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Back on an Exercise Program

October 8th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

We made the decision last week to go back to the athletic club we used to go to before we got serious about paying off the van (which was paid off in March or April). It's $109 a month for the 4 of us. It is more expensive than other gyms, but other gyms don't have pools and that is where I need to do that majority of my exercise due to my knee.

Today my daughter and I completed our fourth water aerobics class. I never did one of these the last time we were members and I have to say that we are both having a really good time with it. I was really sore the first two times, but I don't have that anymore.

The only thing I don't like is that there is a different teacher for every class. Some of the knee work is a little challenging, but we all go at our own pace and I don't do any jumping from just that leg and so far I am doing well. I feel stronger and I feel like my leg is getting better. I also am sleeping better.

I just wish my coordination was better. For someone who has great rhythm when it comes to playing musical instruments, I seem to have some issues with making my feet do something that my arms aren't doing as well. Like feet in and out when arms are going up and down. If my arms go in and out while my feet go in and out I'm fine.

I hope to start swimming laps again soon, but I would have to do that at night time or at 6 a.m.. Which is okay, but means I have to get all the farm chores done either later or earlier. But I always love swimming laps. It makes me feel so energized.

The only other thing I can really do at the club is the recumbent bike. Well, I could do the weight machines, but I don't want to. I will when I get stronger, probably. I'd like to strengthen my quads and the muscles around the knee cap. We do some work with weights in water aerobics, though, so there is some resistance training going on.

I hope this exercise will help with the weight loss. I've been stalled since the big loss earlier this year. I'd really like to see it going down again, which is why I'm not much fussed about spending the $109 each month for the club. Why do I always forget how good I feel after exercising? And while exercising?

6 Responses to “Back on an Exercise Program”

  1. snafu Says:

    Sounds terrific, enjoy all the programs and equipment suitable to your medical limitations. Wonderful that DKs come too.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    The gym is well worth the money spent, keep up the good work!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    I'm with you on the feeling good feeling! DH and I really have to push ourselves sometimes to go especially after a long day at work...but we always feel good after going and we both sleep better at night too. Glad you and your daughter are enjoying yourselves.

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    I always felt i got a great workout from the stair stepper.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    It does feel good to exercise. It is way too easy though to find reasons to skip ...

    $109/month sounds reasonable for 4 people.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Sounds like the gym is a good deal, especially if you are enjoying using it.

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