Hello everyone. I'm looking for insight... I saw a commercial for Turbo Jam two weeks ago and it just came in yesterday. But I have one concern before starting. I'm actually underweight from being seriously ill for a prolonged period of time. Obviously I'm not trying to lose weight, but if I consult one of my zillion doctors they would all likely advise against me doing this after being on bed rest for months. But I happened to catch the infomercial and for the first time in about a year I saw something I wanted to do for me. (Besides get better.) I'm very worried this may be dangerous to my weight, so I was wondering if anyone here has done the program just for fun, or if not following a diet didn't have any severe weight loss because I truly cannot afford it. I know I'm stupid for not consulting a doctor, but I feel like maybe they don't know everything that's right for me all the time. I was always very active, and running and the gym were my favorite places to be. I'm so excited to start trying to do something, but just want to be sure this won't be a major setback. If anyone has any advice it's greatly appreciated. And I really hope no one found my honesty in weight offensive because it is not meant to sound rude. Good luck all,
I found the turbo Jam to be incredibly helpful in increasing strength, flexibility and coordination. It does burn a lot of calories, but there are options in all the videos to do lower impact exercises.
I understand your reluctance to ask your doctor's opinion about this specifically, but it might be a good idea to ask if you can start increasing your activity. Not knowing the specifics of your illness or the causes of your weight loss, I am reluctant to encourage you to do something that might be hazardous to your health.
Most of us are doing Turbo Jam with the intent of losing weight. We are combinig it with reduced calorie diets and healthier food choices. I think if you are able to eat enough calories to maintain or even increase your weight while doing Turbo Jam, that it could be very beneficial to you. If you had dramatic weight loss due to illness and you were bedridden, you have likely lost significant muscle mass. Turbo Jam has really helped me build muscle and I could see that as being a big positive for you. I think if done right with healthy foods, lots of lean protein, a balanced diet with enough calories to maintain your weight or increase muscle mass...that Turbo Jam might be a good option for you.
Start gradually, don't jump in headfirst. Take baby steps. Watch the videos and see what you think. There may be things you can't do yet.
Welcome to the forum. We're here to help you make healthy choices, whether your goals are weight loss, fitness or general health improvements. I hope this helps.
First thing would definitely be to talk to your doctor. How underweight are you? How tall are you and what is your current BMI?
I think if you calculate your Base Metabolic Rate (which is the number of calories your body would need to function even if you lay in bed and didn't move all day) and then ask your doctor how many more calories you should add a day to gain some of your weight back, that might help. (Just remember to recalculate it every week. In fact, I beleive this site provides you with a BMR calculator! Woo hoo! )
The other part to that is to figure out how much and how often you and your doctor determine you should exercise. It might be once or twice a week at the modified level for a while, or she (or he) may okay you for 3-4 times a week at the normal level.