Remember that post about that cool pool I got to hang out in for physical therapy? You know, the one to help my Fibromyalgia? Well, I kinda sorta quit aqua therapy.
Fine, there’s no kinda sorta about it. I just up and quit. Not because I didn’t enjoy working out in a pool. That I totally dug. I love swimming. Even though this wasn’t anything like swimming. It was more like work. The drive getting to the aqua therapy center and then taking at least two hours of my day finally clinched the decision for me to throw in the beach towel. Plus, I didn’t feel any better. I felt worse for days after the session.
Yes, I know that’s part of getting back into the groove of things. No pain, no gain. But, in my case, the pain was popping up in new places and causing my migraines to flare up. I spent more time in pain then out of it. So, I quit.
Not to worry though. I found a replacement to exercise those weary muscles. One that I am totally digging.
Does it hurt? Yep. Am I winded after a mile? Yep. Will I quit? Nope.*
It’s been a great way to exercise and enjoy the gorgeous weather too. I even got the Peanut involved. She wanted to start running so I bike next to her while she jogs. We go 3/4 miles at a slow pace for a bike, then I drop her off at home and bike a mile as fast as my out-of-shape body will let me. It takes me about eight minutes to do that mile and I’m pretty sure that sucks, but it’s better than doing nothing. I know I’ll get faster as time passes. *I’m not sure I’ll keep it up when it gets bitter cold out, but I’ll worry about that when I have to.
|Got this for $20|
Plus, I upgraded my yoga workout with a new kit. It’s a challenge. Some days I can’t make it through both exercises on the DVD but man, it feels good. The boys are a bit uncomfortable when Mr. Rodney Yee is on the screen. He wears what IMDB would call “skimpy underwear” for both exercises. And the camera man isn’t shy about getting close ups of his groin while he’s doing them.
I’m excited about my new work out. Who wouldn’t be with sneakers like these? They rock!
Have you gotten any cool stuff lately?
I won’t be around next week. I’ll be on vacation. Be well everyone.