Trying New Things

There was a cancellation this morning and I was able to get into my first deep water workout. Yay!

Well, let’s just say, at nearly 56 years old, I was one of the youngest in the group. I don’t know what I was expecting but, suffice to say, I was expecting more. Sure, I got to hang out in deep water for 50 minutes and move my body. When the water dumbbells were brought out, some resistance was added so my arms, back, and chest got a bit of workout. I think I’d have preferred to work with the dumbbells the entire time. I wanted….more. I like the feeling of being utterly spent after 50 minutes of exercise. I didn’t get it.

I watched as the next group came in for the aqua fitness class (the one for which I was originally registered). They were even older! Is this my demographic now?

I’m not ready for the slower fitness classes. I want to lift weights and punch bags. I want to work on increasing my bone density, flexibility, and strength. By my age, both my parents were starting to feel the effects of arthritis. I don’t have that yet. I want to keep it that way.

Tomorrow, I’m signed up for a Strength and Restore class. I’m hoping it’s a weights and stretching class. I’ll let you know.

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