Pool Exercises To Fight Fat & Firm Muscles

So this morning I was determined to work off last night’s margarita (it was a monster) in the pool and wondered if my self-imposed exercises are proper for burning calories and building muscle. I consulted Siri who took me to Shape Magazine who then confirmed that the way I exercise in the pool is correct! I was so excited to see that and also learn a few new ones. They list 33 you can do and laps don’t even make the list…which is great cause, I don’t like doing laps. I won’t bore you with all 33 but how about several that I currently do just in case you want to try them also?

Bicycle-this can be done with your elbows on the edge of the pool or a noodle. Works your core, shoulders, and legs

Double leg lift- this can be done while resting your arms on the edge or in my case, grabbing the step bars from behind. Raise both legs as high as possible, keeping them perfectly straight, then lower them down again.

Flutter Kick– Holding on to the pool edge, kick your legs rapidly behind you. Try not to splash and go as fast as you can. You could also use a noodle or paddleboard for this.

Noodle Bicycle-riding your noodle between your legs like a bicycle, go the length of the pool and back as many times as you can. You will feel the burn after a few trips!

Noodle Crunch-With your noodle under your shoulders, pull your abs in and do a crunch. Since the pool is three dimensional, you are working extra hard to keep your balance and stability

Noodle Flyback-Riding your noodle like before, use your arms in a sweeping motion to propel you up and down the length of the pool. This works chest, upper back, abs,  and shoulders.

There are many more to choose from but these are the ones I was more or less doing on my own just kinda common sense movement in the pool. Who knew I was actually doing something right? Now, If I could just lay off those margaritas! Where has my willpower gone? It’s summertime, it’s hot and I’m spoiled! So the least I can do is try to work them off, take my supplements and vitamins and use my essential oils. That way maybe I can maintain and not gain more weight.

I know, I know, but what about all that sugar??? Well, I just drink tons of water all day long when I’ve been bad the night before to try and flush out all those toxins. Of course, it usually has either lemon essential oil, grapefruit or both in it. Once summer is over I’ll get back on track and behave myself. 😉

If you would like pictures to go with the exercises you choose, go check out Shape Magazine (Shape.com) and look under How To Burn Calories in the Pool-Without Swimming a Single Lap





CBD Oil-An Update

My preference for delicious flavor and results that deliver!

Ok, remember I promised you guys an update when I had some time to experience the CBD oil and let you know the ways it has benefitted me? Well, it’s been about 2 months now, I have moved up to the 200 mg bottle from Blue Moon Hemp and I still vape the flan flavor, since I already know and trust that it will be delicious. They tout it as “the healthy vape” and it really is! It is also true that what they say about your body letting you know when it’s time to move up to the next dose, I knew when I didn’t get the same results anymore, it was time.

Now, I don’t know about you all, but I have trouble sleeping. Not anymore. Since I started vaping the CBD oil, I have had better sleep than the days of my youth, when I was carefree and stupid. And the other thing I noticed is that I am not as anxious as I used to be. It’s like things just don’t annoy me to the same degree they once did, I’m more chill about traffic, my kid’s problems and even my husband’s snoring doesn’t bother me- I hardly have to sleep in the guest room anymore!!  One thing it can’t fix is the knot in my shoulder when I hunch over the computer too long, I’ll gladly go get a massage to remedy that when I can afford one though.

In the beginning, I would mix the CBD oil with my other vape juice, now I vape it straight. I find I don’t need as much, yet if I’m also enjoying a beverage (the adult kind) I tend to reach for it a little more, kind of like when I used to smoke. All of the research I’ve read says it also helps with brain function and stops seizures (although thankfully I’m not plagued by those) and a plethora of other things that benefit the same symptoms people smoke medical marijuana for. You do not have to be scared of CBD oil however, there is no THC ( the compound that gets you high), it does not alter your way of thinking or cause a stoned feeling. It is legal in all states and I actually get mine from a local vapor shop. It is expensive, yet lasts a long time if you don’t overuse it.

My e-cig set up. Same thing I used for vaping e-juice.

The advice that I took was some that I found on most every CBD oil website, start at the lowest dose and work your way up. I started with the 100 mg bottle and am now working on my 200 mg one. I go through about a dropper full a day and it still lasts me about a month. It is also available in tinctures, edibles and other ways, I just prefer vaping it since I was already doing that anyway. Since I don’t need to do it as much as I used to vape regular “juice”, I don’t find myself freaking out that I can’t vape at most restaurants, or maybe that’s just me in my newly chilled state. Whatever, I am good waiting until I get in the car or back home.

If yall have any questions, suggestions or just want to talk about it, leave a comment in the box. For now, I’ll sign off…I have a hot date with a silver fox!

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