Saturday, January 19

Just Keep Swimming

The past eight days here have been cold and dark and rainy. We even had tons of snow on Thursday! All I've wanted to do was stay in bed under my warm electric blanket with my three furry friends. I didn't want to go to work. I didn't want to make minis. I didn't want to eat, but I did, because that's what I needed to do. SAD.

Something HAD to be done about this! So, on Wednesday after work I went down the street to the Trinity Wellness Center. A nice lady showed me around, encouraged me and gave me information on joining.

Today it is warmer outside and most importantly the SUN is shining!  After my morning nap, I got up and got dressed and went to the Wellness Center! I signed up for six months. Hopefully, summer will be here by then!?

I walked around the track four times, then on a treadmill for 20 minutes. I did five minutes on a bike and realized how out of shape I am! I lifted on two weight machines with no weights. I found out I can't lift two pounds with just my arms!  Here I've been lifting and carrying Dylan all around but couldn't lift a 2 pound weight on a machine!

The very best part of my visit was putting on my swimsuit and walking into the pool area. They have two huge heated pools. One of them is a 95 degree spa with bubbling jets! There was no one else there! Just me. I can't remember the last time I went swimming? WAY too long ago that's for sure!

I got right into that warm water and started swimming! As I swam I felt myself smiling again.

I did 1/2 laps; the crawl, breast stroke, side stroke and back stroke. I wasn't sure I would remember how to do them? It was like "riding a bike" only easier! I really didn't want to stop, even after an hour, but knew I might not be able to walk tomorrow if I kept going. :D

I think the Wellness Center will see me a lot. I'm surely going to get my money's worth! After just one visit I feel so much better. I can't wait to go swimming again! Now I feel like singing THIS song!

Hope you do something today that makes YOU smile! I went swimming. What will you do?


Caseymini said...

Sounds like you had fun,Kathi! I would join you, but...I can't swim! Keep smiling! That's the important part.

Jennybee said...

I'm glad you took some time for yourself and did something that makes you happy! I know its been a rough patch with your poor puppy like he says "Everything is gonna be all right". I really like that song too, I even have that CD in my car for on the way home if its been a crappy day at work. Best wishes to you mini huggs!

Lucille said...

Glad it made you feel better! Take care!

Melli Hobby said...

Happy to hear it made you feel better!
The song is fantstic!

mcddiss said...

cuando hacer frio todos perdemos las ganas de hacer cosas , se esta mejor acurrucado en algun sitio, pero me parece muy buena idea lo del gimnasio , es bueno hacer un poco de ejercicio



Ilona said...

It is great to read you were smiling in the water whilst swimming, so keep on smiling if your muscles are protesting tomorrow.....and swimming, Kathi :D!! You've taken good care for your darling Dylan, now it is your turn! Take care.
I like that song it reminds me of earlier days :D What I did yesterday? It was my birthday :D!! I had visitors in my house and it was warm and cozy, family is important for me...
Hugs, Ilona

Adela said...

Que bien que te hayas animado a hacer ejercicio. Yo debería imitarte pero no encuentro las ganas por ninguna parte.