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  • ThelmaSWThelmaSW Posts: 1,445Member Member Posts: 1,445Member Member
    Hi Ladies! I had another strong day today! Wow! My workouts today were STS Meso2 Disc 14-Legs, Stretch, Barre, and Jessica Smith Power Walking.
    I used heavier weights for this Disc 14 Legs workout too and I followed it with a killer Barre workout. The instructor decided to do all kinds of crazy squats. My glutes were screaming for mercy. Normally, I need a break from working out for a couple of hours but today I felt like doing my cardio early in the afternoon. I wish I could bottle this energy and strength.
    My back is doing much better and I continue to stretch a lot.

    Our weather has been crazy since last week when we went from temps in the mid 60's and sunny, to heavy rains, snow, a beautiful sunny day on Sunday, heavy rains from Sunday night through God knows when! Rivers are pretty full. I'm sure there must be floods around here already.

    I got a haircut today. What a relief! I've been seriously considering getting a pixie haircut. I don't know if I'm brave enough to go through with it though.

    On Thursday is my first day on the injectable medicine. Please wish me luck. A nurse will be here to help me with that first injection. Today I went through a dry run with the Humira nurse over the phone.

    Laurie, I'm glad you had a nice weekend. People here would've loved for our snow to stick around. It's all gone now. I am used to driving in the snow but I would not do it around here. People just can't drive in the stuff. I heard there are cars in ditches still!
    I'm sure drivers were crazy today because they were probably running late for work. I can't believe you guys make snowmobiles out of snow! So cool! A lot of people here have chickens but I never expected to see snowchickens! LOL

    Laurel, I'm glad you had beautiful weather there but sorry you didn't get to play golf! Great job with those workouts! I am so happy to hear your arm continues to improve!

    The landscape looked absolutely beautiful with the snow. I loved to see people having fun in the snow. Even some of my yoga pals who are in their 60's went sledding! LOL. It is definitely not a good idea to drive in the snow in the South! DH wanted to drive his truck in the snow. He hadn't had a chance to drive it in the snow. So glad I went with him on that ride because I kept him from going too fast. I reminded him that the roads aren't treated here. At some point in time, the truck was fishtailing! I can't remember fishtailing in the snow in MA with an all-wheel-drive vehicle. The truck handled the snow and our little hill nicely.

    I would repeat this rotation many times if I could! I just can't believe how much I'm enjoying the STS workouts. I never thought I would be saying this! STS was always such a drag for me. I hope you feel better soon so you can do some Meso 2 also!

    Erika, glad you had a good weekend. Good idea to do KCM workouts now that you're following The Metabolism plan.
    I am not used to things shutting down because of a few inches of snow but here you just need a few snowflakes and a lot of places shut down.

    I am glad to hear that your energy level is high. I just don't know if I could give up the workouts I do today though.

    Goodnight ladies!
    Thelma
  • lvnascarlvnascar Posts: 2,542Member Member Posts: 2,542Member Member
    Morning Ladies,

    This morning was Strong Body Stacked Sets Upper and Six Pack Abs #2. <3

    Laurel, Oh my on the first signs of spring coming to your area. Love all the workouts, and so happy to hear that your arm continues to improve. You will have a lot of time to get that golfing in this year, and you arm will appreciate you giving it the time to heal. Yes you would think that people would be used to this weather. Of course it all depends on how well your tires are on your vehicle also. People don't realize how awful their tires are until they attempt driving in this stuff. I'm just glad that I didn't see anyone wipe out in front of me.

    Erika, I'm probably going into KCM after this rotation. I to enjoy working out with Kelly. I have the RAW app, and very much enjoy the ones she puts out on there also. It sounds like she is going to be filming some new DVD's this spring. She hasn't indicated what those will be yet. Yes it sure does sound like we had the same weather system. We didn't have the fog though, just some really nice sunshine and cold. I to don't enjoy the cold. So when does the hockey season end and the Lacrosse start up?

