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  1. Amysue

    Tell us about your STS results!

    Reaching new heights My husband and I just returned from a 3 week climbing trip in the Dolomites of Northern Italy. As my husband's only climbing partner for this vacation, I knew I had to be strong, fit, focused and up for the challenge. After doing 2 rotations of the 3 1/2 month STS program...
  2. Amysue

    Let's Chat here at 10:30am Eastern

    I just wanted to tell you that your workouts have empowered me. My husband and I just returned from a 3 week climbing trip in Switzerland and the Italian Dolomites. As his only climbing partner this time, he really pushed me to do some climbs that were a little out of my league. But, I felt...
  3. Amysue

    Ciao Federica

    Love this thread We just spent 3 weeks in the Dolomites climbing. We climbed the Croda da Lago, the Cima Piccola and a few other challenging spires! We love the people, the culture, the food, the mountains and the wonderful experiences we have while there. After using our limited Italian for 3...
  4. Amysue

    Calling all Bookies...........BOOK thread!

    Sometimes I can't remember the author's names but: Cutting for Stone by Verghese (?) Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving The Help The Historian Olive Kitteredge The Lottery I will think of more!
  5. Amysue

    Any odd (but awesome) benefits from strength workouts?

    Jane! I know what you mean. Ragtime makes my forearms burn, burn, burn. Not so much with Cathe!
  6. Amysue

    Tell us about your STS results!

    50 days I started a 50 day challenge that went from Thanksgiving Day until Jan. 14th. In those 50 days, I did STS workouts and cardio. Stats: 5 ft 4 inches Before: Weight: 133.5 Waist: 31 inches BF: 22.3 LBM: 103.1 After: Weight: 127.5 Waist: 28 inches BF: 20.8 LBM: 101 I...
  7. Amysue

    My climbing trip

    Cathe, I'm sure you don't remember, but I wanted to thank you anyway for the rotation you devised for me to get me ready for my climbing trip to the Tetons last summer. I am happy to report that my husband had me climbing, biking and hiking for 10 days straight and I was energetic and...
  8. Amysue

    Personal Debt of Gratitude to Cathe 12/31/09

    Annette, My prayers are with you and yours. Losing someone you love is the hardest trial to endure. Amy
  9. Amysue

    Meso 3 for Mounaineering/climbing

    Oh boy. I hate alpine starts. 3 a.m. comes early when you are camping. Thanks, Clare! Amy
  10. Amysue

    Meso 3 for Mounaineering/climbing

    Clare, Thanks for your thoughts. We have been climbing together (my husband and myself) for almost 20 years. The best thing for climbing is climbing...but living on the East coast with 4 hrs to Seneca and 6 to the's hard. We have had many discussions at the dinner table about how...
  11. Amysue

    Meso 3 for Mounaineering/climbing

    Thanks so much! Cathe!!! You rock! Thank you sooooooooooo much! Amy
  12. Amysue

    Meso 3 for Mounaineering/climbing

    Dear Cathe, I did STS and loved it. I became much stronger and fitter. It will remain in rotation for years to come...a lifetime! Now, I am trying to decide what I should do for the 5 weeks before my vacation in the mountains. We try to do traditional alpine style climbing which includes...
  13. Amysue

    Moisturizer & sunscreen

    Anything by Korres (it's a natural product) is great. It smells fabulous and they have 20 and 30 blocks for faces and others for body. They are very moisturizing. I just ordered the 30 block stick. I will let you know how it's supposed to be sweatproof and waterproof. I order from...
  14. Amysue

    SNM--Password needed to order?

    Hi, How long does it take to actually get my password? I am trying to pre-order the Tower and some other items. When it says that there is already a password associated with my email address, I go to the "forget your password?" link and submit my request. I did this 3 times yesterday and still...
  15. Amysue

    Advice Needed! Going on vacation during STS rotation

    I went on vacation during Meso 2. I'm not sure where you are going, but I found a gym (foreign country) plus the hotel had an adequate set of hand weights and some Nautilus style equipment. I printed out my workout cards and took them with me. Unless you were planning on the plyo leg workouts...
  16. Amysue

    Right into Meso 2?

    Thank you so much, Cathe. I just love these workouts!
  17. Amysue

    Right into Meso 2?

    Dear Cathe, Last week I should have finished week 4 of Meso Cycle 1 but I had an awful flu that kept me in bed for a week. I am doing week 4 this week and was wondering since I had a week off last week (although sick) can I just go right into Meso Cycle 2? Any thoughts would be appreciated...
  18. Amysue

    I'd rather have a piece of pie than do pushups?

    I printed out the Workout Card for Disk 10 and noticed that the first three exercises aren't Pyramid Pushups but Py Maid Pushups. I found it funny that someone subconsciously had pie on the brain when typing that in! I like it! Amy
  19. Amysue

    How Are You Doing With Your STS Workouts?

    Cathe, Thank you so much for these workouts. I look forward to them! I am inspired by your strength and beauty. Question: for about the first half of the workout (I have completed disks 1 - 5) I can successfully lift the required percentage of weight...then, I start to find myself shaving...
  20. Amysue

    Sprinting Nephew

    Dear Cathe, My 18 year old nephew is a senior in high school and currently living with us. He has broken the school record for the 100 and 200 meter dash in his sophmore and junior year and also the 4x400 relay two years running. His goal this year, of course, is to break his own records...