Reaching Beyond Myself
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wowzers, I'm outta shape
Over the course of our several moves in 2007 I have failed to stay on a rigorous workout schedule. I've done what I can here and there, BUT, let's face it...I am out of shape
So yesterday, my mom, hubby and children along with myself head to this remarkable "state" recreation (it's like the Great Wolf Lodge, only cheap) where I proceed to purchase goggles for myself.
SIDENOTE: many of you don't know, but I spent a summer in Italy working as a lifeguard. I typically don't mention it because it was a time that was tied to a yucky boy......anyway, swimming provided excellent exercise that I was in the best shape I've ever been in, in my life....
SOOOOOO fast forward to last night. I decide I'll lap swim. Afterall, there is a girl I work with who has been lap swimming for about 5 months now and she's lost about 70lbs.....I say sign me up :)
So I swim. About 10 laps and this morning. I hurt so badly....my legs, my back, my arms....last night my calves even hurt :)
no kidding, who knew that swimming could be so physically demanding?
So I am planning to keep up with it. I love it now....I had forgotten
So here's to lap swimming. MY goal for the end of May is to be able to swim 50 laps without feeling like I'm going to die :)