Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Firewirks over Sydney Opera House

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

New Heights, or should that be new lengths....

Well, as you can probably guess from the previous post, I went swimming at lunchtime. It was particularly frustrating today. There were several swimmers (including one woman I’m sorry to report) who were just slightly slower than me so I could race past them but couldn’t stick behind them either. And none of them would let me past at the end of the lane. So I had to really kick out and push myself to accelerate past them, not once but several times. It’s irritating as I like to get into a nice steady rhythm and power through my 50 lengths.

On the plus side, however, my irritation with these swimmers and my frustration from a morning of dealing with divorce stuff caused me to swim faster and further than usual. It’s been a steady 50 lengths in 26/7 minutes for the last few weeks but today I jumped up to 60 in 30 minutes! That’s quite a leap and I’m pleased with the speed and fitness.

I went to my weigh in with very little confidence. Having watched the scales inch slowly but steadily lower over the last 6 days, I got on them this morning to see a small gain, back up to this week’s starting point. Grrr, how do the scales KNOW that it’s weigh in day?? So, I was stellar all day, grapefruit for breakfast, ham and egg salad for lunch, no snacks and lots of swimming. And.....

Somehow I was rewarded with a drop of 2.5lbs!! How did that happen?

I'm very pleased. I need to know my limits and obviously last week was within them (providing I keep doing loads of exercise!). The weekend was a tad TOO relaxed but not far off being ok. So now I know. And good progress made - 5lbs off in a fortnight.



Love Cat said...

Yipeeee! Well done that woman! Just goes to show you are doing the right things.

Goodbye ten bags of sugar - that's right, isn't it?

Onwards! x

Peridot said...

That's amazing. Wow. Good for you.