Thursday, August 25, 2016

Water Aerobics vs 80's Jazzercise

So along with my Weight Watchers (-37 pounds) I decided to join a gym and keep doing water aerobics through the fall after our neighborhood pool closes and hopefully get on the machines and try some other classes.... Well I guess my brain forgot I am 61, and that I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia because the day after the first water aerobics class I was so sore I could not even turn my head without yelling out in pain.  I was miserable. Had to use a gel for my muscles and had trouble sleeping...  It lasted 2 days and I was ok so I went to my next class and could feel a good work out when I was using the weights (styrofoam shaped like weights that you have to keep under the water through a series of arm exercises) I did it,  I enjoyed it and it was fun. One hour of non-stop drill sergeant type, let's go exercises.  The next day (yesterday) I was miserable.  Had to alternate Tylenol and Advil, cooling gel, heating pad..miserable...Today still miserable.  Thought maybe I had pulled a muscle or it was something else. Surely 2 water aerobic classes couldn't put me down like this! I mean I was the Jazzercise Queen back in 82'!!  Well Doc says I probably went about it a little hard, should of eased my way into it. I caused a Fibromyalgia Flare Up.  She put me on muscle relaxers and alternating heat and ice.  She said try to work my way through the classes as best I can.  It's possible that I can get to the point that this will not happen.  So that is the plan.  Hate that I had to miss today but good thing I went to Dr.  Because had I not I probably would be in the bed!

ALSO I started using Quest Protein Powder for shakes, and it has many other uses.  You can bake with it.  Low WW Points and yummy stuff!  I have made Quest Waffles, Quest Cakes, Puddings, Ice Cream and more.  I also use their bars.  The PUMPKIN ones are to die for.  All are more protein than any other powder and all has less than 1 gram of sugar. I love Quest!!

So I am going to work through the pain, continue to eat clean and healthy, lose more weight and meet more goals!  Until next time..........


  1. Your doing great proud of you yes you definitely should of worked into it slower I know how your muscles hurt so bad you can't move ....but it will get better . Keep up the good work .....💜💜💜

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