Truth be told, I’ve become a little bored with Cycling class. Besides, it’s good to mix up the workout routine. I haven’t been in a pool in a couple of years. Very early on in my weight loss, get fit journey I used to take water aerobic classes. Actually, it was the first gym group class I took once I enrolled at 24-Hour Fitness in the spring of 2010.
I’m not sure what’s going on with me, but three weeks shy from turning 41 years old and I’ve decided it’s time to learn how to swim. Remember, a couple of months ago I resolved it was time to ride a bike? Maybe it’s because I’m coming into myself, maybe it’s because I’m working with a trainer, or a little of both. It’s kinda nice to have someone guide me and help me in areas where I need it. With Christie by my side I’m more wiling to try new things and I also push myself harder.
This morning, I followed my regular strength training routine and then met up with Christie in the pool. She introduced me to the paddle board, but that didn’t go to swell. No worries. There’s always an alternative. I just grabbed the side of the pool and kicked, kicked, kicked. Then onto some pool exercises similar to water aerobics (jumping jacks, mountain climbers, etc.). I love how I feel in the water. I feel so light. It’s incredible how I can jump and kick so high. If I were on land there’s no way I could move so freely and effortlessly.
After the pool exercises Christie showed me how to float on my back. Wow! What an adventure that was! She totally had to help hold me up. I wish I would have had my camera to capture that moment! Needless to say, I didn’t learn to swim today but I sure had a splash of a time. Stay tuned…I’ll keep you updated on my pool adventures as they happen.