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This is a discussion on Strength in Numbers within the Check-ins & Challenges forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Julie, Janie, Pam: Great job on all those pushups. I think I might try to do a set to failure ...

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:38 AM
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Julie, Janie, Pam: Great job on all those pushups. I think I might try to do a set to failure every day...starting tomorrow :P...I'm spent after today's C,S,T workout! Whew!

Pam: We don't order Chinese food often. Maybe once every 3 or 4 months. And EVERY time we do, I say, "Never again" because of the way my body reacts to it. I said it again this time, too, and am hoping I remember it the next time someone wants to order it. I'll make our own stir-fry instead.

Cheryl: I have a love/hate relationship with yoga. I don't think I've found the right yoga routine for me. I have 2 bad shoulders and the yoga dvd's I have have too many vinyasas. They put too much stress on my shoulders. Any yoga dvd suggestions?

Okay, my workout was really good. I used 23 lbs. on my incline flys, which is the heaviest I've been able to go. My shoulders felt good, too, which was a definite plus. I have trouble with overhead dumbbell presses and had to do fewer reps than called for, but went to failure on each set, so I'll call going to failure a success.

Snow is on the way for us tonight and tomorrow. School will be closed if we get the 3" - 6" they're calling for. My youngest (Kelley) and I have already planned to do some sledding in our yard if we get good snow. That's after my HiiT workout I've got scheduled for tomorrow. I'm going to try for a 6:00 a.m. workout tomorrow.

Have a wonderful day! Helen
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:39 AM
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Getting ready for my mammogram today. Hope I get my workout in when I get back. Will be back for personals.

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Oh ICK, a mammogram! Sorry to hear that. I know a man had to have created that test! Anyway, just a quick visit to post the picture of the snowman we made when it snowed over Christmas. Thinking about it because we are supposed to get snow AGAIN! Of course they closed school 2 1/2 hours early today and we have still only had a few flakes but they have already scheduled a 2 hour delay for tomorrow too . Anyway, here is our masterpiece. I included some of the silly ones we took once he started melting also. TTY all tomorrow!

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Mammogram went well, as far as mammograms goes. Will know results in about two week, not worried. Did 5 pushups on toes. At some point I will have to do them every other day, but so far I'll do one extra one per day. It was Just as hard as yesterday. No workouts today, Joey wants to watch football tonight. We will do weight workouts two days in a roll to make up for tonight.

Julie, Great job on HSC and 25 pushups on toes. Wow, I forgot about the tricep and decline pushups. Yeah! You are only 20 ahead of me. LOL I agree, I think my body needed a rest away.

Pam, I didn't think those pushup would get easier, darn. Such as life, but am excited to maybe at least do 10. I'm not touching my nose to the ground, so does it still count as a pushup? The neighbor dogs did come over, unforunatley while Adrian was here. Had to persuade them to go home while the kids were trying to get in the house. That's one thing I don't like, it scare family, and the dogs don't mind. Have to make lemonaid, have to make lemonaid, have to make lemon aid. Since the kids left, there is no sign of them. Go figure. My plan is to pet them, no treats. Love your dream about a mini trampoline. It's really cool doing that and watching TV. Great job on BM2 and 26 pushups on toes. Yeah! We had a dusting of snow this morning and suppose to have a storm Tues. night most likely with snow. We'll see, their predictions are not the best. Stay safe in that awful ice out there.

Helen, What is C,S,T? It sounds like you had a great workout! Good for you. Oh how fun! Sledding is so much funnnnnnnn!

Pam, LOL, I think a man created the mammogram too. I love your pictures of everyone and the snowman. If we get snow soon, I plan on building one too. It's fun, I guess it's the kid in me.

Have a nice evening everyone,

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Helen That was one tough workout on Saturday but it did feel good after it was done. My butt is still sore from it . I used to love Chinese takeout but it doesn't agree with me either. I am fine if I go to a traditional Chinese restaurant because the food doesn't seem to have the same amount of MSG as the North American takeout does. It seems you converted your daughter. Hopefully she will keep up with the workouts in school. Maybe she will convert some of her friends. Glad your son got back to school safely. I really don't have any yoga suggestions. I have some Brian Kest ones but they would put a lot of stress on your shoulders. I have one by Rodney Yee but I don't really like it too much. I am trying to find some good ones myself.

