Turbo Fire to the rescue?

So you know how the whole world is doing P90X to get skinny? I’m not sure why, but I would rather move bowling balls for a living than put myself through that kind of torture.

After Harrison got on the bus this morning, I took the baby downstairs to “work out” (aka breast feeding). While I was sitting on the couch staying hydrated (because we all know how important hydration is when you “work out”), I happened upon an infomercial for Turbo Fire. It took five minutes and before I knew what was happening, I was begging and pleading Jason to let me spend a small fortune on this guaranteed life changing set of DVD’s.

And what do you think he said?

“Give it a week, if you still want to order it ,it’s yours.”

Um, hello? A week? In another week I’m going to be too lazy to click on the bookmarked website. I need to do it now, while all these young mothers are testifying of it’s body sculpting powers and life altering influence. Give me three months and in less than 55 minutes a day, I could potentially look like Halle Barry as Catwoman. Hey, I bet I could even find a catwoman suit on the internet to celebrate my Total Transformation. Doesn’t he want me to look like Catwoman?!

The thing is, I’m doing a decent job with the weight loss. I’m down to my last nine postpartum pounds (from 50) and I’m happy that the scale is dropping, but the thinner I get, the more I realize that there’s nothing under all this fat but more fat. I’m kind of an atrophied mommy mess, who’s only definition appears to be in my arms, because my baby is chubby and spoiled and wants to be carried all the time.

So please, please remind me next week to put down the remote and order this fitness stuff…wait, what’s it called again? Oh look! Golden Girls is on!

(Mel, also known as Melinda, also had a baby a few months ago. She looks fabulous, life is unfair, yada yada yada. Check out Melinda who’s way too cute right here.)


  1. Melanie Jacobson says:

    I just posted about Turbo Fire yesterday-ish. I have it and I love it, BUT . . . that’s because if you watch the interviews after the work out, you’ll notice several of them are from Huntington Beach . . . my hood. They teach at my gym (Well, the one I just moved away from.) They are crazy. But it’s mostly good crazy. I posted about the crazies on my blog a couple of years ago, video included, because they are that nuts. Seriously, a bachelorette party during Turbo class where everyone wears lingerie over their workout clothes? Nutsos. But fun. And all that aside, it really is a good workout. Oh, and I got the whole set brand new last week on Craigslist for $45. Just saying.

  2. Lol. I hate to say it, but your husband is a smart man. 😉

  3. My husband and I have been talking about doing P90x for about a year. We haven’t done it because I SAY its about how expensive it is, but really I’m just terrified. I don’t think I can do it!! Good luck, I need to start toning this hanging skin soon before it gets any lower. Was that too much info? People need to know what four babies does to you! (And thanks for the compliment, but I still have AT LEAST 10 pounds to lose and I have not been working on it for the last…three months or so.) 🙂

  4. Never heard of it! Find yourself a CrossFit gym or “box” as they call it and do that. I have for 5 months and it is the best thing that has ever happened to me!

  5. I’m a committed fan of Chalene Johnson, creator of Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick (a gym class), Turbo Fire, and also a weights program called ChaLEAN Extreme. Thanks to her fun, TOUGH, workouts, I’ve lost all 20 lbs of my baby weight and kept off for 5 years. People still think I’m in my 20’s. I feel and look better now (at almost 40) than I EVER have.

    If you are really considering a home workout that delivers – if you stick with it – then you can’t go wrong with Turbo Fire.


  6. Whatever happened to Billy Blanks and Tae Bo?

  7. You’ve got me convinced! Next week when someone reminds you to order it, will you blog about it to remind me to order it?


  8. Haven’t heard of Turbo Fire but I am on my second day of Insanity (similar to P90X). I’ll let you know how it is, as soon as my sore legs will let me walk again! My advice, breast feed until she’s 9…after working out, I say why give up the FREE calorie burn!

  9. Oh my, maybe that is my problem. I haven’t ever heard of most of these things for weight loss. I lost 40 lbs dieting, but I need to loose 30 more. It is one of the hardest things I have ever done.

  10. So, how have you been loosing all your weight??? sounds like you are doing really well my dear.
    I’ll never be Cat Woman again. I may have to settle for Puffy Puppy.

    If I lost 1 lb for every video, gimmick, thing I bought to loose the “magic weight” I’d be soooooo very skinny,.

  11. I just saw a small clip for the Turbo Fire, but I am with Sierra, I think that Insanity thing looks like it will kick your booty until you are able to kick ANYONE’S booty! Go for that and give Jason a run for his money.

  12. Saw you on KSL, had to check out your blog…and i LOVE it! (I’m a blog-stalking stay-at-home-mom!)
    TurboFire caught my eye recently and I want it too! I am pregnant with baby #3 at the moment, but I thought, “There’s something I could stick to once this baby is done cooking!” We will see…there is no way my husband would tell me to go ahead and order it(we have P90X and plenty of other workout DVDs…not to mention our gym memberships!)…but I might just save up for TurboFire anyway!