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Timesaver Workout #1

This is a discussion on Timesaver Workout #1 within the Fit Moms Pregnancy and Postpartum forums, part of the Cathe Friedrich Fitness Forums category;; Okay Melanie (I just finished watching Pollyanna with the kids and there was this really funny lady that called Pollyanna ...

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Old 12-12-2003, 10:35 AM
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Okay Melanie (I just finished watching Pollyanna with the kids and there was this really funny lady that called Pollyanna an impertinant little girl) AND YOU ARE BEING IMPERTINANT - and yes I will be 10 months pregnant after Wednesday-- he he he he ha ha ha :7 :7 :7 . I'm not sure if I fully understand the meaning of impertinant - but I'm sure that's what you're being!!!! (more laughing)

Yesterday guys, I was at an all time low, just a crappy, crummy day ALL day. Should have probably had the baby, but I didn't!! I did no workout, NO TIMESAVER #3 and if it was the MOST FUN VIDEO in the world, I still wouldn't have done it - so there!! (I think I'm being impertinant here)

SO today is much better, but I still couldn't do Timesaver #3 - the push/pull was calling to me and I just had to give in. My muscles were screaming for some heavy weights SO SORRY. It was fun, though!! Went as heavy as I could. Those lunges were killers at this point!! I'd rather do slow heavy lunges than endurance ones, but I made it. I did not put my heel on the weight in front, balance is not what it used to be!! I did the flies on the ball, but moved up past my tummy, toward my chest. This works now, since baby has dropped, much lower. NO SUPERMAN'S FOR ME - they look fun though!! Did sit ups on the ball again. I really want that intensity series on DVD now!!

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Old 12-12-2003, 03:58 PM
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Hi girls! Briee - I can hardly blame you for wanting to try Push/Pull! I finally previewed all of them and it is hard to stick to the Timesavers! I think that it will help me get through the step videos, though! I hope that you are feeling better now! I know that those last couple of weeks are torture! Your little muffin will be here before you know it!!!!!
Melanie - I stuck with you and did TS #3 the day before yesterday and TS#4 today. I had fun with the 3rd one! The choreography stumped me a couple of times, but I picked it up before I was done. I'm sure that the next time will go more smoothly for both of us!! As for #4, I had a little trouble getting my heart rate up high enough. I know that after peanut arrives, this video will be awesome with all of power type moves!! Unfortunately, KB isn't really my thing during pregnancy. I always feel like my abls are ripping in two - probably not a good thing! :-(
So tomorrow we are onto TS #5 - the dreaded legs video!!!!!! Melanie, do your legs still feel like lead weights or are you going to attempt it with me??? I know that we can do it!! Just modify, modify, modify!!! ;-) That is the story of my life right now!
Have a great weekend girls!!!!
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Old 12-12-2003, 04:27 PM
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Well,it doesn't look like I'll be doing Timesaver #4 today. I"m sorry. I"m pretty beat. I worked part a day, did a Bible Study, tore apart some bunkbeds, installed base boards along the perimeter of my 9 year-olds carpet, and began to shuggle things from one room into another. Urgh! Now it's 430 & the entire family is home. I need to do some laundry, make the bed, and get dinner ready. After that...I will collapse & hopefully sleep in tomorrow.
Tomorrow I will go ahead and skip Timesaver #4 & do #5 with you Sara. My legs have been like lead during the most part of my pregnancy. Those pylos in Timesaver #2 made me sore too!!! I will modify & use must lighter weights. It's nice to be able to compare.
So...... Briee, my weight lifter....perhaps you'll join us? I haven't checked out any other DVD's so I feel good about sticking to Timesavers.I will probably do them again next week.

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Old 12-12-2003, 07:49 PM
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Okay.....I'll skip to #5 with ya, as long as my legs aren't screaming tomorrow morning from the SLOOOW lunges in push/pull.

I'm not going to have the baby for at least a week and that's another post!!!!

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Old 12-13-2003, 02:27 PM
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Briee, read your other post. You have lots of restraint, my dear. I'm about ready to strangle DH b/c baby's room hasn't been started yet. HE's the doodle dadler around here!
Anyways, if you aren't planning on delivering until NEXT week, you sure you want to continue with workouts?
I plan on doing TS#5 around 5pm. Finished moving 9 year-old's room today. Then I cleaned the fridge. Now I'm off to the grocery store. When I get back I plan to mop the floor...then my son's friend is coming over for a sleep over. It is during this time I will begin my workout. :o) I'll look forward to it as long as I can still stand!!! Tomorrow I'm going into town to go Christmas shopping after church...so I definitely won't have anytime to clean tomorrow!!

