Saturday, October 29, 2011


This morning I warmed up on the bungee with MUVE then did the cardio and some upper body from Amy Dixon's Give Me 10 in anticipation of receiving its sequel in a trade anyday. Then after a Classical Stretch I did the Awaken the Dragon routine from the second practice on Chiball's Dance of the Dragon.

Well we were supposed to get less than an inch of snow later today but the snow started falling and sticking soon after noon. Now we could get as much as 8 to 10 inches!!! We didn't even put the car in the garage, not expecting much to stick :(
Never ever had snow, let alone sticking snow in October before. Do not remember ever having sticking snow in November either. Just not ready for this at all. Last year's snow around Christmas was the earliest heavy snowfall I can remember. And that snow stuck around till February. At least we didn't get much after February. There have been a couple of April blizzards in the past.

Friday, October 28, 2011

MUVE Circuit Burn CS

This morning I warmed up on the bungee with MUVE then did the Cardio and Sculpt pre-mix from Circuit Burn, using the bungee for cardio, XCOs for light weights and 5lb kettlebell for a single heavy weight. Finished with a nice Classical Stretch.

Had a late start because the plumber came to fix our toilet and lubricate the kitchen faucet he had installed a few months ago because getting too much resistance when swiveling the faucet between our double sinks.

We sent up heat for the first time this season this morning and our new oil burner warmed up the whole house within 30 minutes. All radiator vents seemed to be working well so ready for winter with snow in the prediction for tomorrow!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

MUVE Kettleworx chiball CS

I warmed up on the bungee with MUVE then did one set of the 5th week of Kettleworx Cardio then a Caribbean workout Chiball routine and finished with Classical Stretch.

I stopped in the middle of the Chiball to check our toilet because its water kept running and determined that the guts finally would have to be replaced by our plumber because a significant plastic part had broken so the cap was flopping wherever instead of over the hole. Also finally arranged a date for the electrician to replace our ancient circuit board.
At the dentist, Steve was informed his bridge is falling apart so will be starting a 4 part procedure that will be costing $4500. Also planning to get new eye glasses. So lots of big expenses over the next couple of months, following a new heating system and car last Spring.
Good thing we stopped dumping alot of money at CET to stay Diamond!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MUVE Chiball CS

I had limited time this morning because of a dentist appointment and had major DOMS from cleaning out my closet yesterday afternoon so stuck to my no dread combo of MUVE on the bungee then a Caribbran Workout chiball and finishing with a Classical Stretch.

May take a walk to the post office soon if the sun stays out.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guest Writer Liz Davies: Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients

Liz Davies submitted an article about cancer and exercise which I posted as a blog page called Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Patients.

Please visit the page and feel free to share the link.

Also I believe exercise can help prevent getting cancer as well as reoccurring

MUVE Speedbody Chiball CS

Very nice combination this morning.
First I warmed up on the bungee to MUVE.
Then I did Contender's Club Speedbody's Blast while wearing the Shadowboxer belt.
Next a Caribbean Workout Chiball workout
Finished with mostly a Classical Stretch mat workout which was ok but will not repeat unless my hip seems to have liked it as much as her standing stuff. Cannot tell yet.

Unfortunately, I saw two more straps fraying badly on my YogFlex when doing Speedbody so finally put it out of its misery before injuring myself. It is outside waiting for today's garbage pickup. I did save its legs because interchangeable with the smaller Bodyburner's legs.

CET (Caesars Entertainment) really needs to clean house and find out who is messing up their Total Rewards marketing process. We seemed to be the last in NJ to receive the Diamond Lounge passes that were a part of DH's online offers. Meanwhile after posting about not getting them yet, a few long term Diamond players posted that they weren't even aware of DL passes/coupons! Higher tiered Diamonds and Seven Stars all get these passes when they aren't even needed since they (and a guest) already enter free. So CET is wasting money sending folks these passes who do not need them and not sending them to customers who are already unhappy with the admission charges to the DLS. Some of the customers who never received the passes may even have an error in their mail code so not receiving any offers at all, like what happened to me for over a year before it got resolved. This mailing error seems to happen often.

