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Late Night Swimming!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I love my gym for many reasons..including the pools. There is this 25-meter lap pool that NOBODY uses after about 8 pm (the gym is open til 10 pm each night). So, basically, I have this giant private pool any evening I want. So amazing.

Anywayyy. I snapped this picture tonight to show you guys:

Today I figured out how to tie my ipod shuffle into my hair (fact: I have the thickest hair ever, so I just tie it up in a bun with the ipod inside...loop the earbud cables around the ponytail a few times, secure with pins and voila). It sounds dangerous but it works surprisingly well... time will tell if I end up ruining the thing or not

I did some walking lunges, side lunges, backwards walking, one-legged squats (things that I can't do on land easily). I feel like this pool work helps my balance and leg strength a great deal. This workout was such a welcome change from walking outside in the heat and humidity, and music made it so much better.

So yeah. I've been exercising every day since Saturday, and I feel great. I think I will continue this streak as long as possible (being careful not to overdo it each day so that I won't have to take a rest day).

I attribute my rise in energy to juicing... ever since I started doing it every morning, I've been having more energy, which makes me more active, which in turn makes me have even more energy, which subsequently makes me want to move even more...etc.

It's a positive feedback loop.
It's forward momentum.
It's awesomeness.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OPTIMIST1948 5/27/2013 6:26AM

    Non impact exercise = good way to get a burn on without burning out your joints.

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LILPAT3 5/23/2013 11:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am jealous of the pool!

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FLMOMX2 5/23/2013 7:24AM

    emoticon Great workout

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SLAVEBLUERAVEN 5/21/2013 11:55PM

    Wow! That pool looks great!

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DJ4HEALTH 5/21/2013 9:03PM

    That pool looks good and wish that they had one here!!

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GWTRIKER 5/21/2013 8:40PM

    That is a great pic of the pool--looks like you can jump right in!

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SARI_GIRL 5/21/2013 2:11PM

    Wow! That sounds awesome to have your own personal pool! Good job on the workouts! I don't know anything about juicing, but I've heard it's wonderful!

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MCJULIEO 5/21/2013 1:20PM

    I am so envious of you with that empty pool!

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KIKKI-G 5/21/2013 11:11AM

    Awesome! We have a pool at my gym too & nothing like a later evening swim!

Keep up the good work girl

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JESSERMOVICK 5/21/2013 9:57AM

    I am so jealous of your pool! I worry about the ipod being that near the water. Not for the shock factor. I don't think it has enough power to zap anyone, but I worry it will zap itself if it gets wet!

So glad you have a great pool to work out in though! emoticon

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KIPPER15 5/21/2013 9:31AM

    Wow, wonderful pool. Water workouts are so much fun. emoticon

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JULISKA09 5/21/2013 9:21AM

    What an awesome pool! So happy you get to use it. Good job! emoticon

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BOOKWORM27S 5/21/2013 8:06AM

    That is an amazing pool!

I STILL only swim when it is dark outside and no one is around. I never put on a swimsuit, just long shorts and a T-shirt. Too much loose skin... I'll never be able to wear a bathing suit in public.
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    I am all emoticon about the ipod in your hair! That would be pretty awesome to get a private pool though!

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_BABE_ 5/21/2013 2:08AM

    I have heard that cutting down on carbs is a great energizer. You are doing great!

Lucky you to have a pool to that iPOD safe on your head? ;-)

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