Thursday, April 7, 2016

Changing it up

I've been feeling less-than-fabulous lately, which lead to a really unpleasant workout on Friday, and then no workouts at all for the next three days.  Tip from my group exercise instructor friend - if you don't feel well and it's all in your head, go ahead and go to class... but if it's lower, skip it.  Lesson I learned: don't even try a cardio exercise class when you're having gastrointestinal issues.  I nearly threw up when trying to do subtle crunches.  Ugh.

Thankfully, I'm feeling a bit better now, and have worked out this morning and the past two nights too (not back to 100%, but better!).

This morning after my cardio workout, I changed into my swimsuit to jump into the hot tub - one of my favorite "rewards" after workouts when I can fit in the time (maybe once or twice a week if I'm lucky).  Today however, I jumped into the lap pool first (only one lane was occupied - the two empty lanes called to me!).  I haven't swum a lap in years - maybe even decades?  I used to do a lot of water aerobics about 11-13 years ago, but that wasn't laps.

Well, uhm.  I did one length of the pool with the traditional forward crawl.  Felt good while I was doing it, and then I touched the wall and stood up for a moment.  Oh my.  I was so out of breath!  I stood there for a few minutes and just was kinda amazed and a bit disappointed in my body's reaction - I had done a 60 minute dance workout less than an hour prior, and have been doing those an average of 5 or 6 days a week.  But one length of the pool and I was ready to keel over!  UGH!

Quite the reminder that you need to change it up to help keep your body healthy - and hopefully next time, I'll get in that full lap. ;)

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