Category Archives: TurboFire

Daily Success 5/30/2013 – I was put into the hospital and diagnosed with Anorexia

Most of these stories are about people who lost weight. Mine’s about that, too. But I lost something else that I’ve been battling my whole life—severe, self-destructive depression.
In high school, I tried to hurt myself, so I was put into the hospital and diagnosed with Anorexia. I wasn’t Anorexic—I was just too depressed to eat. So I spent the next 12 years out of it on 10 different anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic medications.

I managed until my husband deployed overseas and I was left alone with our baby. Once again, spiraled so far that I was hospitalized and prescribed medication that made me gain weight. When I became pregnant again, I ended up at 217 pounds—after delivering twins. And I just kept gaining.

I can’t say it crept up on me, but one day when I saw a picture of myself and two of my beautiful, healthy, smiling friends—with me, the fat girl, in the middle. That sent me straight to YouTube. When I saw a Success Story about a girl who did Turbo Fire. She was getting dressed for the day, talking and sharing, and I realized—It wasn’t about getting skinny, it was about LIVING. I needed to just start living.

If I could just make myself want to do the workout, I could do life again. TurboFire got me started. Chalene was so positive. I felt like she was my friend—someone who accepted me and encouraged me and cared about me. When she talked in the video, it felt like she was cheering ME on.

In the first 30 days, I only lost 5 pounds. But the physical change was INCREDIBLE. I went down 4 pant sizes and my energy was AWESOME. I lost a total of 40 pounds with TurboFire!

Even better, the cloud started to lift. I actually felt POSITIVE about my future. So I made a HUGE decision to start letting clean eating and exercise lead my life.

Since then, I’ve lost 80 pounds and 11 pant sizes. I’ve been off all medications and even though I still battle depression and anxiety, I now have healthy ways to deal without chemicals and pills.

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My body is better. My health is better. My marriage is better. My life is better. I have a purpose in life. I have a drive to make the most of each and every day—and a new passion for health and fitness.

Thanks Beachbody. You saved my life.

Daily Success 4/25/2013 – I started to think I was going to be chubby for the rest of my life

I’ve never been able to maintain a healthy weight. I could lose 10 lbs., but I would gain it all right back. I was still bubbly, optimistic, funny Jennifer—but I was hauling around a major amount of excess weight. I started to think I was going to be chubby for the rest of my life. I wanted to fit into a sexy dress or suit for work, but I never shopped for those things because I didn’t want to be that fat person squeezing their butt into something “too small” or that I “shouldn’t be wearing.” I was restricted… ugh!
Last year I said, this is it. I’m going to be 30! If I don’t get in shape now, I NEVER WILL. I ordered Slim in 6® and started doing the program on my own schedule. Then I joined my Team Beachbody® Coach’s Fit Team and completed Slim in 6, with amazing results. That program took off just enough weight and gave me enough lean muscle to push on to a higher tier of fitness. I really wanted to zap the rest of the fat on my body, so in early October I ordered TurboFire®.

My biggest challenge was motivation. There were days I felt I might not get my workout in because I was tired, or because I hadn’t seen a change in a week and a half. But my Coach and the Facebook group helped me succeed, as did the people I coach who are counting on me. I made time for my routine, stuck with it, and got amazing results. The rest is history!

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TurboFire and Shakeology® changed my life. Shakeology is delicious, and gets me super charged to take on my day. Plus, it makes calorie calculations easy. I am happy I used it in conjunction with TurboFire, since nutrition was a huge part of my success. I loved everything about TurboFire! The music is freakin’ amazing, and the kickboxing makes you feel like such a bad…(you know what)! My knees used to hurt, and my shoulders would get really sore, because my muscles were so weak. Now, lifting things is effortless. My leg muscles are strong enough that my knees aren’t strained. Being 40 lbs. lighter helps, too!

