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 > STS Forum

STS Forum Please post all questions about our STS Strength Training series in this forum.

STS first time!

This is a discussion on STS first time! within the STS Forum forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Good day, everyone! I did CF this morning and am soaked. My only beef is that Cathe doesn't bring the ...

Like Tree103Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1451  
Old 07-20-2012, 09:11 AM
Bettypcw's Avatar
Cathlete
Bettypcw's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 840
Default

Good day, everyone! I did CF this morning and am soaked. My only beef is that Cathe doesn't bring the heart rate down nearly enough when we start the stretch! However, this TTM & CF is definitely a series I like!

Oh yeah, for some reason, on my first round of the side to side ?suicides, the side of my left sneaker caught on my carpet (humidity, anyone?), and I went flying, landing practically on my step nearby! I was not hurt! Only my pride! It's very rare that I fall when I work out! I do feel that because I'm fit, I am spry enough to catch myself before I do any serious harm.

Marie, I knew you wouldn't test positive for gestational diabetes! You eat super healthy and are super fit! Nice going! Thumbs up! Do eat more though!

Missy, it's like not having a limb if I don't have Internet! My family is hooked too!

Trying chia seeds for the first time in my greek yogurt with greens protein this morning. Anyone have that before, or have any comments on chia seeds?

Carolyn, what a scare with your dogs! And what a story! So happy you found them. I can picture them, like a couple of bad boys, cruising the neighborhood! Btw, I just met my neighbor's 5-month old Havanese yesterday. So darling! This is one of the cutest breeds I've seen!

Sorry, have to run! Have a great day, all!
Reply With Quote
  #1452  
Old 07-20-2012, 11:10 AM
mfv3's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,255
Default

I just finished a bowl of oatmeal with extra wheat germ and extra walnuts. Gotta eat more right. Now I feel too bloated to workout. Hmmm this should be interesting. No workout tomorrow for me. We are staying at a hotel for my friend's wedding and they don't have a workout area. Might have to pound out some stairs and walk the hallways....something anyways! I think Afterburn will be a good one for today Colleen- I have heard so many people say they hate that drink. I'm the odd one out and actually liked it. Maybe they changed it or something. Tasted like that orange drink I used to have as a kid at McDonalds. I remember I could only have it when I went with certain friends and their parents. My mom was a no soda kind of mom. Only milk and water. Love her for that today Carolyn- Hope you're right about my labor. Fingers crossed Si- I'm hoping to start planning meals very soon. After we move out I think it will be easier. Our roommates usually eat the food Tony and I buy so we try not to buy much at once. Some people! Betty- I feel ya on the fall. I rarely do but I remember one time tripping on my step. Agreed it was my pride that was the only thing hurt. Fyi whenever I post from my phone I can't start a new paragraph....well more like I just don't know how maybe. That's why everything is clustered together like this. One more thing....it's Cathe's bday today I'm a bday freak....love them all! She is 48 and looks soooo amazing huh?! Alright off to do the dishes, get a load of laundry in, hope it oatmeal bloats wears off a bit more and then to the basement I go.
Reply With Quote
  #1453  
Old 07-20-2012, 12:09 PM
cokonkel's Avatar
Cathlete
cokonkel's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,349
Default

CrossFire is great, isn't it Betty? The only thing I don't like about that one are the two moves I described in my last post. I'm going to have to figure out different moves when those come up again. I'm definitely going to be doing the regular version of the workout in the future or maybe I'll try the Extreme premix sometime! Oh and I love chia seeds! They are really filling and full of fiber so they are good for digestion, too. The only thing I don't like is they tend to get caught in my teeth. Just remember to swish your mouth with water after eating those before smiling at someone! LOL

Tody I did Grace and Gusto by Ellen Barrett. I couldn't decide what to do and then realized I really needed a recovery/stretchy workout today. I keep telling myself I need to do at least one Ellen a week to keep myself in balance and yet it doesn't end up happening but once a month. Maybe I'll try to make it a goal this month to do Ellen on Fridays...it's so hard to fit it all in!!!

