This fall, I caught a cold. It turned into a sinus infection that rapidly progressed into a nasty case of bronchitis.
From January to September, I had faithfully been using Cathe workouts including Athletic Step, Butts and Gutts, Hiit, and a variety of shock cardio workouts that included blast elements. In nine months, I lost nearly 60 pounds. I was so proud of my progress! Two years after my baby was born, I looked like me again.
Then came my bronchitis. I suddenly couldn’t perform at my normal level. The blasts left me doubled over coughing, and even light workouts and strength training were abnormally draining. During my first round of antibiotics, I took two weeks off. Just as I switched to a second, stronger medication and my health began to improve, my new low impact series arrived in the mail.
The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I started with yoga relax, and it felt amazing to be using my muscles again. As I transitioned back into my old self, I worked my way through the full catalog of the new set. I started with what I saw as the most gentle workouts and worked my way up to Afterburner! As with most of Cathe’s workouts, I needed to make some modifications based on my skill level (and in this case, my stamina, too), but I was delighted to know that there were tough, effective workouts that could keep me on course even when I wasn’t feeling up to something intense and high impact.
I have learned so many times in the past year that consistency is the real key to success. Thank you so much for developing a series of workouts that burn major calories and provide incredible toning without taxing my joints. My legs have never looked better.
At a recent wedding, another one of the bridesmaids pulled me aside to say: “Don’t take this the wrong way, but your calves are incredible!”
I’ll take it exactly the way that I should: as proof that I need to stick with Cathe for many workouts to come!
P.S. This picture is of me with my toddler. Boy, howdy does she love to jump!