Well, I did it! I’ve been in the pool twice this week! Actual swimming going on here. Okay, I need to back up. I can’t remember what I’ve written in my own blog or just commented in other people’s blogs. But since I started working out with Vicky at the local gym, I would look longingly at the big swimming pool that was always practically empty on my way in. I hadn’t joined the gym, so I could only work out with Vicky in her studio. But I really wanted to swim.
There was one little problem. I didn’t want to wear my bathing suit in front of ANY person. This is not a post about body image issues, so I will not go on about that, but I started looking around for a pair of swim shorts. I finally found a pair that looked the way I wanted, and ordered them. Then I joined the gym last week before my workout with Vicky, which was fun because she showed me how to work out on a few of the machines, and I have had fun challenging myself with them.
So Saturday I was off work, and coincidentally it was 107 degrees outside! I headed off to the gym, did my weights workout, and headed to the pool. I swam 10 laps! Froggy style–that’s what I call it–is it breast stroke? Because I can’t get my face in the water without a nose plug. Whatever style it was, I felt like I had really had a good workout. Then Monday I decided I would try the water aerobics class. Fun, a little challenging. I swam 2 laps afterward, and had done the weights workout before the class.
Twenty years of ‘no one can see me in a swimsuit’ have disappeared in two days. This is a fun gym combination–working out on the weights and then hitting the pool. I am hoping that swimming will be a new aerobic exercise that will jar my body into letting go of a wee bit of weight!