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Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 2/3

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:42 AM
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Good morning,

A nice day yesterday, agility class, then I spent some time at my cousin's house. She wanted to start watching Downton Abbey so I brought season 1 there and watched the first episode with her. I think she's hooked! I finished watching season 3 yesterday, it was great, but I won't spoil it for anyone that watches.

We go almost a foot of snow between Friday night and yesterday. It was a little dicey driving early in the morning yesterday, but the streets were cleared up pretty early so no issues.

I plan on starting another rotation of X-train, not sure if I will do the same 30 day one, it really doesn't matter which one I do, since I only do 4 workouts a week from it.

I was reading about "intermittent fasting" and getting intrigued about it. Not sure how I would pull it off, but it sounds interesting.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.

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Old 02-03-2013, 07:13 AM
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Good morning ladies!

Cold here and we had a little dusting of snow. A far cry from what you have Deb. Up until last night everything had melted due to the mild couple of days last week in New England.

Yesterday was cardio leg blast, ran on TM 2.5 miles then walked chester. Today I'm going to do yoga and a run. Need to burn mega calories because we are going to our favorite mexican restaurant today and I know I will eat more than I should. Then superbowl in the evening which means tons of junk food around. Maybe I will try and fit a heavy bag workout in somewhere!!!!

Looking forward to week 5 of Xtrain. CLB, Tabatacise, Hard Strikes and Super cuts all in one week. I need to really gear up!

Have a great day ladies!
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:49 AM
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Hi Deb and Lori--

This morning I did Burn Sets Chest, Back, and Shoulders (50:43). Tomorrow it's Leg Blast again. I put Tabatacise up for sale at Amazon, so I will probably substitute my favorite premix from Cardio Supersets for this one--the premix with the step.

Lori, I know what you mean by all the food around on Superbowl Sunday. I will try to have my bowl of chili and salad, and a small dessert. DH is making sausages as well, and there's the usual smorgasbord of cheeses, salsas, chips and crackers. Hey--at least I didn't make wings this year. I love them, but they are loaded with calories.

Deb, if you're interested, there's an article about 4 women who changed their metabolism in various ways to lose weight in More magazine and they all lost weight. I will be recording Downton Abbey tonight.

Don't really care who wins tonight, but DH is going for the 49ers because he didn't like the Pats getting beat by the Ravens.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:33 AM
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Good morning,

I just finished 30 minutes of Cardio Coach #5. A tough one for sure.

Lori, I give you a lot of credit walking 2.5 miles in this weather. Whew...

Garance, we did the same workout yesterday, love the burn sets ones. I will check out that article. I could do the 8 hour fast ( where you eat all your days calories in an 8 hour window), but I would miss my favorite meal which is breakfast, and not sure how to eat that at work!

I think I have my rotation down, at least hope to stick to this.. 2 upper body workouts, Super Cuts or Cardio Leg Blast and one treadmill. That should give me a little more cardio.

Hi to Josie & Joan,

Stay warm!
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:27 AM
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I'm back, great vacation. we drive it all in one stretch, about 11 hours one way. we knew exactly where we were going, so it wasn't like we had to wander looking for a motel at the end of the day. we've rented this house before, fairly convenient to the park, only about 30 miles away. it snowed every day, so roads were a bit dicey early in the morning but would be dry and bare by afternoon even though it was cold. never got really cold, maybe 8 but mostly in the 20's. some sunshine mixed in every day too. we xc skied quite a few miles and snowshoed and hiked a little. the wildlife is not as varied as in spring or fall but a lot of what is there. loads of bison, elk, and tons of bighorns, coyotes, even an ermine! unfortunately, Montana opened a wolf hunting season. for the first time in years we didn't see or hear any, a very special part of the trip there. a lot of local politics involved, but mostly a hunting issue. hunters want all the elk for themselves and resent wolves getting enough to survive. I'm not as radical as many but I think the pendulum has gone too far in the other direction now.

I haven't read last week's thread so will get up to speed shortly. Deb, I'm not "sports fan " either. all I know is the superbowl is "football", don't know who's in it or care. I intensely dislike all pro sports. I like watching the olympics and that's about it.
I took sat and sunday off formal exercise. sat we drove for 11 hours, sunday because I didn't feel good and was sick on and off. OK this morning and we will try to maybe do a ride.

