Monday, April 21, 2014

Pictures of Turbulence Training Results

Catherine Gordon
Age 49 (50 in 3 weeks)
Pro Division
Start weight 127
End Weight 122

TT Thermogenic
Home Workout Revolution
TT For Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks

Before. After. Always.

I can’t believe it’s been almost 6 years since I won the 2nd Turbulence Training Transformation Contest.

Is long term fat loss maintenance exciting? Well I sure think it is!

I decided to enter the Pro division of the TT contest because I’m turning 50 this month, and so many of my friends are passing this milestone too. What does it mean for a woman to turn 50 today? Is this middle age? Am I supposed to behave differently now?

Funny, I look better now than I ever did at 25 or 35. I have so much more energy too. I teach 7 TT classes a week. I have a husband and a 13 year old son I adore. One of the best parts is that, at nearly 50 I get to play the Femme Fatale as an actor instead of nuns and old ladies. (Yes, I’m even working in the Theatre again thanks to TT.)

The workouts I chose were TT Thermogenic, Home Workout Revolution, and TT For Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks.

I followed my own Sugar Freedom Diet, and I made some adjustments to it on the advice of Fit Body Bootcamp owner Rebecca Tabbert. The Sugar Freedom diet eliminates all added sugar, grains, and vegetable oils. Healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, and Kerrygold Butter are encouraged.

Rebecca thought I needed less fat, more carbs (which I got by adding sweet potatoes) and more protein, which I supplemented with Bio Trust low-carb protein powder. It really did the trick, and my appetite wasn’t triggered as it has been in the past by other powders.

My biggest obstacle was getting enough recovery time. I’ve got my sleep dialed in, but if you don’t take time to recover by resting and relaxing, it’s hard for your body composition to improve.

As always, it was so good to post in the TT forums, and connect with the wonderfully supportive people there.

I know that we will see wonderful transformations come out of this contest. I am so proud to teach the Turbulence Training method which is safe, amazingly effective, and never ever dull.

I am a Turbulence Trainer for life. Before. After. Always.

To get the 14 Day Diet I used to achieve my results, go to

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Did You Get Into Your Kid's Easter Basket Again This Year?

Surviving the Post-Holiday Sugar Crash

Are you feeling a little sluggish after a busy Easter?   You’re probably not alone.  According to the National Confectioner’s Association, Americans are expected to consume over 120 million pounds of Easter candy this holiday season. This is addition to three pounds of sugar the typical American eats per week. So it’s no surprise that you may be suffering a major sugar crash.
A diet high in refined sugars and carbohydrates can have a significant effect on your mental and physical wellbeing. This is why there is no better time to consider removing these harmful foods from your life. To do so, however, is to understand the many ways refined sugars enters our diet.

The Dirty Little Secret about Sugar

The shocking truth is that we may be getting more than our recommended daily allowance of the sweet stuff before we even reach for the sugar bowl. Most of the sugar we consume is hidden in the products we use every day. From fruit juice to pasta, nothing is safe from the additive. A fact that is made all the more confusing when you consider the various ways that sugar is identified on the label.

Sugar‘s Lasting Effects on the Body

Studies have shown that refined sugars (such as sodas, candy and corn syrup) enter the bloodstream to elevate overall glucose levels in the body. Over time, this can lead to diabetes, hypoglycemia and strokes. In addition, the increased glucose can have a major effect on pancreas.
Excess sugar that your body doesn’t immediately use can be converted to triglycerides-a type of fat that is typically stored around the waist, hips and thighs. High levels of triglycerides are also a known cause of both heart and liver diseases.
Oh, and that tired feeling you get after eating sugar? This is because sugar actually inhibits the levels of oxerin, which is the brain’s neurotransmitter that regulates arousal, wakefulness, and appetite. Even more shocking is the fact that sugar can artificially raise dopamine levels that creates an addiction on par with that of cocaine.

