Friday, June 17, 2011

Diving back in

Ever since my hero (and friend) Shelley started swimming I've been DESPERATE to get back in the pool. That and it went from spring straight to 100 degrees here in the ATL. I may have mentioned, I had to quit the Y because I was paying way too much for a pool and gym that was dirty and gross. It literally turned my stomach in the early mornings.

Luckily I was talking to a friend of mine who mentioned the women's college just up the street has water aerobics for only $5!!! Women's college means only women in the pool. No offense men but to me that's a huge bonus! :)

The class is Monday and Friday at 7am which means I still have to train on Monday and go to Yoga on Friday but the double workouts seem to be the only thing that really makes the pounds come off. That's 6 classes a week folks. I'll be broke AND tired! I can say for sure that going to all these classes has made me much less nervous about going to new classes.

Arm WAS doing great until the mass amounts of ibuprofen made me barf for 24 hours. I'm still a little shaky from it and haven't had any since but I did lose 5 of the 9 pounds I gained because of it. Not really the way I wanted to lose it but whatever....I'm going back to (almost) full strength workouts Monday no matter what. I can probably do everything but one pose in yoga and push-ups/dips. Sorry Karen :)

Have an awesome weekend everyone. I'm headed to moms the mountains where it's 10 degrees cooler!


  1. so glad to see you getting back in the water :)

    I love my college pool.. its so nice compared to other ones the same age (40 years)

  2. I'm glad you found a good place to swim!

  3. You are too sweet! I am thrilled that you found a nice pool - there is something to be said for a woman-only pool and really, at $5 per class, totally worth it!

    Sad that it takes so much exercise to lose weight, but siiiiggghhh, I guess that's what happens when we aren't 20 any more.

    Hope your arm continues to heal - and wow, it sounds like you were kinda poisoned by the ibuprofen!

    Enjoy your cool(er) weekend. :)

  4. Hurray for finding a great pool! So sorry to hear about your arm and the run in with the ibuprofen. Managing pain can be such a catch-22. Have a great weekend!

  5. I can't swim. Wish I could, but I just can't. :(

  6. Enjoy yourself... Water is fun!

  7. I'm a new reader...great posts! Swimming is such a great exercise and FUN! There was an awesome story about a swimmer in the new show Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (Monday nights on ABC at 10pm/9c) that I've been watching lately. You might like it & be inspired!! ;)

    Anyway, looking forward to following your blog! Have a great week!

  8. Sending you lots of positive vibes and love. Totally digging the fact that you're forcing yourself to get back in the water! I have yet to do it.

    Do you watch ABC's Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition? A recent episode about a Man named Dana featured him conquering his fear of getting back into the water. It was a beautiful scene and such an inspiration. Here's a link to the episode. You should tune in on Monday at 10 if oyur'e not already watching. I have a feeling if you're anything like me, you will be obsessed and inspired.

    Keep on swimming!