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Here we go--a week of stay-cation!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

I have been a little anxious about this stay-cation that starts NOW. Worried that I have been having a much easier time choosing healthy behaviors when I am in my work schedule, not so much on the weekends. So now I have a 6 day weekend. Makes a girl nervous.

So I started it with a great swim at the Y, and a breakfast of egg whites and kale. I don't normally eat that for breakfast, but we are also celebrating our stay-cation by going out to brunch later. I already picked out what I'm going to eat (eggs and veggie hash). It sounds delicious, and my breakfast was so healthy! I am feeling on board for this day, at least.

I think that is my goal, to really plan each day--figure out food first thing. That will help me be less anxious and more focused.

Swimming is going well. It's actually kind of fun to be doing something new and that I don't have the swing of. When I pay attention to my kicking, I lose focus on my core and arms and breathing. When I focus on my breathing, my kicking turns to crap. It requires focus, which is good for me. I miss music SO much though. For real!

My foot is hurting a lot, but I think that is because I'm out of the boot and walking on it a lot. I don't think it's because of the swimming. I really hope not.
My appointment isn't until November 2nd, so I'm just biding my time until then.

I am so happy to feel so good this morning, really ready for my week off. I need it, and I'm glad to face it with such enthusiasm, not fear.


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    As a kid I LOVED swimming...used to drive the lifeguards CRAZY on the shores of Lake Michigan as I'd swim way, WAY beyond any buoy of demarcation...wasn't going to let that hold me back! After getting chastised enough by the lifeguards I learned to swim downshore where they couldn't be bothered to chase after me and wag their fingers. I was fearless! One of the PLUSES to my weight was buoyancy. I could swim till I was tuckered and then float around to rest up... :-)

    As an adult, however, I too really miss not having the music while swimming and no longer live near Lake Michigan where I was spoiled by the sandy bottom. I swim once in a while, but not too much these days.

    2010 days ago
    Glad you're feeling so good, Annjie! Enjoy your time off!
    2015 days ago
    Your plan sounds good for your staycation. I swim a little too and use a SwimP3 player to listen to my music in the water. If you have an iphone or ipod there are waterproof protectors for using it while swimming. I know I wouldn't enjoy my swimming as much without my music! emoticon
    2015 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon a week off from work! Enjoy and try to get plenty of exercise. Watch the foot as you are still recovering. emoticon
    2015 days ago
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