ETA: Just saw that Netflix has already dropped their Quikster plan and that Starz will be bringing their instant content to Dish/Blockbusters. I'm, personally, rooting for Blockbusters to survive cuz of our nearby store and their new promotions and Netflix's lack of concern about their customers. Suddenly splitting Netflix's instant watch and dvds by mail plans and raising their prices were bad business decisions just as CET's suddenly charging $10 comp for their Diamond lounges. Alienating customers is bad business and these customers need to take their business elsewhere.

Monday, October 24, 2011

win lose or Blog Halftee giveaway

The Win Lose or Blog blog is offering a giveaway for the HalfTee of your choice

BodyDance, Body Gospel and CS

This morning I started with some youtube Body Dance downloads, on and off the bungee then did some Body Gospel with the special bands and finished with Classical Stretch. I felt so much better this morning than usual in spite of fearing intense triceps DOMS from using the walking poles. Also, my chronic right hip twinges seemed much better. I think the double dose of Classical Stretch may have really helped yesterday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gay Marriage

In addition to my passion for penny slot machines and exercise, Gay Civil Rights are very important to me. True, our older son is gay so that may make me more concerned about his rights than the average straight citizen but I have always been concerned about the power of the majority affecting the rights of the minority, being a woman and born Jewish. Whether being gay is a choice, a result of a series of psychological events, genetic trait or whatever, pursuit of happiness in a democracy is a civil right and the rights of all minorities should be protected. Just recently, an ignorant teacher, employed by the high school in our town, voiced her personal homophobic beliefs publicly on Facebook which then went viral and became the headline story in tv news coverage and newspapers. It sickens me to think our town hired such a narrow minded person to teach!
Teachers are supposed to open minds, not shut them.
Teachers are supposed to help their students feel more confident about themselves and their future opportunities and help them gain the skills needed to succeed.
Teachers are supposed to Teach, not brainwash their students based on the teacher's own personal belief system or religion, especially in public schools.

Gay couples pay taxes and have the right to the pursuit of happiness and being equal under the law of this land.
What exactly are folks against Gay Marriage giving up by enabling Gay Marriage?

It seems as though most folks who want a ban on same gender marriage believe homosexuality is a choice. I cannot imagine anyone consciously choosing to be gay after witnessing our own son's coming out. Even if being gay were a choice, then why are these people against gay marriage when whom a person marries is a personal choice? How many married straight couples *chose* to love their spouse or had that choice made for them? Choice is Thinking and making a conscious decision. Feeling is a totally different process. Nobody should have the power to choose who another person can or cannot love and marry.

Most courts have judged that marriage is a civil right and religious views should not affect civil rights. What politicians need to remember when making laws as well as teachers when voicing their personal views is that they serve everyone, even the gay taxpayers, not just those who share their religious views.

It would be a huge boost to our economy to allow Gay Marriage.
Companies involved in weddings, the Travel industry and even Real Estate would prosper because gay couples could join their incomes for purchasing homes.
The argument that it would hurt businesses which would have to extend medical insurance to a gay spouse doesn't make sense. If that were so, then a company would be trying to hire just gay employees to keep their medical insurance costs down which would therefore, increase unemployment for straight folks!
Most gay couples would have less children to be covered by the employer's plan as well.

Since so many straight couples have made poor choices in spouses,
imagine the increase in business for divorce lawyers down the road!

ETA: I have revised the above into an actual page on my blog and will be updating it occassionally

BodyDance, Chiball, CS

This morning I warmed up on the bungee to BodyDance from youtube then did alittle bit of Waltz to Fitness wearing a weighed vest then Chiball Essentials warmup and Dance then finished with 2 episodes of Classical Stretch.

I didn't really feel like moving till Chiball Essentials. Maybe it was a mistake not to MUVE to warm up or maybe it is just the cloudy cold weather making achier joints. Anywho I did almost 90 minutes but at mostly a lower intensity and feel much better now.

Since I haven't MUVED yet, I may do a MUVE spark later today.

