Cathe Friedrich Forums

Want our Forums on the go?
Get Cathe’s forum on your mobile device.

 

Go Back   The Cathe Nation > Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums > Check-ins & Challenges

Check-ins & Challenges We've created this brand new forums to post all of your Cathe and fitness related check-ins and challenges

X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

This is a discussion on X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++ within the Check-ins & Challenges forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Good morning!:) Getting us started on a fine Sunday. I'm off to do Legs & Back/ARX.:P Hope to BBL to ...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-02-2007, 04:43 AM
swift wind's Avatar
Catheite
swift wind's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 257
Default X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Good morning!:) Getting us started on a fine Sunday.

I'm off to do Legs & Back/ARX.:P

Hope to BBL to check on the xer's on a holiday weekend.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-02-2007, 04:46 AM
teddy16410's Avatar
Cathlete
teddy16410's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,211
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Morning Xer Land!

Yeah AMY had an extra night off! Wish you were getting paid tho! I LOVE the stemware idea! You are so right about still treating yourself kindly! What a great idea- I'm sure I'll be blowing the dust off mine now and having a protein drink out of it! :*

Cheryl Enjoy that movie! its George Lopez isnt it? I saw a preview & thought it was funny....Have a great family dinner tonight as well! :*

Nicole Thanks for invite to come over to play in your rotation... I am still thinking about if I want to do the latest one "as is" or try and add more strength into these circuits. I just dont know! I do know that when I get new series I am coming to a screeching halt to start the 5 week rotation I made using them and all their premixes... So I guess what I'm really looking for is [i]a date that I can dump as soon as the real love of my life shows up on my doorstep![i] :* :*

[b]SWIFTY[b] - Ya got to it before me! Up VERY EARLY for a Sunday woman! XXOO

BBL to see what everyone's up to today!
__________________
Traci
Personal Trainer & Bootcamp Instructor
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"
Rumi
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-02-2007, 06:10 AM
taprice's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,434
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Hi all,

Looks like several of us are around this weekend. Thatís nice. I always have more time on the weekends.

DH did go to FILís house, and he didnít even ask me to go because I know he knew the answer. There was a horrible wreck on the way home and I think it took them over 3 hours to go 90 miles.

So when they left I hurried and did PLB standing only then went off on my bike. I went light on the step ups, 20, 24, 30, then used 45,55,65 for everything else except deadlifts which I used 38, 52,60. My legs are feeling really strong and powerful. This rotation, although tough, is doing wonders for my legs. I pushed hard on my ride until my turn around and kept it in a high gear the entire time. Then I was coming to the end of this downhill section and 3 guys rudely cut me off at a street crossing and passed me Iím sure thinking they were going to pass anyway. Since I really didnít have any plans :), I decided to try to catch them because it does help to increase my pace. They took off fast, and I kept getting caught at the street crossing and had to stop. One of them went on way ahead, I passed the two stragglers on an uphill, then finally caught the other guy about 8 miles later, followed him fairly close for a little while just to be annoying, and then passed him on an uphill too. It was glorious. Needless to say, I got a great workout, but if I ever wrecked going that fast (well for me fast)Ö.. Then I did 50 minutes of Fluid Power.

Needless to say, Iím not doing legs or cardio today. I have to go check the rotation to see what it calls for. Iíll do upper and some yoga for sure.

Traci Ė I ordered all 3 of Amyís new workouts, plus the old hi/lo one that every raves about. I hate hi/lo, but I'll force myself to do it just because I think that it improves condition and fitness to cross train. I donít shop at Walmart, but only because the one that is close is in a terrible location and I just never get over that way. I do buy almost everything on sale though. Iím so happy when I can find pants for less than $20. Honestly, I don't shop much. I'm not a spender, so shopping is painful. I wonít get my NROL until Dec because I was too cheap to pay the extra $8. What rotation are you doing now? Iím with you on the bread. I just donít eat it much anymore. Maybe 1 slice a day. I did eat 2 homemade waffle squares yesterday, but then no other bread.

Sandra Ė Did I read correctly that you bake all of your bread? Do you freeze it? With 3 males, they go through so many loaves of bread a week there is no way I could keep up with it. Sorry about the head ache. I got a couple of really bad altitude head aches when we were away.

