I lead a rather sedentary lifestyle, being glued to a computer for most of the day (and night!) while not really changing my eating habits. Neither of those facts about my life have helped my body in any way.
I decided to shake it up a bit in March: I signed up for the YMCA, I vowed to swim every morning that I could, and I would change my eating habits. At the end of the day, I wanted to get back into better shape, have more energy throughout the day, and just feel good about myself in general.
One of the short term goals I wanted to hit was to be able to swim 30 lengths in the pool by the end of March, and it seemed really far off especially considering I started with 10 on March 5th. However, I decided to set as blistering of a pace as possible and increase that number by two lengths every day, as well as changing the number of consecutive lengths I would swim before stopping to rest.
I am proud to say that I hit 30x25m lengths today, March 22, 2012, well ahead of my goal by 9 days. I think I’d love to hit at least 40 by the end of March, but I may also stick with 30 and just increase the number of lengths I swim consecutively to build my endurance.
As a result, I feel lighter on my feet, I (usually) get better rest, and I am absolutely pumped as soon as I finish exercising.
It can only get better from here.
Below the log of my swimming activity up to today, if you are so inclined.
Number of Lengths
Weight Change (lbs)