ETA: I just had a very enjoyable and different spark by using my walking poles in my backyard which measures about 50 paces in circumference. Between the uneven ground and using muscles differently, it was quite intense!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

FUN!!!!! Body Dance on youtube

This morning I warmed up with MUVE on the bungee then did some Body Dance workouts found on youtube. I was in the middle of this one song and became hysterical when I started to listen to the lyrics! My husband was walking through the room several time oblivious to the song.
See the link below if curious
Finished with some Classical Stretch.

Warning: some may find the lyrics offensive
Hey, I'm 62 so easily amused.
Have to wonder if the foreign gals who were exercising understood the lyrics.

Friday, October 21, 2011


Had an overnighter in AC last night but I still did a Kettleworx Cardio spark after we got home. I tried to compare the 6 chapters/weeks and have determined that just chapter 3 had his signature gunslinger move demonstrated on youtube by another trainer:

I like chapter 2 the least because less cardio and more mat abs so will be skipping it.
So will use chapter 1, adding in gunslingers or chapter 3 adding in Fast Feet and when wanting a more grueling workout chapter 5.
Chapter 6 may get a visit too down the road.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Blockbusters new Store One- OUT Plan

If you are lucky enough to live close to a brick and mortar Blockbusters store, they are offering an awesome new plan, especially if you have a gamer in the family. For $14.99, they are offering a One-OUT Combo plan which means you can have either any dvd movie or any game in the store out at a time and can do unlimited exchanges for the month. Previously, our son paid $22 for a single game out a month plan. They are also throwing in a single game or movie bonus through their mail service once a month but we aren't sure how that works yet. The store may have had the wrong email in their system because an email address for an older account received the mailing offer, not the email address we want linked to the store which just had a free 2 dvd-at-a-time month trial. If I hadn't read about the deal being limited to one free trial a household, I would have gone ahead and used the old email address for a free one month 3 dvd-at-a-time trial but felt that was taking advantage of a struggling company that we may want a longterm relationship with if they keep trying so darn hard with these new promotions.
This plan is much better than their by mail plans for us because we live as close to a store as a mailbox, making the turnover instant. No waiting for the mail to deliver or for the Blockbuster system to send the next item on the next business day. The stores have the newest games but their online mail system doesn't and in store exchanges for mailers are limited to movies so our gamer son much preferred this store plan. Best of all, there is a current promotion to get this subscription for half price!

ETA: Was informed to give a new email account address to the store people to be linked to the new 1-Out Combo Pass for the email invitation to the new limited mail account for one mailing per month. Old inactive account email addresses shouldn't be used.

MUVE, Ellen, Classical Stretch

Didn't have much energy today so just did a longer Playlist from Family MUVE on the bungee then one chapter of Ellen Barrett's Live Power Fusion and some Classical Stretch. It is amazing how MUVE gets me muving even on sluggish days.

Just had a burst of energy so did one set from Kettleworx Cardio week 3.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ThinQ Fitness

This is a great online workout site. There are alot of free videos and samples of their cheap pay-per-views. Their full access monthly subscriptions seem reasonable as well with alot of variety. Even rebounding workouts. Best of all, really good music!!

I had trouble getting the videos to work right on Windows7. Ironically, the videos worked immediately on my older pc with WindowsXP. Their customer service recommended that I uninstall my Adobe Flash that came with Windows7 then reinstall it but just do not feel like jumping through hoops for a couple of rebounding workouts. Workouts that I cannot even keep on my hard drive or burn to dvdr. Just not worth the bother when I have sooo many workouts already.

Circuit Burn and free CS

This morning I warmed up on the bungee with MUVE then did the first pre-mix on Circuit Burn.
I am starting to revisit the rest of the KCM's Circuit Burn pre-mixes after only doing the whole workout in pieces and one of the pre-mixes (Boxing & Legs) a few weeks ago. This morning I really liked both the cardio on the bungee and the resistance compound moves. The tweaking of moves, old and new, into unique combos is really quite creative. With alittle more tweaking, I can work both sides more equally.
Finished with the shoulder rehab and stress relief Classical Stretch PINK workouts being offered for free.