My whole body is a rockin’ machine now. I can do 3 sets of full body push-ups. When I take a jog, I feel like I’m running on air, like I’m a feather—well, a feather with a ton of strength and lean muscle! I have NEVER before been a size 6, and my face has slimmed so much, I can see my dimples. Getting physically fit has given me confidence to try new things and achieve new goals. In August 2013, I will graduate with my Master’s degree in Social Work, and I recently got a new job. I even told my husband, “I’m feeling so good, like I can conquer the world, like anything is possible!” I’m living my dream and the sky is the limit. I’m stronger, leaner, longer, sexier, healthier, bouncier, more confident, and have SO MUCH ENERGY! I’m a Beachbody Customer, for life!

Daily Success 4/18/2013 – I hated the fact that I couldn’t leave the house because I had nothing that fit

I really didn’t have a life before my weight loss. But thanks to Chalene Johnson, my Coach, and Turbo Fire®, my life has done a complete 360!

I had tried so many times to lose weight and get healthy, but there I was—I hated the way I looked in the mirror, hated the fact that I couldn’t leave the house because I had nothing that fit. And hated the fact that I didn’t have the energy or the endurance to play with my kids. I felt so guilty—I knew I should be a better Mom.

But the final straw came when my doctor put me on cholesterol meds and I was rushed to the hospital with an allergic reaction to the cholesterol medicine. That was it. I was done. Then I came across Turbo Fire and my life changed for good.

I felt as if I was actually in the class and Chalene had really saved the best seat for me. When she said, “You’re not tired,” I believed her and kept pushing. When I had the chance to work out with her live, I drove 15 hours to meet her and felt like Chalene had been a friend for life. Her personality and enthusiasm were awesome—exactly what I needed for that extra PUSH!

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I lost 49 pounds with Turbo Fire in just 90 DAYS!!! My transformation was amazing and it changed my life forever. I loved that I was trading fat for muscle as I went from a size 14 to a size 3. I can and DO play with my kids—and I’m proud that they even work out with me.

But I am just as proud of the fact that I have lived two of my biggest dreams—I have become a Diamond Beachbody Coach and a Turbo Kick Instructor, using my passion and my journey to help and inspire others to achieve their goals as well.

Before, I used to look for a “magic pill” or a “Body in a Bottle.” But I’ll never forget the day my Beachbody Coach, told me that I already had the only tool I ever needed—just commit and through Fitness + Nutrition + Support, I had all I needed to succeed. Now I know just how right she is.

Daily Success 3/28/2013 – I’d go the first week, then find excuses to stop.

I can’t remember the last time my weight wasn’t on my mind. It has been a constant battle since I was 9. I was the girl who spent tons of money on trainers. I’d go the first week, then find excuses to stop. I’d do CRAZY diets, then quit and gain everything back. I was completely unhealthy.
When I was at my heaviest, I was sitting on the couch one night eating chocolate when I came across an INSANITY infomercial. I was so impressed with the results that people were having that I decided to Google “insanity” and “insanity results.” I stayed up ‘til 4 am looking at transformations and wishing it was me.

Best of all, I convinced myself to stop wishing and start doing! One of the transformations that caught my eye was from a Beachbody Coach named Melinda. I emailed her and the next day she replied. She asked about me and asked about my goals, then sent me some info about TurboFire and said I would love it.

She was so right. The punching, kicking and jumping keeps me pumped throughout the whole day. The music is AMAZING and Chalene motivates me to keep doing more than I did the last time. I FEEL AMAZING! I can say for the first time that I am HAPPY, HEALTHY, and PROUD. I still have to pinch myself to believe it, but I lost 26.5 lbs. with 90 days of TurboFire.

And I’m a completely changed person. There’s no room for negativity in my life. I didn’t stop with TurboFire. I’m now doing P90X and I’m planning to BRING IT with another program.

Best of all, I feel like my results can inspire people to become fit and healthy. I learned that I am much stronger than I thought and am capable of achieving my goals through hard work. I’m happy.

