Saturday, July 16, 2011
After a doctor-ordered break from exercise, I'm finally able to do anything I want again. It's good to be reminded of how well my mind and body feel after a good workout. Running on the elliptical machine, listening to my IPod ,just allows my brain to stop thinking about all the things I need to get done before school starts. It takes a while to get into that zone, but when I'm there I simply don't think or fret about anything. I'm sure that's part of the reason I'm sleeping better these days.
Last night, I swam for the first time this summer. Working my core like that has immediately helped remove some lingering water retention and flatten my belly -- just in time for a social event this evening! My shoulders also feel relaxed after being tight from too much time reading books or sitting at the computer.
Now I'm looking forward to joining the water aerobics class on Tuesday evenings again. That was such good strength training last year and we laughed and smiled just about the whole time we were in the pool. We met some wonderful people there and just had a blast. Woo-hoo - we can do that again now!