I started a small crochet project, two pretty colours mixed together. I was just playing around with this way of making a square. I love the way they look, almost like the speckles in the iris of an eye. I might make these into a set of coasters, who knows.
Ages ago I mentioned that I wanted to get fit, lose weight, tone up. Here's the latest:
I love to swim. I love swiming around, playing in the water, but I also really love to do lengths. Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, flutterboard but mostly freestyle.
I've had it in my head to get back into swimming - I've been SO excited about it. It's the perfet wway to get fit, great for breathing techniques if you get a little asthma (like me), great for trimming down the jelly around the middle. Swimming is great for an all-over workout without stressing your joints, and great if you don't like getting sweaty and hot - the water keeps you cool.
Oh I just love to swim! I haven't been swimming properly for a couple of years now. I remember the awesome feeling when I eventually got myself up to 28 lengths (with short stops at each end) in one go. I wasn't rushing, it was just casual swimming at my own pace. I loved it. I miss it.
Now that my physiotherapist says my abs are back up to scratch again (post c-section), I'm ok to go and do a regular exercise routine now. I am SO stoked!
All week I have been looking forward to going for a swim on Saturday morning, thinking I'll be stoked if I can get two lengths out my unfit body. Then the time came to get ready and go by myself. I got up, I forgot to have breakfast. I made sure I had my togs, towel, some shampoo for after the swim to make my hair not-so-gross, my goggles, my inhaler. I began to get nervous!
Then I drove to the pool. I was hoping it would be relatively quiet. It was busy. There were people everywhere heading for the building, no parks anywhere close, there were cars coming and not many going. I freaked out.
So there goes my first swim. I'll try sometime in the week, maybe. Maybe I'll try go with a friend, get some emotional support.