Strength in Numbers

Cheryl Great job on SS! Hope you had a great time with your mom!

This morning was my sleep in day. I really needed it because I got crappy sleep last night. I left work yesterday, did my grocery shopping, and came home and realized I left my laptop at work which I kind of need at home to be able to work from home. Ugh! Luckily DH got home and drove me back down there. It is about a 35 minute drive one way and I hate driving.

Have a great day!
Julie Good thing that you realized that you left your laptop at work that afternoon instead of the next morning. It was nice of your DH to drive you back to work so you could pick it up.

This morning I just did STS 2.0 Total Body Stretch. Next I will be going to the SPCA to help out. We are getting 11 cats and kittens today so it will be busy.

Have a great day.

Cheryl Great job on RUR , YR, and MB!

Julie Great job on your heavy upper body workout! That is so funny about Petunia and her leaf, how cute!

Cheryl Great job on SS! I hope you and your mom had a nice dinner and some luck at the casino!

Julie Oh what a pain to have to go back to work for your laptop. That had to have been so annoying! It was nice of DH to drive you back though.

Cheryl Great job on STS TBS! I hope everything went well at the SPCA.

It looks like I forgot to post yesterday, but I did RWH Hiit Circuit Lower body. It was really hard and I decided it probably wasn’t the best choice the day after Tabatacise. Then I had lunch with some friends and some running around. This morning DH and I were going to go for a bike ride because it is our last day in the 80’s, but he started painting our bedroom so wanted to work on that instead. I ended up blowing leaves and then doing STS Total Body Trisets. I doing like working out in the afternoon so it didn’t feel right, but I got it done. Have a great day!

Cheryl Great job on STS 2.0 TBS! Oh wow that is a lot of cats and kittens.

Pam Great job on RWH HiiT CLB! That is a tough one but you are a champ doing it after Tabatacise the day before. Great job on STS TBT! I don't like afternoon workouts either. First thing in the morning or it doesn't feel right.

Friday I did a heavy lower body workout. The program I am doing was testing our 1RM and I got 167.5# for squat and 255# for deadlift. After that I did some housework. Saturday was mobility and then running errands. Sunday was a heavy upper body workout. I was supposed to test my 1RM for bench but I have been having some shoulder pain. Since we tested our 1RM, this week is a deload week and I decided to start it out by sleeping in this morning. I can't remember the last Monday I slept in that wasn't a holiday and it felt nice.

Have a great day!
Julie Great job on your heavy lower body workout! WOW! Those are some really impressive 1 RM numbers!! I haven’t tested my 1 RM on anything since I was getting ready to do STS the first time, but I know that mine were nowhere near those numbers then and are probably worse now! That is fantastic, congratulations! Grat job on your mobility and heavy upper body workouts too. Sleeping in sounds like the perfect way to start a Monday!

Friday DH and I went for a bike ride. It wasn’t in the 80’s anymore, but it was around 60 and a really nice day for a ride. It’s so pretty right now because of all the all colors. Saturday I did Rhythmic step which is always fun. Some people came to meet the kitties on Saturday afternoon and they took Gideon and Loverboy for a trial. Hopefully that works out! Yesterday was my rest day and I was fairly lazy except for making a cheesecake for a wish celebration tonight. This morning was STS 2.0 Total Body Supersets. Have a great day!

Pam Everything went well at the SPCA but I was there for about 5 hours helping out. I was pretty pooped by the time I got home. Great job on RWH Hiit Circuit Lower Body and STS Total Body Trisets. I am the same I need to workout in the morning because the afternoon just does not feel right.

Julie Good work on your heavy lower body workout and heavy upper body workout. You are lifting some impressive weights. That is a lot more than I would be able to do. So nice to be able to sleep in on a Monday.

Pam Good work on your bike ride, Rhythmic Step and STS 2.0 Total Body Supersets. I hope the trial for Gideon and Loverboy work out.

So Friday I took as my day off and got the housework and laundry done. Saturday was FT Bootcamp and Sunday was STS 2.0 Chair Yoga. This morning I did P30 Upper Body. Now I am going to get some groceries because I am pretty busy tomorrow. This afternoon I need to get Tango in for his arthritis shot.

Have a great day.

Pam Great job on your bike ride with DH! I would take 60s over 40s any day. Great job on RS! Fingers crossed for Gideon and Loverboy. Yum cheesecake sounds delicious. Great job on STS TBS!

Cheryl Great job on FT BC, STS 2.0 CY, and P30 UB! Hope you got everything done you wanted to get done on your busy day.

