"Gearing up for the weekend" Friday

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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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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 01-18-2014 - 1:49pm

Hi ladies...I worked from home todayso icould workout at lunch time - my gym is on one side of the city from my house, work in the other. It is fine if I am going from work to gym and home, but too far togotoand from work...or soi think,anyway. All I did was bike warmup and lift, no cardio. Fortunately I did well food wise in NY so my weight was down...I only packed healthy snacks and made good food choices. I am going tothe Celtics with my brother and family tonight,and if idon't lose my nerve, to a birthday party....Cath, Pilates works whether you are 'good at it' or not...it's very progressive...it stays hard no matter how good you get! GR and ELC, we had nice weather here too...45 degrees! Karla, winter is on its way back here too. So iwill be in the brrrr zone again. GR, i have a hair appointment In two weeks - I might drop in tomorrow and discuss wildness...or maybe not...I work fora Rey conservative bank....have great weekends everyone!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Sat, 01-18-2014 - 10:14am

Let us know if you went to the party and if so, how it went.  

On the wild hair, if you have some length, you can do wild colors underneath near the nape of your neck.  That way, if you wear your hair down at work, it's not seen.  I'm thinking that you work from home often enough that I'll bet they wouldn't mind.  Wink  But, this is from someone who is wearing monkey pajamas and editing a book at the moment.  

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 4:38pm

No plans for the weekend as of now. Probably housework and deskwork, and yardwork if I can get my butt out there before it gets too hot. Yes, too hot. Its 86F with 10% humidity, been like this all week and its supposed to continue like this for days. I'm sorry that I sound like I'm whining to those of you dealing with ice and snow, but there are downsides to this kind of weather (really, there are!) besides my skin cracking. I did a sluggish hour at the velodrome so at least I can say that I exercised today. 

Jean, how do you ski uphill? I thought it was kind of a side step thing. Karla, hope you can get out to your crossfit class tomorrow. I can't think of any guy I know wearing meggings. I'll have to ask my dd in NYC if she sees men wearing them. Cath, good job on doing your Pilates today. Little by little!! Arryl, bummer about your class getting canceled. I hope they can find another location and start it up again. GR, what is Evernote? Hope your migraine goes away. FSN your job sounds way too demanding these days---your vacay will such a great break. SJ, you didn't tell us what you're up to?

Hope that all of you ladies have a great weekend!

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 3:57pm

My husband has some not so nice things to say about men that wear skinny jeans, so there is no way you'd ever see him in those!!

That's my biggest thing, the cost of it all, I pay $61 for a family membership at the Y right now, its a corporate price but still...  while fitness is important to me, I don't have the money in the budget to shell out much more than we already are.

I did just find out the Y near us has opened up, there is one near us, but they were opening up a new location that is just as close to us, just the opposite direction.  They actually have dance classes on Saturday mornings for the little ones.  I am going to go over tomorrow and get them signed up for the session that starts in March, they are back to back classes, so I can at least get a 35 minute work out while one of them is in class and the other is in child care.  My littler one does not like going to the child care, so I normally don't fight her on it, but I can work out while she is in class and the older one will go to child care.

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 3:31pm

All the classes I do are part of my gym membership and I am on some plan that as long as I continue my yearly membership and never let it expire, I am paying the same price I did 12 years ago. My family membership at the gym cost me just over $1 a day. I checked into doing some classes like Yoga and Cross-fit at other places around and was stunned over how much they cost. Yoga alone is $90 at a studio here and cross-fit is $10 a class. That gets pretty pricey if you go more than one time a week. 

I have been laughing for the last hour over the thought of my husband wearing these: Meggings I have a son that is pretty bold but I can't even see him wearing them. 

Karla
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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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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: 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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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.  

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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.:)

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