Fitness Tip of the Day

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Like riding a bike.....

Swimming who knew it could be so much fun and hard work at the same time? I didn’t - Tonight I started my first night of swimming exercises and I have to say it was a lot of fun. And I also learned it is like riding a bike, you never forget how (I was reminded by my trainer Donna). Of course I had to pump myself up which I did not do a good job at - I was just really nervous and my stomach began to ache I tried to shake it off - I proceeded to change so I could get ready to start my next adventure. Of course Donna was ready to go and already in the pool so there I was walking as slowly as I could looking down just so I would not have to make eye contact with anyone I got to where she was and I got in as fast as I could so not to waste anytime. Many of you might not know that this is the first time I have been in a pool in over 15 years so I was really nervous so along with that and I never know what my trainer is going to ask me to do (which makes it a lot of fun) I was on pins and needles (and when I am nervous I talk a lot which is annoying). So I get in and she asks me to put some flippers on my feet (of course she had to help me I am so helpless LOL-you guys should feel for her!) and our first exercise was too walk from one end of the pool to the next about 3 times. Let me just say it may seem easy but it is a lot harder than you think and it really does take a lot of effort to do it. Then we had this little board (not sure what it is called) and we proceeded to swim with it in front of us and move our feet with the flippers still on back and forth - by this time I am really tired and thinking what have I gotten myself into but I have to say I was having a ball I never knew it could be this fun – Don’t get me wrong it is a lot of hard work to just make it through the first 30 mins. but then it just started to come so easily. We then went on to do some other exercises with the flippers, hopping on your toes and also leg lifts all the way down and back up again. I did not think this was going to be that hard or I would be so sore but let me tell you I am! But in a good way. I know I have done something worth wild and something that will lead me on that journey I so desperately want to achieve. There is this new board at the gym where success stories are posted and Donna always reminds me when we pass it - you will be up there one day and of course I just say sure – but I know I can do it and I will be on that board one day and I can be proud of what I have done.

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for supporting me through another one of my crisis. I just keep over analyzing a situation instead of just letting it come easy. And to Donna my trainer you were right it is a lot of fun and thanks for being on this journey with me you make it worth wild and fun along the way. I have attached a pic of my swim attire (Get out your sunglasses you are going to need them and I really want some board shorts so I am going to make that a goal for next year).

3 comments:

MizFit said...

I love your upbeat and IM GONNA DO THIS nature of the post.
and a pic to boot?

you are so on your way.

stay focused and, if you need a boost, shout out to the blog world!

Miz.

ate lyssand said...

you are so good to do this,You know it is not only weight loss you achieve on this journey .You get to know yourself so much better keep up the work.I invite you to Norway,the mountains here are so high .You would have fun!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mara! Great attitude! And I can already tell a difference from the pix you posted with your son to the new pix you posted. You are already looking great! I'm so proud of you and all your hard work! Keep up the good work! Lynne