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Tuesday Swim Session!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I live in Central Texas, north Austin/Cedar Park/Round Rock area to be exact. And here we are use to having scorching heat, but this season, after an extremely mild winter and spring, the heat wave a finally struck. And it's hot.

The sun is almost brutal, even at 10 in the morning. So for this mornings swimming season, the only time I felt good was when my head was underwater. No amount of sunscreen and reapplying could help what I know will be a reddish glow in a few hours.

Today's swim was great despite the sun burning my sunscreened face! Normally I do four and four. Four sets of four laps, two freestyle and two breaststroke, alternating of course. But today I did four, four, four. I usually use my 32 oz water bottle as a counter, though I am thinking about maybe making something with popsicle sticks, as marking my sets. Each 8 oz I drink means I did one set of four laps. But today I didn't feel as thirsty, and normally I have to really chug the water. So I just decided to do four sets (of four laps) in each 8 oz. Then I kept going, and going, and going. Rarely needing more than a 2 minutes in between sets. So when I first got into the water it was 9:44, when I got out 10:51. I just claim I swam one hour, because of the rests I took.

I feel like I am finally getting back into the groove of swimming and it's wonderful. I am not even that tired. I could have probably swam more laps, but lets face it, the close it gets to noon, the more I worry about little kids coming to the pool. Plus Tuesday here at the apartments is lawn care, though it seems like they are here most of the week. So I know that they would be coming into the pool area for the landscaping soon and didn't want myself and my stuff to be in the way. Plus I still have upper body and core to do today.

Yesterday I wrote a really long blog about trucking through the hardest workout as of yet. I really felt like it was going to kill me, but after a brief hour or so break between the cardio and my scheduled ST, I went to complete the ST like normal. I guess my tiredness and fatigue, though still around, it's as bad as I can now do my normal workouts!

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I am really hoping to see a repeat of Fridays weigh in, which was 156.8 pounds. I have been trying not to weigh in every day, but for some reason it's a little bit of a motivator. If it's lower, it's working....go workout some more! If its the same or higher, it's not working....go workout some more! So though I did weigh myself on Monday and came in a little higher than Fridays, at 157.6, I'm not worried because Sunday's I go out to eat with my family. And we all know how much sodium is in a restaurant meal.

I still have little appetite and nothing is satisfying my hunger at the moment. And I'm really only hungry because I'm not eating as much as I should be. I am having to force myself to eat foods. Just the idea of eating meat, or certain cheeses, or eggs, is kinda making me gag. So I am sticking to fruit and tomatoes with some celery. I am also forcing down some Laughing Cow cheese wedges. At least I can still stomach my Special K Protein Plus! I am sure in a week this will pass, until then I feel like everything is just gross.

Have a great Tuesday! Keep up the Spark-i-ness!

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    Yeah I had PB yesterday by itself. I usually love it with an apple, but I ate it alone and it was SO different.

    That's great that you dont junk on the frys and soda... that was my downfall when I came to sparks. i couldnt put them down, now I cant remember when I last had them. I havent had frys since I started sparks and i think soda has been about 6 weeks. I am SO glad I figured out to stop eating that junk.

    As far as chips and salsa, that's a struggle for me too. We go to Chilis a lot and i LOVE their chips and salsa! the good thing is that their chips are really thin. I get an extra side plate and put my 12 full size chips on it and go for it. Their salsa is low cal so i dont limit myself to it other than just my 12 chips.

    The bread is a no no! Especially with Diabeties girl! I hope you are eating sourdough or somehting 1g or less of sugar? are you type one or two?
    2124 days ago
    I actually am not a fry person! Weird I know! I never ate a lot of fast food, and never drank soda of any kind. I am super thankful for that. My biggest down fall is chips and salsa and the bread basket!

    I am trying to eat so I can get my calories in. Yesterday I did really bad though. I am going to eat some pb in a little bit. There's some calories and good stuff in that! All natural, nothing add, not even salt!
    2124 days ago
    It's so neat that you swim so much... its so good for you. Hey when you are out to eat, try getting fruit or stemmed veggie insted of frys, that helps so much! Keep up the good work, glad you seem better this week, I know TOM wasn't helping you before lol!
    2124 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Awesome job on the workout!!

    Be sure to try to eat what you can, otherwise your body won't lose weight with all of that working out! But I know, you already know that :)

    Keep up the great work!
    2124 days ago
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