Lea Ė Unbaked bread? Iíd just eat the dough raw. How long did it take to totally convert your eating? It is still meat/fish free I assume? I donít think that I could eat raw meat. Did you see the Wife Swap where the one family only ate raw meat? It was hilarious. They had this meat they called ďhigh meatĒ that was raw and had been sitting in a container for days. (I hope I'm not offending you with the meat comments.)

Swifty Ė Glad you started us off this morning. Iím running out of good adjectives to use. How is the 2nd round of the X? Still as fun as round 1? I donít think that the X had the greatest of leg work though. Iíll modify that again next time.

Jeanette Ė Iím sure my independence is not great for our relationship, but my DH could be very controlling if I let him. He comes from a family of strong wills and if I didnít stand up for myself I think I would have lost my identity by now. You are so good with your GM. Iím not good at sitting with older people, but Iím going to have to improve on that.

Debra Ė Iím glad you got a smile from my comments about the flowers. Sounds to me again like too little too late. From a behavioral perspective it is still emotional control. It sounds like you do so much with DD that the transition to one parent should be fairly simple.

Nicole Ė I know sometimes it seems impossible to get ahead. I always say that as soon as we get some extra money something happens to take it. We paid 3.35 for diesel in CO. That was the most expensive. Housing may be cheap there, but food and everything else was out of sight. There were small boxes of granola bars for 6.50. What ever happened with the AC? I canít imagine how hot it is even with less humidity. We finally have a break in the weather, low humidity and temps in the low 80s. It's a nice way to finish the summer.

Amy Ė Just as I was going to ask how the days off impact your pay you explained it. That stinks to have to take vacation days and then days without pay. I am a firm believer that you have to take care of yourself and treat yourself to things that you enjoy. Have fun drinking from the fancy glasses!

Iíll check back later. Happy Sunday to all.

Tracy






Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-02-2007, 07:08 AM
taprice's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,434
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Hi all,

I just pre-ordered two new Shiva dvds from Amazon. I should never have gone over to Video Fitness to see what else is going on....


Tracy
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2007, 07:15 AM
teddy16410's Avatar
Cathlete
teddy16410's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,211
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Hey Tracy! we like it when you're around more as well!

I decided to do HSTA per Sept 07 Rotation but start with Floor work from Brand New Butt (saffell)...I "think" at this point I'll follow Sept 07 with some additional weight work... Also Cathe has Kick & Step 1x each per week I'm changing out the step to a second Kick. I sure dont need nor want more step than whats provided in the circuits.. I'll skip her week 2 and do my PHH as planned at bay then start back on Week 3 of rotation until new stuff arrives... REALLY getting antsy for those.

Letting my funky little breakfast digest before starting-
1 egg + 3 whites mixed in w/ green beans & green salsa~ Not sure where that concoction came from but at least I got my veggies in this morning! :+

TracyX
Oh gosh its a good thing you didnt go with DH! I am a raving hag stuck in traffic jams. YOWZA on your PLB wts! *bows humbly*
I didnt even check to see when Amys new series coming out... It will probably all be arriving at same time. I am curious about Cathes planned boxing DVD... I wonder if its "bagless" friendly. No room for or desire to add a bag at this point. I checked them out once & recall they were pricey. I doubt I'll order any more dvds that dont include weights unless its a kick or boxing type- I just dont do them and I cant do too much step so I think my collection is fine. The only time I think about pulling out HLX is when I want a circuit... I enjoy Cathe's HiLo far more than anyone else's.

ETA: ROF on your surfing the net purchases! Good for YOU!

Have a great day!
:7
__________________
Traci
Personal Trainer & Bootcamp Instructor
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"
Rumi
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2007, 07:58 AM
swift wind's Avatar
Catheite
swift wind's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 257
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

L&B and ARX complete. Saving some energy for the chore list today. Mowing and more yard work with an add on / washing the van.

Just in from my hair coloring experience (save $$ & time with do-it yourself color) Now if I could just replant the hundreds of strands that are in the sink and floor. Iím amazed Iím not bald.

LOl on your breakfast Traci-x. Similar to my 2 eggs with salsa and beans rolled into a spinach wrap finished. Your wo plans are so full of variety. Enjoy the new Catheís. I didnít buy. Sad, I know. Enjoy your quiet weekend.

