Since I am supposed to be active still, yesterday I decided to go swimming for a little bit. Of course the weather was trying to not cooperate, as more freaking snow started falling a little after lunch time. Luckily it wasn't really sticking yet so I was still able to go to the Y. If you've read this blog or know me, you know I have always loved the water. My mom had me in the pool when I was 6 months old and I've been a fish ever since. There is just something about the water that has always felt extremely calming to me. I help with a special olympics swim team and I've taught swim lessons for a couple of years. But, just like I do with other things, I got burnt out from being in the water. In fact, up until yesterday, I don't think I've been in a pool since the summer. Again, if you know me, you know that's pretty rare. I just haven't had much of a desire to get in the pool. In fact, I still don't have a big desire to jump in. Number one, it's cold outside. And, number 2, it's cold outside. I swim in a warm water pool but still, who wants to jump in a pool when it's snowing?? I could have used the weather as an excuse and just gone home and curled up under a blanket. But, I wanted to keep my end of our agreement and not "workout" but still be active. So, I packed up my swimsuit and all the junk I needed to swim and take a shower afterwards. I just swam for a half hour. I don't even know how many laps I swam. But, it felt good and was relaxing. I was so happy I took my chances with the weather and went. Completely worth it. The rest of the night I spent laying on the couch, watching the snow fall and catching up on some TV shows.
So, I've had 4 days to try to come up with something to do today. I had nothing. Still don't. So, I got my hair done and went out to run a bunch of errands. At first I didn't really want to go walk around the mall. But, as I finished my errands, I realized that if I went home I would just be laying on the couch doing absolutely nothing (and that is exactly what I'm doing right now). So, I decided to give the mall a try. I took some green tea with me and enjoyed just walking around for a half hour or so. I gave in and bought a pair of pants but I actually needed them and found a good price. The size that fit helped too :) It felt good to walk around and just stretch my legs. And, by doing that, I didn't feel guilty when I came home and plopped myself on the couch which is where I will probably stay for the remainder of the night.
Tomorrow, I try yoga... Oh lord, this is going to be interesting.... Renee' has taught me so many things but as I think about this yoga stuff for tomorrow, this one applies the best -
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Okay, if you say so.... Stay tuned for my description of this yoga adventure....