Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I have been doing all my water exercise (mostly swimming) in the small, warm therapy pool. I use floats that work like weights (backwards) and do some aerobics in there. Today I noticed that the big pool was open at the same time now, so I tried a lap in it. From one end to the other is 3 times that of the therapy pool. I did make it the entire way one way, then rested and on the way back had to stop once about half way. Someone told me it wore you out a lot more to swim in the warm water pool, but I got worn out sooner in the big pool. I want to try to make it at least down and back without having to take a break before the end of the year. That might not seem like much, but it is for me. Heck, I don't think I have ever done the length of a large pool before. I also tried my goggles (need them to see anything) and swimming like you are supposed to, putting your face in the water and breathing. I could make that for about 3 strokes before getting water in my nose, so I have to work on that more, too.
I am going to have to try to find ways to strengthen my stomach area muscles when I'm in the pool. When I sneeze, it hurts.
Coming back from my trip I have had a lot of trouble getting back into gear. It was not so difficult from me when I started with SP.
To anyone who has posted remarks on my page or to my blogs, I appreciate them. I just don't know how to write back on those. Sorry.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Eating, that is. I don't know if it is some stress from the upcoming trip or from driving friends last week. Yesterday I had all small things, but they added up and it was grazing all day. This morning I have had twice as much as usual because my breakfast just didn't take away the hunger.
I still have a bit to do before leaving for St. Louis. I didn't get too much done that I wanted to last week because of driving friends from Wednesday. Thursday I wound up almost to Nebraska taking a friend home. Friday was taken up driving home (I did start out a little late and made a stop at his sister's on the way home). I took my dogs with so that they would be able to get out to do their business during the two days. They were so good and didn't even bark overnight.
I am hoping I have time for some swimming today and tomorrow. It will be Friday before I can do any after that unless I splurge on a motel one night on the way. But there is a pool at the motel in St. Louis, so I might be able to get in 3 days there.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I finally made it back to the pool today. I have been doing things like helping clean up a place at church to lock up supplies and moving stuff here at home. It was great to get back in the pool, do my shoulder exercises and get to swimming again.
I did get one thing that was frustrating. I was told that swimming won't help you lose weight. It is a great exercise and builds muscle, but doesn't help lose weight. Here I thought I was doing a good thing toward losing weight by swimming. I have trouble with walking because of my hips. I am not sure what other exercises I can do for weight loss. I do try to get to the weight room some, but don't get there as often as the pool. I can just do more in the pool.
After the pool I went and watched some square dancing for a while. I am wondering if I can borrow a friend for a partner and try that again. That might help with the weight loss, too.
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