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Continued Exercise Modification

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      5 comments

I did 120 minutes in the water today using my exercise modification plan. My instructor asked about my back and seemed surprised when I told her that I had spent 3 days with hot packs and PT exercises. She asked me to please be careful and I n... Read more

Cautiously Beginning Water Exercise Again

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      3 comments

Today I very cautiously went to water exercise. I skipped anything that required bending or twisting at the waist. I did modified crunches at a very slow pace and when I tired, I discontinued doing them altogether. I avoided any movements tha... Read more

Temporarily Sidelined

Monday, June 18, 2012      3 comments

I've been temporarily sidelined by pulling something in my lower back. Now I have 2 new moves that I will eliminate from my exercise repertoire. Both exercises were new ones that the instructors were trying out. On the first one, I was able t... Read more

Getting Excited About A Visit From DD

Thursday, June 14, 2012      4 comments

My dd called me tonight to tell me that she is mailing a package to herself to our house. These will be items that she won't want to put in her suitcase when she gets on the plane for her trip to visit us. I seem to have lost track of time and... Read more

Taking Ownership For My Exercise Program

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      3 comments

I have been very good about monitoring my posture and pain levels this week. I'm proud of myself. Even when I'm the only person in my water classes who doesn't use weights, if it isn't a weight day I decline. Today our teacher did several exe... Read more

Day #4 Taking Care Of Me During Exercise

Saturday, June 09, 2012      3 comments

Today was day #4 of taking care of myself during my water workouts. My goal today was to be on the lookout for signs that I needed to change my body posture or position to one that would not stress my neck, head or shoulders. I was surprised t... Read more

It's Working!

Friday, June 08, 2012      3 comments

My doctor was correct! I'm much less stiff and sore today. The shots plus my modified strength training appear to be working so far! Hooray!... Read more

Day #2 Taking Care Of Myself During Exercise

Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

Today was day #2 of my taking care of myself during exercise. I limited myself to doing strength training during only one of my water aerobics classes. I found that the more vigorous class was much easier as a result. I kept up with all of t... Read more

Taking Care of My Body Without Guilt!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      3 comments

Today was day #1 of following my neurologist's suggestions for working out. Since it was a non weight training day, I declined to use water weights. In the past I allowed myself to occasionally be cajoled into using them when I didn't want to.... Read more

Occipital And Trigger Point Blocks

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      3 comments

After a vigorous workout this morning, I trekked over to Tampa General for my neurologist's appointment. I had occipital and trigger point blocks (8 shots total). The purpose of the blocks is to numb my neck, head and top shoulder muscles, w... Read more

Rest Day Pays Off

Monday, June 04, 2012      2 comments

I am so glad that I took a rest day yesterday! My body was very tired - more so than I could feel. When I woke up this morning I felt fine. I went and worked out but not vigorously. By the time I got home, I had delayed onset muscle soreness... Read more

Taking A Rest Day

Sunday, June 03, 2012      4 comments

Today I'm taking a day off from heavy exercise. I must admit that I feel a bit restless. With the hot weather, I could really enjoy a dip in the pool. However, knowing myself as I do, a quick dip could possibly turn into a vigorous exercise ... Read more

Today I'm Thankful For....

Saturday, June 02, 2012      2 comments

Today I'm thankful for, 1.) Seeing my friend Slenderella at the Y 2.) Being able to have such a nice place to do water aerobics 3.) My hubby and daughter 4.) My K-9 babies 5.) Having an abundance of healthy food to eat, water to d... Read more

Exercise Is Fun Again!

Friday, June 01, 2012      4 comments

When I was much younger, I did interval step aerobics and aerobics dance/exercise classes. The one thing that I detested was sweating and having my clothes feel like they were wringing wet throughout my exercise session. I often ended up by ta... Read more

Glad To Be Back To My Routine!

Thursday, May 31, 2012      3 comments

We had a safe but very tiring trip and I'm glad to be back. I do very well when I have a routine and getting back to mine feels good. The burial was short and sweet without the same stress and pain that much of hubby's family experienced in Fe... Read more


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