Excellent biking yesterday Tracy. You must like mountains- I saw your avatar. Amazing! Round 2 is going well and still finding it enjoyable. I agree L&B is somewhat on the blah side. Thatís okay Ėmy goal is to strengthen them with more cycling before winter. DH will show me how to use rollers for winter.

Shouting out to all who follow. Wonderful day :7
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2007, 09:16 AM
wkoutmom's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 828
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Good morning everyone. No workout for me today(sorry Miss Traci X), but the DOMS from Gym Style Legs and ARX are killing me today.

Swifty X - Glad you had a good workout. What do you have planned for today? Oh never mind, I just saw. You can come over after you are done and do my yard work and hey, the cars need some washing after that;).

Traci X - Good morning to you girlfriend. I know, I know, I still have to check the halfway point. But, we have plenty of time don't we???? What rotation are you doing next? Your breakfast sounds good. Want to know mine? I know you will be jealous. I just had a wheatgrass shot and I will probably have some almond milk and watermelon or a green smoothie. MMMmmmm.....come to my side Traci.....:P

Tracy X - Great avatar! Damn woman, you are in shape!! Hi 5's all around for working so hard. Your family looks great too. LOL on the bread. The one I am making is flax, hemp seed, pine nuts (all ground up), Bragg's liquid aminos, olive oil and onions dehydrated. And no, I don't eat raw meat. I couldn't stand cooked meat. Basically, I am totally vegan now. I know that Carol Alt is raw and eats raw meat and drinks raw milk. I just couldn't stomach it. Anyway, keep up the good work girl!! You have to let us know how the Shiva's are.

Jeanette X - You are so good to your family. It is wonderful. Did your grandma enjoy watching you workout? And yes!!! It has been awful out here. I went swimming for a little while yesterday and couldn't even stand the heat, so I went inside while the boys swam. I can't wait til it cools down. I am sure Nicole can agree with me.

Nicole - Please stay cool. Where in SD do you live? Can you go to the beach or something. I know that it will probably be really crowded this weekend though.

Debra X - Did you workout yesterday? Oh, I see that you did. Maybe I should switch from wheatgrass in the morning to coffee. (Just kidding Laurie) since I seem to be a little slow.I love Target too. Have a great day today. You sound busy.

Amy - You go girl! Drink that protein shake from the nice glasses. That's the way to live. Are you working out normally on the liquid diet or are you going to slow it down a little?

Cheryl - How was Balls of Fury? Looks funny, but I think I will wait for cable. Love Christopher Walken. He is so interesting.

Sandra X - Good morning!! I hope that your day went well yesterday.

Hi to everyone else!! Have a great weekend and stay cool!!

Lea X



Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2007, 09:32 AM
FiddleFit's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 3,863
Blog Entries: 2
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Good morning,

Wha...? Is it Sunday already? Where did Saturday go?

I overslept this morning. I was in bed by 9pm, intended to get up at 5am, but my alarm did not go off. So, at 6:30 I woke up with a bit of a headache and smelling brewed coffee. That got me up lickety-quick! Let's see what you all got up to yesterday.....

AmyX - I am just in aw of you, jumping right back into X Round 2. You bought bread flour the other day? Coooool. Did you make any yet? Road rash? No thank you!!! I'm not experienced at all in drafting, but my DH rides a lot and gets a kick out of it. He'll pair up with any stray cycler he finds and they'll draft off each other for a while. It's the only situation I know where two strangers so willingly share their personal space.

TraciX - Do I read your post right? Are you going to do the Sept rotation, too? Yippee! And I completely agree with your plans to dump it as soon as the 4 Day Split arrives. Those are my plans, too. In a post aaaaages ago, Cathe did say that the boxing series will be do-able for those without a bag. I'm very on the fence about that series, but I'm sure Cathe will make a believer out of me! Is MIL going to house-sit while you're away, or is she coming to stay with you before you go on your holiday? And how come holidays always require so much dang work?! About the bread and the 10lbs, as I said to TracyX (below) I only eat bread for breakfast, then no more for the day. As the Skinny Bitches said: bread is good for you. Eat it. (And another source I read stated that whole wheat is filled with antioxidents, blah blah blah. Eat it). When I eat good home made bread, it feels so nourishing. Now, the stuff you buy at the store, I can do without. It tastes dead.

