I took a water aerobics class this morning. I haven’t taken water aerobics before and I’ve been curious about it. It wasn’t the greatest workout in the world but I did sweat. More importantly it was a good hand-up for my ego. My first step class in three years last week left me disappointed with my conditioning. Why I would expect to be able to do what I used to when I took three classes a day now after almost four months of have to rest and rehab the injury boggles the mind but I still felt bad about it.
Today, in my first ever water aerobics class, about 15-20 minutes in the person teaching the class asked me if I was a water aerobics instructor. I said no and asked why and she said "You’re form is perfect and if you haven’t noticed you’re able to do everything almost twice as fast as the other people in the class". I hadn’t noticed but as I looked around I realized that I was going in time with the music and everyone else was going about half time. Yay Body! Between the rehab and the issues with my dance teacher I’ve been feeling really badly about my movement ability.
Sometimes I forget how strong and comfortable I am with my body and how well it adapts to new movement patterns. I think that once a month or so I’m going to try some new form of movement just to remember how amazingly cool my body is.