Si- as far as LIS I definitely think it's fine to do those workouts with STS, in fact there is an STS/LIS rotation posted by Cathe. I always made sure to keep the weights fairly light, though. For me and my strength threshold I tried not to go above 8 lbs except for the front swings in AB and generally would go a little lighter than Cathe does in the workouts. That was just during STS though, otherwise I keep to the weight Cathe does. Oh, and back to the chia seeds...do you have any good recipes for those? I've used them in my smoothies and they work great with french toast and scrambled eggs but would love any other ideas!

Carolyn- I have a confession...when I do Burn and Build I only use 3 risers. I'm such a wimp when it comes to step height! I blame my short legs! And my knees! Yeah, yeah...that's the ticket! lol

Marie- that stinks those roomates ate the food you guys bought! That is always a tough one when you have roomates! I'll never forget this one time I had gotten some peanut butter and my roomates boyfriend came to stay over one night. Well, he had been out to the bars, was pretty tanked and decided that he wanted some peanut butter. He dug his nasty fingers in there and ate half the jar! I didn't find out until the next day, but I figured it out (before I went to eat it!) and he admitted to it (laughing of course). Needless to say, that sucker went in the garbage!

Waving hi to Missy, Meredith, Jean and Mary! Have a great day everybody!!
__________________
Colleen (AKA eyefit)



If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

To get the body you want, you must love the body you have.

Do what you feel to be right in your heart, for you will be criticized anyway. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Last edited by cokonkel; 07-20-2012 at 12:21 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1454  
Old 07-20-2012, 12:14 PM
missyt's Avatar
Cathlete
missyt's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,278
Default

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday!

Just a quick hello as I am at work and it is crazy today!!!

Marie---you are lucky your mom didnt let you have soda. Mine would give it to me regardless of time. I grew up on it. I don't drink it today, but it took awhile to get away from it. I was totally addicted to caffine. I now only drink unsweet tea and water. I do occasionally have a fanta orange. But, it is so sweet I normally only drink a few sips.

Carolyn---I keep thinking about buying that DVD. Just havent done it yet!

Betty---My husband is freaking out. He has not been on the interest for 3 days. I am praying it comes today, because I do not want to go through the weekend without it. I will go crazy!!!!

Okay, gotta run.......BBL!
Reply With Quote
  #1455  
Old 07-20-2012, 12:17 PM
missyt's Avatar
Cathlete
missyt's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,278
Default

Colleen---Raise that step girl. That how you get that extra burn in the butt!!!! hahaha I just love the high step. It is my absolute favorite piece of equipment. I always do what Cathe does, but I have a confession... I am very tall so (5 ft 7 in), I have an advantage!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #1456  
Old 07-21-2012, 01:28 PM
cokonkel's Avatar
Cathlete
cokonkel's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,349
Default

I'm here Carolyn! It is painfully slow today, though!

No workout for me today, at least yet. I wanted to do it this morning but it didn't happen and now I'm working. I may be able to squeeze something in when I get home...or at least I hope to! Not sure what it'll be though!

So I don't know if you guys go on VF but I posted a thread today about my experience with being outed as a huge collector (hoarder) of workout videos yesterday. Have you guys ever had that happen? I totally shouldn't feel embarassed about it, but the introvert in me got flustered. So, Dylan has this friend and we've been getting to know the kid's parents a little bit as we try to get the boys together to play sometimes. So here's what I wrote on VF (copied and pasted it...easier than rewriting! LOL):

I feel like such a dufus! I shouldn't be feeling so anxious, shy and slightly embarassed about this at all. For some reason, I do though.

My family and some of my close friends know I've gotten into working out at home with dvds. A few of them have even seen my bedroom and the plethora of workout equipment and dvds. Even people at work know a little since I often have dvds delivered to my work sometimes.

