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Physical therapy and pool today. I feel good.

Friday, April 20, 2012

What a difference in attitude and energy exercising makes. Yesterday I was off. Unmotivated and well depressed. I didn't even finish getting my spark points until after 11. Anyone who knows me knows that isn't me. I had PT at 8:30 this morning. I got up and had my swimsuit under my clothes not 100% sure I was going to go to the pool. I am not sure if I have a UTI or just going a lot because of the water but that is TMI. After PT I felt good, so I headed for the pool saying I would put in at least 1/2 hour. Once I started going, I didn't stop. i was there for over 1 hour. I grabbed a noodle and I was going on that stepper and I was going fast. 15 minutes. I said I was going for 10 and I felt good after 10 so kept going. There was a lady there who was actually cheering me on. By the time I got done, I had an audience of 3 who told me good job. I was so proud of myself, it felt good. I felt like I really accomplished something. Then I was cross skiing with the noodle. After doing the stepper I could only do 8 minutes, I couldn't do no more. Good thing I had my water by the pool side. I drained it and the life guard actually came over and asked if I wanted her to fill it up for me. I said yes, please. I wonder if I looked funny, like I was gonna pass out or something. After that I just walked the pool, 4x forward, 3x sideways and 1x backward.

I came home, hung out my suit, jumped on spark, and there is nothing on the fitness tracker that even resembles what I did in the water. I entered it on user entered. I have no idea how many calories I burned. I don't really care, because I know how energized and pumped up I feel now. I took a shower and washed my hair to get that awful chlorine out of it. Note to self, CUT YOUR HAIR SHORT!!! My hair almost touches my butt and now that I go to the pool I have to cut it.

I am now ready to face the day. I feel like going to the park and walking. I don't know if I should though because I don't want to overdo it. Tomorrow I won't be able to move. I just feel so full of energy and I want to do something. Does anyone else feel like this after a really good workout? I have felt energized after workouts before, but not like this. It is almost like hyper. I am confused as to what I am feeling. Please tell me of your experiences.
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PASKALINI 4/23/2012 2:51AM

    First of all Congratulations! It's always nice and mildly awkward to have strangers cheer you on in your work out! It's good you've obviously found something you ENJOY! Keep up the good work but listen to your body and don't over do it.

Secondly DO NOT CUT YOUR HAIR!! If it's only because you are swimming! I was a stylist when I was in the states BUT before all that I was a wide eyed blonde haired kid on the high school swim team who didn't want her hair to turn green and these are the words of wisdom that were passed down to me.

Your hair is porous. It absorbs liquids etc. But like any thing porous it has a limit! Wet your hair before getting into the pool REALLY WET IT don't ring it out you want it to absorb the clean water. if you aren't wearing a cap try one, if you don't like them wet your hair and put CONDITIONER IN IT!! Then braid it or what ever method of hair control your using. This helps by allowing your hair to absorb clean water and the conditioner creates a physical barrier protecting your hair for a little while at least from the chemicals in the pool. When you get out wash or thoroughly rinse your hair AT THE POOL. DON'T allow it to dry and wash it at home. I strongly recommend you invest in a shampoo specifically for post pool washing. I don't recommend washing your hair everyday but if you feel the need to try to use something gentle and CONDITION IT after swimming.

Hope that helps at least a little bit :) Have a GREAT week!

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CAROLJEAN64 4/22/2012 12:06PM

    I know the feeling you are describing.... almost so much energy that you feel hyped up. I have found that doing some deep relaxing breathing helps. I still feel the great energy in my body, but my mind is calm.

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AMYNYNJ 4/22/2012 1:13AM

    emoticon yes I have definitely felt that way after working out too. It's normal. That's what people talk about when they say they get high from exercise. Best way to get high.

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7356WILMA 4/20/2012 10:51PM

  Isn't that great!! Glad you feel so good!!

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ANGIEJAY77 4/20/2012 8:14PM

    Congrats on a job well done! I'm so proud of you!! looks like our roles have reversed themselves. Now you're doing great on exercise and I'm doing okay on food lol.
Have a wonderful evening!!

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ANGELBETH76 4/20/2012 6:57PM

    That's awesome GEM! You go girl! Short hair does help in the pool lol

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PUDDY2 4/20/2012 5:00PM

    congrats on that great workout glad it made you feel so good after. helen xx

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CAMAEL100 4/20/2012 4:11PM

    Congrats on getting in a great workout. Yes - I get like that after a workout. I did my jog this evening and felt great after it and thought I could easily walk some more. But I stopped because I didn't want to risk overdoing it and ending up not being able to do any next week.
I will do something different tomorrow like cycling as I am afraid of doing the same thing too much.

You did great -well done. It is amazing what we can achieve if we just make a start. When I don't feel like it I tell myself I will just do a little bit and tell myself I can stop when ever I feel like it. I usually end up doing it all!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/20/2012 3:46PM

    Congratulations on a job very VERY well done! Sometimes it's a matter of "faking it till we feel it". There are many times I don't feel like doing my exercises either. BUT once I start it, I feel so much better I just keep on walking. Works like a charm and the benefits are too numerous to count!

Keep up the wonderful work. You're sparked!!

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WORLDSERIES11 4/20/2012 2:25PM

    Congrats on your great workout!!! emoticon

I've been looking for a place to do some water aerobics too. Although my hair is just as long, I have no intention of cutting it off:)

Yes, I've felt energized after a good workout. Seems contrary that you should be tired out from all the hard work, but feel great instead! Amazing how the body works!

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LYNNGETTINTHIN 4/20/2012 1:12PM

    Yay for your success and your energy!

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But what is a noodle?

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ELRIDDICK 4/20/2012 1:06PM

  Thanks for sharing

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