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Hello LJ my old friend. I have neglected you so. I have been reading all but not posting. I am hoping to change that.

Well I did it. I rejoined the Y today. I have been getting majorly depressed about my ability to move. Knees/Back/feet/etc all hurting and hurting. I had debated about rejoining Planet Fitness or the Y. PF is MUCH cheaper. That was the big thing going for it. Really the only thing going for it. I would go but would get so bored. I have MISSED the pool. The ability to swim laps even how slow I am and the water aerobics classes.

So the front desk guy asked me what my goal is. I said right now just to add movement. To be able to just move. Yes I would like to see the scale change. Yes I want my stamina to increase. I want my walking speed to increase. But right now at this instant I need to start moving again. I can't jump all in and risk really hurting my knee again or something else. I plan to figure out a strength training routine to build back my muscle.

Now they Y has a way to track and earn rewards with mobilefit. I am going to look into getting that started. I will have to schedule a time with a wellness coach. Also cool that my favorite water aerobics instructor is still teaching 2 classes a week.

Today I joined and did 15 minutes on the treadmill. It is the start.

Date: 2014-09-15 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Starting is good.

I am so with you on the water exercise thing. It's really the only thing I'll DO consistently (well, that and free weights because that's fun, too).

For me, I'm trying so hard to get out of the goal thing and into the consistency thing. Amazing how hard that is. I mean, my body is not going to care about the progress, even if it does happen, but my health WILL improve even if I show up and do crap training sessions v. nothing at all.

Sure, sure, wanna get stronger and yeah, if the scale moves, awesome, but I know that the real thing is showing up and doing a session on a consistent basis.

Date: 2014-09-15 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I need to get consistent. That is my big goal. If I go too fast I get so burned out. Plus I have had to have PT due to my knee. Went to fast and well yeah. PAIN!

I do love that my favorite water aerobics instructor is still teaching. My problem with laps is that I know how to swim, but I really do not swim well. When I do laps I normally just do them with the kickboard. Sometimes I do a backstroke. For the crawl I have a problem of not breathing. Very bad.

Date: 2014-09-15 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The crawl, done well, is deceptively difficult. Done well, it looks so damned relaxed and easy, and it totally isn't.

Date: 2014-09-15 03:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Congratulations!! And I hope it will help your body!!

I have a membership to our local Y but I won't use the pool because of my hair, and I haven't gone since I joined. So I may cancel that membership to save some money. But I need to get up and get moving again soon too. Just gotta find my motivation.


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