Saturday, November 27, 2010


This morning I did the rest of African Healing Dance, blessing my new $3 vcr with stereo sound
Some was done on the bungee and some off. During the freestyle, I also held Fitstix.
Then I did Jackie's Xtreme Timesaver, doing just 30 seconds of each move and jogging on the bungee during her second 30 seconds. Used my homemade XCOs instead of dumb bells. Finished with some Classical Stretch.

This was the first Thanksgiving I spent in AC, letting their buffets do the cooking and cleanup! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I revisited some of ELLE Make Better I had taped from Exercise TV but before I had done as much as I had planned, I started reorganizing the basement cuz the wiring of my electronics and piles of workouts around the plugs were a mess and I had to free one of the cd players for my son without having any of the workouts falling and getting lost or damaged. 

Anywho did enough of the toning one to be reassured that I did want the dvd so some of my mission was accomplished LOL

ETA: well one thing led to another today LOL

I found 2 vcrs with front stereo jacks at a thrift store for $3 each.  Neither had a remote but figured it was a great price.   Got them home and both worked well, even less finicky than most of my other vcrs when playing some questionable tapes  so I bit the bullet even further and replaced two vcrs with them, including my workout vcr with the broken eject button and finicky jacks.  Am actually chucking that vcr in the next garbage pickup just so I don't get confused and hook it up again.  Have plenty of spare vcrs without it  :)

Monday, November 22, 2010


I did the rest of Boogie Down the Pounds and again found most of the movements very Fitstix friendly.  Then I did the first half of TaeBo Amped Live and found it worked better with my Fitstix and homemade XCO trainers than the bar I made out of 2 bubblewands partially filled with rocksalt then duct taped at the handles.  Did some more African Healing Dance and finished with Classical Stretch.  Some of the above were done on the bungee which gives most of the moves a completely different feel.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This morning I warmed up with the next 3 songs from Richard Simmons Boogie Down the Pounds on the bungee with Fitstix then did the rest of The Firm's Transfirm your Trouble Zones using my Kettlenetics kettlebell and the bungee for the power intervals. Then did some of Joannie Greggains' Classical Workout which was better than remembered because of the nice loud Classical music.  Warmup was good with Fitstix and the aerobics were good with Fitstix on the bungee.  Also did  the barre using a chair and my own routine on the rebounder during her mat abs.  Finished with some Classical Stretch.

I did do alittle walking outdoors yesterday going to a neighborhood estate sale.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weds-Fri & Saturday

Walked plenty Weds through Friday.

This morning I warmed up with the first 3 songs from  Richard Simmons Boogie Down the Pounds on the bungee with Fitstix then did much of The Firm's Transfirm your Trouble Zones using my Kettlenetics kettlebell.  Both workouts were so much better than remembered!  Short on time this morning so skipped a Classical Stretch.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I didn't sleep well last night cuz lots of aches just kept me from feeling comfortable.  Took an arthritis sleep medication which helped but wore off, leaving me feeling the same. So since I was sleep deprived and still achy, I chose to do just the first 30 minutes of African Healing Dance.  Started out on the bungee but felt unsteady so switched to the floor and tried to get an inner massage from it.  Definitely felt better afterwards but now heading for a long hot bath.  May do more of African Healing Dance as sparks later.

Monday, November 15, 2010


This morning I did Piloxing except for all of the reps and none of the mat abs then some Classical Stretch.  Again, I found Piloxing very Fitstix friendly and the higher impact stuff worked well on the bungee.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


This morning I did the cardio from Amy Dixon's Give Me 10 on the bungee while holding Fitstix then did its kettlebell bonus with a homemade XCO trainer.  Next I did Richard Simmons' Tonin to the Oldies band workout and finished with some Classical Stretch.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weds-Fri & Saturday

Walked plenty in AC Weds through Friday :)

This morning, I did the Cardio from the petal mat dvd (really like this routine!). First 10 minutes I did with a lower body focus then the second 10 minutes with Fitstix upper body focus and healthbouncing. Next I did some of Jillian's Shred It Level 1 with my rocksalt bottle LOL Then the second workout from Tuttle's Standing Pilates and finished with some Classical Stretch.

I am trying to figure out how to get it all in: rebounder, Fitstix, XCO/kettlebell, bands, Barre, even airstepper and step .... yikes!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


This morning I only did the second Latin Sensations workout then went on a long walk around town accomplishing some errands and cardio at the same time while getting fresh air and Vitamin D  :)

Monday, November 8, 2010


This morning I did workout #1 from both of Susan Tuttle's dvds: Latin Sensations and Standing Pilates.  I used my Fitstix and bungee rebound with Latin Sensations (music only) and found the moves friendly to both, especially the Fitstix :)

Finished with Classical Stretch.

