Good morning, all!
I had a hard time falling asleep last night…. again. What’s with me? This never happens…. I guess I must have a lot on my mind. So, at 1 am, I read a stupid US Weekly article about Shania Twain finding love with her ex-best friend’s (the woman her husband left her for) husband. Confusing, right? But it focused my mind on something else and I eventually fell asleep.
This morning, I set my alarm bright and early (for me) and headed to the gym. I swam for 35 minutes straight. I warmed up for 5 minutes with freestyle and then made it fun today by doing one lap (2 lengths) of free style and then one length of backstroke, 1 lap of freestyle and then one length of breast stroke. I repeated this again and again for about 25 minutes. Then some kicking, treading, and a cool down. I love swimming and it really is for me what running is to some other people. I can’t run because of my bad knees, but swimming takes a lot out of me- I find myself breathing much harder than any other kind of exercise.
Recently, I’ve been swimming once a week, but I made a promise to myself to try to up that to two times a week. Even though its kind of a bitch to wake up, put on my suit, and get into the cold water, I’m always happy when I do. So that’s my resolution- starting next week- because this weekend (Thursday night- Monday) we are going to Portland, OR for a wedding. I don’t think I’ll be swimming much there!
This morning, I just wanted something light, so I made a smoothie using 1 banana, 1 slice of pineapple, blueberries, raspberries, and ice. I was about to put almond milk in it when I saw the O.N.E. Coconut Water that I received yesterday! I was feeling really dehydrated from my swim, so I decided to give the coconut water a shot instead of the milk.
15 seconds later…
I’m so glad I thought of this combo- it was good! And now I don’t feel like I need to drink a ton of water on top of this. The pineapple + coconut made it kind of like a fun tropical drink!
Alright guys, I’m off. Not sure what time I will get to posting. My day is kind of hectic and I will be at work til about 9 pm. I’m bringing lunch and dinner with me, and I will try to post sometime during the day. Have a great one!