Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Who would have thought that I'd ever push myself too hard? I mean, 18 weeks ago my butt was still glued to the couch. When I tried to become more active is when I discovered that I had arthritis; my knees weren't too painful when I spent so much time on my butt. When I looked into hydro-therapy after a discussion with my doctor, I found out that my insurance would pay 80% of the cost after I meet my $2,000 deductible. Sheesh. I'm not good at math, but even I could figure out that it would be more cost effective to just get a gym membership. So, I've been going to water aerobics a couple of times a week, and I can't believe how awesome my knees and feet feel. That brings us back to the topic at hand: working took hard. I was feeling so awesome that I pushed myself a bit too much this weekend. I gave myself an awesome workout on a stairstepper, doing calesthenics between 3 minute treks "upstairs." Ouch! Yesterday and today I could barely walk! Until, that is, I hobbled in to the water aerobics class this evening and worked hard for over an hour. Water...the wonderful, healing power of water! I feel awesome!