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  1. backpackingmom

    ICE - Would you recommend buying the DVD set or the downloads?

    Hi everyone - been awhile since I posted - like two years! Still doing Cathe workouts and now want the ICE workouts (sssshhhh don't tell my husband as he will say I have enough Cathe workouts) My question is, do most buy the DVD set or do most people get the downloads? I was just wondering...
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    Another Sad Day - Update

    I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis since 1994 - My hands and wrists are really bad. My family says my hands could should be hired to work in a Haunted House! lol - that being said, I have decided that staying active is key. Also, lifting weights helps build bone density. I don't lift super heavy...
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    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and some fibro (most RA people do). I mostly follow a vegan diet. Meat and I do not digest very well and it's been this way my whole life. I eat LOTS of raw and cooked veggies and fruit, lentils, hummus, and sometimes I do eat Greek yogurt. I try to do the 80/20...
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    Is Diet Pop REALLY that bad for you????

    I quit it 3 years ago. Yes it is very bad for you with aspartamane. But want to now why I really quit? Because I was sticking into the man!! Haha. This stuff is like crack! I'm serious I was hooked and I started to get ticked that I had to have my fix everyday! I agree with all the...
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    for those of you who do a lot of high impact

    Well I hope you recover soon! I do step with one riser now and it really helps my knees. My two riser days are over! Lol.
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    Does anyone wear Mizunos for step and high impact?

    I wear the ASICs gel intensity 2 and they are fantastic for step and high impact. They have great lateral support but since they have more leather than mesh I feel there is a break in period. But worth it because I need excellent cushion and support for my feet in order to complete Cathe...
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    The ASIC's thread

    Here is the thread I started this thread and was comparing the Asics Gel Intensity to the Ryka Endures. I can update that I now feel the Asics are a lot better for high impact and HiiT workouts than the...
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    for those of you who do a lot of high impact

    Hmmmm this makes me think if I should modify my workouts I just started xtrain and also love the To the Max workout. When you say high impact do you mean step aerobics? I am so sorry to hear of your arthritis. I know how discouraging it is dealing with unhealthy joints and the impact on...
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    Arnica Gel vs. Tiger Balm vs. Icy Hot Patches

    I use arnica and also another ointment called Penetrex. I got both on amazon. I have rheumatoid arthritis so I use this stuff a lot! But still pop the Motrin like today after gym style legs last night. Good luck!!!
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    Finally found the perfect Step and interval training shoes

    Hy girls! I think I am loving the Ryka Endures a little more than my Asics Gel Intensity 2. Maybe when my Asics break in more I may change my mind. I'm grabbing another pair on amazon for $51 before they are gone. Have a great day!
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    Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder = Awesome

    Hi girls! Just thought I would pass along a new food find that I am loving. I eat a lot of raw veggies and fruit and tons of green smoothies. I was looking for a way to add protein. However, most protein powders are filled with [email protected]!!! I have used hemp protein in the past but stumbled upon...
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    Finally found the perfect Step and interval training shoes

    Hi girls. Me again with another shoe update. Ok so I completed Hard Strikes and Cardio blast legs using my new Ryka Endures that I purchased for $51 off of amazon. I usually always go with zappos but they do not carry these. Pros: Good cushion. My feet did not hurt afterwards at all...
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    Boo Hiss: sweetened milk

    WOW ok now I'm ticked off again! I'm so sick of these corporations deciding what the American people need to know. I personally quit all diet sodas and artificial sweeteners years ago. I do not drink dairy milk. I either make my own nut milk or occasionally have coconut milk. How can the FDA...
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    Portable meal and snack ideas?

    I bring a baby organic carrots, celery and sabra hummus single serving size to Disneyland with me. I just use a small blue ice in a ziplock and it keeps things cool. Apples are great too!
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    Tapout XT

    I just purchased RushFit like an hour ago from amazon. I did the Hard Strikes DVD today and loved it so much I started searching for other MMA/boxing workout tapes and found RushFit. I cannot wait to incorporate it with Cathe tapes! Did I say I loved Hard Strikes!!! I was sweating buckets!
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    Finally found the perfect Step and interval training shoes

    Hi girls! Me again. Just wanted to update you on the Asics Gel Intensity 2 shoes Pros 1. Great lateral support, especially since the sides have less mesh and more leather-type material 2. Awesome ball and heel cushion especially for all the Xtrain HiiT work 3. Sizing is good. I always wear...
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    Finally found the perfect Step and interval training shoes

    Hey! I get my shoes from They have a great return policy.
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    Dehydrator, cant make good stuff

    I make tons of things in my dehydrator (especially when I was following the raw diet). Also use it a lot for backpacking foods. I dehydrate spaghetti sauce. It turns into leather and I throw it in a ziplock and it goes in our pack for a future dinner. I have also made raw corn chips (corn, red...