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Is it possible?

Friday, April 18, 2014

I have always dreaded exercise. One of my goals has been to learn to enjoy it.

When I was in the Army, I ran because I had to. When I retired from the Army, I quit running, partly due to some orthopedic problems, but mostly because I hated it. I figured I'd find something else to do for exercise. But as time went by, I tried several things, but never really found anything I enjoyed.

But, dare I say it? I think I've finally found it! I've been going to a water aerobics / Aquasize class several times a week for about two months. And believe it or not, I really enjoy it. I totally surprised myself by liking it. I had to get over my worries of being seen in a swimsuit, but that didn't take long. The best part of it is that it doesn't hurt. I can run and jump in the water without my knees and feet hurting. It is amazing.

One goal met!
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    It's pretty neat to find something you like to do exercise-wise! You go!
    1312 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    Good for you, that is awesome! I am thinking of doing something like this as well because I have knee and ankle issues - but how did you get over the fear of wearing a bathing suit?? I am mortified by my size and I know I shouldn't worry about what others think but that's a tough one because I really feel like a bowl of jelly being constricted in a tight tiny piece of clothing.
    1312 days ago

    Enjoying it is key!
    1313 days ago
    i think I may have to look into that also.
    1313 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    I was like you with the running and it really kept the weight off! Keep on, keeping on and emoticon in finding something you enjoy doing! It'll make it all worth while in the end! emoticon
    1313 days ago
  • NHES220
    So glad you found something that works for you!
    1313 days ago
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