Monday, December 10, 2012
Okay, so swimming is a fantastic exercise and very compatible with ballet and I signed up for Masters swimming ALL winter.. but OHHHHHHH.. do I really have to spell out just how unappealing it is to think about being out in the freezing cold and knowing that once I get in to the Y all I have to look forward to is getting into freezing cold water??
When something like illness stops you when you have got your rhythm going.. whether it be for tracking your food or for exercising it is so hard to get it back again. I have always found that to be the case, which is why today has turned into 'do it tomorrow', turned into 'start next Monday', to in a few months to a few years. I am betting that anyone who has an ongoing weight issue has been here and I can't afford to be there again.
I will be in ballet class tonight and swimming is supposed to be Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Even making Tuesday and Thursday this week would be good. What to do? I guess all I can do is just do it.
On the ballet front I felt very frustrated during my private lesson, actually I am feeling that frustration every lesson, because my balance that used to be so awesome is now terrible. Once I start center work I am wobbling all over the place and I am desperate to get that better. I have been practising at home as well trying to work out why I lose balance. Perhaps it is the weight I am at? Too much for my legs and feet to support? Perhaps it is the muscle tone? If anyone out there has found any great ways to improve balance please tell me before I go nuts!
I remember my first swimming session.. and it was horrible.. I spent all my time half drowning with my sinuses on fire and choking on water and a nice guy called Tony said three words to me that have become like a Mantra to me.. JUST DON"T QUIT!
So that is my message and mantra for you guys today. JUST DON'T QUIT!