Last Friday of the Year

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Last Friday of the Year
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Fri, 12-28-2012 - 10:03am

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe it is the last Friday of the year. This year has flown by for me. I've had better years and worse years so I am not going to complain about it. I have no big pressing plans this weekend. I may refinish my kitchen chairs but not sure if I am ready to take on a project that big right now. 

I've got ribs in the crockpot and I'm heading out to the library later to grab a few books before the snowstorm for tonight heads in. If we truly get 4-5 more inches we may be shut in for a while. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 10:42am

I suppose it is the last Friday, isn't it?  

I'm off today but taking kitty to the vet this afternoon.  I did a workout on my step 360 this morning.  Not sure what else I'll do for the day.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 3:58pm
Lots of people are taking Monday off from work, so they came by o say 'see you next year' to me...they are so young and enthusiastic here...for a week when I only worked three days, this was a long week...I could have easily come home from work and gone to bed, but I went to the gym - 10 minutes on the bike, then lifting for chest/back. I have to say I really missed my own gym tonight...part of lifting for me is social and that isn't possible here - not only because I don't speak Polish but because I don't think that I am that welcome in the guys only part of the gym (not a rule, just how it is). I might be imagining it, but it is not easy to take your space when the gym is small and the guys are big...but the gym is convenient and I like the classes. Next week I am going to work in a few more machines for some variety, and run 1.5 miles one night... I haven't run since I got here. I am going to Zumba tomorrow, then I think that will be it until Wednesday because of New Years. Karla - I am sorry you are getting snow...it will make memories if nothing else. Gymrat - if you were getting snow, it would make headlines! Have a great weekend everyone!
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 4:32pm

Hey, I'm back!  Whew, that was one long trip.  I passed my level 1 ski, did a five day clinic and then my family joined me so I ended up skiing 12 days in a row, which is far more than I have ever done before (I think the record might be 3 before!).  The drive back from Vermont took forever on Wednesday and I spent all day curled on the TV yesterday.  My son wanted to go to parkour but I just didn't have it in me to get off the couch with the cold winds blowing outside.  Feel so much better today, went for a walk and I will either go to parkour or silks.  Leaning towards silks but we'll see.  My son wants to do parkour so it's a good mom/son activity and I'm happy that he wants to do it w/ me.  The ski resort opens, at least just the bunny slopes, tomorrow so I'll probably start teaching.  I feel like I could use a vacation from my vacation!






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 4:34pm

Do you get much of a workout on the step360?  What do you do?  Mine is in the garage.  I use it on the rare occasion that I train out of the house, and the person can't handle the BOSU yet. But, overall, I don't get much out of it.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 12-28-2012 - 4:35pm

What is Christmas like there? Did you have a place to go? Sorry if you've already said--I haven't had a chance to read the older threads yet.  I think you could join the guys in the lifting area. Show them what American women are like!






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Sat, 12-29-2012 - 4:10am
I has a great Christmas. The weather was good and I walked all around. I do join the guys in the lifting area but it is awkward because there is no conversation. There are just two benches, and only a small space in between them for standing. Moves. Because I am mostly using dumbbells, I take up a space there for a relatively long time. I feel like they take the weights they think I am going to use next...this is probably my imagination...but it is odd to me that if I am usinfpg 5 k weights, someone will take the 6k set...but I keep lifting, because that's what I do. I think if I branch out to some machines I wil feel Less in the way.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Sat, 12-29-2012 - 11:59am

Yep, I do.  Yesterday, I did a step workout like you'd do on a regular step and it got me sweating pretty good.  I'm starting to prefer it over the BOSU after that ACE article about the torsion it creates on the ankle.  That was always one issue I had with it and science validated it.  :P  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 12-30-2012 - 12:10pm

I went to a lecture about foot/ankle problems and they had the same concern w/ the BOSU. We might have talked about it then.  I think there is a place for the BOSU in helping to strengthen the ankle and for conditioned athletes who have good body awareness but there is a much bigger risk of ankle injury.