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Old 02-04-2011, 11:31 PM
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To days challenges: Pull-Ups with 30 sec. between sets: 4 Assisted, 5 Australian, 6 Assisted, 5 Australian and 2 hangs. YES! Will go to Week 3 Monday. Push-Ups on Toes with 2 min. between sets: 16, 21, 15, 15 and 25. Yes! Feeling strong today! Sit-Ups with 60 sec.between sets: 35, 42, 35, 35, and 80. Still seems to easy, been using column two, will do column 3 next week. Used heavy weight for 8 reps and 3 sets each. Hamstrings, quads, inner and outer thighs, shoulders, biceps and triceps. Felt really strong today. Mostly eating clean and lost a few pounds since I started the challenges.

Elle, Great job on MacGraw's Yoga. It's a good one. Aw, that's too bad that their wasn't enough interest in exercising at work. It's their loss, and I'm afraid yours too. Such a shame.

MicheleZ, Great job on Gym Style Chest and 40 min. of Step Blast. Thank you for posting the rotation, it looks really well thought out. Will have to consider that one in the near future for sure.

Michelle, Great job on you and Ripken walking today. It looks like you have no excuses for yourself but workout as normal. Enjoy, you are so good. I have a mini trampoline I got for Christmas. Love it, Love it, and watching TV with it too. I'm soooooooooooo glad your DH is improving in his health. Congratulations to him! You must be so proud of him. He'll improve every time he turns around now. I some how feel you had a huge part in it. Good for you!

Shoegal, You sure did have a time with your animals. When Rolly gets that way, I put him in his crate and put a blanket all around it. That seems to calm him down. I don't make it a punishment at all, he as a toy and a treat in there with water. He seems to like it and he gets very quite. Great job on your workout even though it was disruptive from your animals. Also good job on the treadmill. I love it when I sweat like that.

Have a nice evening everyone,

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Old 02-05-2011, 10:50 AM
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Well I am REALLY sore from Gym Style legs yesterday. I did a premix of about 30+ minutes and then 30+ minutes of Athletic Step. I wanted to do more legs because it stopped right before Cathe got to the stability ball stuff but I knew I was going to be sore today. I also wanted to do more of AS but my legs were a bit heavy and my energy level wasn't where I wanted it to be so I called it good after an hour. Now that I am a bit stronger and can actually do a nice deep squat, my legs are sure feeling it. Don't know what I am going to do today - some sort of cardio probably.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:03 PM
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Sorry for the abscence. Busy or tired.

Started mesocycle 2 of STS yesterday, then went to karate for an hour and a half. Two and half hours later (exercise) I was totally fried. I am so sore today, but as we say in karate "it's a good kind of hurt!" Well, I'll keep on telling myself that. Today I did the step only from SJP and then sts 14 legs. Of course that was killer, but I had to get that in, because I won't have time for it tomorrow AND karate. So I had to double it up today. Every body part that I've worked this weekend HURTS! I can't even handle my smallest cat laying on my chest...thats an ouchie!

So, I have a funny karate story. Thursday night I went to the tournament class for the first time since November. The belts are from white to black, beginners, intermediates and advanced students. Master Alley was teaching on how to enter the ring for competition and then performing our "universal" (which is a series of moves that we are learning in the rotation we are in). Any how there were only 4 intermediates (including myself) and he asked if I knew universal 5...the one we need to know for this cycle. I said "yes, sir." He asked me to do it, so I did. Well, it takes some space...and there is a forward left shoulder roll (forward roll) into a right knee stand (kneeling stance on right knee) and a right reverse punch with a "Ki-yah" at the end. I do this move beautifully and end up less then two feet away from a little boy (oh, about 8-9 years old, white belt) and I always give it my all. I "ki-yahed" and scared the poor little guy. He had a look of terror on his face. Well, he was in my way, and I just stayed there...Master Alley says "son, you better move, she has another move and you're in her way." Well, you never saw a kid move so fast. I completed the spinning reverse cresent kick, and the rest of the universal and secretly laughed to myself. Afterwards, Master Alley came up to me and laughed about it. Didn't intend to scare the kid, but really...it was GREAT! ROFLmao.