Going to the thrift store that has 25% off on Mondays and a bunch of other errands today.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This morning I did some of the bouncing from Starbound and really enjoyed the music then some of ELLE GLAM cardio with Fitstix.  Finished with some Classical Stretch

Glutton of punishment that I am, I will be resubscribing to Blockbusters with the 2 week free trial.  Maybe they fixed whater was broke and if not, will just cancel again.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


This morning I did some of Bob Harper's new strength workout but there were alot of reps of moves I don't do like pushups cuz they aggravate my elbows.  I started skipping to the next chapter alot. I did like his biceps done about midway but I used my homemade XCOs and stayed with palms facing one another because of my elbows.  Then I did some of the Advanced workout  from one of my first dvd workouts: Honey's Bollywood workout on the Fitness Trampoline with Fitstix and really liked some of the moves. Had to modify the steps that went across the floor to stepping or turning in place but it worked for me :)  Finished with some Classical Stretch.  I am really liking Miranda, especially when she tweaks her moves and offers something new.

Friday, November 5, 2010


This morning I did some of TaeBo Inferno with Fitstix on the Fitness Trampoline  but was losing interest and started do some of the moves from the *3D 1,000 Calorie Burn* clip,  at first with Billy bands then some with Fitstix.  I am still planning to eventually buy the *Core Transformer 3D 1,000 Calorie Burn DVD Kit* because it does have some unique moves and I love using bands for AWT and think Fitstix will work with many of the moves too.  Then I did a wonderful Classical Stretch which seemed a bit different than Miranda's regular back care routines a friend was able to record off of a PBS in NH.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thurs & Blockbuster update

This morning I did UR's Hip Hop then Fitstix Fusion's Hip Hop, both on the Fitness Trampoline and with Fitstix.  Unfortunately, the coupon code jumpfit50 for 50% off of any Fitness Trampoline is no longer valid for anyone who didn't cave in time.  Then I did the rest of Jackie's Xtreme workout but only did 30 seconds of each move instead of her full minute which for me was overkill.  I do like that the moves are done slowly and controlled and mostly XCO friendly.  Finished with Classical Stretch and alittle Flow Motion Tai Chi.

I actually emailed Blockbuster one more time and was shocked that the Customer Care Rep took care of our incident immediately (removed the lost dvd from our queue, sent our next dvd and sent an email with a free store rental coupon).  Why didn't the other 3 do something????  Too little too late so not going to subscribe to them again.  Rather not depend on the USPS and will try Redbox and the library instead for dvds.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


This morning I warmed up with the UR Dance workout on my wonderful new mat then I did some of the beginner workout of Bob Harper's new strength workout but didn't see anything new or unique then did the first routine from Jackie's new Xtreme workout and it was almost identical to Bob's LOL
Finished with Classical Stretch which really worked the fingers and wrists.

The new mat is definitely larger than the original and lies flatter with less petal attacks :)

Sun-Tues Bungee Rave & Blockbuster Rant

Did plenty of walking and a spark on my newly replaced rebounder mat Tuesday afternoon after we returned home from AC and have to say how big a difference this replacement mat has made!  I believe the original mat besides having defective stitching was just a bit too small so the stitching got stressed to the point of breaking.   No more venus flytrap effect from rising petals and that bit of extra space around the mat is making wider moves more possible so I am really loving this bungee rebounder.  Yes, the Bellicon bungee does come in a much larger size but at over 4 times the price and with a shorter cord warranty.  I got the 370 but cannot go wrong with any of the Fitness Trampoline bungee models, especially if the 50% off code is still working (Jumpfit50).

Now for the rant:  For the past 2 weeks, 2 dvds sent by Blockbuster were not delivered so Blockbuster said they will not be sending us anymore, blaming the USPS.  There is no refund for the prepaid month of service even though we only had one week of actual service.  We immediately unsubscribed to avoid getting billed again and were notified we still had to pay for the last dvd we never got???   Truly believe they are throttling us because in previous cycles, we were having too fast a turnaround.  We decided to try the Redbox and library for rentals just in case we have a similar problem with Netflix and the USPS.  

ETA: Forgot to mention that the emailed customer care rep for Blockbuster suggested we call so we did and were offered two free weeks of no service!