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Daily Success 3/19/2013 – I used every excuse in the book

As an 18 year old, I was insecure and depressed about my body. At 22, not much had changed. When looking down, I couldn’t see my feet over my stomach, was too embarrassed to date, and refused to have a full length mirror in my room. Since I wouldn’t buy myself bigger clothes, I wore the same two outfits over and over again.
Then one day, I decided I was tired of that life and bought TurboFire®. Figured it was a good choice, considering I’d grown up dancing. But apparently, I still lacked the motivation to change because I used every excuse in the book as to why I didn’t have time to work out while cramming my face with fast food at 1:30 am. So when I got my lab results back and my doctor told me that I had Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and Colitis, I wasn’t surprised. Everything I ate upset my stomach and I never had any energy. My doctor had a heart-to-heart with me about my health, and in that moment something clicked—the very next day I dusted off the TurboFire DVD’s, started working out religiously, and drastically changed my diet.

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Fast forward a few months and so far, I’ve lost 37 pounds and have gained an immeasurable amount of confidence. I’ve completely transformed my body with TurboFire and have never been healthier. I don’t even recognize myself in the mirror anymore (my full- length mirror). And for the first time, in a long, long time, I actually smile at my reflection. I’ve given up drinking sodas and juice, and haven’t eaten out in over 8 months. I’m no longer scared to meet new people and simply feel great about life. I even have an incredible boyfriend who encourages me to work out and eat healthy daily.

While TurboFire transformed my entire body, it made the greatest impact on my middle, because finally, I have a six-pack. So when I look in the mirror and see what I see, I thank God everyday for getting me off my butt and doing this with my life. And, of course, I thank Beachbody for teaming up with Chalene to create her amazing and inspirational life-changing workouts.

Daily Success 3/14/2013 – faced some pretty tough times—death of my brother, a divorce, and giving birth when I weighed 307 pounds.

Before finding Beachbody, I had faced some pretty tough times—death of my brother, a divorce, and giving birth when I weighed 307 pounds. When I was diagnosed with a cyst that covered 60% of my thyroid, my doctor also said I was pre-diabetic and would need to start taking medication twice a day.
2-Carrie-TJ-TF-ShakeOI kept thinking, ‘I’m in my 30s—I can’t take a pill every day, forever.’ That’s the minute I knew I had to do something.

TurboJam got me started, and now TurboFire is keeping me going! I can’t say how much I love the Turbos. I love the modifications and truly enjoy the New to Class aspect Chalene gives you on every program. You don’t have to get it right. Just keep trying! I will sit in traffic and think, ‘Wow, I could be busting a move now.’

And here’s the best. I’ve lost 87 lbs. so far. I can breathe. Take no prescribed medication. My blood pressure is normal. When I started, I was wearing a size 24. Now I’m a 14 and wearing larges. And I’m no longer pre-diabetic.

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What did Challenge Groups give me? Constant accountability. In my Challenge Group, we were all very active. Having a support group and being on a team was certainly one of the key factors for me. Shakeology, too. My doctor asked what I was doing to get such fantastic results, so I made sure to inform her that Shakeology is the key. I am truly a new person. Every day is an active day.

I’ve moved on to Les Mills Combat™ and I am still shedding pounds!

Daily Success 2/25/2013 – I had a true ‘mom’ body and I was just 26 years old!


My husband is a U.S. Army infantryman, so he’s always in tip-top shape. But after I had my baby, I certainly wasn’t. I felt so flabby and out of shape, I was so depressed—I had a true ‘mom’ body and I was just 26 years old! How sad is that?

So I started working—doing TurboFire out every day—just for me. As a stay-at-home mom and Army wife, finding time was tough. Until Chalene helped me see that by waking up just one hour earlier and making time for me would make me a better mom, wife and overall person.

And it really did. Now, after TurboFire and ChaLean Extreme, my life has done a 180. I have a BETTER body than I ever have. I lost 10 lbs, dropped 4 inches off my legs, and now I have abs! I like myself so much better now.

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And I made it my mission to spread the word to other military wives and mamas, who have all made the time for themselves and have new bodies to show off when they’re husbands return from deployment.

I have found my niche. Thanks Chalene and thanks, Beachbody.

Daily Success 2/18/2013 – I was literally eating myself into an early grave.


Every New Year’s, I would say my New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight. But I never followed through—until this past year. I was a new mother. I was totally overweight. I had no energy, no confidence, and no self-esteem. I had headaches every day. So what would I do? Turn to food.

