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Old 09-01-21, 09:50 AM  
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Talking Barefoot & On the Mat, September 2021 - "Do you remember...September!"

Happy September! I didn't see a new checkin so decided to start one. Who remembers the old Earth, Wind, & Fire song?

This checkin is for ANYONE and EVERYONE who enjoys ANY type of barefoot workouts, including yoga, Pilates, Classical Stretch/Essentrics, kickboxing, kettlebells, barefoot cardio, whatever - we welcome all! We are a friendly group of diverse ages and backgrounds. Post your workouts or not, we don't care...we'd love to have you join us in any capacity!

Here's a quote I like for September:
"The windows are open, admitting the September breeze: a month that smells like notepaper and pencil shavings, autumn leaves, and car oil. A month that smells like progress and moving on."
~Lauren Oliver
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Old 09-01-21, 09:56 AM  
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Replies from yesterday:

Pat, I do easier Pilates stuff because I can't keep up otherwise! I love hearing about your nature discoveries.

Paine, it made me sad to hear that your grandson was scared of starting school. How did it go?

cyana, I guess it's too late to banish the furry creature to another part of the house? I'm really liking the Senior Shape stuff, although she has high expectations for "beginner."

Sandra, oh no on the smoke AND the cold - rest up!

Hope everyone else is doing okay (where has Pam been?) as we move into September (already?) - Happy September and Happy Wednesday!
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Old 09-01-21, 10:28 AM  
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Beth - Pam has been on vacation, from Facebook it looks like they are glamping with family. Thank you for starting the September check-in!

I posted on the old thread:

Good morning! I took advantage of the nice reduction in humidity to walk yesterday. Altogether, I did:

~ 20 minute lunch walk
~ Margaret Richard Good for You segment one (back, shoulders, inners and outers, abs)
~ Yoga with Bird yoga in bed practice
~ 6,000 steps for the day

On my walk I came upon a wild peach tree growing out of the swampy woods to the side. It isn't very tree shaped - straggly branches and a twisted trunk, but the peaches look like regular eating ones. I wonder if a squirrel buried a peach pit down there years ago?

Thinking of Paine's grandson today!

Sandra, I'm sorry to hear of your cold and the smoke encroaching. Yikes on both! Were you scared it could be COVID?

Cyana, I wonder if one of the short yoga in bed videos could help a person get back to sleep after waking up? I'll be looking for more options for sure.

Everyone have a great day, and stay safe if you're in the path of Ida's final beat down.
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Pat, I thought Pam might be glamping again but was wondering because she often checks in even then.

If you search "go back to sleep" on Youtube, there are some videos...but I know most people don't want to whip out a video in the middle of the night.
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...+back+to+sleep
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Old 09-01-21, 10:54 AM  
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Beth, thank you for starting our September thread!
It sounds like my grandson's 1st day at school yesterday was OK. He wasn't afraid of starting school, he just wanted a longer summer vacation. He still dreaded going to school this morning and prefers to stay home. I remember feeling that way after having summer vacation so I understand how he feels.

Cyana, Egads, waking up at 3am and then working a long day is difficult. I hope you had good sleep last night.

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Paine, I can definitely relate to wanting a longer summer vacation!!!
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Old 09-02-21, 08:18 AM  
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Checking in after a seriously rattling night. I'm so fortunate that we got power back just in time for me to take a shower before work. The poor people in NY, LI and NJ. Seeing the rushing flood water in the subway reminded me of Super Storm Sandy. The first part of my day featured:

~ A four minute office stretch from FitOn (WW app)
~ 15 minute lunch walk in light rain
~ Lee Holden's original Qigong for Low Back Pain - sull series
~ 5,000 steps

I was late for work - will check back in a little while. Hoping none of you were affected by Ida.
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Old 09-03-21, 08:13 AM  
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Nothing formal yesterday. I treated myself to a good nap when I got home from work. Just dropping by to get motivated.

Margot, is that really you?? It's so nice to see you. How frightening about your husband's heart attack. I wish you could join me on a walk too - or I could join you, I recall you always enjoying interesting walking routes and trails.

