Wednesday, June 13, 2007

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.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the weight loss and the water aerobics! I know that would be totally motivating for me. Keep with it and all those pains will disappear in no time. I'm proud of you!

Susan H. said...

good job on the weight loss. Be kind to yourself. Remember it took 2 years to put on the 75 pounds (average 3 pounds a month). 10.1 pounds off in 3 months (3.3 pounds a month) is great. You loss is greater than your gain was.

The Calico Cat said...

Good for you! (I need to get into our pool...) My husband & I ordered bicycles - we pick them up on Friday - hopefully we will be joining the exercize party wagon!

Carole said...

I've heard many good things about water aerobics. I'm sure you'll enjoy it! I read you about bathing suits. I'm a one piece "speedo" gal and I have heart failure when it's time to buy a new one. Never mind dd who needs a couple a year! Congrads on your weight lost.

Pam said...

Proud of you, Girlfriend!!! Keep it up, you can do this!!!

Pam @
www.pamgwillim.com

QuiltingFitzy said...

I used to make my own suites with a stretch-n-sew pattern, I hate buying suits so much!

Just make sure you rinse your suits well after each session, that chlorine does a number!

Congrats on the weight loss, take the lead my dear, I'm not doing very well!

Norma said...

WooHoo on the weight loss! There is no better feeling than getting on that scale and having it go down instead of UP.

I buy my swimsuits at ROSS..........they still aren't cheap but better than the dept stores. I am going to follow your good example and start a morning walking program next week. (lets see how long that lasts! LOL)

Julia said...

Congratulations!!!! Keep up the good work. By the way, I love your new weathervane quilt blocks. That fabric is gorgeous.

Kim said...

Oh, you just reminded me that I ordered a swim suit that should arrive any day now (it was on backorder). Not sure where I'll wear it, but it's nice to know it's there. Your water aerobics sound great!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

What a fantastic gym price, you are so lucky! Once you get into the routine of going you probably are just going to love it! Good plan to buy 2 suits - I just hate putting on a damp suit.

Cheers!
Evelyn