Monday, October 17, 2011

MUVE and Classical Stretch

Was running late this morning so all I have done so far was some Mellow Muve and some Classical Stretch. Plan to do a real workout later this afternoon.

Best of all, I am still losing weight slowly since cleaning up my eating more thanks to son's obsession with lowering his LDL. Last night, we made our own trail mix with different kinds of nuts and dried fruit and it was amazing!

ETA: This afternoon I did most of a Charlene Johnson interval workout, alternating bands and cardio on the bungee.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Body Gospel and Arnica Gel

This morning I did the Body Gospel AWT workout but used Fitstix for the cardio and heavier homemade XCOs for dumb bells. Used my YogFlex in the basement area because it was too dark to workout in the living room where the bungee is. Had to do a laundry anyways. Also did some of Core Revelation with the Body Gospel bands. It had been so long since I had done Body Gospel that it all felt brand new.
Then I did some MUVE on the bungee after the sun came up LOL
but had to switch downstairs when I discovered that the Jazzercise Dancin' Abs dvd wasn't working on son's Play Station2 and finished my 60 minutes of moving with just their warmup.

ETA: If you have a Rite-Aid near you and their Wellness card, you can get a tube of Boiron Arnica gel for 99cents after a $6 coupon refund! When not on sale, same tube can cost $10. I am so excited that Rite-aid is now going to be selling Arnica gel even though GNC's giant tube is probably a better deal.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

MUVE Hidden Clips

This morning, I warmed up off the bungee first with the hidden scarf MUVE routine then a couple of the hidden chair routines and Hilo Hula. Even though these songs can be found on some playlists, I want to do them exclusively sometimes because I'll probably MUVE using the Lineups more often so I burned a dvdr of the hidden clips not listed on the Lineup. Then I switched to the bungee upstairs for a Goofy Grooves. I think if I could only do one type of movement for exercise for the rest of my life, it would be MUVE. MUVE is truly my Goldilocks workout. With all of these clips on the dvds and website, I doubt MUVE will ever feel *old*. I may add some short clips of these hidden workouts to this blog later today if Blogger is cooperative.
Then I did the last playlist on Misty's Delicious Dance while holding chiballs but downstairs with my cheap home theatre making the volume louder. This dvd definitely has a lower volume than most. I'll probably use my much louder downloads on the bungee and the dvd in the basement with my home theatre setup. Finished with alittle Waltz to Fitness while holding Fitstix (till my laundry was done LOL).

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MUVE DVD Glitches

I was playing with new-to-me software and happened upon what may be a real publishing boo boo in the MUVE dvds. When I extract the mpg files from the Family Muve and Mellow Muve dvds, I found several routines that were not listed on the line-up menu of either dvd. Think I found as many as 7 such unlisted routines! They may be in the pre-mixes but aren't listed in the lineups so none of them can be chosen individually. Some share the same song title which may have confused their dvd burning company. However, the cast and routines are definitely different. Then there are other songs not listed in the line-ups at all. Mellow and Family do share a couple of identical song routines like Backyard Slack and Locomotion Style yet neither dvd lists another Locomotion Style song routine that is different with different background exercisers and clothing. It is quite confusing so I can understand how the person burning the dvds made possible mistakes.

I am going to watch the hidden routines closely to see if there were possible reasons for not listing them. Son explained sometimes a file on a dvd is left off the menu on purpose and may have been too hard to completely delete from the dvd. Will also keep my eyes open when doing premixes to see if any of them pop up. Stay tuned LOL

ETA: A couple of the unlisted songs were available on the website so maybe that is why they became unlisted if the Lineup menu was limited.
I am finding the unlisted versions of songs in Playlists!
On the Family MUVE dvd, E Komo Mai without scarves is listed in the lineup and is on the Honolulu Wave Short&Sweet Playlist. The unlisted version with scarves is in the Pa'ina Time Short&Sweet, Cheap Thrills Partytime Playlists and Running Wild It's a Workout Playlist.
The listed Get Down is in the Turbo Tunes Short&Sweet Playlist. The unlisted version of Get Down which uses a chair is in the Bustin' MUVES Short&Sweet and Cheap Thrills Party Time Playlists.
The listed Lua Afe is in the Goofy Grooves Short&Sweet Playlist.
The unlisted Lua Afe which uses a chair is in the Turbo Tunes Short&Sweet and Cheap Thrills Party Time Playlists.

