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Old 07-22-2012, 10:35 PM
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I just preordered

XTrain and GS Legs which was the DOTD finally haha! I knew it would happen one of these times

Don't forget to use the SAVE15 if you order another DVD along with XTrain. Unfortunately the 15% doesn't work on the new ones though

Off to bed for me.

I have Code Green training tomorrow morning. It's what we call if a patient starts getting combative. Gotta review my moves
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:13 AM
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Good Morning ladies! I have been internet less all weekend. My husband and I were going crazy. Friday I went home and not package. So I called the phone company.....I was given the tracking # for ups to se where my package is.....I was like...I can not get on the internet, I can't track my package....Duh???? So they tracked it for me and said it was to arrive Monday. My heart sunk. I could not imagine how we would get through the weekend. Well, it was not easy. We were going crazy. You don't realize how dependent you are on it till you don't have it!!!!

Carolyn---I did not get Ride, because I don;t really have room for a bike in my gym. But, now I am wondering if I should have. My husband keeps telling me that I hate bikes, and my ass is not meaty enough for the seat. But I keep telling him you said it will toughen up!!! I think it was just no internet, so my mind was roaming all weekend.

Colleen and Carolyn and Betty---I think we all feel the same about working out at home. We love it! But, when people ask it is hard to explain. They always act like it is crazy that a dvd can keep you motivated. But I think it is truely a combo of the dvd, Cathe's forum and the friendships were have built that keep us motivated and wanting more. So, those people that look down upon it are the people missing out!!!

Marie---So glad the wedding went well. You are truely amazing. Getting you workout in on the stairs. You go girl!!!

Okay, I am at work but I needed a few minutes with you girls!!!

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:04 AM
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Hello everyone,

I was really busy last week and couldn’t seem to find the time to check-in with everyone. So now you get a SUPER DUPER long post. Sorry!

This morning I did Disk 7. I was feeling pretty good about doing the first couple of sets of push-ups on the toes along with Cathe and the gang, but then… dang! How many sets of push-ups can one girl put into one workout? That felt like about 200 push-ups. And forget the “Elmo” style on the ball. I think I did about 4 of those before I felt like I was going to fall on my face. Man, oh man! I *do* feel stronger though. And today and I did the extended stretch. It felt SO good. I couldn’t fit it in at all last week and I think my body missed it!

Colleen, I still haven’t previewed TTM or CF. I was in San Diego over the weekend – my brother and SIL live there and I took the kids to Sea World. I look forward to seeing TTM and CF sometime this week. Maybe tonight cuz everyone keeps raving about them! You were right about the price of food going up because of the lack of rain. It’s all over the news now. On the home workout video topic, I am always AMAZED that more people haven’t heard of Cathe! I’d heard of her first through Collage Video, but always thought she might be too advanced for me. Then in the early 2000s I actually bought ALL of the disks she had out at the time (she had some amazing special on the site and I just went for it). I DO have a lot of videos, but I figure if that’s what keeps me exercising then it’s not too many. I certainly have never felt like I’m a hoarder! I like PUB a lot better than PLB too. Is there a lot of barbell weight changes in PLB? Maybe that’s why.

Carolyn, I wondered about STS only working each body part once a week as well. I used to always do all of my upper body on one day (and do that 2x per week) and all of the lower body on the alternate day (and do that 2x per week). Right now, I’m feeling pretty well worked out on STS I think I did High Reps just once, but I can’t remember my impressions. I guess it wasn’t a favorite, or I would have remembered. I haven’t done kettleball workouts (yet another thing I would have to buy). I’m surprised Cathe hasn’t thrown them (pun intended) into the mix yet. I have never heard of getting a tornado warning over the phone. Cool idea though! Sorry to hear about your husband’s food. Is he feeling better now? Awesome news that your sister is exercising. I wish I could get more of my family to do it! I would start her on The Firm for sure! Cathe will scare her away! (I love Cathe, but it’s true.) I still LOVE the classic Firms (Volumes 1 – 6) and thankfully all my VHS tapes (over 20 years old!) still work. WTG on the bikini! Rock that baby!

Missy, you drink unsweet tea, but eat Fruit Loops? You crack me up! Hopefully you are getting your home internet back today! Fingers crossed for you!

