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[ - ] If you flew from New York to Italy, would you give yourself one day to rest and catch up on sleep before walking around the he city? I went outside for an hour but am so tired and hot I just want to nap but feel like I am wasting a day, ugh. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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go drink 14 expressos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:14 PM Flag
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^espressos [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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Just had one... Don't want to be jittery and ruin my day. It's so hot here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
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I would suck it up and do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
[ - ] The SAHM WOHM debate is OLD. There are benefits and disadvantages to both. We get it. Move on. What are some other debates you'd like to see banned from UB? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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Is $400K middle class? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:13 PM Flag
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Everything racist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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NYC/Burb living debates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:16 PM Flag
[ - ] "Did she make the salad. Did she not make the salad. The suspense is killing me!" 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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that was a funny thread [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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Please send me the link. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:11 PM Flag
[ - ] This really bothers me. Why are they selling something like this? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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because people buy it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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But it's sooooooo wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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b/c parents are dumb. there is a shop by me that sells 100$ + outfits for kids, like 4 years old and younger. Why the fuckwould anyone spend that much on a child? THey'll grow out of it in months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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And should parents buy a size 4 red two piece bikini? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:12 PM Flag
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I mean whatever, it isn't going to look sexual on a 4 year old girl. It is more obnoxious to have expensive designer prints on a child in any capacity in my opinion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:18 PM Flag
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I just moved to st Louis and so many toddlers wear 2 pieces. Not appropriate inmho. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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The little bow on the waistband seems especially wrong... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
[ - ] I cant stand the "you don't mind" people. Because the only answer is "no, I don't mind" since saying "actually, I do mind" is considered so rude. I mean, after watching over your kids for a half an hour while you have a leisurely chat over a cup of coffee, you come in and say "oh, do you mind if they stay in here with you?" What am I supposed to say? Yes, actually, I do mind and get them away from me? It's just a way to push off something you don't want to do onto someone else. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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Answer: Oh, I'm sorry but I have to do xyz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:04 PM Flag
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this. you don't need to keep the language of their narrative, which is manipulative by its nature. "Sorry, Jane, I need to be off in five minutes." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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+1. don't put up with manipulative bitches. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:11 PM Flag
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call those mothersufkers out right away. I don't put up with that nonsense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:02 PM Flag
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Can you reduce this to an 8 word sentence? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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You must be talking about family. Nobody else is just hanging around with people who watch your kids. You can be honest with family, can't you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:17 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O. Who here has had chemo? At what age? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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Me, 64 - yes, I'm a grandma [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Sahms with multiple kids and a woh dh, how do you handle the morning routine before dh leaves and/or kids go to camp/school? Who does breakfast, dressing, showers etc? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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3 DCs. I do everything and DH drops the kids off at school. Bags are packed and lunches made the might before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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What do you make for lunch that lasts well overnight? When do you get yourself ready? After they leave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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Np What kid lunch foods don't last well overnight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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Sandwiches (get soggy), leftovers in a thermos (get cold)... I can't think of much that is very good 18 hours after it is made. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:07 PM Flag
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I get up early to shower and get myself ready. Kids eat PB&J, cucumber sushi, ham and pretzels, chicken salad, empanadas, quesadillas, hummus & pita, etc. Some things I pop under the broiler in the AM but food is prepped and choices made before bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:12 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone heard of this doctor/company -- they say they can predict/test you for your biological clock? Celmatix founder and CEO Piraye Yurttas Beim, Ph.D. says he can 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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I bet they "predict" it drops off precipitously at 38 and is declining by 35 so best bet for you is to have a DB early 30s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] How did all of my favorite tops get SHORTER since my pregnancy. I realize my body will never be the same, and wider makes sense. But I'm certain I did not get taller. :-( 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:33 PM Flag
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I know. It's crazy. That one extra inch of skin makes a big difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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your belly is extending horizontally, which will push up your tops and make them shorter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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Are your boobs bigger? There's your answer. All pants fit again quickly, I never fit back into my favorite tops the same way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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My torso got longer when I was pregnant. I used to be very short waisted and now I'm not. All my old tops are too short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:47 PM Flag
