5 March 2012

JellyBelly, in love...

With aqua yoga-tai-lates.

My awesome chiropractor suggested trying some water exercise as I recuperate and I found a yoga-tai chi-pilates class in the water at my local community centre AND it's also in the warm therapy pool (the water temperature is 33C/92F) so the water is perfect.

Not only is the exercise more gentle, but I love that I feel so incredibly strong, and it's been a long time since I've felt strong.

I'm the second-youngest person in the class and I always do the modifications to make the exercises more difficult -- I was sore last week and I'm a little sore tonight, but I feel so good when I get home.

I'm feeling so much better physically that I think that I'm going to add another yoga class to my fitness schedule (I'm currently doing two easy classes: a Yin and a Restorative). There's an Ashtanga prep class on Saturday mornings that I am ready to return to after the March Break, which is two weeks earlier than I planned.

I know that my need to exercise is part of my need to control something in my body. IF has taken so much of my peace of mind and exercising is the one thing that I can do that can help me forget. I am also one of those strange people that enjoys the physical exertion of a good workout.  I know that I am still a long way away from being where I was physically before my surgeries, but being pain-free is a pretty awesome trade-off.

I am trying so hard to be gentle with myself. After two disappointing cycles, I know that I have to re-frame my thinking since these are our first actual fertile cycles ever (which is still hard to stomach since we have been married for over six years).

As I drove home from my class tonight I passed through the part of my neighbourhood that we want to live in. I know that the financial hardships that we are facing are going to be for good. I believe that the Lord is having me prioritize what we really need and not just what we want. I would love to have a beautiful detached home with a big yard, but we have a lovely, affordable home now.

And to top it off this time next week we will be in beautiful Arizona. I can't wait!!!

16 comments:

  1. AZ?? You'd better look us AZ bloggers up, lady!

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  2. I'm with you that I like that physical exertion. I tried downhill skiing the other day. It was fun, but seeing as how I never made it off the bunny slope, there was NO work involved. Kind of disappointing.

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  3. So glad you found something that you love and that challenges you! Water exercise is one of the best things!!!

    Have a safe, fun, and fruitful ;) trip! Sending prayers that you end our cycle-buddy-ness this month with a BFP - you know since you are taking a nice, relaxing vacation and all ;).!

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  4. Challenging and you love it! Glad you have it. And AZ? Sunshine...vitamin D. That, alone, is such a pick me up :)

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  5. That water yoga class sounds awesome. Glad you found something you can do right now and that you love!

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  6. I wish I had the ambition to exercise half as much as you do!! I think you are my hero :)

    Glad you are feeling better!

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  7. Where in AZ will you be? I agree with Leila - if you're in the Phx area we should meet up!

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  8. Exercise is such a stress reliever for me. I am happy to read that you are finding some great ways to get back into it! You are doing great, JB! Hang in there.

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  9. I am so glad you found a class you love that makes you feel strong!!!! Hooray- it actually sounds appealing to me :)

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  10. So happy to hear you are 'feeling the burn' again. I can't wait until I have the energy to start my Zumba again. Enjoy the sun, the warm weather and the relaxation. :)

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  11. Sounds like a fun class. Wish we had one here.

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  12. Water is soooo calming. Glad you were able to get that lovin' feeling after a workout! I went for a swim this weekend for the first time in 6 months and felt amazing as well. AZ sounds fun!

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  13. I'm ecstatic that you've found a new way to exercise! Hooray! When you feel good, I know it helps the mind feel good, too.
    Praying that the exercise helps kick your body into fertility overdrive and those babies start coming!
    Prayers!

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  14. I am exhausted just reading this! happy for you that you enjoy exercising. I can't get myself to do it...meaning...any exercise.

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  15. Warm pool sounds awesome!! I'm so glad yoga is going well for you - earlier than scheduled! :) I'm glad you guys didn't buy that big house - imagine the stress of a huge mortgage - no way!

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  16. I want to take those classes with you! :) Glad youre feeling better!!!

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