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You know a craving has COMPLETELY overtaken you when.....

Thursday, September 30, 2010

you stop, MID-WORKOUT, ignore the FLOOD WATCH currently in effect because of the heavy rainfall we are receiving due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole, get in the car and drive to THREE STORES in your podunck, horse drawn carriage of a town during this DELUGE, to find the ONE store (Walmart you are a blessing and a curse) that carries the item you all of a sudden, can't live without.


Oh, and one guess as to what time of the month it is (sorry fellas emoticon).

Anyway, mad cravings aside, I'm thoroughly enjoying my active recovery week from STS, actually, maybe a bit too much. I am having so much fun visiting the old faves in my DVD collection that I'm not sure I want to go back to Cathe next week. Four weeks of what essentially amounts to the same DVD is a bit much for my ADD brain.

Ah, I'm just rambling, One look and listen the preview of the DVD and I'll be back one board. Who am I kidding? She's emoticon

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JAZZID 10/4/2010 1:58PM

    Well at least they aren't sweet!... just don't buy any more!!!!... if you don't have them around you won't be tempted... at least that works for me emoticon

... Redundancy is part of the process, you can only get so creative with lunges, squats, chest presses, etc... If we were training in a gym we would probably be drop-outs, because they don't even do the exercises to music! emoticon... say what!!!! emoticon... I think we are just "spoiled"... but at least we don't quit and keep coming back for more!... (oh, and that's why we have a library of dvd's that we can rotate for a month and never do the same workout twice. emoticon)

Keep up the good work... ~ Dee emoticon

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A*L*P* 9/30/2010 3:29PM

    The programs do get redundant. After I had done a round of P90X I had *enough* of Tony! His jokes get a little old after awhile, lol!

Enjoy your recovery week!!!

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Mesocycle One OVER!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Okay everyone. I have completed STS Mesocycle One and I am SO happy!! Now I was a little naughty this week. Because my basement flooded on Monday I was not able to start Week 4 until Wednesday which meant I had to squeeze 3 weight workouts into 4 days. I know I'm not supposed to do weights 2 days in a row but I couldn't stay in Mesocycle 1 a MILLISECOND longer so I did Back and Biceps yesterday and Legs this morning. It went well but I have to confess skipping the dead lifts only because we did a few in back and Biceps and I didn't want to overwork my hammies.

Best part, now I get an Active Recovery week from STS so I'm going to do lots of Turbo Fire, walk/runs, abs, and flexibility. emoticon

Off to spend a fabulous day with the family.

Have a good one everybody.

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JAZZID 9/27/2010 12:32PM

    Thanks for the update, I wish I was doing this rotation with you emoticon... but alas, I will be back soon and although we will be in different phases in our workout program, we will definitely be on the same page..

I am lovin' it.... keep up the momentum and keep making it happen... emoticon

~ Dee ~ emoticon

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ALISHAB3 9/25/2010 8:40PM

    I don't think that TF qualifies as a rest.

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    What is STS?

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A*L*P* 9/25/2010 1:20PM

    I have heard so many thing about STS. Sounds like fun! Glad you got your basement back up and running!


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ATHENA130 9/25/2010 12:21PM

    emoticon emoticon

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HEATHER9360 9/25/2010 11:07AM

    Good for you! I'm so curious about STS. It's so expensive, though!

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Turning Japanese

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My lunch was so yummy I had to share.

Chung's Natural Vegetable Spring Rolls and Sushi Chef Red Miso Soup

DELICIOUS, no MSG and overall not bad ingredients for processed foods. Nice light lunch but with the soup, potentially very filling.

For all you trackers, the Spring rolls are 190 cal and 5 grams of fat for them both.
The Miso soup is 45 cals. emoticon

How'd I do with the picture Dee emoticon

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19LOTIAA70 9/30/2010 11:01AM

    I LOVEEEE MISO SOUP AND SPRING ROLLS!! I make them all the time! DELISH!!!!

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JAZZID 9/27/2010 12:29PM

    You did great Sue... sorry I have been MIA with this stupid cold...

I love it!!!! Did you get these products from the store, or online? ... they look delicious and I want some of it!!!!

Keep up the good work sis... emoticon emoticon emoticon

~ Dee emoticon

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WINDLEG 9/23/2010 7:43PM

    Yummy! It makes my leftover turkey chili look pretty sad :(

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PLAYBLUES22 9/23/2010 2:38PM

    Sweetie, now that looks good, going to make me try it emoticon

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LSTHUBERT 9/23/2010 2:25PM

    that looks so good. you get that from the grocery store?

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LINDABENEDICT 9/23/2010 1:26PM

    Yummy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'm still buzzing from my workout this morning and I have give credit to ALISHAB3. Let me give you the history.

