AQUAGIRL08   184,872
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
AQUAGIRL08's Recent Blog Entries

Working Out Between The Raindrops!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's another rainy day here in Florida. Workouts had to be scheduled either indoors or during those brief lulls when the dark, rain clouds temporarily moved out of our area. I managed to squeeze in around 80 minutes of water exercise at the indoor Y pool. Later, despite some random drops, my daughter and I took the dogs for a walk. One good thing about the rainy weather was that the temperatures have dropped and there is a nice breeze. The breeze kept the atmosphere quite nice for brief bouts of outdoor activity! You could say that we spent our day working out between the raindrops!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SLENDERELLA61 6/27/2012 6:48PM

    Good way to spend the day! I'm sure the dogs enjoyed it, too. I greatly admire your commitment and consistency in regard to exercise. You are a good role model for your daughter, too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 6/26/2012 9:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SRBSRB26 6/26/2012 8:29PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Thanks For Making My Birthday Special

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thank you everyone for helping to make my birthday so special. I had a great time celebrating. My daughter got in right on time and the celebrating began in earnest. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Tomorrow will be her birthday and our celebrations will continue. What a great week!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TBRANCH2 6/25/2012 6:59PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 6/24/2012 8:44PM

    So glad you are enjoying your daughter's visit. Take care.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/24/2012 1:59PM

    so glad you had a good one!!
Your page makes me smile..
Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 6/24/2012 1:52PM

    I'm glad you had a great day. I don't know how I missed it but Happy Belated Birthday!

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 6/24/2012 12:01PM

    so glad to hear your daughter arrived.....
enjoy the celebrations...
blessings and hugs...lita

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEANNAF2011 6/24/2012 11:56AM

  Happy belated.

Report Inappropriate Comment


Continued Exercise Modification

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I did 120 minutes in the water today using my exercise modification plan. My instructor asked about my back and seemed surprised when I told her that I had spent 3 days with hot packs and PT exercises. She asked me to please be careful and I noticed that she periodically watched me throughout the exercise class. My plan for today was to skip the bouncing exercises altogether and stop for periodic stretching - specifically on my thigh muscles/hip flexors. It worked and again I felt no pain. I also forced myself to take a short nap when I got home. I did this for the express purpose of allowing my muscles to relax and rest. I felt relaxed and refreshed when I woke up.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/23/2012 7:53PM

    woo hoo thats GREAT!!! and i LOVE your background...

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 6/23/2012 2:08PM

    Good going, Cyndi! Glad you told the instructor about your experience. She may be more careful, especially with you, in the future. Sounds like you have done an absolutely awesome job of rehabing this injury. You have learned so much and have incredible good sense!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 6/22/2012 9:27AM

    Can't complain about 120 minutes of exercise and no pain!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/21/2012 8:47AM

    Cheers to 120 minutes of exercise and being relaxed and refreshed!

..) .*)
(. . .`-::
*We Can Do This~
-::-:*'*:.:*'*:-::-
One Day at a Time~
-:... :-:*'*: :*'*:-::-
.(`v)
..`..... .
(. (.


Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 6/20/2012 8:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Cautiously Beginning Water Exercise Again

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today I very cautiously went to water exercise. I skipped anything that required bending or twisting at the waist. I did modified crunches at a very slow pace and when I tired, I discontinued doing them altogether. I avoided any movements that mimicked the movements that originally caused me pain. The workout felt great - especially after 3 days of hot packs and PT stretches. I will continue to proceed with caution. I had no pain today.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DONNABRIGHT 6/20/2012 1:30PM

    Awesome!

Report Inappropriate Comment
L*I*T*A* 6/19/2012 10:16PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 6/19/2012 8:56PM

    Very Smart! Glad you are able to exercise again and glad you are taking it easy. Continue to be careful. Take care, Marsha

Report Inappropriate Comment


Temporarily Sidelined

Monday, June 18, 2012

I've been temporarily sidelined by pulling something in my lower back. Now I have 2 new moves that I will eliminate from my exercise repertoire. Both exercises were new ones that the instructors were trying out. On the first one, I was able to tell the instructor the next day (when she had the class do it again) that I hurt my back when I did it. She told me to modify the exercise, looked around at the rest of the class to see that they were having difficulty and then she changed to another exercise. The second exercise I had done once before without a problem. When I attempted it on Saturday, my back started hurting right away so I immediately stopped the exercise. I skipped anything else that even remotely made me feel any pain. I finished the class very gingerly.

After leaving the gym I drove to the grocery store to restock our healthy foods and suddenly had a pain in my back that took my breath away. I paid for the groceries and had someone else load them into the car. I carefully carried the bags, one by one, into the kitchen when I got home. I put the things away that were absolutely necessary and went to lay down on the bed. I put hot packs on my back and did some gentle stretches from past physical therapy for my lower back. I continued this routine through Monday and am feeling much better but still twinge badly if I stand in one place for too long.

I am pleased that I immediately stopped doing the exercise as soon as I felt the pain. I didn't try to push through the pain to prove something to myself or the rest of the class. I extended my rest period to 2-3 days instead of just one day. I'm trying to be tuned into my body and what my body needs. Right now, the message I'm hearing is rest, heat and working the muscles very gently. I will take it easy on those muscles for several weeks - not over working them - until the pain is resolved.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

L*I*T*A* 6/18/2012 10:54PM

    so great that you were able to recognize the difference in the pain....
way to go in taking charge of the situation.....
you do know your body very well...........so should we all ....
hoping this will resolve quickly for you soon..
blessings and hugs.............lita

emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SLENDERELLA61 6/18/2012 6:09PM

    So sorry you've strained something again. I just hate that. You were making so much progress. Well, hopefully, it is a minor setback. I've sure had them. I know with your attitude you'll be back on it just as soon as you can. So glad you have grown in wisdom and are listening to your body and are resting as you need. Missed you at the Y today, Marsha

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNABRIGHT 6/18/2012 2:54PM

    We just never know what will set something off. So glad you have things under control again!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 Last Page