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Forum: The Exercise Board 06-27-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 865
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Posted By susanw53
Hello everyone. Geez, it's been a long while,...

Hello everyone. Geez, it's been a long while, hasn't it? I see everyone's still at it. Good work guys. I've stayed consistent throughout. Had a bit of a slip over the holidays. I went to visit a...
Forum: The Exercise Board 08-13-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,069
Posted By susanw53
Excellent. Quivering muscles means you're hitting...

Excellent. Quivering muscles means you're hitting those targeted muscles. :high5:
Forum: The Exercise Board 08-13-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,069
Posted By susanw53
I always laugh when I hear someone refer to...

I always laugh when I hear someone refer to Callanetics as a "no sweat" program. Hahaha! Sweat is pouring off me in the summer by the time I'm in the middle of Hips and Behind, and who among us can...
Forum: The Exercise Board 08-13-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,069
Posted By susanw53
I consider one AM and one PM to be the equivalent...

I consider one AM and one PM to be the equivalent of a complete session. Slow everything down just a smidgen and you amp it up. Of course one can't slow the DVD down now, can they? :laugh:
Forum: The Exercise Board 08-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,069
Posted By susanw53
I don't even keep track anymore as to how many...

I don't even keep track anymore as to how many sessions I do in a month. I just try to be consistent to at least two a week and strive for three. I've just about recovered from Dale's death enough to...
Forum: The Exercise Board 08-13-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,069
Posted By susanw53
Don't feel like a cheater, just work on getting...

Don't feel like a cheater, just work on getting the counter extensions more pronounced, which will severely limit your pulsing movement and slow you down. More focus, less effort, greater benefit.
...
Forum: The Exercise Board 06-27-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,778
Posted By susanw53
2/? June

Logging in my second session this week. If memory serves me that made 2 for the month. :)

Dale passed away Tuesday morning. Hospice was a wonder, pampering us with peacefulness and compassion the...
Forum: The Exercise Board 06-16-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,778
Posted By susanw53
Hello everyone. I'm sorry I've been so absent,...

Hello everyone. I'm sorry I've been so absent, but Dale is in hospice now so the days are numbered. When he passes and I can get back to Callanetics I'll be more regular again.

I feel like I've...
Forum: The Exercise Board 04-12-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,535
Posted By susanw53
I'm still here, though not on these pages much...

I'm still here, though not on these pages much right now. I'm thankful for the long stretch of regular Callanetics I put in before this health crisis with a Dale hit, because it means I'm still tall...
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,175
Posted By susanw53
I'm so sorry I've been so absent from this...

I'm so sorry I've been so absent from this thread. Life became overwhelmingly challenging. The transition to nursing home has been less than seamless and Dale ended up back in hospital last week. I...
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-16-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,175
Posted By susanw53
:welcome: dixiegal. Be excited - no- be very...

:welcome: dixiegal. Be excited - no- be very excited about that snugness. It speaks to the effectiveness of your Callanetics pulsing. Things are shifting around. As the muscles gently slip the bones...
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-05-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,175
Posted By susanw53
Thank you Callangirl. That helps.

Thank you Callangirl. That helps.
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-05-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,175
Posted By susanw53
PatR, we set a goal of how many sessions we hope...

PatR, we set a goal of how many sessions we hope to get in for the month (or, as in my case, how many a week) and then do our best to encourage each other to reach their goals.

When Callan...
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-05-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
I started the March challenge today. Got really...

I started the March challenge today. Got really distracted with the whole amputation and nursing home chaos.

PatR, I left you an answer to your question on the new thread.
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-05-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,175
Posted By susanw53
1 & 2, March

I squeezed in a session on Monday and another today. Running back and forth to care for Dale all day in the nursing home is exhausting. Using all my energy to assure he receives the care he needs to...
Forum: The Exercise Board 03-05-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,175
Posted By susanw53
Callanetics Challenge, March 2015

We must all be frozen in by this insane winter weather. I can't believe it's the 5th of the month and I'm just getting this challenge up.

Want to grow younger every day?
Interested in restoring,...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-19-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
:welcome: Gratitude. This wonderful community of...

:welcome: Gratitude. This wonderful community of pulsers will be privileged to assist you on your journey with encouragement and love. Remember to be gentle with yourself and the discomfort will pass...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-18-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
#6, February

Give yourself time to really get familiar with 10/10. Your technique will improve dramatically as you get better at counter extending and learning to really relax the muscles while holding the...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-17-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
Surgery was successful. Minimal blood loss. He's...