So, it looks like everyone has been busy, but a lot better at checking in. I'll try, but can't promise a thing. Just keep on keepin on everybody!

Hope the Steelers win tonight. I'm looking forward to a good game. WOn't be surprised if the Packers pull it off though. They have been amazing these last two months.

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Old 02-06-2011, 06:56 PM
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Hi everyone! Watching the big game!

Friday I started my STS rotation! That 1st Disc of meso 1 has a toatl of 136 pushups! Holly Molly! I actually did ALL of them from my toes and felt really strong! I also did Cardio Coach intervals on the elliptical.

That evening I went to see some music in town with girlfriends, one of them is married to the drummer. It was a blast and did a lot of dancing. It was a late night though so Saturday was a wash as far as exercise. Also had a party that evening as well.

Today I did CTX All Step and the Step Only from Cardio and Weights. Now watching the game. We got about a foot and a half of snow was well.

Shoegal: barking can really get on my nerves! At least you got your workout in! GOOD JOB! I think all woman could benefit from Post Partum work, even if they never have a kid! The plumbing is still all the same down there and it is often a very overlooked part of fitness, that deep pelvic floor is considered to be the powerhouse by Joseph Pilates and all pilates should really teach from there.

Janey: You are really rocking your challenges arent' you! That is awesome on the pushups! I remember that you really wanted to work on those and now look at you go! My 40th Birthday is JUNE 14 TH!!

Elle: that 's a bummer about the boot camp class! It would have been fun! And really Cathe is hard to beat!

MichelleZ: that rotation looks awesome! I might have to try it out after my STS1. Thanks for sharing it! GS is really one of my very favorites! I always miss them when I do STS! The legs are killer and so is Athletic Step that would be quite a combo.

Michelle: It is hard to leave our 4 legged, but it will be so fun! I am so proud of your husband! It gives me hope for Bo ( who smokes as well not all day but every evening he has a few outside after the kids are a sleep) Miracles do happen! I love the KB when I am on vacation...

Catchick LOVED that story! See what we are deprived of when you don't post! LOL! Check in when you can we miss you when you are gone!
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Renee - The karate story was funny - I bet he talked about you to his friends - his karate hero .

ladubose136 pushups! I want to be just like you when I grow up (lol)!

I took 2 days off for the weekend. I was so sore on Sat. that there was no way I could do any type of cardio - I could barely walk and I was tired so I knew my body was telling me to rest. I got in a nice day reading my Kindle and playing frisbee with Grady. I was slightly better on Sunday and now today I feel ready to do cardio. I am going to do 4DS Higher Intensity Step which doesn't involve weight lifting with the legs . They are still too sore to do any weight lifting (sigh).
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Just taught Pilates2 & Boot Camp and now I am in a flop sweat! Just tired tonight & everything felt harder than it usually does! I also did @ 30 minutes of my own Pilates earlier!!


MichelleZ: I hear you on needing some good rest!! I am feeling that way myself! I was sore all the way till today from. All those pushups!!


Quiet around here! Hope everyone is working out and eating right!!
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Weekend of parties - my sister had a Valentine's Day party on Saturday - lots of fun - she is so creative - we played games. It was the battle of the sexes - men won. Superbowl party on Sunday - lots of excitement here - all the businesses closed down - there wouldn't have been anybody about anyway.

Yesterday I did LifeForce w/ Anni Mairs - I got this from the share the wealth VF giveaway. Somebody offered this up and I got it!!! It was very exciting to see it come in the mail - so last night I plugged it in and did it - about 60 minutes of cardio and weight training - a lot of it done with very low weights. We never put the weight down so it has to be light. I don't really like jumping with the weights in hand - so I opted out of anything I didn't like the look of. She gives tons of modifications so you didn't have to do anything you didn't want to do. It was all very simple choreography - nothing complex or dancey. I think I would have had a better time doing Rebecca Small again & Step Revolution - but I actually found this to be an easy workout to get through. You only do a minute of any movement and then she moves on - so it goes fast. I was little skeptical about the intensity - but you get out of it what you put into it - and it can be as hard as you want to make it. I was thinking that this would be a good place for Rex to start - I asked him about it and he said he would give it some thought.