TracyX - Wow, I'm so glad you didn't have to go on that trip yesterday. Caught him on an uphill!!! LMAO!!! Those guys will be checking in the mirror to make sure they're still men!! Did you hear any comments coming from their lips, or were they gasping too hard to speak? I'm starting the Sept rotation on Monday. Are you going to do it, as well? Yes, I haven't bought a loaf of bread for the household since early May. I make two loaves every weekend, and they last for the week. But we don't eat tons of bread here. I have my 2 slices for breakfast every day, and that's it for me and wheat for the day. DH prefers cereal for breakfast, and the kids either eat cereal or one slice of bread for breakfast. DH and the kids might eat a sandwich for lunch once or twice a week. I generally try to avoid feeding the kids bread more than once a day. I think, like most foods, there's nothing wrong with wheat, as long as it's not eaten at every meal. I try to use other grains with the rest of our meals (quinoa, rice, oatmeal, cornmeal). There's something about the bread I make that is terrifically satisfying. I can eat 2 slices and be completely content until lunch time. That's not the case with store bought WW bread. My friend tried a slice yesterday and said she loved it; wanted to know if I took orders (I might!). New Shiva DVDs??? All right off I go......I'm back now. So, what did you order? I see she has "Radiant Heart" coming out in November. I'll get that. There's no other dvd that's new, just two audio CDs. Did you order them? With Shiva, I alwasy wonder whether I'm getting new material, or just shorter versions of her Yoga Shakti or Fluid Power stuff. Her Lunar Flows dvd looks up my alley, but the cover is so similar to FP, I wonder if I'm just buying that routine again, or if there's new material. I wish I'd known about her pre/post-natal yoga when I was pregnant. I was looking around for good yoga dvds at the time, and couldn't find any I liked. I see she has a chanting/flow yoga audio cd. I'm going to get that. Thanks for the heads up about the new dvd!

LeaX - LOL at the MotYX. When you unbake onion bread, is there any grain? Do tell. I think you should just post a recipe for everything you tell us about. I'll be making that almond milk, just so you know. I hope I don't lose muscle with the circuits, but there's only one way to find out. If I stick with challenging weight loads, I don't see why I should. I'm hoping to trim my middle again. I did 2 rounds of a Cathe rotation that focused on high-cardio fat loss, and my middle deflated. Then I went back to the heavier weights, less cardio, and it reappeared. I don't know why I have to choose between a lean core or big muscles, but that's how it seems to go. I have that Seane Corn yoga you did the other day, but it still has the wrapper on it! Is it good? Should I unlock the cellophane and give it a whirl? I saw on Amazon that there's some kind of package deal with 3 "top-notch" yoga instructors: Shiva Rea, Baron Baptiste, and Seane Corn. So maybe I'd like her.

JeanetteX - I scrolled through to see whether Grandma stayed with you, or at your parents' house. No sign of a post, so I'm guessing you stayed with her at your parents' house? How did the knitting bee go? You crack me up with your knitting. It doesn't seem like a JeanetteX thing to do! I knit too, btw. But I also bake bread, quilt, cross-stitch, play piano, and do yoga, so it doesn't seem so odd. Good Grief, I'm an old lady!!!!!!!!! What is persimmon bread? Persimmon is an herb, right? I'll bet that was tasty. I have similar childhood memories of my mom, as you do yours. It's definitely a different era now. My mother used to just let us out the back door and call us home for supper. If you heard your full name yelled across the neighbourhood (Saaaandra Mariiieeeee) you knew you were in trouble. And so did everyone else :+

NicoleX - Oh my gosh the heat, the heat!!!! That sounds wretched. I remember you told me last week to enjoy my cool mornings, and I can see why you say that. The grass is always greener on the other side, however, and I would prefer warmer mornings because it gets me going much better. When I'm cold and tired I just want to sit still for a long time (okay, I'm really wishing I was back in my cozy bed, but sitting still with a hot coffee is a good second choice). When my check engine light comes on, I always presume there's something wrong with the light LOL! "Why is that light coming on? Is there a crossed wire somewhere? A faulty fuse?". It couldn't possibly be the engine, as the car is still running. Oy, I have to figure out what to put in DD's lunches for the week, and too often it's prepackaged stuff. I do my best to keep it healthy, but there's so little variety when you're trying to only buy the healthy stuff. Sad statement. Are you going to do the September rotation? Maybe we should switch our name to the SeptemberX's!!