    Thelma, Nice workouts, and I'm really glad to hear that you are having such a strong week! ;) Interesting weather pattern you are experiencing right now. Glad you where able to get your haircut. Since I had my hair cut short for dd's schooling, I have very much enjoyed having short hair. I don't blame you for not wanting to deal with driving around with people who don't have experience. I only saw one person in the ditch when I was out on Sunday, and I think that he was just driving to fast for the conditions.

    Have a great day!
    Laurie
  • StiringWendelStiringWendel Posts: 2,749Member Member Posts: 2,749Member Member
    Hi Ladies! Today’s workout was a 45 minute Tabata spin and 30 minutes of ‘reset’ yoga. I <3 my Tuesday workouts. :) I never dread the combo of spin and yoga, that’s for certain.

    Erika, glad to hear you continue to feel good with this plan. I am always amazed how much energy I have when I cut down on the workouts. But, the flip side of that is I also don’t sleep. :| So I am still working on finding a good middle ground for my body and my mind. They don’t often seem to be in sync though. :D I completely understand what you are saying about Cathe Live. The last few months have been very frustrating, to be honest. But they just moved their workouts to a new server, and so I am going to try to be patient and hope this improves the reliability. But if by the time my one year subscription expires (early September) there isn’t more consistency, I may give it up. :'( I hate doing that because I truly love the variety it adds to my program but I also need it to be there when I want to use it. I hate to say this, but in all of the times I have used Peloton’s app (about 130 workouts or so), I have not had a single problem. I think Cathe Live should be the same. B)

    Thelma, I hear you on the weather! Boy did it rain yesterday. :o There is so much flooding today, they delayed all the schools for two hours. But the sun is peaking through a bit now, but I think we are going to get hit again tomorrow. Honestly, this pattern was kind of like it was all of last winter but without the extreme temperature changes (and, as a result, the more violent storms we are seeing this winter). But it made for a beautiful spring last winter, so here is hoping for the same this year. Great workouts! Glad to hear you are enjoying STS so much!! As you know, it is my favorite. :) I will be thinking about you Thursday and hope this medicine works well for you and that the shots are tolerable.

    Laurie, another great workout! I am eyeing up those LITE upper body workouts to use to build my endurance back up....but they are so NOT easy! But I think if I use the right weight, they would be a good ‘test’ for my arm. And I will enjoy them. :D Yes, I agree that tires are a big issue in the snow. I also think attention (or the lack of it) is a problem. I am going to sound like an old, crotchety lady, but I find it kind of amazing how little attention people pay when driving anymore. How did cars become the equivalent of living rooms in the minds of some people? :# Like I said, I sound like an old lady.....but at least I don’t think it is just young people who have a problem with this! :p

    Until tomorrow.

    Laurel
  • ThelmaSWThelmaSW Posts: 1,445Member Member Posts: 1,445Member Member
    Hi Ladies, I think I ran out of gas today. I was tired so my workout today was STS Meso2 Disc 15 Back & Biceps. I did use heavier weights in most of the exercises.
    We had more rain today but it was a lot less than previous days. Some rain is expected for tomorrow and also slightly cooler temps.

    Laurie. great job with that upper body workout!
    Our weather pattern has been crazy. I think that I will eventually cut my hair short. Now that I've seen what happens here when it snows, I am not going to venture out.

    Laurel, great workout! I am sure there are a lot of flooded areas around here but I've not heard anything today. It rained like crazy a year ago when I moved here too. In September of 2018 when we came here to look at houses I bought a pair of rain boots. Best purchase EVER! I saw the sun for about 2 minutes late this afternoon! LOL
    I'm still enjoying the STS workouts. I do hate those pull-ups though. I don't enjoy them at all.
    Thanks so much for keeping me in your thoughts on Thursday and for your wishes that the med works well for me. I hope the needle doesn't hurt too bad. I understand that the needle gauge is 29 which is pretty fine. This gives me hope that it won't hurt too bad.

