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Old 07-25-20, 12:14 PM  
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Hi Everyone,

Today's workout were:

Treadmill Walk - while listening to Pahla B's Let's Run Podcast on what she eats. Just like she is w/ exercise, her advice is to do what works for you. It is refreshing to find a fitness professional who is not trying to "sell" you on their way of doing things. This was in the 35-40 min range.

Pahla's Hot 100 Day 99 - which was a yoga stretch which felt good after the walk.

I'm thinking a combo that would work for me right now would be - Pahla's weekly challenge plus Pilates plus walking at least 3X per week.

Sherry -that makes sense about the block scheduling at Starbucks. I'm glad the companies are coming up with ways to deal with this.

wishiwasinhawaii - hope all is well!

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Old 07-25-20, 05:10 PM  
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Today was a Pahla you tube workout, 25 Minute Standing Strength Workout for Sciatica. I don't think I have sciatica, but my right glute is always sore, or maybe strained. It bothers me more when I sit on our couch. I'm not sure if it's how I'm sitting or my workouts. I did enjoy the workout, although I muted her and used the cc, lol. I used five pounds in this one. At first it seemed too slow, then I was able to adjust. It seems to be just as challenging slower. I also liked the glute stretching that was in it.

Donna, that's good that Pahla isn't trying to sell an eating plan. Jessica doesn't either, and I appreciate that.
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Old 07-26-20, 08:09 AM  
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Today was a resistance workout from 22MHC. This is the last day of week 3 and I'm getting kind of bored so I might go back to Jessica next week. I really want to like 22MHC, but it's too repetitive.

I've never tried Pahla so I'll have to look into her stuff. Is it mostly pilates?

Donna, How is DD doing at her data entry job? My nephew is working at the convenience store one more week and then he has to quit to go back to college.

Sherry, The way Starbucks is scheduling is interesting. Around here, those types of places are only doing drive thru. Is it the same there?

It's so hot here. I used to love summer, but now I can't wait for fall!
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Old 07-26-20, 08:18 AM  
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Hi Everyone,

Today was:

Pahla's Standing Strength Workout for Sciatica - this is one I should probably add in a few times a week for core strengthening. I prefer to do the knee to chest and figure four move on the floor though -but Pahla would say to make it my own!

I also did - Trifecta Pilates - Circle Strength Pilates workout - this one used the "magic circle" and was a good one. I think Beth does her best work w/ equipment - it makes it more interesting.

Sherry - we were workout twins! I also appreciate that Jessica doesn't preach one way of doing anything over another.

wishiwasinhawaii - my DD starts her job tomorrow - she was at the barn this past week. What is college going to look like for your nephew? And, did I mention that I'm glad his test came back negative?

I could do without the extreme heat and humidity of summer - I feel it is almost as confining as winter - but, all that being said, I prefer this to cold so I'll deal with it, LOL! When it is cold I don't want to leave the house at all -at least in the summer I can bear to leave and go outdoors, it is just that it is hard to do outdoor activities for any length of time.

Hope everyone has a good day!

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Old 07-26-20, 05:46 PM  
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Donna, My older nephew will be a senior and he is going to live near the campus because he has an apartment that he had already paid for before COVID happened and was not able to get a refund. He has some classes with labs that have to be done on campus so he will have to attend those in person, so it's probably better that he lives there. Those classes are small so it should be ok, plus, we only live a half hour from there so he can always come home if things get bad again with the virus. My younger nephew will be a freshman and he's staying home because all freshmen classes are going to be online. The college reduced tuition for everyone so the costs are going to be less than usual.
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Old 07-26-20, 07:03 PM  
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Today was miles 1 and 2, with WU and CD, from Jessica's Power Walk dvd.

I go to training for my Census work this Friday. I'm a bit nervous! It's only two hours in the office, since we have to social distance and wear masks. The rest of the training will be at home. The coordinator told me over the phone that I will probably need to keep the whole day free, because there will be online work to do that day. However, I am excited about getting out of the house. The sadness gets to me some days.

My dd has signed up for three online classes at the community college. It's all online this year. One of them is sign language. From what I understand, the whole class and teacher are online at the same time. I guess she would need to see the teacher for sign language. And she does struggle with math. I hope she can do the online math class. But I guess she can get some sort of online tutoring if she needs it.

wishiwasinhawaii, Starbucks has drive through and in store pickup. However, they can't stay inside and sit. During our one month of shut down, it was drive through only. Restaurants can open at 50% capacity, however, most fast food places are still drive through only. Some you can go in and order and pick up.

