So, I am having some problems exercising. When I play DDR, I do lots of jumping around and it's really taking a toll on my ankles. I've been barely getting through my workouts for the past week. Tonight I started to do it and couldn't make it. I mean, I suppose I *could* have, but I was worried I might land on my feet long and twist my ankle or something like that -- something that would not be pretty. It would be one thing if I had an arcade pad and I could wear shoes but... alas, I don't. And I'm getting a little bored with it anyway. I was thinking about getting up tomorrow before work and taking a brisk walk, but unfortunately my schedule is off again (it seems as though I am just a night creature. Should I embrace it or no? I've been trying not to...), so by the time I get up and do that it's going to be pretty hot out -- around 1 - 2 pm.
I mention this all because you are suggesting doing water aerobics... well, my apartment has a pool, and since school has started now it probably won't be very populated, if at all... do you guys have any suggestions on what kind of exercises to do and how long I should do it in order to make any difference (and if possible, does anyone know of a good fitness calculator where I could maybe even figure out how many calories I'm burning)? I'm not really a great swimmer and tend to get bored of laps, plus the pool is kind of an odd shape to do them-- kind of a "lagoon" shape, except a little boxy/angular, and if there are other people there, it might be difficult to do it because there's not a lot of room. But doing some exercise in the pool would be ideal, because I can get some sun and fresh air -- Vitamin D you know, and it would relieve my ankles, and give me some diversity in my exercise so I don't get so freakin' bored, and it's free!