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Malinda 12-30-21 02:58 PM

Hi everyone!

Kate - I'm keeping Justin in my prayers. And yay for garage cleanout! I love getting rid of stuff, but I have to be in the right mood, for sure. It's about time for us to do a big pass through our attic and closets and donate/trash stuff.

Kim - Have fun at your NYE dinner!

Jules - I'm glad you've learned how to manipulate your jaw to control your vertigo. My doc put me on a short course of Prednisone, which did nothing, so I am off to the audiologist/balance specialist after the first of the year. It sounds like you are set for 2022 with lots of workout options!

I started week 5 of LIIFT4 yesterday. Today I did Cathe RWH Low Impact HIIT2 and RWH Abs 1. And some pull-ups. I've been slacking on them and need to get back to it.

We had a progressive dinner planned for NYE with our good friends, but we decided to postpone it in an abundance of caution over Omicron. We're all vaxxed and boosted, and mask in public, so we're probably safe, but one friend has elderly parents that he is seeing next week, and he doesn't want to take any chances, which I think is smart. One of my bosses and his entire family came down with Covid over Christmas. All were vaxxed but I don't think anyone was boosted. He said it lasted about 2-3 days, low-grade fever, cough, and terrible body aches. He still gets winded easily.

Jules, I am not familiar with Travis' PY 108. I'm thinking of doing the 5 Parks 108 Sun Salutations practice that someone mentioned on GD for New Years Day. It's 2 hours long, so I'm not sure I have the mental stick-to-it-iveness to actually do it, but I might try. I've done the 36 Sun Salutations practice from the Ultimate Yogi set a couple of times, but the style is a bit more aggressive (that's probably not the right word but it's all I can think of right now) than Erin's. I prefer her laid-back-yet-professional style for something as ambitious as 108 SSs. Not that Travis is aggressive or unprofessional - I like him a lot!- I just can't keep up with him sometimes.

Best wishes to all of you for a very Happy New Year!

fanofladyvols 12-31-21 11:06 AM

Hey Fit chicks!

I am doing the NY VF marathon any chance anyone else is thinking about joining in?

It's the 20th so I think that's pretty special!!

I am planning on doing 20 swings for every hour I see a check-in buddy so I will be swinging for you if you decide to sign up.

Either way I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's Eve! :music::sun:

KateTT 12-31-21 01:11 PM

Jules: I have not really heard much about the new Travis yoga. I am currently well saturated in Yoga practices.

Waves and hugs to you gals!! I really do appreciate your kindness!!

TGIF!! Where did this week go?
Chemo got postponed again on Wed. Labs were high (bilirubin) but the CT scan did not show anything around his liver stint. He has a PET scan Monday that his dad is taking him to then we have 2 more appointments next week.
So Wednesday was a bit of a bust but Justin did get the CT scan which was a lifesaver. We were afraid he would end up in the hospital again.

Yesterday I found a new Body Combat 88 on Les Mills on Demand so that was a no-brainer. I'll drop just about anything for a BC workout! Great stuff and they finally had an audience plus people exercising on the roof! Great workout.

Today I jumped back to Cathe live and did 375 Xmas Ball and 376 New year's Countdown workouts. 48 and 28 minutes. I cut out the cooldown on 375. Super super fun!! Xmas Ball is almost entirely on a stability ball and Cathe rotates thru upper, lower, core in no particular order. The leg work was all unweighted.

NY Countdown was fun too. 10 cardio moves done in descending rep order. Easiest move was 10 reps down to 1 rep for the hardest cardio. Then 5 weighted moves - very light and metabolic. Then the cardio countdown again, then 5 new weighted moves. It really was fun and the two were perfect together.

No plans for me tonight. I'll be lucky if I can stay awake until midnight.

Are we starting a new thread for the new year?

Happy New Year girls!!

Jules 12-31-21 03:58 PM

My in-laws departed yesterday afternoon. They are wonderful people, but these 1 week visits are just too long. It is probably a generational thing, but we are pretty much expected to converse for the entire day every day about mundane topics such as landscaping, hearing aids and incontinence. We also heard all about my in-lawsí friends we have never met who are ill or have recently died. I am an introvert, and it is mentally exhausting for me.

After the in-laws left, we had a fab night watching Christmas Vacation, Succession, and What We Do in the Shadows. I was really looking forward to a relaxing day today, but we had a power outage at 5 am that lasted for over 4 hours and took out half the ethernet in our house plus our mail server and movie/photo storage. My husband, who is an electrical engineer, is trying to order parts to restore everything. It is a real mess right now, all because somebody drove into a transformer in the middle of the night and killed the power to 8,000 households on one of the coldest days of the year. UGH. Probably a drunk driver.

I signed up for the 10-day free trial of Inner Dimension TV and am going to check it out today. One of the most interesting things I saw was the Workbook for Yoga Detox 30. You donít need to be a member to access it. I plan to work my way through the journal entries this winter:

Malinda: Sorry you had to cancel your progressive NYE dinner. It seems like Omicron is gunning for all of us now. I hope you get some answers re: your vertigo very soon! I did a lot of testing back when I had issues and the results were inconclusive. The ENT doctor was ready to refer me to a neurologist. My jaw had been aching for weeks at that time. One day, I was doing a P90X warmup and my jaw really hurt. I pressed on it hard and there was a huge POP as the disc went back into place. I instantly felt better. Surprisingly, the ENT doctor never asked me about any TMJ issues.

Linda: I would love to do the marathon, but with our internet issues here today I am not sure how things will pan out. I will be happy just to get in a workout!

