Well I guess it had to happen, being in the water so much every week there are bound to be things that happen.
This week I found out a woman in a water aerobics class at another branch of my gym died.
She was very overweight and she died before the emt's arrived and they only took 3 minutes to get there. It is sooooooo important to know my limits and to be checked out by my doctor before engaging in any exercise. Water may not seem like a very rigorous exercise but when you are doing aerobics for an hour even in the water, it is quite a workout. I am growing muscles I did not know I had and I have only been at this for 55 days today.
Then one of the teachers died at the gym! She was only 38 and had a head injury and passed away from it. I did not know either woman, but it gives one pause to be sure.
So I decided to still go full out, but if I get out of breathe to slow way down and let the breathe normalize. I tend to get very into it all and I know I need to watch it, this was a lesson for me for sure.
I started doing 2 hours in the pool now, instead of the 55 minute class and another 35 on my own, I will see how it goes. Two hours is a long time, but I feel good so I am going to keep it up.
I have lost 2 inches around my tummy and 1 inch around my hips, both trouble spots for me, this is after years of not losing ANY weight, even after giving up sugar over a year ago. I've lost 13 pounds too since I started and boy does that feel good.
I know I do not want to stop, I know I want to keep going, and be mindful of what I am doing, follow the instructions of the leaders..... one always reminds us "get vertical, pull in your abdomen, tighten your butt, align your spine, shoulders over hips at all times, suck it in, GO!"
Its good to have someone who knows what they are doing, they are helping me so so much.
I feel very grateful to have this opportunity to get fit.
"If I can't swim in the ocean, I'll take the pool, anyday."