Blog roundup: Deep-water exercise edition

Finally, finally I listened to the advice of two different masseuses who suggested that a deep-water exercise class would help me. Today was the third time I strapped on a buoyancy belt and stepped into 10 feet of water at the Helene Madison Pool in North Seattle.

I know it will make me stronger. Right now? It makes me tired. But not too tired to do some reading and share the results with you.

I am blessed at I Pick Up Pennies (sniffle…that’s my girl!)

5 reasons why it’s OK to get a tax refund at Wise Bread

Anatomy of a habit at BeckyBlanton.com

How to rebuild your retirement at MSN Money

10 ways to avoid wasting your tax refund at Go Frugal

Is there anything vinegar can’t do? at Bargain Babe (companion piece: “31 secret uses for vinegar”)

Home office: 9 smart ways to be more productive at CBS Moneywatch

10 green sex sins that can sabotage your love life at The Daily Green (gotta love an article that describes babies as “gurgling genetic replicas” and “major carbon sins”)

4 ways to get into a sport you care nothing about on FatWallet

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  1. Physical Therapy makes me tired, so I feel your pain.. infact, I may take a nap now..

  2. I attended a water aerobic exercise class for a few years until the teacher left town and class ended. I was forking out $5 a class for it. Now I am very grateful for having learned all the water exercise “moves” and do them on my own at the community pool and only pay $15 a year for my swim card. Much cheaper……I should have just taken the class for a few months and then gone on my own then.
    By the way…..a kids swim noodle between your legs is way more comfortable than those float belts constricting around your chest….even if they look a bit phallic! :0)

    • Donna Freedman

      @Fetu: This is a drop-in class, so I could do the same — learn all the moves and then do them on my own. It sure helps to have the music, though, if only because it covers up my whimpers of pain. 😉
      The other women in the class are in their 60s, 70s and 80s and can buy a reduced-price pass good for any activity they like. I have to wait another 12 years before I qualify, though.
      Thanks for reading, and for leaving a comment.

  3. Water exercise is one of my favorite ways to work out and yes the music does make a huge difference! I’m both a therapist and have had 2 surgeries. One on my left and one on my right shoulder. They were both work related helping patients, so the water therapy has been a key part in rehabbing after the surgery. I also do physical therapy too and massage therapy is a great way to alleviate the pain.

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