Monday, December 10, 2012

Swimming into Shape

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 0730 my Mother and I get into the pool at the YMCA and swim our little hearts out!! 

We decided over a month ago that we wanted to get into shape.  We didn't want to wait until New Years Eve and start our resolutions then, we wanted to start them asap.  Over a month ago we started swimming into shape!!!

Lets talk about starting something new. There is so much unknown.  In high school I was on a swim team for both my school and the university club.  I have been out of high school for 10 years (wow..) and I have swam laps... yeah... 10 years ago.  AND I was good at swimming.
  My favorite race was the 500 meter!

Well... ten years later... I probably couldn't swim 500 meters...

I was winded!!

I feel like.  "I could have done this... why is it so hard."

So before I fell for that trap.  My mom and I decided to come up with a plan.  My plan was... I will swim 10 laps and next week I will swim 11 laps, etc.

I can already see a difference.

Now, the weight is not falling off... I can't see it in my pants lol.  I can see it in the pool.  I swam 18 laps the other day... and I was so proud of myself. Yes, That is a half mile!!!

I can feel it in my lugs.  

I take less breaks!!

I have started to jazz up my exercises by resting for 30 seconds and swimming my heart out!! Repeat.

What use to feel like it would never end, some days I leave the pool saying.. "that wasn't bad!" or "That went quick".  Even if I was in the pool the same amount of time!!

Now school is out, I think I want to amp it up!!

A:  Monday thur Friday same distances 
B: Longer workouts on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays. 
ANY Thoughts?!

I also wanted to tell you about this equipment I fell in love with!!! 

1. Waterproof apple shuffle.. yes they didn't have this 10 years ago.  Swimming with music (like anything with music) is motivating!
2. Kick board and flippers... It might feel like cheating because you are flying with flippers BUT I have learned it gives your legs a more intense workout!
3. Hand Paddles... to work out those arms!!
4. Cap... Need to keep your hair undamaged, also needed to keep headphones in, ha!
5. Microfiber Towels... wipes away the water!! (Also makes me feel professional)
6. Most importantly!! Super Cute Pink bag to hold everything!! 

I have found it easier to keep up with how many laps you do if you say 4 freestyle, 4 hand paddles, 4 kick, repeat!


Friday, December 7, 2012

It's Friday!!!

My Husband got back into town last night!!

My Father, who works out of town, will be home this weekend!!
My Brother gets his baby for the weekend!!


So needless to say, EVERYONE IS IN TOWN!!!!

First order of business... Christmas Card Pictures!!! 

Lets back up... First order of business give my little nephew kisses!!! 
Then pictures!!


Run/Walk Jingle Bell 5k with Mr. Darcy and Patrick!!
Christmas Card Pictures
Finish the Christmas decorations/gifts wrap
Work on Final Project!


Christmas Movie with Popcorn!!
Getting Ready for another action packed week!

I am trying to think of goals for the Christmas break.  I have to finish knitting my cousin's scarf and then I am project free.  Maybe learn how to put up crown molding.  FUN!!

Everyone Have A Great Weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Patrick's Gone Quick Get Christmas Out!!

My Christmas humbug is at a conference for work!!!  I have tried for many years to get him in the spirit of Christmas. I have bought the cutest Christmas Kate Spade plates, Santa Martini Glasses, Santa Christmas mugs for coffee/hot coco, new drink recipes, peppermint bark, cookies, more candy and that man... still doesn't get in the mood.  Sooo, while he is awhile, I will be play Christmas Music and watch Christmas Movies all while I am getting the condo ready for Christmas!!!!!

Yet To Do

1. Tree - it's lite already just have to hang all the ornaments
2. Outside - Have to get the outside garland down from the attic and decorate
3. Card/Pictures - Have to get my Christmas Cards together, find a few year favorite pictures to put together!
4. Presents Wrapped - I am 80% done with this task!!! I only have one more gift to buy... which I can take care of right now!!! 
5. Stuff the stockings - Gifts for the kids (Mr. Darcy and Georgie and Patrick)
6. Go to the Store for last minute Kitchen supplies for cookies!!!

Patrick might be gone for only 3 days but by the time he gets back he won't know what hit him... maybe he will be so excited I will catch him humming a Christmas song :)

Everyone - The count down to Christmas has begun!!!! Try to enjoy everyday because this month always flies by and before you know it we have to plan the New Year Eve Party!!!!