A woman’s workout should consist of leg raises, biceps curls with soup cans, and triceps kickbacks with water bottles. Can you believe that silliness? Neither can I, but that is what passes for “professional fitness advice for women” these days.
I could see this info being accepted in the 1930’s (maybe?), but in the year 2010? Please…
Does anyone really believe that biceps curls with water bottles is going to prepare women to carry their children to bed, a bag of heavy groceries in from the car, or swing a sledgehammer? No way. You need real-world workouts and fat loss advice. Not fluff.
Am I the only one that finds those types of recommendations disrespectful to the physical capabilities of women? You’d think that Linda Hamilton’s chin-up scene in Terminator 2 would have turned the tide of female fitness, or perhaps Demi Moore’s GI Jane.
Today, I want to share the story of a classic “super mom”, you know the mom with three active kids that has to drive them everywhere, eat on the run, and still find room for workouts. Her name is Brandy Kirton, and she’ll show you how real women train, eat, and find the time to do it all with proper planning.
Craig Ballantyne: Brandy, tell us about your past exercise and nutrition experiences. At what point did you find out about Turbulence Training and what persuaded you to start using it?
Brandy Kirton: I started working out back on high school. I’m 30 now. I became a personal trainer for a few years in my early 20’s. So I learned a lot about nutrition and weight training. I have been in great shape and not so great shape in the last 10 years. I think I found Turbulence Training just surfing the web and decided to give it a try. I was desperate to lose weight after my 3rd kid.
Craig Ballantyne: And how was this a change from what you had done in the past?
Brandy Kirton: I was doing 30 minutes of cardio and then lifted for 30 minutes. 3 to 4 times a week. That was if I actually could make time. I would not work out if I knew I couldn’t get it all in. I would think, “What’s the point of 20 minutes?”
Craig Ballantyne: What kind of results have you achieved with Turbulence Training? And is there anything else, besides the results, you love about the Turbulence Training programs?
Brandy Kirton: I love how it changes every month, so I never get bored. I also love that I have no excuse about not having time to fit it in. My results have been great. I am getting toned up and consistently losing inches. I also have a lot more energy.
Craig Ballantyne: Do you workout at home or in a gym?
Brandy Kirton: I have to work out at home. No time to get to a gym.
Craig Ballantyne: Has Turbulence Training had a positive impact on your lifestyle?
Brandy Kirton: Turbulence Training has made a huge impact on me. I don’t feel like it takes up my whole day or get bored of the same thing day in and day out. I feel strong and love the daily emails. It helps me stay motivated. I work full-time; have three kids 9, 5, and 11 months, and a husband. My older two kids play every sport so there really is no extra time. I have to get up at 5:30 to workout before they wake up but it’s worth it. I feel great after I am done and no matter what happens that day I have already got my work out in which feels great.
Craig Ballantyne: Do you have any social support? If so, how has this helped you?
Brandy Kirton: My mom comes over in the mornings to work out with me. I need that accountability so that I don’t sleep instead. It’s hard to get up, but I always feel so much better when I do.
Craig Ballantyne: What are your daily obstacles and temptations that you have to avoid with respect to nutrition and training? And what strategies do you use?
Brandy Kirton: With all the practices, games and running around I have to do its hard not to grab McDonald’s with the kids. I try to either bring food with me or wait until I get home. If I have to eat out, I do try and find grilled chicken or subway.
Craig Ballantyne: How do you plan your nutrition?
Brandy Kirton: I have to go shopping on Sunday to stock up on all my healthy food. Otherwise I will eat whatever, I can find, which usually is not good for me.
Craig Ballantyne: Thanks Brandy, keep up the great work.
So, this message is clear. Plan, prepare, commit, and be consistent. Brandy didn’t use any magic pills or potions to succeed. She simply found a great workout plan, and did what she had to do.
As a super mom, Brandy practically has to create time out of thin air in order to do her workout, but again, she knows what she has to do, and she does it. She’s committed. She has social support. She knows the correct options for eating on the run.
She has made the effort to plan for the obstacles (lack of time, workout motivation) that we all come across. And by doing that, she’s cleared a simple path to success. And she doesn’t waste time in the gym with slow, boring cardio workouts. Instead, she sculpts her body in half the time with the Turbulence Training workouts.
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