also found on my website a cool chart that you, Chris and Brandy might find interesting. If you cannot see it on your end, we will work it out so you can. :-) Love you all a ton! OOOXXX~deva

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your fertility struggles. I sadly am all too familiar with that struggle. Here's hoping you reach your goals with the help of Turbofit. Sounds like an excellent program!!

-Mrs. Match

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