For those of you who asked what you could do in a jacuzzi, if it is big enough ( & you are alone in it, of course) I go & do a handstand sorta. With my arms behind my back I support myself & I move & kick my legs continuously.I don't knoww how many calories it burns, but I must be burning something!
I bought hand weights from an aerobic instructor, they look like dumbells & that is my favorite way to work out in the pool. I do curls, jumping jacks, make wheels forward & backwards under water. I also do an exercise where I put my arms behind me, move my left arm & right arm towards the middle of my back. I do each of these exercises slowly, & I do 100 of each. While I move my arms, I am also moving my legs. That takes about 30 minutes. I have bad knees & can't do exercises that are hard on them, so this is the way to go for me. Hope this helps anyone who is interested in water aerobics !
My weights were bought used from an aeriobics instructor, but I saw a weight set for 39.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond. That set has more things included, like weights around your ankles, but you could probably find water weights on line for sale.
Hope this helps!
For those of you that don't like how you look in a bathing suit, Think of it as exercise gear if you are working out !
We Americans are sooo caught up in our body image.! That could be a good thing, but it could be a bad thing to !. 28 years ago, I was vacationing in Greece, 6 month after having my daughter, when I was thin & looking good. But I still had about 5 # of baby fat to lose, so I did not take a 2 piece swimsuit. When I hit the beach, I saw an old lady in her late 70's in a Bikini! I also saw a woman who had to be about 400# in a bikini! She had to have had the bikini specially made for her! But she was out there enjoying herself on the beach & she didn't care who was looking at her ! That experience stuck with me, & made me realize that we do need to love ourselves & our bodies, no matter what size we are. Just continue to keep working at getting healthier & losing weight, so we can live a long, healthy life!
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