    Goodnight ladies!
    Thelma
  • lvnascarlvnascar Posts: 2,542Member Member Posts: 2,542Member Member
    Morning Ladies,

    This morning was LITE Strong Body Stacked Sets Lower. <3

    Laurel, Great job on your yoga and spin. Glad that you are still enjoying that combination. I just love the strength workouts in LITE, the whole set is awesome as far as I'm concerned. ;) Well I'm an old lady too. :D I look over at drivers and see them on their phones and jamming out. People have said that they pass me on the freeway and I never look over at them. I'm driving at a fairly high rate of speed, I'm not going to glance over at the car passing me. :o When is your current rotation finished?

    Thelma, Great job on the workout despite running out of energy. Nice that you where able to up the weight also. Hope that you don't have to much rain, don't need to add flooding to the mix.

    Have a great day!
    Laurie
  • StiringWendelStiringWendel Posts: 2,749Member Member Posts: 2,749Member Member
    Hi Ladies! Well, I decided to try some weight work with my upper body today.....but very light work. I did Cathe’s Total Body Sculpting workout from her beginner/intermediate Low Impact Step DVD. I did the Solid Sculpting premix, which is really just the workout doubled, making it 45 minutes long. This was a perfect workout to test out the arm because the reps are very slow. Cathe used 3# throughout, but I used 5# on everything but shoulders and it felt good! I will see how it feels later today, but I am hoping to be able to do something similar of Friday and then slowly ease into heavier workouts. For cardio, I did Cathe Live Hearts on Fire.

    Thelma, great workout! Sorry to hear you ran out of gas, but these Meso 2 workouts can take a lot out of you. I am sure you are also pretty anxious about tomorrow, which always saps the energy. More gloom and rain here today with the possibility of some severe weather this evening as that cold front comes through. I could really use some sunshine, that’s for sure. B)

    Laurie, another great workout! And you are NOT an old lady! :D I am kind of in a holding pattern on the rotation right now. We were supposed to have finished part 2 of it last Friday, this was supposed to be a break week (focusing on PHA) and then we were going to move on to the final 12 week section focusing on strength. But, since my arm injury, it is all a bit of a muddle. Thelma is repeating the last four weeks of the previous section of the rotation now, and I am continuing to do the same pattern of workouts in the rotation, just without the upper body work. So this will probably go on for another three to four weeks, and then we will move on (fingers crossed). If that all goes well, the delay will push me into the summer with this rotation...at least into early June. Anyhow, you sound like me driving! I rarely look around me. DH got so frustrated with me on our last drive up to Alaska, because he was driving ahead of me and would Walkie Talkie me all the time saying things like ‘Did you see that bear?’...and I never did! I just keep my eyes of the road when I am driving. :)

    See you tomorrow.

    Laurel
  • 2BLean2BLean Posts: 2,308Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,308Member, Premium Member
    Hi Ladies ~ :)

    I wanted to check in with you all {finally} geez, I am so sorry.

    Today is day #1 of filling in full time for the Customer Service gal for the next week. She was actually sick on Monday so I had a "crash course" day of how it would be. :D I am also helping out the girl I trained because she seems to keep falling behind. :s Plus recordings and my other duties. They also hired a title officer from another office and so she of course has questions as the brand new person in our dept. She is supposedly on board so it will free up others for training me ..... we will see. :( Definitely learning things through the customer service role ~ so that is good.

