Apr 20, 2017
I'm so excited! I've been wanting to start swimming again for the longest time, but first I had to wait for my incisions to heal, then I got pneumonia and had to recover from that, and then my truck broke down. BUT, finally, everything is in place...good health, fixed truck, and I was able to join the pool again.
I went for the first time today and thought I would only be able to do laps (breast stroke) for about half an hour, and the first half hour WAS tough, but then I sat in the hot tub for 5 minutes and was able to go for another half hour. I went back in the hot tub for another 5 minutes and didn't want to leave so I went in the deep end and tread water and did various water exercises for another 45 minutes. I would have stayed even longer but I was turning into a prune.
I was a member there for about 8 years before, but haven't been back in a few years.
According to My Fitness Pal, I burned 1058 calories swimming my laps, and another 345 treading water. They didn't have a thing for water exercises so I just left it at that, lol. I don't know if it's right or not, calories burned wise, but I feel great and am so glad I was able to join. I missed it so much. I even snuck a protein shake in so I could take sips when I went from the pool to the hot tub, lol.
I'm sure I'll feel it tomorrow, but right now my body feels so nice and loose and relaxed...all except my neck. My bathingsuit strap was a halter type and it hurt my neck. Tomorrow I"ll have to wear my other bathing suit, with regular straps. I forgot how much halter straps bother me, lol.
I'll take photos tomorrow. So happy! (This is the closest I could find to a swim emoji, lol).