Janie Glad you had fun with Adrian. Sometimes I wish I knew what animals were thinking. Especially when they give you the look. Lululemon is a store that sells workout clothes but with an emphasis on yoga. It started here in Vancouver years ago and now they have expanded throughout North America. Here in Vancouver it is "The workout clothes" that people wear. After Christmas they were the only store with a line up waiting to get in and they never have sales . All of the stores offer yoga on Sunday mornings too. My parents are looking forward to going to Yuma. This time my dad doesn't have to haul the trailer down there. Friends of theirs have left a trailer down there for them to use for the two months they are there. I hate mammograms I had mine done in November. I agree they were invented by a man.

Julie Good job on High Step Challenge. That is a tough workout. I find tricep pushups really hard to do on my toes at the best of times. Working from home would be wonderful. Just think of all the extra time we would have. Yeah only 10 more weeks of winter. We are still waiting for snow. They keep threating that we will get some.......still waiting.

Pam Their brains are the size of a pea???? No animals are very smart I think if they could talk we would be very surprised at what they would say. I can still feel my butt from Saturday's workout. That was really tough. I was really hungry after that workout as well. I just wanted to eat all day long. Lasagne sounds soooo good. You know when you said you did Body Max 2 I thought isn't that Friday's workout. Oops I got them mixed up and I did the original today instead. Love the pictures of your snowman. You have more snow than we do here.

I did the original Body Max tonight. Because it is so long I had a hard time talking myself into doing it but I did and was glad. I had a really hard time keeping up with the reps though. She goes really fast.

Have a great Tuesday everyone.

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Old 01-11-2011, 06:40 AM
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Helen I love the picture, it's great to finally see you! Glad to hear that your son got back to school ok. It's great when they are driving themselves, but also can cause an awful lot of stress!
Great job on the workout! We hardly ever get chinese takeout because we don't have any good retaurants near us. We have tried the couple that are close and the food is just not good, so we make our own too.
Great job using 23 pounds on the incline flies! I have trouble with the overhead dumbbell presses too. I almost always have to go lighter than Cathe on them.

Janie Congratulations on getting the mammogram out of the way early in the year. I need to do that too. Great job on the pushups! You are jamming! I'm not touching my nose to the ground either, but I'm still counting them! They were really talking up the big storm we were going to get last night/this morning, but we hardly got anything. Just a dusting a snow and I guess a little freezing rain, but it just looks wet out there right now. The schools are closed though.
It was DH and I who built the snowman, the kids just came out for the pictures

Cheryl Oh boy, I know what you mean about the sore butt after Saturday's workouts! Mine was still sore from STS TB on Wednesday too!
Unfotunatley I don't think our cats are vey smart. DH tried to teach one of them to use a cat door one time. He put it on a box and would push the cat through it to show him how it worked. He would just sit in the box until someone took him out. Of course they like to be in boxes, but he really just never got it.
I don't think it matters which Body Max workout you do on which day, they are pretty interchangeable.
The pictures are form the day after Christmas and it is all gone now. The huge storm they were predicting for us last night ended up being just a dusting so we don't have any snow now. I'm ready for spring - we've had too much snow already!

This morning's workout was Imax 3 and 28 pushups on my toes. I think I am stuck in the mid-20's on the pushups so I need to figure out how to get past it...any ideas? Have a great Tuesday everyone!

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This morning I did KPC and 26 pushups. Then I had a wonderful drive in through snow-packed roads. Canít wait to go home tonight when it is blustery and blowing the freshly laid snow all over the roads!

Well, yesterday I bit the bullet and bought STS! I am so excited. I was going to wait until the March Cathlete Appreciation sales but I couldnít pass up getting STS for only $140!!! I doubt I would get as good of a deal in March. I probably wonít start STS until May because I already have rotations scheduled through the end of April and this way I will have plenty of time to do the 1RM tests.

Pam Wow BodyMax 2 and 26 pushups! That is awesome! What cute pictures of your family and the snowman. I havenít made a snowman in years but I bet you had a blast and burned mucho calories in the process. Great job on Imax 3 and 28 pushups. The only times I have got 30 pushups was when I did lower body only workouts like Leaner Legs or Pyramid Lower. Maybe try doing a few pushups when you get home from work in addition to in the morning to help build up the strength? I donít know if that will work or if I would be able to talk myself into doing them again but thought I throw it out there.

Helen Sorry you didnít sleep well waiting for your son to get to college safely but great job on getting your workout in especially increasing your weight used! I am horrible with overhead shoulder presses and almost always go lighter. I start out trying the heavier weight but I just donít have the shoulder strength. I think that is also one of my problems with pushups because it is not my chest that gives out towards the end, it is my shoulders.