Betty, I don’t think I’ve EVER done Turbo Barre or Yoga Max! How do you like them? Yes, I love living in California. The weather is just so nice all the time. I did my time in the mid-west though: 21 years in Michigan and another 5 in Minnesota. I can’t see going back. I’m spoiled now! You know what kills me about TJM, Marshalls and Ross – they used to sell workout disks, but I haven’t seen any in SO long! I would LOVE to hear more about what you find there. Sorry that you tripped! That is always so scary! Sometimes it happens to me in the dancy cardio workouts, and I actually stop the disk and take a break. You could seriously hurt yourself!

Marie, you have me wondering if I’ve ever done Afterburn (geez – I think I have TOO many Cathe disks!). You have raved about it several times, so I’ll have to check it out soon. Good luck on your third trimester. Time is going to fly! Watch those workouts now, though, you’ll find you get a bit more tired again (that is, if you were tired at the beginning of your pregnancy). Cute bump! Wish I could see your face though  Next time, turn your flash off. I probably would have said something to the mother of the kid. I can be a bit outspoken at times, especially if the kid is affecting me or my children. I always LOVED hearing the baby’s heartbeat and the ultrasounds too! Thanks for posting about Cathe’s birthday and age. I was wondering how old she is. She is just so amazing. Glad you had fun at the wedding!

Jean, I hope everyone in your family is doing better. You are so good to help them out, and check you out taking Travel Fit with you! Somewhere along the way, I lost my disk. I still have my digital download of that workout tho.

Hi Si! Are we abandoning the other thread you started? that would be okay with me because I can barely keep up with this one! My period hit yesterday and I sure didn’t want to get up this morning, but, of course, I’m glad I did now that it’s all done. Oh and that move with the getting up out of the chair on one leg in Disk 6 – yeah, I was laughing. How the heck does she do it with weights?! I could barely lift myself with nothing. Wow! Killer!

Okay, one last thing and then I’m outta here (way too much time on this forum this morning!). Have any of you tried a neti pot? I had a cold or sinus infection or bad allergies or something on Friday and my SIL made me do this. It’s a way to clean your nasal cavity with warm water and a bit of salt. It is kind of funky feeling, but OMG works SO well. I’ve been doing it every day since and I’m just amazed. It makes me feel like I can breathe better or something. Good stuff!

Okay enough! Have a great day everyone!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:20 AM
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Meredith, you have indeed put in your time in the Midwest! I feel like I have put in enough time in the Northeast! What's enviable is the plenty of sunshine, access to more fresh produce, no bitter cold. I find the cold really does a number on me, physically and mentally!

You just reminded me of Marie's mention of Cathe's birthday! She looks sooo good for 48. We are the same age, same height, same shoe size!

You also reminded me of Marie's amusing account of that demonic mother and child at her doc's waiting room! OMG, Marie! It had to be unreal! Were you being filmed? Who behaves like that?? The mother is the perfect example of what not to do with your children! The child behaves like that because the mother rewards the behavior! So appalling!

Marie, I read your posts on the above-mentioned on my tiny electronic device, and they promptly disappeared from my memory! I think that's what happens to the stuff I read in this manner!

Good for you for pre-ordering! I was reading Cathe's descriptions of the new workouts, and as usual, I am so excited about them!

Carolyn, where are you going in two weeks' time?! I'm excited for you!

Mary, haven't heard from you in a bit. Hi! Hope all's well! I know your Cape vaca is in August.

Jean, are you back yet? Hope all's well!

Hi to Colleen, Si, Missy!

I did AT this morning, and what a sweat-fest! I've not done it in a while, so I didn't remember what was involved! Great workout!

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:19 PM
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Hi Ladies. It is so good to be home. On Saturday my sister wanted to scrub the siding on the house. I held the ladder while she did the top and then we both did the bottom. We did the back of the house. She is a clean freak. I did alot of cleaning inside for her and did all the cooking. They eat NOTHING whole wheat or whole grain. EVERYTHING is white. NO turkey meat . Always high fat hamburger. And my BIL uses salt like it is going out of style. We grilled out steaks on Saturday and he put margarine on his steak. I don't understand people. My sister could afford to loose 30 lbs and my BIL could loose 80 lbs. It just really bothers me to watch them eat. Oh well. It's not my problem.
Today I started Meso 3. I did chest and back. I was able to increase all of my exercises by 1 to 5 pounds. That made me feel great. I felt really strong today. I think I am going to do Meso 3 two times and then repeat Meso 2.
I rcvd Bootcamp/ME and Gym style legs last week. I need to preview bootcamp and see if there is an all cardio premix that I can do tomorrow. I think I will do gym style legs on Wed instead of sts legs.

