>After watching the Olympic swimming trials in which 41 year old Dara Torres won her events, I became inspired to go back to the water. I started swimming from the age of 3 and was even on my high school swim team. But when I reached the ages of 16 or 17 years old, I somehow began to visit the water occasionally until now it is almost non-existent. So to help me with my fitness blitz and especially since I am trying to do a lifestyle change here, I decided that if Dara can do it, then I can too and there is no longer any excuse acceptable why I can’t.
I did some research and found that the city I live in has a Master’s Swimming class that is quite reasonable at $35/month and meets 4 days a week, monday, tuesday, thursday and friday. So I decided to incorporate swimming into my fitness regime. Mind you, I am already working out twice a day monday thru thursday and once on friday. Today will be my first day back in the water so I will keep you up to date on how this added exercise is working out for me.
I was even fortunate enough to be able to get another city’s Aquatic Complex membership for free all because I have Vista insurance and am a city worker. Now if that is not the icing on the cake I don’t know what is. My city’s pool where the master’s class is held is quite small but the Aquatic membership that I acquired, that complex has 3 pools, one olympic size, one diving and one teaching ( I assume for children). Anyhoo, I am telling myself that if I feel up to working out on the weekend then the aquatic membership will definately come in handy.
Right now it is almost 4:30pm and I am feeling quite tired from working out at 6am and 12 noon today already and now I have to face working out at 7pm this evening. The one plus in this is that the workout is only an hour (just like the earlier workouts) and it will be something that I thoroughly enjoy. I am still looking forward to swimming today even though my body is screaming “no, don’t do it!” but I know that to win at the battle of weightloss, I must put on a brave face, my suit of armour and go into battle like the trouper that I am. Sigh!