Janie Great job on 5 pushups!! You will get to 10 in no time. I donít touch my nose to the ground either and I count them as pushups. I am sure I donít have the best form or get as close to the ground as I am supposed to but at least I am doing something.

Cheryl Great job on Body Max! I bet Lululemon has cute workout clothes. I am always looking for cute clothes especially ones sold for shorties under 5 foot! I wonder if they sell anything online? Iíll have to look them up. I doubt they would have stores close to me (maybe Chicago but that is 3 hours away).

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Good morning, everyone. I slept in this morning...waaaaay in! I didn't get out of bed until 8:30! It was another toss and turn kind of night for me and then the phone rang at 4:00 a.m. with the automated message from our daughter's school telling us that school was closed due to the snow. I should have just gotten up then and started my workout because it took me a good 45 minutes to fall back to sleep. Oh, well...

Janie: C,S,T is Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps. Just my abbreviation I used all the time when doing P90X. Good for you getting your mammogram. I always put that off until the last possible minute. When my daughter was little, she used to ask me if I was getting my mams grammed. Cute. Yay for 5 pushups! You are on your way!

Cheryl: My daughter does work out while at school. She did a round of P90X and has some beachbody dvd's that she uses on a regular basis. I loaned her a few of my Meso 1 workouts, but she's lacking some of the equipment and has to modify the exercises to suit what she has. I think she may go back to P90X and just turn the sound down (Tony Horton can be very annoying). So far, her roommates think she's nuts, so no converts yet.

Pam: 28 pushups! Good for you! I thought it was about time I put up an avatar.

Julie: I think you will really like STS. And to get it for such a bargain, too! I even considered buying a second set! My shoulders are the problem with pushups, too. I use pushup bars which seem to help with the shoulder stress.

I had a small victory last night. We were watching the BCS championship football game last night, and at about 8:00 I wanted popcorn. I sat in the chair and had a mental battle with myself about popping popcorn! The little devil on my left shoulder kept whispering "Go ahead...it's just popcorn." Then the angel on my right shoulder said, "It's 8:00...too late to eat anything." Back and forth I had this battle in my own head FOR AN HOUR!! Then, finally, at 9:00, still wanting popcorn, I went to bed.

I have Intervals X+ (from P90X+) scheduled for today's workout and I'd better get to it!

Have a wonderful day, everyone! Helen
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One more thing I forgot to mention..

Has anyone spent any time with the new Workout Manager? It is very cool and seems to have everything you need in one place. I need to spend a little more time figuring a few things out, but it seems to be very thorough.

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Joey and I did The firm Vol. 1 (Susan Harris) and I did 6 pushups on my toes. You have to remember to breath, don't you?

I started another Lurkers thread, wish me luck.

Cheryl, Lululemon, sounds like a wonderful place to shop! I don't see any where I live, but will keep an eye open for one. Being a snowbird can be a lot of fun. Everyone is so interesting and full of stories. Great job on BM. Well done.

Pam, I'm so glad we don't have to touch our nose to the ground. If we did, I wouldn't be able to do it. Whew! They are talking about 3-6 inches of snow tonight and rain tomorrow. If that comes true, what a mess that will be for the commuters! Great job on Imax 3 and 28 pushups on your toes. Wow, the number of pushups are growing. Good for you! Do you think to do more pushups, that every other day might do it? That way your muscles can repair themselves for the next time around. I think when I get to 15 or so, that's what I'll do. Will see first if I can get there! LOL

Julie, Great job on KPC and 26 pushups. A job well done. When we were out and about yesterday, we got groceries and other things to hold us up from the storm tonight, that they are predicting. Then we can sit back and watch and or play in it. Fun! Congratulations on purchasing STS, you won't be sorry at all. You are going to see strength gains that you will be proud of. Looks like everyone does the pushups without touching the nose. Wonder why I thought that had to be done? Oh well.

Helen, It's so nice to just lay there though and not get up all the time. I don't blame you. I should have guessed what c,s, t was. Your daughter was cute saying those things about getting your mams grammed. How adorable! Does she remember saying that? Awe, the battle of food. I do the same thing, but I like your analogy of it the best. You won, good for you! I keep my workouts and calorie burn on the Workout Manager. It's a great tool for watching a variety of things.

Have a nice day everyone,

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