So with my fitness restart came the commitment to a gym membership. I figured if I was going to be for real about it I needed to invest in a way to do so. When my money is involved I take things more seriously. Also, part of my need for a gym membership was because I wanted to swim. Basically, I was going to learn how to swim. I can survive in water for a short time. But to actually navigate with some know how, ha yeah right! I've only gotten in the pool three times so far and it's been interesting to say the least. The first time I kept my head out of the water basically the whole time and panicked when I tried going below the surface.
The second time I gave up on trying to exercise in the pool and just spent about 20 minutes playing under water. I started to actually feel comfortable being under water but the whole breathing thing was still an interesting event. In the lane next to me was a guy getting his laps in while using a snorkel and I thought that was brilliant! So, my third trip to the pool I was much more geared up, I had my goggles, nose plug, real swim suit and a snorkel. I had even done some workout research and grabbed some of the floaty exercise equipment and went to town.
I NEVER thought I would be one to swim, I am definitely a land mammal! But, as I push myself and trust my body to do it's thing the more accomplished I feel in the pool. That third time in the pool I actually started to feel the rhythm of what swimming was supposed to feel like. I just need to build up my endurance and lung capacity so I'm not huffing and puffing each 25m. I haven't experienced this is in a long time, to be exhausted from my work out and not be able to do any more, but to be excited to get back to it. I can't wait to watch my swimming improve over the next several months!