I have a disability. I don’t talk about it often. Most people who know me don’t even know I have one. As I age, it gets worse. I thought I was making real progress with yoga. I love it. But even as I thought I was getting stronger, my body betrayed me. My wrist just started giving out every time I tried to practice. I can still do standing or sitting poses, but everything else is out.
So I’ve found a gym that has a pool and finding an indoor pool in Southern California is tough. I’m going to check it out tomorrow. I’m nervous about it. Everyone I’ve ever known who joined a gym gets sucked into such toxic body shaming spirals. It’s a culture I cannot stand to around. I’m hoping I can avoid that.