Summer Swimming

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Well, I went to Taiwan 2 months ago and it was like hitting the reset button for my eating habits. I ate a lot, mind you... how can you not with grandparents around? ... but I generally ate what I wanted, when I wanted, in the amount I wanted... which turned out to be less, less often, and less. I dropped weight and gained muscle (did lots of walking and calisthenics) and even though I didn't run once, I did swim once and came back to the States feeling refreshed and goal-oriented. I weighed myself and was astonished because my clothes were hanging a little looser and I was close to my goal weight. About five pounds away.

I've been exercising and trying to keep a reign on my daily calorie intake since then but swimming makes me SO HUNGRY! Since then I've moved, joined a swim team, and run a couple of races, including races three weekends in a row! I've also joined a very nice fancy gym with LOTS of group fitness classes.

I did BodyPump yesterday and am pretty sore today.

I also ran ~4 miles after BodyPump; two outdoors near the gym and two on the indoor track. There was a heat advisory and I wasn't wearing the right shirt for running outside (Craft sleeved shirts are ok for general workout but not for running; the sleeveless may work better) so I brought it indoors. The membership guy kept saying "Please Be Careful" the day before as I biked home from the gym because of the girl from IU Bloomington who disappeared. It's not the best part of town and also, it's located off an access road off the highway and it's dangerous to bike there. I hate not biking as it is close but it's really dangerous. I wonder if there is a way to the gym w/o taking the access road.

Well, going to do a swim workout then head to the school where I work to plan lessons for the upcoming year.

Been a long time since I blogged but I guess it's time I did!

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    You did amazing on the trip. I wish I had access to a pool every day.
    2425 days ago
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    Sounds like you are doing great. Stay safe!
    2434 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2011 12:47:28 PM
    Here is to renewed Sparking. Nice races, way to go. So you are all graduated now? How is your summer going and what is up next for you?
    2434 days ago
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