Being a good Patient!

Ok Folks, yesterday was day 1 of being off my feet for workouts. I dug out the bathing suit, swim cap and goggles as it’s been about 3 years since the last time I went for a swim, packed the gym bag so it was ready to go in the AM! As part of my plan not only do I want to keep my CV endurance up but I am taking this time to work on flexibility and upper body strength.

Morning comes and Ari actually went down for a descent morning nap! So besides getting all my food and Ari’s ready for the day I got in a great 25 minute yoga session

Let me tell you this month is going to be crucial to gaining some flexibility as my body is just tight! Not ideal for a runner or any athlete!

After my lecture I quickly packed up and rushed off to the gym for my swim! Now remember I haven’t swam in 3 years so I knew from the beginning it was not going to be a long swim but I wanted it to be effective!

As I go to head into the pool I am met by this very door which I thought was an amazing sign for not just me but anyone who may be struggling either from injury, weight loss, or not even health and fitness related

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This IS your door  to opportunity! Don’t be afraid of it! This door will lead you to a better you, you just need to gran a hold of the handle, turn the nob and take the plunge!

Ok enough of the symbolism for now! I am off for my swim!img_5430

well I did 600 meters over 20 minutes and let me tell you I am feeling it today! I have not used these muscles in a long time. I also felt it when I was swimming, my upper body was fatiguing quickly. But you have to start somewhere! I will be able to increase my distance and time from here. But you would never know I was tired after my swim. img_5431

I really need to stop smiling in my after pictures! No actually I should probably keep on smiling to show you all EXERCISE IS FUN!!!!! Which is quite true if you don’t’ make it a chore and are doing something you like! That is the KEY to it!

Until next time!

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