This morning I did STS 2.0 Lower Body 1! It was fun. I kept waiting for Cathe to sneak in bonuses and low ends even though I know these workouts are not like that. I really liked how slow and controlled and how much rest she gives. I was super happy with my 1RM numbers. I really want to be able to deadlift twice my body weight and squat 1.5 times my bw by my 45th birthday in about 17 months. I think I might be able to do it.

Have a great day!
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Cheryl Great job on FT BC, STS 2.0 Chair yoga, and P30 Upper body!

Julie Great job on STS 2.0 LB 1. I really like the STS 2.0 workouts. I would be thrilled with 1 RM numbers like that, you should be very proud! I can’t even do 1 time my body weight!

This morning I had to take Fig Neuter for his neuter. He was frantically trying to get out of the carrier and traffic was horrible, so I was a bit stressed. It took me 40 minutes to get there and 20 to get home. Then I did XTrain Hard Strikes. I hadn’t done that one for ages because of the su/pu combo. I was going to do the premix with core 1, but I decided that there was plenty of core work so just stuck with the regular workout. Have a great day!

Pam Great job on XTrain HS! After that start to the morning that may have been the perfect one to do to work out the stress. I don't blame you for not adding on more core.

This morning I did a short mobility workout and a bike ride in Italy. I'm glad it was a light day because my sleep was awful. Gunner and Petunia decided it would be fun to sleep almost right on top of me all night. I love them but sometimes wish they would give me a little space when it is time to sleep.

Have a great day!
Julie Great job on your mobility work and bike ride! It’s crazy what we let our animals get away with, isn’t it?! Fritz is the best, he just finds a spot to snuggle in beside you and then doesn’t move all night. Squeaky has to walk all over you and get right in your face. I wish she would take some lessons from him!

This morning was Imax 2. I hadn’t done it in awhile so it was nice despite the Jeannie hops. Have a great day!

Julie Great job on STS 2.0 Lower Body. Your 1 RM numbers are fantastic. I can't do anywhere near what you are able to do. You should be very proud of yourself.

Pam That is stressful when they are not happy about being in the carrier and the car. I can totally relate to that. Good work on XTrain Hard Strikes. Yep there is already enough ab work in that one without having to add more on.

Julie Good job on your mobility work and bike ride in Italy. Willow like to sleep right in the middle of the bed so it can be hard to move without kicking her. It is amazing what we let our fur babies get away with.

Pam Great work on Imax 2 and the dreaded Jeannie Hops.

I seem to be having one of those weeks. Yesterday I was moving too slowly to fit in a workout before I needed to go and get my hair highlighted and cut. Then I met up with a friend for tea. This morning I started doing P30 Lower Body but my battery on my laptop crapped out so I decided to just do STS 2.0 Mobility 2 which I have on disc. The T.V. that I use is old and the USB port doesn't work on in. Maybe I can see about changing T.V.s to one where I can use the USB stick. Now I am getting ready to take my mom out to a nursery that changes into a Christmas store. It is huge so it will take a while to get through the whole place.

Have a great day.

Pam Great job on Imax 2 and those Jeannie hops! Yeah, I also wish they weighed a little less. At 60 pounds, they are not meant to be lap dogs!

Cheryl I'm sorry you are having a rough week. Great job on doing STS 2.0 Mobility 2! Mobility is always a great choice. That sounds like such a cool place to go. Hope you got through it all.

This morning was my sleep in day and I really needed it. Today I have to go get my mammogram. Oh the joy! Tomorrow I have to drive Petunia to a dental vet about 2 hours away to see what they can do about her grinding her teeth. I will be happy to get some news on that.

Have a great weekend!
Cheryl Great job doing what you could despite your technical difficulties. Some weeks just seem to be that way! I hope you and your mom had a good time at the Christmas store, that sounds like fun.

Julie Ugh, I hate mammogram day! I was sore and bruised for a few days after I had mine this year. That was a first and hopefully last! I hope the vet can help with Petunia’s teeth grinding. That is a long drive for a vet appointment!

It looks like I forgot to post for a couple of days. Thursday I did STS 2.0 Supersets Total Body, yesterday was Cardio Slam and the bonus abs, and today was STS 2.0 Trisets Total Body. Those workouts really fly by for me. Gideon came back, but Loveryboy was adopted. Apparently they weren’t getting along and Gideon was bullying Loverboy. It’s funny how they can act so much differently when they get in a new situation! Have a great day!