Surgery was successful. Minimal blood loss. He's looking at a few days recovery in hospital and an undetermined time in a rehabilitation center to gain the strength and balance to climb our 40 steps...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
Thank you all. Dale is in good spirits and we may...

Thank you all. Dale is in good spirits and we may have dodged a bigger bullet than we thought. It appears, at least at this early stage, that they got all of the infection with this initial...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-13-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
That's what happened with us marlaj3. One more...

That's what happened with us marlaj3. One more day's delay would have been fatal.

The surgery went well. No blood loss. Next week, after they have eliminated the infection, they will do the next...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-13-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
Dale has a life-threatening infection that will...

Dale has a life-threatening infection that will require amputation. He's being admitted to Shadyside. Waiting on operating room now.
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-12-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
#5, February

Dale came down with some dastardly stomach virus so I snuck in a session while he was sleeping the last of it off this afternoon. Being referred to as his "trophy wife" has been quite motivating...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-12-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
I drifted on and off for over 20 years. Then I...

I drifted on and off for over 20 years. Then I found this forum and I've been consistent now for over 18 months. I believe with your desire and our commitment to help to keep you excited and...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-12-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
It's OK niamh. We've all been there. As long as...

It's OK niamh. We've all been there. As long as I've been at it I still pause and take breathers all the time. That's one of the nice things about pause buttons. :laugh: I typically do 25-50 reps and...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-12-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
Get really excited mrsdbliss. It's a simple...

Get really excited mrsdbliss. It's a simple matter of muscle weighing more than fat. I'll give you a moment to think about that........
Your Callanetics program is doing exactly what it promised...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-10-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
#4, February

Session #4 on the books. A sweet 45 minute routine with all the intensity of a full run of 10/10 (minus the Open and Close, which I need to do again next session :laugh: )

Happy pulsing all. :hugs:
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-10-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
Don't worry. You do Callanetics. :laugh:

Don't worry. You do Callanetics. :laugh:
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-07-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
#3 February

Absolutely join right in mrsdbliss. I'm glad you're mended. Now let's restore, align and sculpt that body and keep the soul relaxed. :heart:

Fit, just like Jigglebuster described, this is an...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-04-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
#2, February

Lots to read and respond on here. Out running around tending to the diabetic ulcer on Dale's foot. I just wanted to mark my spot. One more session under the belt. I added on to the new routine to...
Forum: The Exercise Board 02-01-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,926
Posted By susanw53
#1, February

I'm in for the month. Here's hoping it's steadier than the last one. Shooting for a consistent three a week.

I started today with a new routine from my professional team. Once again they figured...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-31-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
You did exactly the correct thing. Another...

You did exactly the correct thing. Another alternative would be to pause and take a couple deep breaths before returning to the work. You'll get stronger and develop better stamina as you go on....
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-31-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
Good work getting through that initial session...

Good work getting through that initial session niamh. That can be the hardest part. Your muscles aren't supposed to feel sore the next day, though it's fairly common at first because we always try...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-29-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
The concept of counter extensions was introduced...

The concept of counter extensions was introduced in Evolution (then called counter points). Basically it's thinking of your body as having the ability to create space between your bones, particularly...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-28-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
#5, January

Nothing like the flu to throw off the intended goal, eh? :laugh: Ah well, that's ancient history now and the system is resetting reasonably well. I took off another day last week to finally get the...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-23-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
Keep working it out Tubby. See it inside your...

Keep working it out Tubby. See it inside your head and let your body follow. I believe you may have got it. There's nothing dim-witted about your perseverance. Before you know it you'll be noticing...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-23-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
Wonderful consistency marlaj3. Keep it up....

Wonderful consistency marlaj3. Keep it up. :heart:




Being accountable is a good thing. Committing to being a supportive force on this forum has kept me consistent for over 18 months now. That...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-23-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
:hugs: I'm thrilled by your excitement...

:hugs:

I'm thrilled by your excitement slendercate. It keeps getting better every day, doesn't it? I love the way it makes me feel more centered when I'm under stress. I sincerely hope it's...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
Chantal, has it really been that long? Wow! ...

Chantal, has it really been that long? Wow! Welcome back girl. I missed you too. I'll look for you on the other forum. So glad you're moving back to friendlier grounds. That 10 minute routine just...
Forum: The Exercise Board 01-21-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,961
Posted By susanw53
:welcome: Rosebud5t. We're thrilled to add you to...

:welcome: Rosebud5t. We're thrilled to add you to the group. To get rid of those saddlebags simply be consistent and thoughtful. Callanaddicts are notorious for the long, lean, fabulous legs. In most...
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