Kate: Ooooh - a new BodyCombat? Heck Yeah! I hope Justinís appointments go well next week. A lot of folks around here light off fireworks on New Yearís and we watch from our windows. We are high up so we have an excellent view. Please start up a new thread for the FitChicks in 2022 - we could use a fresh start!

Kim: I havenít really explored Apple Fitness +, but it seems to have a large variety of workouts with several instructors. I have my fingers crossed for good music. The coolest thing is it is integrated with oneís Apple Watch which tracks you while you are doing the workouts and saves all of your data on the iPhone health app.


fanofladyvols 01-02-22 11:59 AM

Kate Please keep us updated on Justin and praying for you guys. I will continue to post sporadically if you start a new thread.

Jules your story of your relatives reminds me of long ago visits with my husband's family. But we never did have them with us (or were with them) for more than a couple of days! We were constantly pushing to go places just to keep the stirring the environment. I hope your knee mends well.

Malinda that's so strange about the wine and your vertigo. Does it matter what kind of wine you drink? I know people have different responses to the tannins. I hope you discover what is causing it.

Happy New Year, Fit chicks!!

Malinda 01-06-22 03:00 PM

Hi all!

I hope everyone's new year is off to fabulous start!

Kate - That Cathe NY countdown workout sounds like fun!

Linda - I think I was over-analyzing the vertigo and the wine drinking -- thank goodness! I would hate to have to give up my wine! My doc said my ear drums looked a little bulgy, thus the referral to an audiology group. They can't get me in until January 20. Luckily, it only seems to bother me when I am working out - specifically, when I lay down, and then when I get back up.

Jules - Well, that stinks about your power outage! And I don't care how lovely a house guest is, a week is too long of a stay in my book. I am an introvert as well, so I can totally sympathize with you. My step-daughter was here for four days at Thanksgiving and I could.not.wait for her to leave. She is extremely unpleasant and it was not a good visit. It took us a couple of days to get over it, we were so mentally exhausted. I used to invoke a 36-hour rule for her visits, but I backed off of that for a time when she became a bit more reasonable to deal with. However, her last two visits have been just awful. I am hoping that DH will remember that when the holidays roll around again this year and we can schedule a shorter visit.

Kim - I hope all is well with you!

I finished up Week 5 of LIIFT4 yesterday. I am enjoying it as always, and wondering what I might do after I'm done with all 8 weeks. Lots of options!

It's almost Friday, y'all! Yippee!

Jules 01-06-22 03:35 PM

Omicron got us. :(

I knew it was coming. I scheduled my 13 year old son to get his booster shot next week since it was just okayed by the CDC for his age group. He was coughing yesterday, but said that the kids did intense fitness testing in P.E and that he ran hard. He came down with a bad headache at school this morning and had a fever and increased heart rate, so the nurse tested him and it was positive. I got boosted in November and tested negative.

I am going to stay home with my son tomorrow just to be safe. We are supposed to get several inches of snow tonight, so I am glad I won't have to drive to work. The nurse told me the rest of the family should mask up around others, but we are fine to go out in public as long as we are symptom-free. We are all boosted except for my son. He had some ibuprofen and just ate a large lunch. He can still taste and smell.

My daughter had a cold last week with a sore throat and fatigue and she thought it might be Covid, but we did not test her since she didn't seem too sick, plus we were pretty much isolating at home on winter break anyway.

I had some sinus congestion for a few days last week too. Who knows? :confused:

The good news is I've been getting in some awesome workouts:

Sunday: Cathe 4 Day Split Kickbox (cardio + core) plus ID Yoga Detox 30: Start Where You Are
Monday: Cathe ICE Metabolic Total Body
Tuesday: ID Yoga Detox 30: Purify. (lots of chaturangas!)
Wednesday: Cathe Party Rockin' Step 2

Hope everyone is doing well. Stay safe and healthy!

Malinda 01-06-22 04:30 PM

Well, boo, Jules, I'm so sorry. I hope your son feels better very soon, and that the rest of the family doesn't get it.

Great job on the workouts!!!

Mickey12 01-06-22 07:03 PM

Oh boy, you guys, so sorry about COVID hitting your family, Jules. It’s definitely raging in our area too. All last year we only had one person in our office that had it and in the past three weeks we have had 4 people with Omicron. We were with family on New Year’s Day and the next day my niece tested positive. My work policy allows me to still come to the office but I have to be masked for 10 days. I have been vaccinated and boosted, and so far, I feel fine.

I posted on the Inner Dimensions thread you started. I also don’t care for Lauren’s practices and I can figure out why. Travis is so incredible though, love his practices so much.

Malinda what a trial having a family member that is so unpleasant. I can’t even imagine having to host someone in my home that I have such conflict with. I’m with you guys, I’m definitely an introvert and it is very exhausting to have to entertain for that long.

I’m glad you may have your vertigo figured out too. And VERY happy for you that it isn’t related to wine drinking. ;)

Kate, we’re thinking of you. Hope things are ok in your world. Are you going to start a 2022 thread?

I got quite a few new DVDs for Christmas so I have been trying a bunch of them. I did an Athletica workout with Ilaria, I did some Zip Trainer workouts, I did some walking workouts. Lots of variety, for sure.

Jules 01-10-22 01:11 PM

I came down with cold symptoms on Saturday and tested positive today. It isn't too bad so far - I have a cough, sore throat, and congestion. I had a small headache yesterday and feel a little bit achey. I don't have a fever and can still taste and smell. Other than 3 hours of shoveling snow on Friday, I have been taking it easy. I might do some yin yoga this week.

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