DH was talking with the parents of my son's friend earlier this week. We don't know them very well but they seem really cool and our boys are good friends. So, apparently they asked DH if I work out (they noticed I looked fit! Yay! Felt good about that). They are both into fitness as well and were curious what I did, so DH told them about my little collection. When I saw them last night (kids had swimming lessons together) they got to asking me about it some more. They were genuinely interested and super nice. For some reason, I suddenly felt really self-conscious and felt myself flush a bit and get anxious.
The mom: "So you like to workout to dvds? What sort of stuff do you do?
P90X?"
Me: "Um, no. I, um, workout to Cathe Friedrich a lot"
Her: "Cathe who?"
Me: "Um, Friedrich?"

I normally consider myself a fairly confident person and yet I felt like I came off like a flustered idiot. I guess I'm so used to talking to you guys online about my fitness obsession it feels different to verbalize it out loud.
__________________
Colleen (AKA eyefit)



If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

To get the body you want, you must love the body you have.

Do what you feel to be right in your heart, for you will be criticized anyway. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Last edited by cokonkel; 07-21-2012 at 01:43 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1457  
Old 07-21-2012, 02:16 PM
cokonkel's Avatar
Cathlete
cokonkel's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,349
Default

Ah, I'm home now! I think I may try to do Pyramid lower body (maybe even PUB if I feel up to it after PLB). It's crazy, I've had the Pyramid dvd for well over a year and have yet to do the lower body one yet! I need to deflower that virgin today I think!

That's crazy you had the same thing happened to you Carolyn! It's so weird...I think I blame my introvertedness on my reaction. I'm comfortable talking about it somewhat with people I'm close to...but even then I don't elaborate too much about what I do or divulge the full extent of how much I visit the forums! lol I also think it's easier for me to type and write my feelings and thoughts than it is to verbalize them sometimes. I still can't believe how shy and flustered I suddenly got! I hope they don't think I'm too much of a weirdo now!
__________________
Colleen (AKA eyefit)



If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

To get the body you want, you must love the body you have.

Do what you feel to be right in your heart, for you will be criticized anyway. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Reply With Quote
  #1458  
Old 07-22-2012, 04:36 PM
mfv3's Avatar
Cathlete
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,255
Default

Hey all! Had a blast at the wedding! It was so perfect and my friend looked amazing! It was a beautiful day. Warm but not deadly hot weather. The bride is my best friend. She is so amazing! Not many people understand her quite like me. We are the same in so many ways. I was all emotional during the ceremony. Such a happy day. She and hubby are off to HI tomorrow for their honeymoon. So happy for them. I actually got a workout in yesterday. Got up at 7 and walked the stairs at the hotel for a half hour. Felt good to get that in. Got some major DOMS in my calves today....either from that or wearing the wedge sandals all the us bridesmaids wore. I NEVER wear anything but flats so when I wear something else my feet feel it. Today I'm exhausted. So glad I don't have to work. I actually didn't even workout today. Tony is working and roommates are out of town so I'm taking full advantage of having the house to myself. Reading my book....Baby Wise....it's about establishing a sleep routine That and TV. Guilty pleasure The Bachlorette finale is on tonight. Usually I catch the reruns on the internet since Tony isn't into that show lol but tonight I'm watching the 2 hr finale on the big screen Colleen- I can just picture that scene with the PB. Honestly it sounds like something my brother-in-law would do just to make me mad and he too would laugh as I discovered it. Missy- Orange soda...yum! I don't drink it often either but every once in awhile I will get a diet Sunkist....yum! Carolyn- I don't have STS TB but I do like HR. I don't grab for it too often now that most of my lifting comes from STS. Last time I did it though I remembered how much I liked it. Gonna try and make it a regualr part of my routine. Yup that's how I feel about them taking my food haha! You got it exactly right. We are saving money on rent here but probably not much since we buy everything! Can't wait to get those keys. It's coming up soon Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Sisam likes this.
Reply With Quote
  #1459  
Old 07-22-2012, 05:02 PM
Bettypcw's Avatar
Cathlete
Bettypcw's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 840
Default

Hi everyone! I can't believe I'm the first to post today! Never mind, I see that Marie and I are posting at the same time! Hi Marie! How heavenly, a day to yourself!

