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If you are having troubles doing stretches, particularly quad stretches, try doing them in the pool. Use a noodle to capture your foot, pull it to the side and then twist it behind you and use the noodle and the water to help you stretch the front of your thighs i.e. your quads.
Having really heavy legs I could never capture my foot to do a quad stretch in the typical way. I took an aquasize class today and we finished off with stretches. Using the noodle really helped me a lot, particularly doing this stretch that I never could do before.
For the past 6 months I have been cooking with shirataki noodles instead of regular pasta. Depending on which shirataki noodle you get, they can be anywhere from 0 to 20 cal. per serving instead of the regular 200 cal per serving for regular pasta. They taste like any other pasta...especially love using them with the "Hungry Girl" recipe for the Fettuccine Alfredo and adding chicken or shrimp with tons of veggies!
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