Laura - 136 push ups on the toes - I want to be you when I grow up too!!! Good job - you are strong! I have days where everything feels like I'm moving through mud and I can't get going as well - there are always ups and downs as I'm sure you know.

MicheleZ - I LOVE 4DS HIS - one of my favorites - the step is too fun in that. We all need rest days - but many times when I'm sore I work out anyway - once you get going you don't feel it anymore and I feel better faster.

Renee - I think that was a great story - that Univerisal sounds like a long complicated, difficult series of movements!!!! You can also scare children with it!! LOL!!

Tonight I'll be running on the treadmill and doing another TA workout - I haven't decided what yet. Have a great day!!
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Sorry for not posting yesterday, our electrical system kept going on and off.

Challenges for yesterday: Pull-Ups 60 sec between sets: Assisted 5, 4 Australian, Assisted 5, 5 Australian, and 1 hang. I'm done with level two, but I know I can't go to level 2 yet because there are pull ups and I still can't do one, so I'll do the last week of Level one again. Push Ups on Toes 60 sec. between sets: 18, 22, 16, 16, and 26. Sit ups with 60 sec. between sets: 54, 60, 45, 36, and 62. Then used heavier weight than normal and did hamstrings, inner and outer thighs, quads, shoulders, biceps and triceps. My whole body was trembling. Whew! Took over and hr. and 1/2. May have to start do the challenges in the morning and the rest at night.

MicheleZ, Most of the time I take two days off on the weekends. My body needs it!LOL Good for listening to it. I think I might be getting a Kindle for my birthday in April. We'll see.

Shoegal, Sounds like you had a fantastic time this weekend with all the parties. Good for you! Great job with LifeForce. Sounds like, Rex, maybe will get into it. Will cross my fingers for you. I sure hope so.

Laura, Great job starting another STS rotation. Congratulations! Wow, 136 push ups. So proud of you. Wow! Also great job on the CC intervals on the elliptical. Well done! Then dancing later that night. You go girl! You are doing great on those Pilates 2 and Boot Camp. No wonder you are tired, you did them earlier. Wow. Are you made out of steel?

Have a good one everyone,

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:28 PM
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Evening Ladies In Iron!

Today My legs were sore, front quads from my two classes last night, but I did Atheltic Step which just about KILLS me every time! It has come up a few times on my schedule and I opted for an easier step each time so felt like I HAD TO DO IT! I did get through it, but it wasn't pretty and I am always like NO WAY when the step combos are over and yet she keeps going!

Shoegal: Low weights High Reps really are hard for me! Good luck getting Rex to work out, still not having luck with Bo, but his work is so physical he is often so tired by the end of the day. I really just want him to do pilates with me, I think that would be the best for him and keep him mobile longer. Feb, has been an unusually social month, usually it is kind of quite, but not this year..

Janey: I am so impressed with your progress on your challenges! Sometimes it really pays off to chose one system and focus on it! Being a gemini, my problem, is I can get so distracted with all the systems out there to do!!

Hi Fives to everyone else and looking forward to hear what is happening in your lives!
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Where is everyone ? So quiet here....

Today I did STS Meso Cycle 1, disc 2, week 1 back & triceps in the morning & then I came to the Rec. Center to try a new yoga class before my Total Tone Clads, but the instructor was sick & the class was cancelled, so I did Cardio Coach instead. My class was a full body push/pull style workout. Needless to say I feel pretty cooked. I think tomorrow will be a light Cardio & a hopefully a sauna & hot tub!

Unfortunately my power steering went out and it is a total bugger to drive my car! And we just got a bunch of snow so although the roads are plowed I don't feel safe driving right now! I think it is time for a new car....
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