31 August 2012

I Caved

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.

I left.

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.

I'm gutted.


  1. Ohhh that must be tough!! sending you *hugs*

    1. Lol, thank you! I haven't given up yet, I will try again.

  2. Love the colour mix on your crochet. Pity about the swimming, but at least you tried, I keep piking out before I even get to my bike (I like cycling). Got to get started again, I'm feeling rather wintery in my fitness atm.
    Btw, if it's Pioneer you're going to I believe it tends to be quieter in the afternoon, but of course with there not being many options in Christchurch at the moment quieter may well be a relative term.

    1. Thank you :) I'll try again, I may have just found a a friend to go on Wed evening this week. I hope you manage to get back on your bike soon.
      I went to Jellie Park. I had been planning on Pioneer the whole time but changed my mind at the last minute for some strange reason. Thanks for tips, I'll have to check it out in the afternoon on a Saturday one day soon. I hope it's still quiet'ish' ;)

  3. oh I can probably do wed evening too if you are keen, I am dying to get back too as you know but things keep popping up :(
    Don't blame you for bailing though, there is nothing worse than crowded noisy pools when you just want to relax.

  4. Third person keen for Wed night. Unless it's a young adults exclusive xP

  5. Argh! I think somewhere that crowded would have freaked me out too. :O

    1. Yusss, I am not alone. Aaaand, another Holly who spells their name the same way as meee! We are long lost friends.


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