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$2.50 a Week or $250 a Week? Hmmm...

Sunday, November 18, 2012

So, on Friday, I went to cash in on my consultation at the physical therapy place and see about getting set up with my underwater treadmill and dietitian consults. They didn't tell me too much, except that they would check out my insurance to see what I would be looking at spending. They did let me know that I would be coming three times a week on average for a workout and said nothing about the dietitian consult.

After further investigation, my insurance is only going to pay 80% of the bill, which is going to leave me paying anywhere from $100-$250 PER WEEK!!! OUCH!!! My wallet just winced! emoticon HAHA!!! So, I'm thinking in these tough economic times, even with my crafty budgeting abilities, this is pretty much impossible and too big of a range for my financial comfort. So, I went to my personal gym to check into the aquatic access rates per month. For only $10 more a month, I can have full access to the giant swimming pool, all the classes that are offered in the pool, and if I so desired, extra lessons from instructors. Hmmm.....so I'm thinking, "my doc wanted to get me on an underwater treadmill to help me lose weight. Why couldn't I just do this instead?"

So, I emailed him what I found out about cost of the PT he prescribed and asked him if I could substitute this existing membership for my PT. Guess what? He said he completely understands and he is fine with my idea! I'm so excited! Plus, I will get a wide variety of options through the classes, such as swimming laps, underwater strength-training, even Aqua Zumba! I LOVE Zumba, but unfortunately, have never been able to handle it on these old feet of mine. So, thus begins a new chapter of fitness. I seriously hope this will help me with the weight loss. It's not too great to walk one day, and then be in such pain the following 3-4 days I get nothing else accomplished. I finally feel that ultimate success might be just over the horizon y'all! Plus I love being in the water! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a swimmingly Sparktacular Sunday!
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    Great solution! Good you thought to investigate other ways to get your aquacise!
    1646 days ago
    When the door closes, climb out the window. Great solution to your dilemma!
    1648 days ago
    Happy to hear things are working out for you! Good luck with this new chapter!
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    1648 days ago
    Caiti, I'm really, really glad for you!! I wish I could afford the basic membership, let alone the swimming, but I'm glad that while I'm working at the university, I can use the fitness center. My mom paid for a year of Body Works, and it included the pool, and I never went to the pool once! Now, knowing you're going, it would be so much fun to do it together! Ah, well, timing is everything! So while I'm sweating on that ergometer, I'll be thinking of you in that nice, cool swimming pool! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1649 days ago
    What's the saying closes a door opens a window... I love running in the pool with the aqua jogger. I wish you all the best! Good luck.
    1649 days ago
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    That is fantastic news!! I used to love my aquafitness, but ironically, my bad feet send cramps up my legs from the buffeting of the water so I had to give it up and go on land. I really enjoy my land classes, but sure miss the sensation of floating through the water!! It was a great exercise for those with joint issues! Enjoy -I never had the choice of aqua Zumba when I was doing it -enjoy! I especially enjoyed the deep water classes where you put on a flotation belt and do exercises in the deep end -more of a challenge as you don't have the ground to push off for leverage -making it totally a whole body challenge to move through the water in an upright postion.
    Hope you get rid of that headache soon..
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    1649 days ago
    Wow! Good thing you found an alternative that your doc approves of! Best of luck to you!
    1649 days ago
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