Carolyn That is fantastic that you found a swimsuit that you are truly happy with. I haven't had a need for a swimsuit in 15 years. I am so glad you found your dogs. I would have been scared half to death. Where are you going on vacation?

Betty I have added Chia seeds to my protein shakes. I have heard they are real good for you. I need to go to the healthfood store and buy more.

Missy I hope your Modem comes today. When I go to my sister's , her computer is SOOOOO SLOWWWWW that you don't even want to get on it. I really miss my computer when I am not home.

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:22 PM
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Oh still so sore in the calves and hamstrings from PLB! Yikes!

Meredith- what I did for PLB, is that I just did all the lower body with dumbells instead. I've been sort of annoyed with my barbell lately...it's such a pain to change the weights (it's a cheapie, screw/threaded one) and the length of the bar is so darn long it's just awkward to use. The only time dumbells were awkward with PLB was with the plie squats with heavier weights. The first set I did with 15 lb dumbells and I was able to hold those up and plie squat but then I went up to 20 lbs and it was a little wonky. Because I was using dumbells, my weights were different then Cathe, too. Sometimes they were lighter but more often I ended up going heavier than her! I did do the calf raises unweighted though and they are still killing me! I guess I need to do calves more .

Oh and I love AB, too! I totally need to get that in this week...AT, too. Ahh! It's so easy to stay motivated to exercise when you love your workouts so much it's hard to get all of them in...I swear if my body could take it and if I had the time in my life I'd totally work out twice a day just so I could fit everything in better. Alas, my life makes it tough enough to get one in sometimes! I have to MAKE it happen some days, I swear!

Carolyn- where are you going for vacay? That's too bad your friend didn't bother to tell you why she was asking about your workouts. Obviously they were noticing how toned you looked! They could have complimented you on it for goodness sake! I agree it's tough to cut ties with someone you know you shouldn't really be friends with because of a shared history. I have had that situation, too and basically it wasn't a dramatic ending to the friendship...more a fading away as we talked less and less. It often just happens naturally as you find you have less and less to talk about.

Jean and Mary- hope to hear from you guys soon! How was the trip at your sister's Jean? Did you do TF again?

Missy- hopefully your modem comes today! Ironically, our cable went out for 3 hours on Saturday, too! No internet, phone or cable! Mark and I were like...d'oh! lol It was even raining out. Out came my book (I'm trying to get through the Game of Thrones series)...but of course Mark didn't feel like reading so he kept bugging me. I'm like, go play with the kids and let me read!

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Old 07-23-2012, 01:04 PM
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Good Afternoon!

Meredith-- Everyone has to have a snack here and there. Hahaha-- I love fruit loops!!!!

Jean---Sounds like you were busy at your sisters. I am sure she appreciated your help! I too know what it is like to have family members that needs to wake up and get active. My mom and dad and both in laws are very overweight. And of course you can't tell them anything...... they all look at me like I am crazy because I exercise. That is not something in there vocabullary. hahaha I get so upset from time to time thinking about it. So, I have just come to terms with it, that they will never get it! So, I just look at it like at least I understand and got it together!!!!

Colleen---No TV/phone/ internet....OMG!!! At least I had phone and TV. If they TV went put I would have died. But ever with TV my husband got fussy. He needed his computer!!! So he started to bug me!!!

Okay, back to work....BBL!!!
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I'm Back!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to tell you about the compliment I just received!!!!!!

I was walking by the check out desk on my way back to my office and I heard someone say (Is that Missy?) So I turned around and she was like OMG...You have lost so much weight. You look amazing! And then of course the questions....What are you eating or doing to lose the weight So I thought of you girls.....and said (proudly) I workout at home with Cathe. She was like well, you look awesome so whatever works for you keep doing it!!!! I am now flying high in the sky. I feel good about myself now!!!!

hehehehe Happy Monday to me!
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:43 PM
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Missy What a wonderful compliment. You deserve all the compliments that you get. You w/o very hard.

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Jean---thanks! You are always so sweet!
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