    All is well, just busy forsure. :) Workouts have been good.
    Saturday I did LITE Pyramid Lower Body and finally wasn't sore in my calves yesterday. LOL
    Sunday was Peloton ride, went out to breakfast with DH and then worked a few hours.
    Monday: Peloton ride
    Tuesday: No workout :|
    Today: Ramped Up Upper Body + Peloton ride tonight. <3

    *** Please keep me posted on the rotation ... I have been trying to make sure I am getting in strength workouts, which I will be focused on the remainder of the week, but kind of just picking some good ones as I go, PHA's are on the list too. :)<3

    Just wanted to let you know I am doing well and hope to check in longer with you all tomorrow!
    Tami
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  • ThelmaSWThelmaSW Posts: 1,445Member Member Posts: 1,445Member Member
    Hi Ladies, my workouts today were Beginner Gentle and Sculpted-Movement Fusion.
    We had a very cloudy day and rain showers in the afternoon. Temps were in the 60's today! More rain tonight and tomorrow!

    Laurie, awesome workout!!
    I am really about having been able to increase my weights. I really hope we don't have floods around here.

    Laurel, I'm so happy you were able to do a lite upper body workout and that it felt good! Yaay! I hope you didn't feel any discomfort as the day went on. Great job!

    I also think anxiety had a lot to do with me running out of gas. I've been having panic attacks and feel like crying when I think about it.
    We're pretty much having the same weather but I've not heard anything about severe weather. The sun came out for a couple of minutes at the end of the day today too. It will be cold on Friday.

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    Tami, so glad to hear that you're doing well. Great job getting your workouts in spite of being so busy with work.

    Goodnight ladies!
    Thelma
  • lvnascarlvnascar Posts: 2,542Member Member Posts: 2,542Member Member
    Morning Ladies,

    This morning was 30MTF TLC workout 1 and abs from her Kickboxing workout. The rotation had Cardio Party on tap, but I wanted to do something different. Had a little slip and fall this morning while walking the dog. We had snow overnight, and there was ice underneath. Well I'm okay, but I did fall on my bad knee. We will see how it feels tomorrow. Right now it is sore.

    Laurel, I have done that workout before, and you are right it is a solid one. Glad that it went well for you. I sure hope that your arm issue goes away quickly so that you can progress onto your strength portion of the rotation. Looks like you will have some interesting workouts to try for testing. I'm sure that Jessica has a few workouts that would work for you too. LOL about the driving, that really does sound like me. The one thing I do look for is deer when I'm driving up north. Those things seem to pop up out of nowhere. ;)

    Tami, Glad to hear from you. Sounds like you are really busy at work right now. I'm sure that it feels like you are being pulled in all kinds of directions. Great job on your workouts!

    Thelma, LOL with your meme, that gives me an idea that you are having a lot of rain. ;) Nice workout! I always love the sound of a fusion workout.

    Have a great day!
    Laurie
  • StiringWendelStiringWendel Posts: 2,749Member Member Posts: 2,749Member Member
    Hi Ladies! Today’s workout started with Cathe’s Lower Body Blast workout, and I did the premix that included the barre section. So since I had my Fit Tower out, I followed it with the Bonus Abs from Cathe’s Fit Tower program. And then I did Shock Cardio Double Wave Load Pyramid HiiT for cardio, which was perfect today. I am happy to report my arm seems to have handled yesterday’s workout with no problem, so tomorrow, if all goes well, I think I will try the ICE Chiseled Upper Body workout. :)

    Tami, thank you for checking in! Sounds absolutely crazy at work right now. Great job getting your workouts in despite all the madness at work. I will definitely keep you posted in the rotation. Like I said to Laurie yesterday, Thelma is doing that STS Meso 2 part of the rotation again. Right now, I am kind of targeting the week of March 22 for getting back into it with the third section of the rotation. I could probably start a week earlier if all goes well with my arm, but DH and I are (hopefully) going to be in Florida March 11-15, and I am thinking it would be best not to come back from even a short break and then push really heavy weight right now since I will still be working my way back up. So I want to take that week with something a little less intense. But I am happy to post what I have planned if you want to start earlier than that. Just let me know!