Colleen and Carolyn, I am the same way about working out at home! It's almost like I'm embarrassed, and if it ever comes up, as knowledgeable as I am about fitness, I get all flustered and clam up! I believe you are right, that we feel this way due to our shyness and introvertedness, and to talk about ourselves is to shine a spotlight!

Speaking of which, as much as I love this forum, I am embarrassed to divulge that I am on it. I feel so absolutely guilty whenever I am on this thread! I'd be mortified if people knew how much time I spend reading our posts and replying (and mind you, I only have time for just our thread!). I am constantly on my kids' cases about being on the internet, posting, befriending, revealing too much personal info, etc, and they have come back and slapped me on my wrist (the absolute gall!)!

Funny, Colleen, that you mention 'hoarder' of workouts. I joked about that a little while ago, but I do feel that way when I glance lovingly at my collection. I liken it to someone else 'collecting' or amassing. I guess I'm not going overboard, so it's not like a gambling addiction, is it?! I WILL get Ride, but alas, no spin bike yet. Can you say, hoarder? I even feel guilty every time I buy new workouts! Sigh, Guilt is my middle name.

I have done the PUB/PLB premix. I must say, the step-ups onto the high step are sooo killer, and repeated too many times!

Carolyn, at the beach it must be obvious to your friends that your arms and legs are killer-defined! Be proud, woman!

And I'm with you. Marie's roommates have such nerve, helping themselves to other people's things! It is infuriating.

I must say I don't really like STS TB that much; personally, I find it too fast-paced. I'll probably like it more when I do it on a not-so-hot day. I haven't done HR for a while, but I need to re-do it, having STS in my background now.

Missy, hope you are hooked up again at home.

Ok, you gals drinking orange soda. Stop it! Someone once said to me that it is the worst soda to drink! I do like the occasional few sips of root beer....

Last edited by Bettypcw; 07-22-2012 at 05:23 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1460  
Old 07-22-2012, 08:42 PM
cokonkel's Avatar
Cathlete
cokonkel's Profile Fields
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,349
Default

Good evening ladies!
quick check in before Breaking Bad comes on. Saturdays PLB was killer! Total DOMS in the calves and hamstrings! Then today I did HC volume 3. I was going to try and add on Cathe's TTM less impact premix but I got 12 minutes in and was just wiped. It's been a really weird/lazy day around here. I slept in really really late (10:00 AM!) and the rest of the day just sort of went downhill from there. I got virtually nothing done today! Oh well!

Kids have summer school starting tomorrow. It will be Lydia's first time on the school bus! Mark is going into work later just so he can put her on the bus with me and give her a kiss goodbye.

As far as feeling shy/anxious or embarassed about working out with dvds and the time I spend on the forums...I try not to be that way since the results have been so amazing and I love it. The working out has made me fitter than I've ever been in my life and the forums have helped to keep me motivated and excited about it...plus I just love having this outlet with you guys!!! It was silly of me to react that way with those people because they were genuinely being nice and interested in what I do! It just blows me away how 99% of people don't seem to know who Cathe is, though! I do think there are a lot of closet dvd exercisers out there. I read somewhere that the fitness dvd industry is booming whereas dvd sales in general are declining. Someone has to be buying this stuff besides just us Cathletes! lol

Good night ladies!
__________________
Colleen (AKA eyefit)



If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you

To get the body you want, you must love the body you have.

Do what you feel to be right in your heart, for you will be criticized anyway. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
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 07:23 PM.


Copyright ©1997-2013 Cathe dot Com