Julie Yuck I hate mammograms but it is nice to get it done and over with. I hope the vet can figure out something for Petunia grinding her teeth. I couldn't imagine driving our cats to a vet that is 2 hours away. I would go crazy listening to the crying all the way there and back.

Pam Great work on STS 2.0 Supersets Total Body, Cardio Slam and the bonus abs and STS 2.0 Trisets Total Body. That is strange about Gideon, but at least Loverboy was adopted.

It was a very busy rest of the week for me. Thursday I did workout but I forgot what I did. I did pamper myself with a manicure and then we had a funeral to go to in the afternoon. Friday I met up with a friend for a 10 kilometer walk and then I went to the SPCA to help out with the 15 new kittens and cats that we got. Saturday I went to the Westcoast Women's Show that was downtown. I was suppose to go with a couple of friends but they were not able to go last minute. Since I already had a ticket I still went. It was really good but there was a lot of walking involved. This morning I was really tired so I am just taking it easy. We will probably do our coffee thing with our friend this afternoon though.

Have a great day.

Pam Great job on STS 2.0 STB, CS plus bonus abs, STS 2.0 TTB! Oh yea for Loverboy getting adopted. Oh that is crazy they were fine at your house but Gideon became a bully in a new place. I guess he thought he was boss now.

Cheryl Great job on your mystery workout and your 10k walk! Glad you were able to pamper yourself with a manicure. That is a lot of kittens and cats at one time. Glad the Women's show was good. It would stink to buy a ticket and it not be a good time.

I had a busy weekend. Friday I did STS 2.0 LB 2 plus the bonus leg exercises! It was really good and it gave me DOMS the next day. The last several months I have been doing high weight, low reps so I think switching to moderate weight and reps did me in. After that, I took Petunia to the dental vet. She threw up in the car when we were about 20 minutes from the office. Of course I had nothing to clean it up with. They did an initial assessment but said they will need to put her under anesthesia this Friday to get a better idea of what is going. They are leaning towards her grinding being a side effect of the Prozac but will be able to tell for sure Friday once they can manipulate her jaw and get a better look at the teeth. Saturday I did a walk in Southern Utah and then some stretching before braving Costco and helping my mom with some things. Sunday I did another walk in Southern Utah and then was lazy the rest of the day. This morning I went back to my Stronger by the Day paper program and did a lower body workout.

Have a great day!
Julie Wow you did have a busy weekend. Great work on STS 2.0 LB2 + Bonus Leg exercises, your two walks in Southern Utah and your lower body workout. I hope they can find out why she is grinding her teeth on Friday.

So this morning I was more awake and did STS 2.0 Body Parts Chest + Bonus exercises + Standing Core Metabolic Warm Up. Now I need to get some things done since I didn't have a chance to get much done last week.

Have a great day.

Cheryl Glad you were feeling more awake yesterday. Great job on STS 2.0 BP Chest + Bonus exercises + Standing Core Metabolic Warm Up!

This morning I did an upper body workout! Today is my last day of work till next Monday. I needed to use some vacation time or else I was going to lose it so decided to take tomorrow off. Not doing anything fun unless you consider spending a few hours at the mechanic shop getting an oil change, new tires, and an alignment fun.

Have a wonderful week/weekend! Take to you Monday!
Julie Great job on your upper body workout. Enjoy your vacation and your Thanksgiving.

This morning was STS 2.0 Body Parts Triceps + the Bonus. Now I am off to get groceries.

Have a great day

Cheryl Great job on STS 2.0 BP Triceps + Bonus and STS 2.0 BP Legs! Hope you had a great day with your mom.

I can't believe it is Monday already. I hardly feel like I had any days off. Wednesday I a short mobility workout and a bike ride in Italy. Then I had to spend the rest of the day at the mechanic, getting groceries, and meal prepping. Thursday I did a heavy upper body workout and a hike in Alaska. Then it was a relaxing Thanksgiving day with DH and the dogs. Friday I did a heavy lower body workout and a hike in Alaska and then DH and I packed the dogs up in the car to take Petunia to get her dental surgery. Since it was a 2 hour drive, we just staying there instead of coming back but that meant we spent about 6 hours sitting in the car with Ruby and Gunner before making the 2 hour drive back. They extracted 6 teeth from Petunia but said they were all non essential teeth and 3 of them were extra teeth she shouldn't have had anyway. We will see if this helps with her grinding. Saturday I did a mobility session and then chores around the house. Sunday I took as a rest day. This morning I did a heavy lower body workout. I'm pooped now and already ready for the weekend!

Have a great day!

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