Swimming: Underwater Meditation

Swimming: Underwater Meditation

The water is your friend.  You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.  -Aleksandr Popov 

When you hear the words summer vacation, what is the one thing that comes to your mind? Water. Whether it’s traveling to the ocean, floating down a river, spending a day at the beach, or just going to your local public pool, summer means being close to water. Even if you never jump in, water seems to having a cooling, calming effect on the mind and body.

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Thank You Jillian Michaels*

Thank You Jillian Michaels*

Unless you puke, faint, or die, KEEP GOING!! -Jillian Michaels

I have a vague recollection of a time when I worked a normal Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job (7-3:30 for me). I would finish work every day, change into my workout clothes, and head to the gym. I spent an hour to an hour and a half at body sculpt or cardio classes and was home in time to cook dinner for me and my husband. On Saturdays, we would wake up early and head to the gym for Pilates followed by a relaxing breakfast at our favorite restaurant. AHHH! I not only had a routine I loved, I was probably in the best shape of my life.

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