"Gearing up for the weekend" Friday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
"Gearing up for the weekend" Friday
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 7:17am

Anyone have fun plans for the three day weekend?  I'll be skiing/teaching for the next four days. I have the hardest time working in a good workout schedule during ski season. I don't get tired skiing as much as it goes on for so long that I need more rest.  I only teach one class a week now (I don't know how I used to ski all weekend to come back to teaching three intense classes on Monday morning).  I signed up for a intro package at the yoga/pilates studio w/ my daughter and am doing one of the personal training sessions tonight and then we have dog training.  Other than dog walking and training, I might spend the rest of the day on the couch to rest for skiing the next four days.  Teaching is the hardest part--in beginning lessons, it's constantly skiing uphill to bring people down.






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Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 7:53am

A day of skiing sounds exhilarating right about now!  Enjoy, Jean!  I jinxed myself - I told my mseethe HRT has helped with uninterrupted sleep, and, BAM, I woke up twice last night, but not from hot flashes...more, from the thoughts of everything I have to get done in the next four weeks.  :P. go I spent the last hour just rewriting down all of my tasks and deadlines for work.  BLEAGCH.  Can I retire, please???

My massage p, yesterday afternoon, was vunderbaar, but having earbuds in for the emergency conference call was a downer.  I love this new tams sage therapist I found.  She is totally not into talking (I find some of them use the hour as their own therapy sessions), and she really works out my knots, along with my hamstring pull.  Tonight, I will either do yoga or Dogtraining...I wish I could do both...perhaps I Can, if the timing works out.

BACK TO WORK!!!  So much to do, so little time!  Lots of employer-driven work, and preparation for vacation starting next Wednesday, and I hit the big 5-0 next Friday.  Woohoo!  :D. South Beach for Salsa.  :)

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:22am
Jean - did you quit your corporate training job? I think skiing all day must use muscles and be a workout....FSN-when I saw in your post that thinking of what you needed to was waking you up, I was thinking 'make a list' and then I saw that you did. To me, the se ret to life is making a list...there are people who have worked for me that have told me it is the most valuable thing I taught them....
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:38am

Jean, enjoy your skiing!  And yes, it's a writing job.  I don't want to bake for a living but if you bake for a living, I might have more reasons to visit the east coast. Wink  

FSN, sorry to hear that you woke up in the middle of the night.  I hate that.  I'm excited for you about your vacation!  I certainly hope you can truly be away while you're there.  

SJ, the key to doing fashion colors is that you have to bleach the hair first.  That's how you make the color vibrant.  But, if you don't want to go that far, you can get a hair extension or two of your favorite color and the stylist will cut it to blend in with your current haircut.  Or, another option is to get the hair extensions with little barettes in them so you clip them in yourself.  

I woke up with a migraine.  Yuck, yuck.  I started to feel it when I went to bed last night but a lot of times, I can just sleep it off.  I went right for the big guns (prescription meds).  I'm feeling a bit like FSN at the moment...  lots of things to do and the only thing keeping me sane is my Evernote.  I'm planning to work on my book project this morning and get a few odds and ends finished up.  I'm going to strength train (unless migraine doesn't go away) and I've got a call this afternoon with people in New York about another writing gig.  

My plans for the weekend... wait for it....  NOTHING.  I am doing nothing.  My weekend is "intentionally left blank."  My New Mexico trip is in a couple of weeks so we wanted to keep things low key and not plan anything.  I'm supposed to help OP shop sometime this weekend for clothes but that's the extent of my plans.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-14-2014
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:07am

Hello all! I am happy to report that I actually dug out one of my Old (as in, VHS!) Windsor Pilates tapes and found an uninterrupted half hour to do that, followed by my leg exercises that the PT gave me.  So I am feeling really happy this morning.  Jean, I have never skiied in my life.  That sounds daunting, especially the uphill part!  FSN, I finally slept through the night last night tho usually I am up a couple times with hot flashes and bathroom breaks! My family is nicely complying with my new policy of leaving the thermostat at 63.   It really seems to make for better sleeping.  (we are definitely modelling the "layered look" around the house, tho!!  )  And before I slipped out the door after walking the dog, I make a kale/OJ/almond milk/banana/yucky rice protein powder smoothie which was "not too bad." 

Migraines are the worst.  I am experimenting with some menthol-y roll on products that seem to help me.  The drugs make me kinda wacky.  But I always seem to need at least an Excedrin to take the edge off.

 

Doing pilates made me soo happy, even though I was not very good at it.  It made my back happy and my tummy too. thanks so much, ladies.

