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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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    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
    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
    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.
    3625 days ago
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