On the Mellow Muves dvd, the Nani Ko'olau which uses a chair is not listed on the lineup, not even in the chair lineup! However, it is in the Local motion Small Bites Playlist as well as the Chair Surfing Dance with the Artists Playlist...duh. The listed Nani Ko'olau uses scarves.
The Local Motion Style that is missing from the lineups and has a different cast is in the Mellow Rockin'Steady Small Bites Playlist.
Last but not least, HiLo Hula which is missing from all of the Lineups is in the Mellow Pa'ina Time on the Dance with the Artists Playlist. This same HiLo Hula was completely hidden on the Family dvd, I believe?? Also Li Hing Hula which was listed on the Family dvd but hidden on the Mellow dvd is in this same Mellow Pa'ina Time on the Dance with the Artists Playlist as well as a couple of the longer Playlists where there are more routines to sort through to find it.
All hidden files are now accounted for and can be found if you know where to look. Some are even online LOL
Of course, I am probably the only MUVE fan(atic) who bothered to track them all.

MUVE Breathless CapoFlex

This morning I warmed up with MUVE then did the last 3 intervals of Breathless Body on the bungee and some of the lower body on CapoFlex.
May do more later.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I just have to rave about

It enables people to upload a file as large as two gigs and send a link to the file to download in an email to whomever the sender chooses. The download link is good for 3 days before it is removed. This is much easier than facebook or blogger for sharing videos!
Much better than breaking a too large file into smaller ones to share in an email.

LOVE it!!!

All Sweaty

This morning I did MUVE and Breathless Body's Fast Feet interval on the bungee then the rest of CapoFlex Upper body and finished with some Temple Dance. I swear I sweated the most because of the poses in Karen Andes Temple Dance. Too bad this routine is totally unavailable. A friend had shared it with me by dubbing it to vhs many many years ago. Took me this long to revisit it! Both of us wanted Karen's Oomphball workout that was advertised on Temple Dance but never found a copy of it anywhere.
Really am enjoying my overdue first revisit with CapoFlex too, especially now with Fitstix.
Not exaggerating but I have hundreds of workouts I have never revisited though I had intended to do so.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Moving Just Right

This morning on the bungee with minimal tweaking, I did the first Short&Sweet Routine from Family MUVE then the Volleyball leaps from Breathless then second half of P90X CardioX. Ironically, when I first did CardioX before I had a bungee rebounder, I had written not to revisit it. Well, the bungee made a huge difference!!! The rollups are really easy and comfortable with the bungee petal mat.

Then I switched to the floor while holding Fitstix and did the first half of Capoflex upper body which really works the whole body aerobically. Finished with the hands and Torso Zip from Karen Andres Temple Dance. The Torso Zip has hip warmers I never did before that really felt good on my chronic right hip/lower back twinge.

Some professional trainers and therefore, exercisers are very focused about keeping weights separate from cardio. Some are even the same way about keeping upper body, lower body and core resistance training separate. Some are the same way about intensity, speed, and duration. I believe all movement requires using muscles so do not see any need to separate any movements from another or having to do a certain intensity, speed, and duration for *results*. I just keep moving, listening to my body, modifying anything that doesn't feel right and offering it what to seems to want to do. I trust my body more than what professional trainers claim I need because the only result I am interested in is feeling good before, during and after a workout. My mind and body know what I need more than anyone else. What is *Just Right* for me. Bottomline, the best way to keep moving is enjoying the movement.
Last week on the Biggest Loser, an injured contestant who was greatly restricted in her exercise choices lost the most weight so why do they have to push these people so hard, risking injury??? The one thing I hate about this show is the message they are sending about "No pain, No gain". Or no pain, no huge loss.
Another thing about this season which seems unfair was the age group that ran/walked a mile to the trainers first got to choose their trainer. Of course, the first group chose the veteran trainer Bob and have been winning all challenges and weighins since. It isn't all Bob because this group were the most fit from the beginning!!!
Got to say I am loving the new trainer Dolvett :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

MUVE, Breathless, P90X, Ellen, Chiball

I warmed up on the bungee with MUVE then got Breathless on the bungee with skaters then did some P90X Cardio on the bungee, mostly kickboxing while holding light sand weights, then did some of Ellen's Live Fusion for the lower body and Dance of the Dragon Chiball for abs.

