|Earl Grey Vanilla, Banana, 1/4c Barbara's Spoonfuls and 3/4c Fibre Fit, 1c Almond Milk|
|Raw Veg and Beet and Fennel Salad from Planet Organic|
|1/2 Coffee, 1/2 Mint Chocolate Latte from Bogani's|
|Apple and Jello (only ate 1/2 of each), Green Leaf and Bean Sprouts topped with Tabouli Salad from Planet Organic|
As you can see, my day started off superbly in the healthy eating spectrum.. Then I went to clinical. Darn chocolate. Like come on. Anyone have any great tips on how to say no to work treats?
I also tried out a new work out last night ... Lane Swimming! I took swimming lessons when I was younger, but I think I only made it up to level 8 before quitting? Needless to say, I can swim, but not that good. I googled pool etiquette, bought a one piece and goggles, and looked up how to properly swim the front stroke. Looked easy enough... I knew the hardest part would be the breathing. I was right.
Basically I swam for 40 minutes with my head out of the water haha. I tried to properly breathe out under water once and ended up sinking, having to ridiculously splash my way back to the surface. I am sure I looked like a fool. I started out in the slow lane (as per proper etiquette because I well... suck) and there were like 5 Asian men in the pool talking to each other in an unknown language. They just hung out at the wall and talked, sporadically swimming a lane here and there. NOT proper etiquette. I got so fed up with it that I asked a life guard what to do and they advised me to switch to a Medium lane, where I proceeded to be passed, over... and over... and over again. I felt pretty wobbly when I got out of the pool, a sign that I assume means I worked hard (hard to tell in a pool lol), and figured a few minutes in the hot tub was a good idea. Took off my goggles and hopped in.
I sort of noticed people looking at me... but not really. Like it was a subconscious thing if that makes any sense? Anyways, I attributed it to them watching my ridiculous swimming. After getting to the change room (and being met by more looks from people) I finally looked at myself in the mirror.
HAH. I wore my goggles too tight. I hard dark red rings around my eyes. Made for a good laugh. No wonder people stared.
I really like swimming and being in the water. I just really REALLY need practice on breathing.
Any tips on how to become a better lane swimmer and be more confident with breathing?