So I did the obligatory post-vacation weigh-in a couple of days ago, and was at 213.5. I wasn't really surprised, and I didn't crumble into pieces. But I did sigh (a very DEEP sigh), put the scale away, and decided to channel my energy into positive activities.
So. Exercise was non-existent this week - until yesterday!
I got home after a very LONG week, and felt like collapsing on the couch with Chinese Food and a good movie. But something was nagging at me....and I knew it was my body, begging for some activity.
There's a swimming pool in a recreation centre right next door to where I live. I never paid much attention to it, really. Until recently - I started thinking about what it would be like to go swimming again. So a couple of weeks ago, I popped in, and picked up a schedule. It sat on my desk at home, collecting dust for several days. Last week, I was in the drugstore, and purchased a swimcap and goggles for "whenever" I decided to try the swim thing out.
Last night, even though I was in somewhat of a tired and crabby mood, I decided to pull out the swimsuit.
So, I put the swimsuit on at home. Closed my eyes (squeezed shut!), and walked in front of the mirror. I stood there for awhile, debating on whether I really wanted to see myself in a swimsuit. I very slowly peeled my eyes open, one eye at a time.
I didn't want to scream and run away in terror. Believe me, I didn't look like Beyonce in a bikini or anything - in fact, I felt a bit like a large sausage roll squeezed into leotards. But I didn't bawl my eyes out, and throw myself on the couch with a bag of chips. I decided that today was the day that I was going swimming.
And I went. It was awesome. I haven't been in years - so it was a bit like riding a bicycle after a long time...but eventually, got the hang of it. I was there for about 35 minutes before I got tired out. And I was really proud of myself.
I weighed in this morning, and was up a pound. But I'm not freaking out - as long as I keep doing the right things, the scale will (hopefully) repay me in time.
Today, it's yoga!