Sorry ladies. Another day with no new block to show. And I even had a vacation day but no sewing went on. What I did was go to my first appointment with a physical therapist to work out an exercise program that I can do that won't make my joint/back pain worse. My doctor wants me to do water aerobics but supervised by a PT for 6 to 8 weeks. Good thing my insurance pays for this! I'm going 3 times a week and had my first session today. I did well considering I've had a mostly sedentary lifestyle for several years now. After I end my official sessions I think I'll be joining their gym. $35 a month for unlimited access and it's a month-by-month membership with no yearly fees and no contracts to sign. Not a bad deal for a nice heated pool to work out in.
After I left the gym I bought my first swimsuit in at least 25 years. Actually I bought 2 since I'm going 3 times a week for now and maybe more often in a couple months. I would have bought them before I went but this wasn't set up until late yesterday and I just didn't have time. So I had to use one of their suits today which was so TOTALLY unflattering! Good thing I had a coupon for Catherines as swimsuits sure have gone up in price in the last 25 years! I could have bought a LOT of fabric with that money. LOL!
I do think I'm really going to like this. I really used to love to walk - even bought a treadmill for those days I couldn't walk outside. (You've seen it hidden behind that pile of junk in my sewing room!) But with my back problems and joint problems it got where it was just too painful to walk. Which saw me become even more sedentary and contributed to a gain of 75 lbs. in the last 2 years. In line with taking control of my eating I've decided it was time to find some type of exercise I could do so when I had my 3 month check up yesterday (down 10.1 lbs!) I asked my Dr what she would advise and she wrote me a prescription for PT. I'm sure hoping that with adding exercise maybe at my next 3 month checkup I can report a 20 lb. loss. Time will tell.