Before we left I did the new spin disk. Josie, it's fun! I like it better than the first one. there are more "sit down" breaks. the spin posture hurts my lower back unless I lean forward further than recommended. I did the whole workout. I don't sit long, just a few seconds of changed position and I'm OK.
came home to mild weather and almost spring like conditions. this looks like a mild winter for us.
Found out MIL is not doing very well. she's not tolerating the treatment very well and is wearing everyone else out too. she's lost a lot of weight. She seems depressed ( who wouldn't be) but won't take meds for it. I don't think she has long...if someone isn't riding her constantly she would not go to treatment and would just sleep with her head on the kitchen table. Every time I see this process I feel sick. no reason for anyone to suffer like this. we wouldn't make a cat or dog go through it and would condemn anyone who did.

looked at last week's thread quickly... I hate musicals in general and will not see les mes. Lynda, I think your assessment of why they don't work on film is accurate. too theatrical for me.. did you see the Tarantino one? I expect we'll see it because Dh likes his movies. I'm so-so.

re the shingles vaccine.... I had a mild case of shingles when I was in my mid 20's. I do NOT want to revisit it. the vaccine is recommended even if you've had shingles and had chicken pox as a kid. just recently my neighbor 's grandaughter (from japan) came down with chicken pox while visiting here her mother "doesn't believe in vaccines". the girl was quite sick and exposed a whole lot of unsuspecting people during her travels. several more that we know of got chicken pox. Shingles in older adults can be devastating. it can pop up on any nerve pathway and sometimes does not go away. check with your doc but I'd strongly recommend getting it. I think it's recommended for people over either 55 or 60. my insurance covered it. it's not 100% effective but I'll take any asssitance available.

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Hi Deb, Josie, Joan, Valerie, and Lori--

This morning I did Cardio Leg Blast (56:18).

What a weird Superbowl! A 35 minute delay because the lights went out. Not too bad for us, though, because we had our dinner and DH was dvr-ing the game, and then we just had to catch up, ff-ing through a lot of ads. Although I'm not much of a football fan, the game was pretty entertaining, especially with the big comeback from the 49ers after the delay. The ads were not all that great this year, and Beyonce was sexy, but I think I already knew that. I liked Madonna better last year.

Sounds like a good plan for you, Deb. I'm just trundling along on the undulating 90-day rotation, doing my modifications and substituting for Tabatacise. I will forward this 5 lbs in 3 days diet to you. It sounds as though it's pretty effective.

Great vacation for you Valerie. Sorry about your MIL. It must be very hard to be so far away and unable to provide support.

What did you think of the game, Lori?

Hi to Josie!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:22 AM
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Hi Ladies,

I weighed myself this morning and Iím down a total of 7 pounds  I even had half a cheeseburger on Friday plus 2 glasses of wine. I also had a couple of margaritas yesterday with some hummus and Indian bread. I tried to make some healthy snacks for myself. My DH went all out of the junk food.

I did the spinning DVD from X-train on Saturday and I agree with you Valerie. It is better that the other one. I will be doing one of the pre-mixes today because it is supposed to be my recovery week on the Insanity program.

This morning I did the Core Cardio and Balance DVD. I will be doing the same DVD for the next 5 workouts. I liked it very much and felt that it gave a good workout without all the high impact.

The weather here was great, but it will be getting a bit cooler by Wednesday and maybe rain on Thursday.

I asked my Dr. about the Shingles vaccine and she told me that my insurance only covers it at age 60 otherwise it is $200.

My female co-worker is out today and I was hoping for a quiet day, but my male co-worker has not stopped talking since he got in this morning. He has wasted a whole hour and one half talking to me about the same things that he has been complaining for the past 4-5 years. I tried to ignore him, but he wonít shut up!!

I will be back later, I need some more coffee.

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:36 PM
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Good afternoon ladies!

Welcome back Valerie! Sounds like you had a great vacation. I had to Google what a Ermine was as I have never seen or heard of one. I would love to have a spin bike as I can see how much everyone seems to be enjoying Cathe's Ride. I think my husband would flip if I brought home another piece of equipment. Our workout room is starting to get a little crowded. I have read on these forums people have done this workout on other pieces of equipment like the treadmil for example and they love it.

Deb...I love walking Chester and he LOVES me walking him! We go in all sorts of weather. When it is really cold I dress for it and we walk really really fast!

Garance...agree with you on the Superbowl. I fell asleep during the blackout. DH woke me when it started up again and i did manage to finiish out the game. I also like Madonna more. Beyonce was fabulous and is so beautiful but I really do not know her music. With Madonna I was very familiar with it so I think that is why I preferred her show a little more.

Josie!!! You are hysterical. You just crack me up with your coworkers! and 7lbs!!! Wow you go girl!

Today I ran 3 miles on TM on a 3% incline. Usually I run on a 2.5 but needed to burn off a little extra snacks from the day before. Working out with DH tonight. He'll do the recumbent bike and I am planning on Burn Set Chest, Back and Shoulders.

Have a great afternoon!
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:46 PM
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ermine is also known as a short tailed weasel, I think. I'm not well versed on little weasel type critters and get mixed up with all the different names that get used. also called a stoat. just teensy...ran across the road in front of us, a flash of white with a black tip on his tail. skinny, long body, short legs and FAST. they are brown in summer, turn white in winter. I've seen them before around our previous house near a woodpile.

wow lori, you really do get in the leg work!
josie, FAB on 7 lb!. I wish I could do the same. I thought I'd use the spin bike more but DH uses clipless so I need to take those off and put on regular pedals every time I use it, and that takes extra time. I totally failed those hard soled shoes and clipless. hurt my feet so much!!
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Valerie,

I do not plan on changing the pedals on the spin bike. I want my DH and DD to use the bike too. I still got a very good workout.

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