It’s old news that summer is here with a fiery vengeance and she’s here to stay. While I’m rejoicing, most others are wasting their precious energies with complaining and basking in the A/C, which will most likely do more harm than good eventually. (Can you say brown out?)
This past weekend I was so bored that I almost settled with watching the History channel. (I’ll admit there are certain shows I am genuinely interested in, but for the most part, I’m looking for scripted entertainment to bring out the laughs in me when it comes to television.)
That being said, I gained a shot of #FitFluential in me, when I saw this:
Within about five minutes, I was all ready for a workout, but honestly had no idea what I was going to do. It dawned on me that my above ground pool would serve as the vehicle to my sweat and with that, I was changing into my swim attire.
You Should Know: I am not much of a swimmer. I’m a doggie paddle kind of girl when it comes to most bodies of water, because I’m a whimp when it comes to breathing in between laps. I have never been able to get that cool Olympic swim all the athletes do…you know the one where they breathe to the side? It always looks super fluid, but when I try it, there’s more water up my nose than air and I seem to be nursing an ear infection for eternity afterward.
Anyway, I chose to go with the basic swim moves for this workout. I have no idea the dimensions of my pool (which is the reason why I’m a writer instead), but maybe it was something like 20 feet on all sides.
I warmed up with some yoga poses first. (Downward dog, pigeon pose, warrior)
Warning: Please bare with my lack of swim terminology below. I probably should still be wearing swimmies for that reason.
Okay. Game Face=On!
“The Swim” consisted of:
-10 warm up underwater laps
-10 above water laps
-20 doggie paddles back and forth (really works the tri’s)
-20 crunches using the side of the pool
-30 frog laps
If you are also asking, Where are all the PROOF pictures? Then, you really should change your career to private investigator…or just know that I have an warranted fear of any kind of cameras or cell phones near water. (Even if they’re waterproof!)…or third reason, I need a camera man! (I’ll pay you in food!)
After this workout: I rationalized that the entire cast of The Perfect Storm probably didn’t know how to properly swim either, so it’s okay. And with that being said, I decided to engross myself in this halfway to sangria bev!
Do you swim? Where are your favorite places to do so? Any tips for an amateur?
Peace, love, and swimming!