Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Just Keep Swimming

This week I weigh exactly the same as last week.  Which considering how ill I'd been for a few days before I weighed last Monday is a Very Good Thing.  I had anticipated that no matter how good I'd been I'd gain a little so maintaining really feels like I've lost a bit actually.  Hopefully that makes some sort of sense.

Big news for this week is that I have been swimming again!  I absolutely love to swim but haven't been since about last June for various reasons.  I've changed what hours I do at CAB though  and that means that me and one of my friends can fit in swimming.

So we went Monday and I swam 20 lengths.  There was also aqua aerobics in one side of the pool and I had a go at that for five minutes but it wasn't very practical for me.  I was surprised I managed 20 because that was always my goal when I went swimming but as I hadn't been for so long I'd decided to aim for 10 and hope for 12.  I was pretty sore afterwards!

Yesterday my friend took her little boy for a swim and she said she'd help me in the pool if I wanted to go with.  I managed 14 lengths - which was harder!  I aimed for 12, did 14 and did half of another thinking that 16 would be the stopping place but was so sore and was having clonus and literally couldn't do more.  Besides which swimming with clonus probably isn't overly safe.

We had toyed with the idea of going again today before I go to the bureau but I'm too tired for that and my friend is too busy so that's off.  We do plan to go tomorrow though.

3 comments:

OhWheely . . said...

Nothing lost and nothing gained. Excellent! 14 lengths is still pretty damn good in my book. Well done for going two days in a row -)
H x

Vicky said...

Hi Emma, have you tried the Daily Plate for weight loss? (http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/) I'm trying to lose a few pounds so I don't have to buy an entire new wardrobe, and have found it really useful to see how the calories/sugars/fats add up. I've also found that having to log what I eat makes me think twice about snacking on unhealthy stuff. You can log the exercise you do too, and it tells you how many calories you've burned. I don't mean to sound like an ad for it, I'm just finding it really useful and thought I'd share!

I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm crap at commenting but I do still read. xx

Molly said...

Well done with your weight and swimming Emma.

Moll x x

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