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|Wed, 01-22-2014 - 10:37am|
Not that there's much happening here with me. My latest news is that I'm into week #3 of the exercise program I signed up for through Alberta Health Services. It's held in the same building as our YMCA is located and actually as part of this program we get to make use of the Y's exercise equipment/machinery. We congregate first in a room in the bulding but after some warm up exercises, we head out to the Y's facility and use the cardio machines and/or the strength training machines. On Monday we used stretchy bands instead of the strength training machines as an alternative (and less expensive) way to use the resistance of those stretchy bands on various muscle groups.
I certainly have noticed some muscles that I've not used in a while! Happily the minor aches don't last more than a day usually. The instructors/trainers for this course are very good and certainly are careful to look out for us and to check to see we are doing well with the exercises. As to be expected we are are older persons with various chronic health problems that should be helped by exercise. (The whole purpose of this course). We've got 5 more weeks to go (three times a week) - not sure but I think after that is completed we may be allowed to then take a 'maintenance' course? Not that we've been told this yet, but I know someone who is doing this (not someone I know well, but heard this in passing).
Other news (not that its so exciting) - but we are on new mattress #2 after finding the first one we bought was not right in some ways. (we had a 60 day trial period). We got to exchange it for a similar mattress- similar make but with some differences. At least this one is not so darn high that I can place my feet on the floor when I sit on the bed's edge! However, the difference between this one and the previous one (same company make) is not so different, I find, save for the height of it. I am disappointed but now wonder what would suit me? Ray is not complaining about it... maybe it's just me that finds my shoulders sore and my arms numb on the side I sleep on? Is it my pillow? I just don't know. I would have considered a memory foam mattress but Ray cannot stand the feel of those kind of mattresses. So that's completely not an option. I don't think I've ever had such a problem with getting comfortable on a mattress...maybe it's this old body that's more particular?! When I think of those mattresses we owned years ago and they were nothing too fancy - yet we never had a complaint about them! Our younger bodies never seemed to mind! Our last mattress was a Simmons independent coil type and it was good for quite a while but then we felt the loss of support in the middle section after a number of years. This mattress is supposed to be independent coils (but not a Simmons and not large coils) and yet it doesn't really have that same feel. Anyway.... !
I should quit here...this is getting long. Just thought I'd chatter away here. Anything new happening with anyone here, or it doesn't have to be new...but what are you up to? Anything to share mid-week?