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Old 12-13-2003, 04:52 PM
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Melanie....you are just amazing...you must be a big bundle of energy. In all honesty...if I waited until 5pm to work out, actually if the clock passes 8 am, I would never have the energy to workout, by nighttime I'm zapped. I really wish you would come to my house to clean!!!!

I did Timesaver #5 this morning.....OOOOOOO your legs are going to love this one, what fun!! I like concentrating on upper or lower body (alternating days) so this ones for me!! I don't have ankle weights - have to get some of these in the future. Sara...what did you think??? Melanie, you should be just about ready to begin...it's 4:53pm our time....HAVE FUN!!

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Old 12-13-2003, 07:59 PM
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Briee, you give me way too much credit. Normally, I"m strongest at about 4pm. Everyone has their "power" hour & 4pm tends to be mine. I'm typically at work during that time, so I don't get to utilize that hour as much as I'd like. Maybe the baby will take a 4pm nap?!?

I suffered through TS #5 today. For a strength video it was pretty good. I did several moves without weights & I'm positive I'm going to feel it tomorrow even without the weights. I also didn't do all the ab moves:

1. lower abdominal exercises weren't comfortable for me so I modified w/just upper ab situps on the ball.
2. I do have ankle weights, but as I mentioned before my legs are lead pretty much all the time right now, so I didn't want to push it.I did the exercises with no ankle weights.
3. I used a 8-inch bench for the routine portion that called for a tall step. Pre-pregancy I would have used my 14-inch FIRM step. Again, I feel I felt it...so I worked sufficently.

I probably won't do the TS #5 again until after the baby's born. As mentioned several times, I definitely favor cardio over strenth. Now that I'm pregnant, I cannot even count on ibuprofens to get me through my pain periods, you know what I mean? Tylenol just doesn't help with my inflammation!!

Okay,this got really winded. Sorry!!! If I have energy after my shopping tomorrow I"m planning on doing TS #4. Are you with me Briee? Sara has already zapped through it. She's such a trooper. BTW, where is she? Wondering if Sara has had a chance to do TS#5!!!


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Old 12-13-2003, 09:42 PM
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Hi guys! Sorry to check in so late! I have kind-of been a couch-potato today, and my son has actually been cooperative so I took advantage!!! I did do TS #5 this morning, though! Boy, was that a fun workout!! Briee, I like splitting upper and lower body, too, and this will be a great addition to my collection!!! This whole series has such great ab work, too! I really look forward to not being pregnant and doing some of these exercises!!!
I guess that it has been about 7 or 8 days since I took a day off, so I am going to try to sleep in tomorrow and get some needed rest. Thank goodness for you guys - you are the only reason I got up early to workout!!!! Good luck shopping, Melanie! If you like kickboxing, you will enjoy TS #4! Have fun! Talk to you girls Monday! Hopefully you will make it through the weekend Briee!!!;-) Good luck with those slacker workers!!
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Old 12-14-2003, 07:52 AM
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Brie
I am just reading your posts here I do not know if you have like an xbox or play staion2 cuz they play DVDs and I believe it is just as easy to move around the chapters etc.
I have all those game things my boys are 20,17 and 14 We have DVD player but it is in the one of the bedrooms so I always use the game hting downstairs I just thoguht I owuld let you allknow this do not know if you have other children or if your hubbys play Good luck with your birth ! of my kids was born Dec 26
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Old 12-14-2003, 04:16 PM
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Thanks for your information Lisa. I don't have an xbox - we banned the video games around here and sold the nintendo box a while back, but very good idea!!! So far I have been making it through the workouts, except for the first one where I paused it too many times. Now I really have to push myself as I can't pause the tape or I might miss the end - now that's motivation!!

I love TS#5 tape, for some reason my legs feel fine now and don't feel so weighted down, but believe me Melanie, they did for the first two trimesters. My weight is still staying right at 127 and I've actually lost 1/2 inch off my tush and legs in the last month. I had been up to 129 about 2 months ago. This has been a very different weight gain pattern from my other pregnancies. I've been doing lots of protein shakes and cutting carbs and it just seems to keep my weight the same. I gained almost all my weight the first two tri's.

Sunday is usually my rest day so I may try #4 on Monday, we'll see, I would kind of like to get back to upper/lower alternating heavy weight days. I am just the opposite of Mel and Sara, terrible at cardio and fine with weights. I was up last night having contraction after contraction, but NOTHING. That's okay, I would happy if it came next Saturday or Sunday so all these guys will be out of here!!

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