Donna, we were twins! I'm similar, I can't stand the cold. I guess I live in the right place, lol. We had some rain on Friday, and that was nice. But it's back to the high temps again.
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Old 07-27-20, 07:16 AM  
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Hi Everyone,

Today was:

Pahla B- Knee Friendly Cardio and Knee Strengthening exercises. This one was a "step stool" - 15 seconds of Exercise A, rest, 15 seconds of Exercise A, 15 seconds Exercise B, rest, 15 Seconds of Exercise A, 15 Seconds of Exercise B and 15 Seconds of Exercise C. Then rest and repeat the circuit again. There were 5 circuits. Her cardio moves are simple, and it they don't seem like they would be effective, but at the end, you do feel like you worked out. The knee strengthening portion used a chair and worked on hip flexors and quads.

Jessica Valent Pilates - Cardio Pilates - Jessica posted this one a week or so ago - it is a more flow focused workout. About 15 minutes.

I think for this week I will mainly do Pahla and Jessica w/ some Trifecta and/or Ellen thrown in....

Back to work today. I have another week off in about 3 weeks though, so at least it isn't like I have a long stretch to go before the next break.

Interesting about the on-line college. I guess we will see what is happening next year for college...heck, I'm not sure what we're doing for H.S. next school year. I think they will decide this week.

Sherry - good luck w/ your training. My DD starts her data entry job today. She has two math classes next year - for her senior year - and she is not a fan of math either. So we shall see how it goes if it is on-line.

wishiwasinhawaii -it is good that the tuition was reduced since most of the classes are on-line.

Hope everyone has a good day!

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Old 07-27-20, 01:10 PM  
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Today was a cardio workout from 22MHC. This was the last workout for week 4 and I just wanted to finish out the week before I move on to something else. This is an 8 week program, but it's very repetitive and I'm bored, plus I'm afraid I'm going to get a repetitive stress injury if I continue. There are a ton of burpees and other similar types of exercises, like mountain climbers, etc.

I'm taking a rest day tomorrow and then I'm going to redo Calm & Strong. I liked that one, but this time I'm going to do all the youtube options since I did the DVD options last time, just to do something different.

Donna, Hope your DD's first day at work goes well. It's good you're using your vacation time. Might as well. I need to use more of mine. Is Pahla's stuff all on youtube?

Sherry, Glad to hear you can start your census training! Restaurants here are still not open for indoor seating. Quite a few have opened outdoor eating areas, which is fine for the summer, but not sure what they'll do when winter comes. I think places like Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts are drive-thru only. I know fast food places are.
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Old 07-27-20, 09:41 PM  
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Today was Jessica you tube workouts. FITIN15 Sculpt and Slim, 10 Minute Upper Body workout and 10 Minute Lower Body workout. I used my 4 pound weights for Sculpt and Slim, and six pounds for the 10 Minute Upper Body workout. I did skip the pushups in the 10 Minute workout, since they were in Sculpt and Slim.

I've been checking the NPR COVID Map, and it shows that Arizona's cases are going down, along with Texas and Utah. That is good news for us.

I did watch a you tube video by Dr. Mike interviewing a pediatric specialist about opening schools. Basically, they don't really know the right answer, because there isn't enough information yet. However, Dr. Epstein did say that current information shows that COIVD mortality rate for children is much lower than the flu. He recommends opening schools, and said most pediatricians do too. They are worried about the developmental levels of the kids. And then there are parents who work, or low income school districts who can't do online. However, they didn't really address older kids, like high school. The comment section was not in favor, and most people think schools should stay closed. I really think he should have interviewed a teacher too.

Donna, I feel like Pahla might be the right intensity for me, and they seem really effective. But I feel so much better with Jessica, the workouts really work off the stress for me, and I sleep better. But I like Pahla for a change.

wishiwasinhawaii, I like Calm and Strong too. I think I did the easiest one each day, lol. Here, we dine out more often in the late fall, winter and early spring months. It's too hot in the summer, even in the evening.
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Old 07-28-20, 05:29 AM  
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Hi,

wishiwasinhawaii - 4 weeks of a rotation is about my limit, too! I liked Calm & Strong, and it is a good idea to use the You Tube workouts this time around. I may do the same at some point!

Our restaurant situation is similar here - I'm not sure if indoor dining is permitted or not - it may be at a reduced capacity - but I'm not sure since I haven't had the desire to eat in a restaurant since this happened. Outdoor is open, and many restaurants have started using their parking lots for extra seating, some cities/towns have blocked traffic on certain roads to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor seating. Drive through and carry out is open for most places. I don't know what happens in winter, though when sitting outdoors isn't possible.

Sherry - I know what you mean - you do need a certain amount of intensity to burn off stress! I guess that is the purpose of "calm and strong"! I like the way you combined workouts w/ Jessica. The whole school thing is so difficult b/c I agree that kids, particularly younger kids, are going to suffer developmentally by not being in school. And parents who can't work from home. It is just a mess. I think older kids suffer but not in the same way. I just hope things get better!

Off to workout-

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