Will be getting dressed soon to attend a 60th wedding anniversary brunch for a wonderful couple we met through AC bus trips.
Imagine, I was a two year old when these folks got married!
Wish I had this woman's energy that she has at the age of 80.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Breathless Body

This morning I warmed up on the bungee with Family MUVE then did the warmup and first 8 jumping jack intervals on the bungee from Amy Dixon's Breathless Body. I actually got a bit breathless by the last interval. Then I did mostly the biceps and a few of the back routines with bands from P90X, being extra careful not to aggravate my elbows. Finished with some Redefining Ab Training and Chiball Essentials warmup but used the class menu selection. Not sure but I think the class skips one of the two separate warmups that are chaptered?

I have had plenty of energy today so Breathless Body may agree with me in small doses.

ETA: I have been making a conscious effort to suck in my abs whenever I move to protect my back and think it is actually starting to happen without making the conscious decision!

Revel Resort, The future of Atlantic City?

In May 2012, The Revel will finally be open for business. Meanwhile CET has decimated their AC business after being the only real game in town other than The Borgata.

The only advantage CET had over The Borgata was its nonAC properties and 4 different properties in AC all being a part of the same Total Rewards system. Revel will have the same disadvantage as The Borgata in being a single AC only property. Cannot imagine gamblers from all over flocking consistently to the Revel as they do to CET properties, especially in Vegas. Oh Revel will be very busy its first summer as was the Trump's Taj when it first opened BUT will it make the generous offers necessary to attract gamblers the rest of the year?

There is no guarantee that the Revel marketing will be able to compete with The Borgata as far as comps for the consistent AC gambler. Who expected CET in AC to make so many poor business decisions within the year of The Revel's opening? Guess Revel cannot make as many bad decisions as CET but can they make as many good decisions as The Borgata? Only time will tell. Being a NJ taxpayer and owning 20% of the Revel's revenues, I sure hope the Revel is a huge success. However, unfortunately, I believe The Borgata will be the last AC casino still standing when the duel is over and the dust settles. Too bad our governor didn't invest in our racetracks instead and convert them to racinos which seem to be doing incredible business in PA, DE, etc. Heck even the NJ off track betting parlours called Favorites have been a huge success without slot machines!

ETA: Sadly just heard another bad decision by CET. Sunday is the last day for Harrahs Reflections restaurant. Breakfast will become available at their buffet which is overpriced or Bill's Burgers. Think we have spent more comp at Reflections than any other CET restaurant so we will miss it, even though most of our comp is gone. At the same time, I have heard complaints of way less comped buffet offers from folks who gamble alot more than we do. Looks like we will pretty much be eating all of our meals at The Borgata. About the only decent lunch option for cash at Harrahs will be McCormicks $10 lunch menu.

Sammy D's which took Reflections place doesn't seem to be doing nearly as much business as Reflections did. Food is ok with huge portions but those portions cost 200% more than smaller portions could have charged. An average breakfast for two, including juice and coffee could cost close to $50!

Friday, October 7, 2011

MUVE, P90X triceps, kb/FS

This morning, I did some Family MUVE on the bungee then the triceps moves with a band from P90x and finished with some Power Aerobics kickboxing and lower body while holding Fitstix for more upper body and core. Most of the MUVE songs were new to me, making the dvds a definite plus in spite of the free clips online.
Afterwards Amy Dixon's Breathless Body arrived which I will start doing after MUVE on the bungee tomorrow. Not sure if I will push myself to breathlessness but will workout alittle harder than I usually do for short periods.

