Friday, June 01, 2012
When I was much younger, I did interval step aerobics and aerobics dance/exercise classes. The one thing that I detested was sweating and having my clothes feel like they were wringing wet throughout my exercise session. I often ended up by taking several showers per day. The exercise made me feel more energetic and I was slim and toned. I led a very active life and had a healthy diet.
Now that I'm a little bit older, my joints protest under the pace I used to keep. I knew that I needed to discover some way of exercising without damaging my body as it started the aging process. I have discovered the beauty of water exercise! In the water, I can once again feel the freedom of movement that I used to feel on land. As a bonus, since I'm already wet, I'm not bothered by sweat pouring off my body or clothing that is soaked in perspiration. I really like that! I'm finding that I am staying in the pool for longer and longer periods of time. The exercise feels so good that I want to work out. I'm also making friends with other people who choose to exercise in water, so we have something in common from the start. Not only do I get a great workout, I have a chance to have exercise buddies and social contact. It is a win/win situation. Exercise is fun again!