On Mondays I lift weights (which I hate) and swim (which I don’t). From the moment I start getting dressed (putting on stretchy clothes), driving to the gym, lifting weights. All those activities I do dragging my feet. And I get to listen to a book while actually lifting the weights.
I do this, mostly, at lunch time on Monday. Usually I lift weights, check my blackberry, and then go swimming. Today I didn’t want to swim, so I went home after the weights.
Then I went to see Lisa Fillis who is my nutritional guru.
And then I sent swimming. Even tho the young-person swim team practice started while I was there. But here’s the interesting news. I did 2 laps to warm up. Then I did 10 laps without stopping. Yeah me! Sometimes you don’t feel like you’re making progress. And then sometimes you realize that you are. In the last half of these laps I realized that I’m making progress.
And, I figured out a new way to count. Launching out I say the big number (10 laps), but starting with the first touch at the opposite side, I can say 9 1/2. I felt pretty good about all that.
And, I was swimming through the sunset and I could see the changing colors as I came up to breathe. I liked that, too.
So I was successful in two different ways. I went swimming on a day that I might have skipped. And I did the dreaded weight lifting.