Although I have gotten older, I am still able to enjoy my life.
Sometimes, I might enjoy it a little too much. I recently went roller skating with my granddaughter, fell & broke my ankle. I went through weeks of physical therapy after the cast came off. There is a health & fitness center located nearby the hospital where they offer physical therapy. I most enjoyed the physical therapy session that had me working out in a pool. I was told that this type of physical therapy was ideal for strengthening muscles & tendons without causing stress on the recovering bone. I felt a bit intimidated when I first started working out at the health & fitness center. I was a lot older than most of the clientele. When I explained how I broke my ankle so badly, the trainer at first assumed I was joking about roller skating. I participated in physical therapy sessions for the next few weeks. The sessions were extremely beneficial. Not only did I work to regain the range of motion in my ankle, but I felt improvement in every area of my body. The exercises helped with my balance, flexibility and strength. The trainer pushed me outside of my comfort zone. I realized that I need to do more to take care of my body. Once the physical therapy sessions concluded, I asked the trainer for a recommendation on a group fitness class for someone my age. She actually guides a senior fitness class and welcomed me to sign up. It has been really wonderful. I’ve met new people and seen a real difference in my fitness level.