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Joyful over my possibilities: the new exercise plan!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

As mentioned in my last blog, I'm in do-or-die-trying' mode right now.

So.

Others are concerned that I'd be dropping the pool and might need it more, and I've been convinced to continue my pool therapy, (but little do they know I'm reving up my exercise during those sessions!) so I'm back to 3 days a week pool therapy... BUT!!!

That means instead of adding activity to my pool, I'm now adding back my pool exercie to already-in-motion other exercise plans!

That is a huge HUGE switch in mindset.

Haveregistered for 2 classes -one on each of the two days I'm not in pool- and will be going to at least one drop-in exercise class.

REally got a kick out of the FitLinxx! It's totally kewl that you can program the exercise machines to 'know' you when you log into the machine, and they record numbers of repititions, amounts of weights lifted, etc. And then you can track exercise done elsewhere and log it in from home! That the trainer can view progress is an added benefit. Though getting a personal trainer is not in my budget (budget? is that when you have enough money to plan how you WANT to spend it???), people seem to take an interest in helping me.

One truly kewl thing. One of the guys who works there stopped by while I was talking with the woman who's been setting things up for me at the Y. He'd heard my comment about hoping I wasn't taking time from more important matters. Wish I could remember his exact words... He said (paraphrase) "we actually get more from working with motivated people who have a true need than from spending time from people already in shape". They both continued in the same vein, making it clear that they WANT to do anything to help me reach my goals. Said to be sure if I felt I needed encouragement, support, anything: to let them know because they're there for me.

This is the most optimistic I have felt in 20 years. Literally. Seriously. Joyfully. Optimistic.
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  • GOANNA2
    I am so happy for you. You sound moree positive than you have
    in a long while.
    Go girl, you can beat this pain. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3189 days ago
  • PAULALALALA
    So....you'll be getting the best of both worlds...the pool and the new program you've started at the Y. Awesome combo!

    The Fitlinxx sounds like a great tool to keep you motivated and to be able to look back and see what you've done and how far you've progressed. So glad there are some really helpful people there on the Y staff. I've always loved the instructors and staff at the Y!

    Slightly off topic, but have been meaning to ask if your Y has a "LiveStrong" program going. If not, they might be interested in getting one going. Our Y started offering this the past year. For those with cancer and cancer survivors -- a free exercise plan set up just for them and 3 months free membership with personal coaching.

    So happy for you that you're doing something so new and different and have such helpful people cheering you on at the Y!


    3190 days ago
  • CHANGING-TURTLE
    emoticon that the staff feels that way, makes you feel good emoticon
    3190 days ago
  • NESARIAN
    Sam, I am so thrilled for you! I can hear the enthusiasm in your post and feel your excitement. The initial possible discomfort experienced is minimal compared to the results. Just to feel enthused again to do something is a huge plus, in my book. emoticon
    3191 days ago
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