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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

This week is filled with changes: it’s Spring Break. No school, so no work for me! Time to deep clean the house (did it)! Time to finish last week’s grading/projects (did it)!! Time to exercise and swim like crazy! Screeching halt sound!! The pool that I use is closed this week.
As a person who regularly experiences pain from osteoarthritis AND a hypo thyroid, I’m not usually interested in doing any exercises outside of my regular routine. So the pool closing threw me for a BIG LOOP.
Conversely, I do love exercise. So I requested help from Spark Coach and got a great, new idea. But then, I hesitated. Would the SP Coach’s suggestion of “spinning” / interval training on the stationary bike make me hurt as the swimming did at first? Would I be able to walk the next day? Would I be able to handle the pain? Would it be as bad as when my knees were replaced?
I tried it anyway – Monday was pretty tentative but today was better. I wasn’t so scared and I feel like I followed the SP program. IT WAS FUN!! And I sweated LIKE A FOUNTAIN! YAY! So tomorrow I’ll know how it all worked out (in the soreness category).
I sure appreciate y’all listening today. I do wish you success on your own weight loss journey. Also, please know “ten mucho cuidado” means “take good care”. All the best! Sincerely,
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
A_NEW_CHAPTER 4/7/2013 9:57AM

    I wasn't sure what intervals were so I looked it up and found this long, but very informative article

I would never have thought of doing anything like that, now I see the benefits.

Well done for thinking out of the box! emoticon

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MIRFA71 4/4/2013 10:47PM

    Good for the change in your exercise routine. I am glad that it worked for you. Keep healthy and smiling. emoticon

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ANGGEL40 4/4/2013 1:10PM

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MEXGAL1 4/4/2013 12:42PM

    Yeah...good for you getting moving!
Have a terrific day!

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/4/2013 9:40AM

    So glad you were able to enjoy the exercise!

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STITCHINGNAN 4/4/2013 6:59AM

    I do agree that was positive to try
something new while not knowing if it would case pain . It's all about keeping going in the best way we can right now walking is my best option . We each do what we can! Irene. emoticon

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MCFITZ2 4/3/2013 11:18PM

    Good for you. I have knee issues and hypothyroid also. My fitness center has three pools. My fav. it the warm water therapy pool.
Proud of you for getting the suggestions and for following through despite the misgivings. emoticon

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CHOCOHIPPO 4/3/2013 9:55PM

    Good for you for being brave and trying something new. I hope any pain you are feeling tomorrow is minimal or non-existent.

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