DebraX - So you chucked the roses, hey? It's nice to have something to chuck, as a symbolic, tangible means of chucking the relationship. The fact that DD told me she liked my friend better was disconcerting because she wasn't even ticked off at me. If she was mad at me, I would understand. She always tells her friends I'm the Funny Mom. I always thought she meant funny - ha ha, not funny - strange. Wait 'til I tell her it's genetic....Have fun at the pool today!

Amy - Love the stemmed glasses idea!!! Use a twirly straw, too, and perhaps pop in a little paper umbrella. You're dining in style!!

Cheryl - I hope Balls of Fury was good yesterday. What the heck is it????

No WendyX post yesterday?? Oh, right, she's at her mother's, isn't she? Or MIL's? I can't remember exactly. Here's a shout out to WendyX!!

A shout-out to LaurieXX, too, as she finishes up with the faire.

Carol and Jenn, I hope you guys are having a great weekend.

Annointed, you're probably still smiling from last night's dinner. I hope the reunion is going well.

I managed to get my workout in yesterday, but it took all day. I should have just done it first thing in the morning, but I didn't. So, I managed to do Power Circuit and BM step/weight circuits done mid-morning, and SuperSets Upper Body Blast done in the afternoon. No yoga, but hopefully I'll do some today. In between my workouts I did mom/wife stuff like feeding the children, shaping the bread dough into loaves, helping DH and neighbour auger fence post holes in the back yards, tidying the kitchen, cleaning up toys. All in a day's work. At one point we had 6 children in the house, while all the adults were in the backyard. We decided it was safer out there. The mother of the twins I was watching yesterday took us out for dinner to say thank you. We went to an Indian restaurant :9 :9 :9 . Today DH and neighbour are still working on the fences. DD#1 is going to a friend's house in the afternoon for a playdate, and I'm going to go shopping at Planet Organic (fun!). I might give the Sebastopol pizza a try today. This sounds yummy: you make a whole wheat pizza crust, slice apples over it all, make a thick sauce of maple syrup and apple juice, drizzle it over the apples, bake the pizza, put mozzarella cheese over it and let it melt. I'm going to put the cheese only on half, so I can eat it. This will be one day where we get bread at dinner time. I'm going to serve it with pork chops for the carnivores. And some kind of steamed veggie.

That brings my epic novel to a close. Have a great day! I'm looking forward to starting Circuit City tomorrow morning.

SandraX
__________________
Sandra

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." Leonardo da Vinci
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-02-2007, 09:38 AM
wkoutmom's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 828
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Sandra X- Hi there. Sean Corne is good if you want instructional. When I went to the Optimum Health Institute I learned that I was doing the yoga postures wrong, so her dvd has an instructional disc and a disc without any cues. I like the instructional, but I don't know if you would like it. I have to get some of Shiva's. Maybe Tracy will overbuy and send some to us. Look on Tracy X's post and I have the onion bread recipe there. But if you are curious, of course I will start posting recipes. Have fun today. Planet Organic does sound fun. And enjoy the almond milk!! Holy cow Sandra, do we possibly have the same middle names???????

Lea X
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-02-2007, 09:51 AM
teddy16410's Avatar
Cathlete
teddy16410's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 4,211
Default RE: X'ers ++ Splendid Sunday++

Xers Gals!!!!

Well look who crawls out of the woodworks while I'm sweatin' & huffing w/ cathe! My you Sunday gals are gabby! -yeah I know- Looks who's talking! :+

Started with the 30 minute Floor & Abs of Brand New Butt - happy I started there as there would have been NWIH it would have occured AFTER HSTA! That Cathe is just a little wicked witch sometimes... i totally forgot how much "fun" this one was... i LOVE leg presses and ya sure get your fill in this one... To keep it interesting and more varied I did 1 round as Cathe (holding 10#), 1 round like GS Legs w/ band, 1 round w/ 2# ankle Wts, 1 round w/ 6# ankle wts (that was HARD) and a round I subbed more plie work with BB.

I think what I like most about this w/o is the FANTASTIC core strength required on her cardio segments... Gets me EVERY time! }(

Wish I could say I will do Yoga today but better be safe & say I would LOVE to get some in after all my errands and prep of tomorrows client. we shall see....

Coming back with personals as I dont want to lose post:o
__________________
Traci
Personal Trainer & Bootcamp Instructor
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"
Rumi
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.


Copyright ©1997-2013 Cathe dot Com