 

DH and I are going to a fundraiser dance tomorrow night.  I am considering it a date night, we are only 7 months into our marriage.  Imagine, being 47 and a newlywed.  I never would have imagined it.  But then, life is full of surprises. Enjoy the day, ladies! 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:58am

Hey Cath!  I hear you on the wacky migraine drugs.  Imitrex makes me that way.  Because it's super cheap, I get a prescription for it and only take it at night.  The one that doesn't make me wacky is Maxalt.  However, it is super expensive in the US so I get mine from a Canadian pharmacy (that requires a script so it is absolutely legit).  Canadian has a generic that we do not and it totally doable that way.  

And yes, Excedrin Migraine is a must in my house.  I think I have it on my person at all times.  

Newlywed at 47 is awesome!  Cool  Having been married for 15.5 years, NEVER STOP GOING ON DATES.  Seriously.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-14-2014
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 11:28am

Hi GR, how is beautiful Arizona today?  I love it out there.  Sedona especially. 

re: dates, I felt they were really lacking in my first marriage (my late husband died suddenly in 2011.  We were married 19 years.)  Gradually with kids and life and jobs, we just got almost too tired to date.  Now I am going to try and not let that happen.Life is just too precious.  I have been granted a HUGE gift and I hope I always am amazed by that, and will cherish it.

 

Well! Back to work.:)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:20pm

It's beautiful but a tad warm (I'm now ducking from the east coasters).  Yesterday it was almost 80.  I love warm weather but I'd like a little bit of winter.  Hopefully, it will soon go back down to "reasonable" winter temperatures (which to me is a high of 60).  

I'm sorry to hear about your late husband but I think it's wonderful you've found love again and recognized what you need in a relationship.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:44pm

I am cold and getting ready to go out and shovel snow. I need to go to the grocery to gather a few things because Arctic Air is moving back in and that means closed stores, etc. around here.

HA-When Elc and Gym are dealing with 100+ degree temps I am going to talk about how breezy and cool it is in plush, green Indiana. ;-) LOL I HATE winter

I am going to spend the weekend doing chores and personal maintenance. I need to touch up the roots. I hope to hit a cross fit class on Saturday but we are expecting more snow and the roads are already bad so I don't know if I will make it. I am trying to keep my walking/running mileage to no more than 20 miles a week right now and I woke up this morning with my calf tight and a bit sore so I am laying off the tread today. 

 Arryl, how does the shorter cross-fit classes work. Do you do less rounds or just overall less activities?

Cath-how exciting for you to be newly married. After 30 years hubby and I do suddenly remember we haven't been out in weeks. It is something we are really trying to work on but we fall back in to the same ole routine every time. 

Karla
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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:55pm

My middle daughter and I both have off Monday, so I am dropping the littlest one off at daycare and Emma and I are going to spend the day together.  Its not often we get the time to and she is that typical "Middle child never gets enough attention" type.  We will do breakfast, some shopping, and then go see The Flight of the Butterflies in 3D at the Imax, we saw it last year and she absolutely loves butterflies. 

I am aggravated frankly, they cancelled our cross fit class.  We had heard they were getting complaints from the tenants of the buildings around the courtyard we use for the class, but we got an email last night saying its cancelled effective immediately.  They will try and find a new spot to hold it, but I am not holding my breath.  Space is a premium where we are and its a huge group of people that do the class.  I have looked at the fitness schedule of what's offered, most of it is yoga and its $10-15 per session.  I'm not real interested in yoga in a group setting, and I have a Y membership, I am not inclined to shell out even more money.  I need to get my butt in gear and find out something else to do.  I am interesting in the tennis clinics, I used to play tennis and haven't had anyone to play with since my oldest left for college, but that's also $15 per session.  I'm going to talk to a few other coworkers that do the cross fit and see what they are going to do.  I know one lady jogs at the track at the University campus track some lunch hours, I may see about joining her a few days a week.  Just frustrated about the class...

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 1:46pm
Karla, I guess we do less rounds. Since I have never been to a traditional hour long class I don't have a comparison. For example yesterday we did a run around the building and then did 10 squat jumps, lap around the building, 20 something else, lap, 50 high knees, and we went on for 12 minutes. Some of the guys got up to 7 laps, I made it to 5 laps. And then for the second half of the class we had 6 stations set up, each station was one minute long, we did stairs, steam engines, rowing machine, goblet squats, step ups (with weights) and either lunges or a weird roll back thing. And we were supposed to get in 3 rounds of that. I also like the class because each class is different, we never do the same thing, we may do a few of the same (standard) exercises, but he mixes it up a ton.
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