Carolyn, I love your channeling Zippy for yoga. {{HUGS}} I'm sure that when the time is right, you and DH will be adopted by another beautiful cat soul.

Welcome back Pam, it sounds like a fab vacation. Good luck with your PT and butt enlivening program. I was wary of picking the peaches - something about being warned to not eat wild mushrooms in the woods. Thank you for the links, I'm going to check them out right now.

Garrie, I'm so happy for you on your new living arrangements with your SO. I'm always impressed with your workouts and dedication.

Paine - I had a pile of Japanese eggplants, green peppers and zephyr squash from the farmer's market and a boatload of my own tomatoes and basil to use. I just threw it all in the IP with garlic and it was so good! I'll miss those fresh flavors when the season is over.

I hope Sandra is feeling better. Good morning Beth and Cyana and everyone who visits today.
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Thank you all for the welcome back.

Yesterday evening I did:
- ETV Lauren's Advanced Class
- Katy Bowman - Hip Rotation is not just for standing. I thought I'd take advantage of her half price subscription for one month and see if I can pick up any more postural tips to help with shoulders and upper back.

Today:
- Jessica Smith WS2 Balance, Poise & Grace. One of her sneaky workouts. I really like the workouts she does with her Mom.
- HeathBarre - Quick Tips for Buttocks & Thighs and Quickie Waist & Abs

Pat - DH and I just got back from a walk on our local Common. There are so many baby calves at the moment - so cute. Your veggie dish sounds . We've got a glut of yellow zucchini from the garden at the moment. It's going into everything I'm making and the rest I'm giving away.

Cyana - Having to work over the weekend is no fun. I did go to my class. I felt lovely and relaxed afterwards and had a good night's sleep. I didn't realise how many tight places there were on my face! I hear you about the length of the classes. There is a lady 'Nichi' who has some shorter Yamuna classes on Ekhart Yoga. I think they range from 10 minutes and upwards. My instructor on the Zoom class said that as long as you work both sides of the face in one area, you don't really have to spend that much time all at once.

Pam - Thank you for the links. Like Cyana, I thought those socks were a hoot, especially with the formal trousers, shirt and tie. Hope you see some benefit really soon.

Beth - The classes you have on your site are all great for me. I do the ones using the strap a lot. My shoulders always feel great afterwards. Hope you can re-jiggle your work chair to feel more comfortable. I found that having my feet raised up off the floor, so I have a more of a 90 degree angle in my legs really helped ease the aches and pains.

Paine - What a terrible shock for your sister and family. That's so terribly sad. Life is just not fair sometimes. When my DH had his first attack while running a half marathon, we had no idea either that he had any heart issues. Luckily, a medical doctor was running just behind him, saw him go down and was able to administer CPR until the paramedics arrived.
I've been doing Sandra's Callanetics for 4 months. She also incorporates Somatics, Katy Bowman's techniques and pelvic floor work. I've done all these things separately in the past but never really saw any results. I do a lot of other stuff too, otherwise I'd get bored. I need to do balance work and extra stuff for the upper body. How's your grandson feeling about school, now that he has done a whole week?

Garrie - I'm so happy for you. It's an exciting new chapter of your life. I bet your parents miss you. It's amazing that Cathe is still going strong after all these years. I used to work out with her all the time. She had great step choreography.

Waves Carolyn and Sandra. Hope you're on the mend Sandra.

Edit: I just had an email from Essentrics to say they are unlocking Season 11 for the whole weekend - no sign in required.
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DH slept late so I didn't have access to working out in our bedroom. I will likely do a neighborhood walk today.

Cyana, I hope you get paid overtime for all the extra hours you work. If not, I would consider having a consultation with an employment lawyer.
I LOVED my peanut butter and jelly sandwich in my sack lunch when I was going to grade school. I made them for my kids sack lunches when they were going to school too. I also loved putting in short notes or a tiny prize inside their sack lunch.
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Pat, I had to google "zephyr squash" because I've never heard about it or seen it in the market before! Your iPot dish sounds delicious. I love simple recipes like that and I'm going to have to try it.

Margot, I think my grandson has made peace with going to school but he still doesn't like it. None of my kids wanted to go to school either because they loved summer vacation.
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