I was literally eating myself into an early grave. Until I made my New Year’s Resolution last year and followed it by starting P90X. I loved that P90X is a routine, sets a schedule so you have something daily to look forward to. It changes daily and it’s fun. Also, the meal plan and recipes kept my eating on track.

And when I started adding Shakeology, I gained a ton of energy, could sleep better, and felt like I could focus better. Don’t get me wrong, there were tons of days when I felt like giving up, but being in a Challenge Group helped me keep up—those people were there to support me, give me courage and inspiration.

And this time it worked. Thanks to P90X and Shakeology as well as TurboJam and TurboFire, I kept my Resolution. I lost well over 100 lbs. I have more energy, more confidence, I haven’t used pills for my headaches, my body doesn’t hurt anymore, my blood pressure and cholesterol are the best they’ve ever been— and I can run and play with my son without pain!

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Daily Success 2/4/2013 – With my wedding day fast approaching


With my wedding day fast approaching, I was determined to look spectacular! I was going to the gym, but I found myself stuck at a plateau… for about 6 months! With my wedding just around the corner, I was desperate. I needed to do something else—fast.

Especially since I had found this gorgeous dress that didn’t quite fit… yet. And believe me, that wedding dress turned out to be the best motivation. Because I was so stressed, I checked out several Beachbody workouts, but chose TurboFire… and found out it’s SUPER FUN!

I love the music, and I find Chalene Johnson to be such a great motivator. It keeps me going when she says, right in the middle of a workout; “You know what?! You are not tired! You are not tired!” She knows just what to say to get you to go that extra mile.

Once I started TurboFire, not only did I fit into that dress in no time, but I had to get it fitted because I’d lost so many inches so quickly. When that special day came, I felt beautiful and amazing in my wedding dress.

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It’s been a year since I started on this journey and I can honestly say that TurboFire and Shakeology (it tastes delicious!) has been the greatest thing to happen to me—besides my husband of course! That’s why I became a Beachbody Coach! Paying it forward and being able to help others is the least I can do.

Daily Success 1/28/2013 – I’ve always been the girl with the “pretty face”—not the pretty body



I’ve always been the girl with the “pretty face”—not the pretty body. I wore a women’s size 14 in 7th grade and ballooned up to a size 28 by age 17. To try and lose weight, I’d starve myself all day, only to binge at night. And simple things like walking down the street or carrying groceries left me completely exhausted.

Even though I hated myself and my body, I loved my two young boys and knew that if I didn’t lose weight and get healthy, I wouldn’t be around to watch them grow up. Thankfully, a friend encouraged me to give ChaLEAN Extreme® a try—and since I had nothing to lose but a ton of weight—decided to do just that. Instantly, I started to lose weight and my whole outlook on life began to change. Two months and 16 lbs later, I moved on to TurboFire® and my body transformed beyond my wildest expectations.

I was losing an entire clothing size every 4-6 weeks, and after three rounds of TurboFire, I’m now a healthy size 8. AN EIGHT! I hadn’t worn something that small since 5th grade, a far cry from “small” back then. But my physical transformation didn’t happen solely because I was working out everyday. Much of my success had to do with changing my diet and replacing one meal a day with Shakeology®. Not only does Shakeology taste amazing, it curbs my cravings while giving me peace of mind that I’m fueling my body with proper nutrition. Now I have tons more energy and my digestion has dramatically improved.

Since beginning these Beachbody programs 9 months ago, I’ve lost 90 lbs., went from a 49” waist down to a 32, and dropped from a size 20 to an 8. I feel strong, beautiful, healthy, and most importantly—EMPOWERED! I’m now a Beachbody Coach and a Certified Turbo Kick instructor.

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After 36 years of living in hell, I’m finally loving life. I believe that my life has played out just the way God intended,and despite all the challenges I’ve had to overcome, this was His plan for me. Now, I have the strength, confidence and know-how to help others transform their lives the way my Coach helped me change mine. Thank you Beachbody, and thank you Chalene, for giving me back my life!