Gosh I have more workouts than I will ever be able to revisit in my remaining lifetime!
I must stop collecting and start revisiting more.

Weight and Aging

My mom passed 3 years ago and one of my nieces took the photo album I had given my parents on their 25th wedding anniversary which contained pictures of me till I started taking pictures of my own after marrying my husband at the age of 27. I, literally, had no photo history. Well my husband found some photos in the attic that weren't put into that album so I now have some photos of myself from childhood through college as well as a few from my 20's and could barely recognize myself in many of them. Ironically, I looked alot like the niece who took the album LOL

There is one photo that I had taken at my heaviest weight just before I started exercising and dieting in my early 20's and I couldn't believe how toned I looked. Pictures afterwards really made my face look gaunt even though pictures were supposed to make one look even heavier? Looking at these photos, I really didn't need to diet but I guess the number on the scale made me think I was overweight. I was never really thin, smallest size being a size 12 at 5'2" since high school. Always was large boned and muscular. My sister who is fine boned dieted and exercised her whole adult life and always seemed too thin. She developed early osteoporosis and macular degeneration. Both of these conditions could have been affected by nutritional restrictions. Yes, I was way heavier on the scale than I looked and still am even today. Always was but am glad I didn't let the scale control my health. The excess weight I slowly accumulated through my 30's after two pregnancies and 40's with early menopause was greatly reduced in my 50's when I rediscovered regular exercise. Now I am finally plateaued in my 60's at a healthy weight in spite of BMI charts. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


This morning I warmed up on the bungee with some Family MUVE then did the standing sections from Core Synergistics (P90X) then some Kickboxing while holding Fitstix, and some Mellow MUVE chair tunes. I used the bungee for all cardio and bands for all strength in Synergistics. Ironically I sat on a stability ball for the chair tunes from Mellow MUVE but they were all standing behind a chair LOL
There are more actual sitting routines on the MUVE website, including some on a stage at demonstrations, the radio show, and office muves. Also there are various standing routines done with better known music.
While doing MUVE, I realized it was very similar to the children's TV show The Wiggles! I actually own some Wiggles dvds that I do on the rebounder.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Our Blockbusters free trial of 2 dvds at a time is ending and I have to say overall, I was pretty pleased with their service. I wouldn't hesitate to resubscribe when there are more dvds we want to see and would be home more often to see them. Being so close to a store makes Blockbuster's rentals more attractive for us than Netflix. Our store had a good selection of movies and new releases were marked down from $2.99 to $1.99 for the first night pretty quickly. Several movies we saw just a couple of months ago with Netflix were already 99cents. 99cent movies are 49cents on Sundays and we saw quite a few of them for totally free with special coupons in September whenever we did a store exchange.

For now we will just rent what we really want to see from the store if not available through HBO and Cinemax which we are also receiving for a free trial.

MUVE, Ellen, KB/KB, Chiball

This morning I warmed up on the bungee to some Mellow MUVE then did a chair song while sitting on the stability ball.... very nice :)
Then I did the Ellen's Goddess 2 and yoga, Angie's Kettlebell Bootcamp Chapter 6 and some Power Aerobics' kickboxing while holding Fitstix. Finished with the Radiant Yang Chiball (yoga) and floor chapters from Chiball Essentials.

I am on the verge of declaring MUVE as my favorite workout style in my whole collection.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Mellow Muve, Live Power Fusion, Chiball Essentials

I warmed up on the bungee to some tunes from Mellow Muve then did chapters 4 & 5 from Kettlebell Bootcamp (expecting more DOMS tomorrow) then did the first Goddess routine from Live Power Fusion which was pretty intense. Finished with Chiball Essentials Radiant Yang which was more like their older stuff I love. Only 9 minutes but felt much longer. Probably not worth the price of the dvd though. Also did some of the ball rolling on Essentials which relieved the tightness in my shoulders and hips.

(Note to self: my vulnerable elbows do not like one arm kettlebell shoulder presses or holding a press)

ETA: almost forgot to mention that I lost a couple more pounds recently but oddly, not any smaller measurements anywhere but the waist so hoping it was all belly fat.