So yesterday, I resolved it was going to be a better week. And although I did not start the week off by joining the sweat club, I think I started it off pretty darn good.
After spending the afternoon at church, the little one and I headed to the natatorium. The warm up pool was out of commission, completely empty as a matter of fact, which leaves the big pool. We both love that. While she swam around, I treaded water. She unwittingly forced me to work even harder when she would swim to me and hold on to me. Either I would tread harder or we would sink. She loves to swim so we swam a couple of laps. Then I swam a few more trying to time myself.
I was checking out the information for the triathlon at the YMCA, and the swimming portion is 300 meters. 300 meters is 6 times the length of the pool and a little over 13 times the width. It took me between 35 to 37 seconds to swim the width once, which means it would take me about 8 minutes to swim 300 meters. And that's if I could keep that pace. Being that I was getting winded after two laps, I think I have a way to go. Not only that, but I don't own goggles, a swim cap, or even a proper swimming bathing suit. I really have a long way to go.
This evening, I pulled out a yoga DVD that I got from McDonald's a few years ago. It's a 15 minute workout and you can choose the level and the goal of the workout. So I chose "I'm up for a challenge" and "Give me strength." I really don't think I was expecting such a tough workout from a DVD I got from McDonald's. The sun salutations were tough, and then they threw planks in there! PLANKS!!! >=(
I know it sounds like I'm whining, but i really enjoyed the swimming with my daughter. How blessed can you be to get in some exercise while playing. It's gonna be a good week!