Overcoming Sugar Addiction

It’s definitely possibly to break free of sugar’s effect on our lives. All it takes are a few strategies to create healthy habits that last a lifetime.
First, definitely consider getting rid of sugar-based products from your pantry. This not only includes table sugar, but also brown sugar, honey and corn syrups. Take time to also raid your candy drawer stash to remove any sugary treats as well. Be sure to add healthy snacks such as whole fruits, nuts and vegetables to give you a satisfying replacement without the empty calories.
Sodas and energy drinks are another major way that extra sugar enters our diet. Instead, commit to drinking water and flavored unsweetened teas. Not only will it help to hydrate your body but it also removes harmful toxins that cause illnesses.
Finally, be mindful of the different ways that sugars can be identified on the label. Even products that are identified as “sugar-free” can have a substantial amount of sugar in other forms.  Look out for ingredients such as fructose, dextrose, cane sugar or Agave nectar. As a rule, many of the ingredients that end with “ose” or “syrup” are really a sweetener by design.
The good news is that it’s not too late to eliminate sugar to better your health. It may seem like sugar is lurking everywhere, but Catherine Gordon A.C.E. and Certified Turbulence Trainer of the Year has written the Sugar Freedom Program to solve the sugar dilemma.  She is a recovering sugar addict who used this program to overcome obesity, and finally get the figure she struggled so hard to achieve.  Even better, she is having astonishing success with helping her readers and students get off of sugar, shed belly fat, and feel great.
You’ll find all of her solutions: Meal plans, shopping guides, recipes, and more at   Don’t miss the amazing transformation photos and success stories of shedding sugar and losing weight, while finding new energy for doing the things you love. 

Click Here for the 14 Day Fat Loss Plan that is a real solution to sugar cravings!

Bye Bye Easter Basket!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Week Doesn't Have To End With Sugar Week.

How to Beat the Sugar Rush This Easter

Easter is just around the corner, bringing with it promises of egg hunts, candy-filled baskets and lots of family fun.  In fact, according to a recent study by the National Confectioners Association, Americans will spend around $2.26 Billion on treats this holiday season, with over 90 million chocolate bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans expected to be sold.

These numbers are staggering when you consider that the typical American eats about 130 pounds of sugar per year. And with obesity at an all-time high, there’s no better time to review the dangers of sugar as well as how to counteract the onslaught of such foods during this time. 

The Effects of Sugar on the Body

The overuse of refined sugar has a well-documented effect on the body; being linked to ailments such as hypertension, hypoglycemia and diabetes.  Sugar can also increase the fat levels in your liver to become a leading cause of liver disease. 
Additionally, sugar is known to accelerate the aging process. Studies have shown that sugar and other high-glycemic carbohydrates (such as breads, starches and pastas) affect the collagen fibers that make up skin.  Over time, this can lead to reduced skin elasticity and a potential for increased skin damage, lines and wrinkles.
Finally, sugar also affects the body’s dopamine levels, leading some experts to say that it is just as addictive as cocaine. 

Avoiding Sugar This Easter Season
Despite the temptations, there are plenty of opportunities to beat the sugar rush this holiday. One of the best suggestions is to replace the candy with choices such as dried fruit, popcorn and nuts.
Building an Easter basket for your loved ones? Then consider filling it with books, fun toys and flavored teas instead of sweets. Not only will you save additional empty calories but you’ll start a healthier tradition for your family.
And if you must have chocolate, reach for dark chocolate instead. Not only does dark chocolate (especially those with at least 70 to 80% cacao) has less sugar than other chocolates, it is loaded with antioxidants that have been shown to slow the aging process and lower risk of heart disease.
Getting a head of the sugar rush this holiday doesn’t have to be a burden if you plan correctly. For more tips on how to live the sugar-free lifestyle, head over to 

You will find my complete 3 step program to end sugar cravings, lose fat, and look younger: for good!

===>Click Here For Sugar Freedom.