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Back in the water again!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The title doesn't have quite the same ring as "Back In The Saddle Again", but I like it better. In my head, I hear those words to the old western tune and it makes me happy.

When the YMCA pool was closed for cleaning, August 27th to Sept. 7th seemed like a very long time.

Then yesterday, I realized that the date was Sept.7th, but it took until the afternoon to realize the significance of the date: the magical day when the pool was scheduled to reopen!

So, I got myself together and got to one of the Family Swim sessions where I did an hour of water aerobics on my own.

It was wonderful; felt like coming home!

I was also able to take care of changing my Summer membership over to a regular membership, so now I have my regular membership all ready to go.

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Shifting gears for a moment, I wanted to say that I was very pleasantly surprised by the number and kind of comments that I received on my previous blog.

Thanks to all who commented.

From time to time I will provide other tidbits that I come across which I find helpful to myself and that are applicable to our journey here and in other parts of our lives.
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  • ANNESYLVIA
    I have done water aerobics in the past and really like it. Now that we have our own pool I was using it for my exercise taking full advantage of summer. However now that summer is over I may consider the pool at my gym. I am a bit of a wimp about cold weather and pools. We will see if I make to the pool this fall/winter.
    3622 days ago
  • ANNE-ELIZ
    Hi CaroleHZ and TRW410 ,

    Thanks for your supportive comments.

    Yes, my Y 's pool is indoors and I plan to do water aerobics at least three times a week. I'd like to build up gradually to more, but I want to be sure that I can handle it. No need to get injured or over-fatigued and be unable to continue.

    One of the reasons it took me this long to join, was concern about price. I did the Summer membership because it gave me the opportunity to save a bit over the Summer and part of the deal was that they waive the $150. initiation fee when you move from Summer to Regular.

    Also, since my birthday is in June, I now qualify for the Senior Citizen discount, so that's an additional $21. per month less than if I'd joined as a regular member in May.

    It's still a substantial investment for me, but it's do-able and, to me, it's worth it.

    Just a thought, but there is also a financial assistance program; at least there is one here, it might vary by location.

    3624 days ago
  • TRW410
    Hi! So happy to hear that the Y's pool is open for you again! And, joining as a regular member speaks, "commitment!" I used to be a member of the Y in years past and loved doing the cardio/strength classes. But the budget nowadays is a bit lean so I do my own class at home with my wide selection of dvd's! Not as much fun doing it alone, but it sure is convenient!! So happy swimming!! emoticon
    3625 days ago
  • CAROLEHZ
    Glad to hear your back to doing an exercise that you enjoy and you changed to a regular membership. Our pool is now closed for the year. Is yours an indoor pool? It would be great if you got to do water aerobics year round.
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    3625 days ago
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