Now that I am free to be me!!!
I just had to say that, sorry...on with my blog. :-)
Anyway, now that I am no longer under restriction, I have taken up swimming to try and get my body back into shape. And IT IS H A R D! But I'm doing it. I started out swimming in my friend's pool, but then my children wanted to join in and swim in the mornings, so I bought a punch pass for our new local pool and went to it! I have swam every day for the past six days! I'm losing weight and I'm sure inches.
I love this pool for so many reasons:
1) They let kids swim laps in the mornings. The other pools only allow adults to swim during lap time. My kids are old enough to swim laps and not bother others, so I like having them. Plus, they encourage me!
2) They have swim toys. OK, they're not really toys, but they have swim weights and those flat float things that help me to last longer.
3) They're pretty nice...and it's not crowded at all.
4) It's indoor, which means I can keep doing this all year!
I started out with a goal to swim for 30 straight minutes, making sure to do water exercises, too. When I moved to the competition pool, I realized it would be harder...because you have to be able to swim ALL the way across and back. I do get tired, but I made it all the way up to 600 yards today, plus a bunch of exercises, crunches, stretches, etc! I told hubby,
"I swam six football fields today!"
Along with exercising, I'm finding that I'm working on making choices to not eat or drink certain things. For instance, I've also had no coffee in over a week! And, the exercising is giving me back my energy, so I'm up early waiting to get my swim in.
Tomorrow we're having a bbq. My friend is making dessert. I told her that if I am going to ruin my diet, it'd better be worth it, especially since I won't be swimming tomorrow!