Yesterday in my blog post I mentioned that I was considering trying to run again. My sister recommended the Jeff Galloway and I started to read up on it.

ALISHAB3 left a comment on my blog recommending the Couch 2 5K program suggesting that it shouldn't be too hard considering I was a "Cathlete".

I replied, Cathlete or not, with my MS and asthma, I do fatigue fairly fast with running so maybe that's why my sister recommended Jeff Galloway vs C25K.

Well ALISHAB3, you knew me better than I knew myself. I got on the treadmill this morning and finished Day 1 of the C25K program with enough energy left to do 20 mins of Turbo Fire 30 (that second Fire drill got me) . I guess my Cathleticism was a factor. emoticon ALISHAB3 !!

I also have to give a shout out to Suz from the mind of Suz blog because her FABULOUS podcasts were highly instrumental in pushing me through the workout. You all know how important music is to me in a workout and with the exception of the lack of radio edit, these were exactly what I would have chosen to run to. I can't write the link because it is a bit profane, but Google "Suz Couch to 5K" and you will find them. The songs are hip- hop, pop & R&B and like I said they are not radio edited but if you can get past that, they are great to run to.

What a RUSH. I feel fabulous. I have so much energy I had to nail myself down just to write this. SO, looks like the running trial is a go. I'm still very impressed with the review I am reading about the Jeff Galloway program so I'll take the best of them both and see how it goes.

Here are today's stats.

30 min Walk/Run
20 min Turbo Fire 30
Max HR 179
Avg HR 149
Cals 349

Have a great day everyone!! Thanks again ALISHAB3

Sue emoticon (Sorry but the black emotion chick looked like she was walking) emoticon

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ALISHAB3 9/24/2010 2:16PM

    He he hee!!!! See, you got more fitness than you thought!

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    Oh, wow, good job! I didn't know you had asthma. I'm thankful I don't, but I just recently did a 5k with a girl who does. I saw first hand how it affected her breathing while trying to run. You have quite a challenge ahead of you, but I'm sure you'll do just fine! You'll find what works for you and tackle it head on! I just started running this last spring (just a little bit of playing with is last fall, but the first 5K was this last spring) and I really enjoy it. I found that I just melted off 15 pounds once I went out on the open road. You'll find it a great addition to your workout regiment!

Good job!

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WINDLEG 9/23/2010 7:41PM

    Thanks for sharing your success! I also enjoy throwing in a nice run to mix up my workouts!!!

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MELTNSUE 9/23/2010 2:11PM

    LOL. A Cathlete is a someone who does Cathe Friedrich's Workouts usually on a regular basis. emoticon

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ABRANDNEWME09 9/23/2010 1:52PM

    Such a huge accomplishment! congrats and keep up the great work! by the way, what's a "cathlete"?

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BEATRICEBUNNY 9/23/2010 1:40PM

    Awesome!!! Rock on with your awesome self!!

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Basement's dry and we're back at it!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Well, basement is dry and I'm back to my workouts (thanks for asking Heather emoticon).

STS Disc 10
Mesocycle Week 4
Chest, Shoulders & Biceps
12 min Treadmill walk
Time 1:15 mins
Cals: 358

The treadmill walk may be part of a new venture. With everyone (it seems) around me running, even my DH, I've got the bug again. For those of you who do not know, I have long been a very envious but so far unsuccessful runner. I have tried several times to run but have never stuck with it long enough to develop the cardiovascular endurance to withstand it. I don't know whether it was due to boredom or lack of inspiration but I would invariably give it up. I eventually decided that I have many other options that I don't have to force myself to do so I stopped trying.

Well recently my neighbors, my husband, my sister, and lately my new unexpected inspiration A.J. Rochester have been touting the joys of running and they are giving me the fever. My sister recommended that I follow Jeff Galloway's program and he recommends walking before running so I got on the treadmill this morning to see if I could stand it. I only stayed on for 12 mins but they went by fairly easily so maybe I'll give it a try again.

I've read that cardio after weights helps to pump the lactic acid out of the muscles so I'll start using the treadmill after each weight session. Let's see how it goes.

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BEATRICEBUNNY 9/23/2010 9:33AM

    I know what you mean about "runners envy." DH is running his first marathon next month, and I am trying to decide whether to take the plunge myself. :)

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A*L*P* 9/23/2010 9:06AM

    I also have 'runners envy' I am considering the C25K but we'll see. Funky knees may not allow. How do you like STS? I have considered that one but I am not sure...

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ALISHAB3 9/22/2010 3:56PM

    Try the couch to 5k program. It won't be so super hard for you because you are a Cathelete. Don't worry about your pace, just focus on keeping your gait where it needs to be. I find that jogging is a wonderful way to relieve stress and it helps with all of your other endurance activities.

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