    Thelma, nice workout! And I love the graphic you posted. Finally, tomorrow we are supposed to have sunshine. We got hit with some pretty heavy rain last night, but the wind wasn’t as severe as they predicted, thankfully. I am thinking about you today and hope all goes well so you feel comfortable with the new medication moving forward.

    Laurie, I hope your knee is okay! Hopefully a little rest and maybe some ice will make it feel better. I definitely have been considering some of Jessica’s workouts for my recovery. I am going to see how tomorrow goes, and then try to come up with a plan for how I want to move forward. It is finding that line between babying it and pushing it too hard but, thankfully (or not!) I did this just a year ago with my calf and found the right balance so I haven’t had an issue with it since. But tendonitis is different from a muscle tear so.....we’ll see. Thankful for all recommendations!

    See you tomorrow.

    Laurel
  • ThelmaSWThelmaSW Posts: 1,445Member Member Posts: 1,445Member Member
    Hi Ladies! I survived the injection! It didn't hurt at all! I can't even say that I felt a prick. The nurse was really nice, kind and supportive. I just wanted to get it over with and she made me watch a 'how-to' video first. The video scared me more but I was able to ask her to show me how much pressure I had to apply which was good. My hand was shaking but I did it.

    My workouts today were Yin, Barre Level 1&2 and Cathe's Body Blast Series Legs & Glutes.
    The Legs & Glutes workout is a killer. I really struggled with it. I think I was mentally and emotionally drained after the injection stress but I am glad I did it.

    It rained like crazy last night. It started with a strong wind, then the rain followed. It was a heavy and steady rain. It rained the entire night and it stopped at about 8 this morning.

    The temps dropped this afternoon and it got really windy. The kind of wind that goes right through your clothes!

    Laurie, great workout! I'm sorry you fell and landed on your bad knee. I hope it is OK!

    That meme is really funny but I think is how people feel around here these days. The fusion workout yesterday was all abs! It was good.

    Laurel, what a killer combo you did today! Good job! I'm so happy to hear your arm handled the workout without any problem! Good luck tomorrow with the ICE Chiseled Upper Body workout!

    I think we had sunshine for about an hour today. Thank you so much for keeping me in your thoughts. I really think the needle must be hair-thin. I didn't see it but I swear, I didn't even feel a prick. I pray now that it works.

    Goodnight ladies have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!
    Thelma
  • lvnascarlvnascar Posts: 2,542Member Member Posts: 2,542Member Member
    Happy Valentines Day Ladies! <3

    I didn't workout this morning, just wanted to take it easy on the knee. It is still a little sore. We had double digits below zero this morning, so Rocket didn't even want to go outside. :D I had to put his rubber booties on his feet before he would venture out. DH and I are going to the home improvement show tonight. He is so romantic. :D

    Laurel, Got to love that Lower Body Blast workout. I'm impressed with the workouts that you did yesterday. Hope all goes well with the upper body work today. Very glad to hear that all went well with the previous workout. Well you know I really love the upper body work of Jessica's from her Walk Strong 3 series. That really does have some appeal right now for myself. :D I have been thinking of my next rotation for March. I'm thinking that it will be one week higher intensity instructors, and then a week of lower impact instructors. I have been so enjoying these LITE/ICE.

    Thelma, I'm so glad to hear that your injection went so well. It will become second nature for you to do that in the future I'm sure. It probably helps that the needle isn't huge also. Great job on the workouts, and can understand that you didn't perform the L&G workout with gusto. Your body was going through a lot of emotions yesterday. Wow on the amount of rain you are getting. We had that this past summer.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Laurie
  • StiringWendelStiringWendel Posts: 2,749Member Member Posts: 2,749Member Member
    Hi Ladies! Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s workout was a super fun 45 minute 80’s spin ride from Peloton followed by ICE Chiseled Upper Body. My arm seemed to handle it pretty well, though I went lighter than Cathe on some moves. It amazes me how quickly I lose strength sometimes! I think next week I will try to keep things light with some Jessica Smith and maybe another Cathe beginner strength workout. And, then, if all goes well, I might try to do the ICE Muscle Meltdown routines the week after to add some weight and reps....and then, hopefully, move on to the LITE workouts. I am very encouraged right now, though. :)