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how far out pp are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] UB homeowners -- can you help? Currently in great, affordable rental, but feels like such a waste to be renting vs. owning (both as an investment and for tax reasons). It would also be nice to have a 3rd BR now that db is on the way. The problem is that we can't find an apartment we want to buy that's in our price range. We've been looking on and off for years. Although the city can be fun on weekends (esp with db), now we're considering staying in the rental for now and buying a weekend house, instead (much cheaper/better value than buying an apt in the city). Good or bad idea? Any tips re: making this type of purchase? Thank you! 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:10 PM Flag
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We are in the same boat and we were thinking the same thing. But in talking to people about it, I'm concerned that in a few years we won't use the weekend home so much when all the kids' activities are on the weekends. Now we are waiting for a real estate crash (which will probably never happen, but we find comfort in the delusion). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:28 PM Flag
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I have heard this, too, re weekend activities. but at what age do those start? we're just having our first db now, so I figure it will be a decade before that's an issue. 8 years at the least. and if we get a weekend house that's fairly close, we could still go back and forth. I hear you on the downturn, but I've given up on that. Even during the last downturn (the likes of which we hopefully will never see again), luxury apartments were still very, very expensive and inventory was low. So I'm not waiting for that anymore, unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:46 PM Flag
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Poster from below. We used to sign the kids up for sports in the country--much cheaper and more casual--but stopped this year. The oldest is 8 and weekday practice is too important to miss. We came up any weekend that there were no games in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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Just be prepared for a lot of upkeep costs on weekend house. Dh and I did this and sold the wknd house after a few years because it had so many issues (granted it was an old house but we had mold, water leaks, hornets nests etc). Now we own a 2 bedroom in city and rent a beach house over the summer. I like the flexibility this gives us as when kids are older I will want to travel more. We would love a 3 bed so we are saving and hoping for a downturn over the next few years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:35 PM Flag
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Good thoughts! was there any way to figure out how much of an issue this would be before you bought? eg, in the inspection report? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:48 PM Flag
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We rent in the city and own a country house and we love it. We can easily host friends and family for holidays, kids can do weekend sports at the house, we have tons of storage and our city rent is half what the cost would be to buy a comparable place. This also gives us more flexibility in buying a fixer upper apartment and living in the country house during renovation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:39 PM Flag
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This is why we're so hesitant to leave this rental. we would be paying 7-8x the rent were we to buy a comparable place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:50 PM Flag
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That changes things a bit. How do you have such a cheap place? Will the school zone matter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:51 PM Flag
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no, sch zone doesn't matter -- planning on private. we live on the water in jersey city and look at a panorama of manhattan. similar views in manhattan itself are in the $5m range, which is why the idea of a much less expensive weekend house is appealing . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:56 PM Flag
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Do it! Something in Hunterdon would be gorgeous and you don't even have to deal with tunnel traffic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:58 PM Flag
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We have friends who live there -- gorgeous houses! but isn't that more like a suburban living destination and not so much a weekend destination? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:07 PM Flag
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Are you the poster who was asking about strollers the other day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:59 PM Flag
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yes!! that is so funny that you figured that out. I always think about that -- which posters are posting what things and when is it the same or different poster. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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^^I guess I did say I lived in JC, but still -- you remembered ;o) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:06 PM Flag
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I mean this in a nice way, but you seem like a striver. You seem to care more about having the top stroller or a top view (or fancy weekend house) than about things that really matter. I wish you luck but hope you realize that there are more important things in life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:09 PM Flag
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I'm asking UB about materialistic things, so I can see why you would have that misunderstanding since you don't know me from a hole in the wall, but I don't have a problem with your having an opinion since you don't actually know me irl to be making such a judgment. fwiw, I don't think i'm a striver -- I just think we like the things we like. We don't have a top view because it's more important than having a good marriage. sometimes people just like a nice view, kwim? and if they can afford to have it, what's the big deal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:15 PM Flag
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Most people don't live in NYC for the view, you might need to get that out of your head when looking to buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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i hear you, but it's not going to happen. dh is dead set on a view for our apartment. we have always had one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:05 PM Flag
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Then stay in Jersey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:07 PM Flag
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Hence the reason for this post . . . we will buy eventually, but waiting for potential apts we like to come available is a very, very long term play. we waited 4+ years for this one building to open up, but then finally saw it and decided against it, so even then not a guarantee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:10 PM Flag
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My $.02 is that buying in the city is the better bet. Depending on just how much you have to stretch, it is the better long term investment. House is lots of upkeep and I tend to agree with first OR that you won't use it as much as you expect and you could potentially feel obligated to vacation there as a result. Another poster has a good point, however, if school zone isn't a factor and you could choose a real fixer upper in the city bc of the ability to live at the country house for a stretch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:44 PM Flag
