Saturday, 5 July 2014

swimming (finding time to get fit)

I've recently started swimming again; last Friday to be exact and I can't believe how great I felt and the achievement at getting back in the pool. I gave up smoking 10 months ago and that was easy but putting on weight and trying to loose those extra pounds hasn't been and I've been plucking up courage to get back in the pool to swim myself fit. To be honest I don't know why I was making such a fuss (in my head) because lots of women of all ages, abilities and sizes were doing just the same as me on a Friday night. No one looks at you so I felt at ease and just got in. I set myself a goal of 30 lengths in about an hour and I was amazed that after the first 20 I felt so much better and went on to do 40. Stopping to have a chat with some other swimmers although socialable isn't a good idea because I started to get cold. So without being rude explained I was on a mission and had to complete my target. The other ladies were quite amazed that I'd completed my goal, but I thought going to the pool was to swim?! I'm going back on Sunday morning for another hour and I hope I stop aching before then.

I did a google search this morning on the benefits of swimming and here's the link I found. Some common sense but good to know the health benefits. Do you have a pool near you? With this hot weather you don't need an excuse, don't put it off like me - I wish I'd gone months ago!

And here's a picture of Moss in his new life jacket ready for our holiday on the Broads. We are putting it on him every day to get used to it, judging by his expression he's not quite sure!


3 comments:

Anne said...

I really love to swim but havent been for ages. It really does relax you doesnt it and I always feel so good having done it.

Amy at love made my home said...

I used to do a lot of swimming years ago and I always just wanted to get on and swim rather than chat! Hope that you have a good time on your hols! xx

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Well done! It is funny how much better you feel after some exercise isn't it, but it is just having enough motivation to actually go and do it! Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise - hope you manage to make it a regular outing
Caz