    Thelma, I am SO happy the shot went well!! That has to ease your mind quite a bit. Now here is hoping you don’t notice a change in how you feel with the medication. Great job with that super tough Legs and Glutes workout! We have sunshine today, and I feel like a completely new human being. :)B) It is pretty chilly (I think we got down to 20 this morning), but having some sunshine more than makes up for that.

    Laurie, I am glad you took the morning off if your knee is still sore. Hopefully it will improve over the weekend. Love the sound of your plan for March. Those are some cold temperatures! I shouldn’t complain about 20 degrees. ;):# I don’t blame Rocket for not wanting to go out. Hope you have fun tonight at your Home Improvement Show. :D DH and I have dinner reservations at a little Italian restaurant near our house but since DH hasn’t made it home before 8:00pm all week, I think our odds of making that reservation are about 50%. But at least we tried! :)

    Enjoy the weekend!

    Laurel
  • fitzfourfitzfour Posts: 1,209Member Member Posts: 1,209Member Member
    Hi Ladies! Happy day after Valentines!

    It's been one heck of a week! My manager and co-worker were in town from Boston and we had a full couple days of meetings and training. Thus, my inbox and voicemail went unattended for those 2 days. I get around 200 emails and a handful of voicemails on any given day, and it will typically take me a 10-12 hour day to get through those. So, not checking for 2 days and then trying to catch up yesterday was a little challenging on my stress level! But, I got through it! My youngest got his permit yesterday and we also managed to make it to my older son's hockey tourney and out to dinner with some friends. I'd say a good way to end a stressful week!

    Workouts went on the back burner this week...I just didn't even have much time to get myself showered and dressed in the morning and then with dinners out, I got home just in time for bed. But, I'm going to start back up today and get back on track.

    Not sure what to think of how my body is responding to this Metabolism Plan. I am in my best spot thyroid function/metabolism/weight when I don't workout, but mentally isn't not doing me any favors. However, on days I workout, I end up with a lot of inflamation in my body...no matter what I really do. I'm talking about 2-3 pounds of inflamation (which I know is not possible to gain in 24 hours normally). I think I'm going to stick with 30 minute less intense workouts for a bit to see if my body regulates out.

    Thelma, I'm so happy to hear that your injection went well, I knew it would! Hopefully the medicine kicks in and you are feeling good again. It sounds like you were on a roll with the energy and then with the anticipation of the injection it fizzled...I am the exact same way. Any type of stress just deflates me. But, now that you've got the injection out of the way, the best is to come! Stay safe with all that rain and potential flooding! Are you near any rivers there?

    Laurel, I'm glad to hear about the shoulder/arm feeling good after some light upper body work! That's so relieving to know you can start to ramp up the upper body weights and get your strength back. Good job on keeping the workouts going despite having to let the upper body rest! That can't be easy! I hope the new Cathe server is better so you can get back to your live workouts!

    Laurie, we're in the deep freeze here too...it's crazy! -30 windchills the last 2 days and bitter cold. I'm glad to hear we're going to warm up now as there is a lot of ice that needs to melt. Sorry to hear about the fall on your knee...I hope some rest heals it back up. I'm going to take a look into the KCM Raw soon...I think that might be good for me!

    Tami, I'm hoping the busy work environment is something you are enjoying...it sounds like a lot to handle! But, I've got no doubt you are rocking it! Good job getting workouts in with what I'm sure are long days for you!


    Enjoy your weekend! I'm back to Somerset WI today and tomorrow for my oldest son's hockey tourney and then took Monday off to relax and enjoy the day with the boys!

    Erika
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