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we would love to buy in the city, and have been looking to do that for years. we just can't find an apartment that we really love, even at a very generous price point. i am just tired of all the looking, already, and just want to get something, especially with a db coming. having much better luck finding a great place for the weekend than a city home, unfortunately. i find no joy in the idea of a fixer upper, so we almost certainly won't do that, though it was a good point, for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:54 PM Flag
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What's your price range? Obviously a place with a view in Manhattan is going to be greatly more expensive than jersey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:16 PM Flag
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We bought a tiny 2 br, and a huge weekend house 5 years ago. 3 dc's. It has been amazing. Being able to BBQ, go to the beach, pool, release the kids into the yard/swing set is just great. Sometimes we just make pasta and eat outside, it doesn't have to be a big deal. In the meanwhile, both the house and NYC apt went up, we sold NYC and bought a really nice 3 br. We have a great real estate portfolio now ( I know that sounds annoying). Don't let ubers discourage you -- hornet nests are not a big deal (come on!), we have had our share of issues, frozen pipes, leaks. But you get a few guys in your contact list (a bug guy, a lawn guy, a snow guy, a plumber, and electrician), you call them if you have any problems, they come. They happen to be some of the nicest guys we have worked with, and part of me likes that I am paying them, they need the money (and it's not much). Again, you're probably thinking I'm corny, but it's a great deal, for your family, and financially, so do it!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:03 PM Flag
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Thank you for saying this!! The house we're looking at has been on and off the market for years, so we'll have to see what that's about (especially since both dh and I are first time home buyers), but hopefully you're right that once we get settled in, it will be fun. ;o) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:18 PM Flag
[ - ] When someone goes for chemo, is it better to have many people come or just one or two? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 11:49 AM Flag
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Many places don't let you have anyone in the room. One at most. First time I would bring one and get the lay of the land. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 11:52 AM Flag
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None. Pick up and drop off. Let the patient develop connections with the staff and other patients, and stay out of the way of staff trying to work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 11:52 AM Flag
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just one or two, there are many treatments, stretch the companionship out so visitors don't get burned out. At least get used to what it's like first. I used to like to take a valium and nap with my fleece blanket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 11:53 AM Flag
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Many? Are you kidding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:19 PM Flag
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Blame SATC, they all had a big ole popsicle party in the chemo room for Samantha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:31 PM Flag
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The cubicle will be small. There may only be one extra chair for a relative or friend. You will want to be respectful of other chemo patients there. Many patients sleep through the treatment. My chemo center only allowed one visitor at a time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 12:45 PM Flag
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One at a time. Certainly someone close. Not random people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:00 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 01:04 PM Flag
[ - ] Amy reach back Brett and you tell your abs working here the whole way right here twisting to the other side to working-the oblique’s and then leg extend behind you again brat and stepping all the way through backyards Indian warrior to halt for taking couple a deep breath settling in right here so we want to strengthen the mind made thought see dang have so much to do with the way that you feel yes see want to start telling yourself things like this is the feeling that my body getting stronger might this is actually the feeling that my body changing to breathe deeply have a little gratitude for your amazing body that can actually do this and this free video that you're able to watch hokum lift friend hand speech the back end and the fact I and synced and deep as you reach back so finding that opposition energy that’s lot yoga has so much to do with working officeholder so we want to hold both aunt my challenging yet I also feel like it's coming at me easily let's go ahead and bring the other down to the clod top are up and over flood the shoulder down into Extreme Lean Cleanse the socket pressed down in order to rebound of amour thigh if you want to bring the hand ended inside but do keep leaning back rise in the open with your own body or more brad leys stretch hmm yes it is a 2nd trips or stretching and strengthening yeah okay so he they're coming back at keeping the need that very challenging 20 and circle it down step back to us is lifted lower down play bony chin open an Excel press back down facing dog nice raise the rate like a depressed we’re going to ban me open and you can either stay here or you can go ahead and keep stepping back and flip your dog so while you're here you're pushing the hips at your rebounding up on the floor and you’re getting a nice back Ben here in a specially for the entire from the body. http://bnathighgames.com/extreme-lean-cleanse/ 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 11:42 AM Flag
[ - ] Amy reach back Brett and you tell your abs working here the whole way right here twisting to the other side to working-the oblique’s and then leg extend behind you again brat and stepping all the way through backyards Indian warrior to halt for taking couple a deep breath settling in right here so we want to strengthen the mind made thought see dang have so much to do with the way that you feel yes see want to start telling yourself things like this is the feeling that my body getting stronger might this is actually the feeling that my body changing to breathe deeply have a little gratitude for your amazing body that can actually do this and this free video that you're able to watch hokum lift friend hand speech the back end and the fact I and synced and deep as you reach back so finding that opposition energy that’s lot yoga has so much to do with working officeholder so we want to hold both aunt my challenging yet I also feel like it's coming at me easily let's go ahead and bring the other down to the clod top are up and over flood the shoulder down into Extreme Lean Cleanse the socket pressed down in order to rebound of amour thigh if you want to bring the hand ended inside but do keep leaning back rise in the open with your own body or more brad leys stretch hmm yes it is a 2nd trips or stretching and strengthening yeah okay so he they're coming back at keeping the need that very challenging 20 and circle it down step back to us is lifted lower down play bony chin open an Excel press back down facing dog nice raise the rate like a depressed we’re going to ban me open and you can either stay here or you can go ahead and keep stepping back and flip your dog so while you're here you're pushing the hips at your rebounding up on the floor and you’re getting a nice back Ben here in a specially for the entire from the body. http://bnathighgames.com/extreme-lean-cleanse/ 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.28.15, 11:42 AM Flag
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