My swim on Friday night was good: despite one thing breaking. My swim cap tore in half. It was just after I started swimming. I found a groove and felt energized and enthusiastic. The cap was slipping a little (it was honestly old and worn out) so I tried to adjust it and it ripped. I hate having to stop my swim to deal with stuff like that. I went through it a lot when I was searching for the perfect goggles that wouldn’t leak and had to stop, get out and go back to my locker to get another pair.
Without even thinking about it, I put my hands on the ledge of the pool and hoisted myself out of the water and onto the ledge. This may not seem like a big deal but as a BIG GIRL I could NEVER EVER do this. I was never strong enough, I was always too heavy to do it. So to get out of the pool I always swam under water to the nearest stairs or ladder. I still do that. To this day. It’s funny how you just assume you can’t do something because you never were able to before. Mid-hoist I thought, “Holy crap! That was really easy!” I was so surprised and totally stoked. Funny how something so trivial can make me happy. 🙂
I had a great swim and then went home for dinner, famished. My hummus and baby carrots pre-swim did NOT work for me. The second I got in the pool my stomach was growling and I was anxious to get home to eat.
I made Michael and me salads. Lettuce mix, half an avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and carrots and
carbs croutons for me.
The pork chop was huge, probably a serving and a half but I was famished! I stayed up late watching Law and Order SVU (the last few episodes have been crazy!) and then crashed. It was a really long week and it finally caught up to me about 10pm.
I woke up earlier than I wanted to Fat Kitty prancing around on my full bladder. Thanks, kitty. So much for sleeping in!
Had a pre-workout breakfast of 2 fried eggs and half a Sandwich Thin toasted with cream cheese (we don’t have bagels). At the gym I rocked out 3.65 miles on the treadmill at a consistently fast speed (for me) with some occasional inclines of 2.0-2.5 just like last time.
I could have gone longer but I had too much to do after the gym. Then I pushed myself to the limits on the weights. I am loving the weight machines with the plates. It’s so much better than the “easy” weight machines I’ve been using. I use those because they are easy and no-brainers.
Calories Burned: 792
QUESTION: Is there something you tell yourself you CAN’T do because you couldn’t before? What’s keeping you from trying again?