Thursday, May 5, 2011

Like a Hot Knife through Butter

Disclaimer: this post is not about Shyla (directly, at least) and does thankfully not contain pictures. I won't be offended if you leave now. Go ahead.

I have a Love-Hate Relationship with swimming.

Allow me to explain:

  • I love the weightlessness
  • I love how cool it is
  • I love that it's a good workout that doesn't seem like one
  • I love that there is never soreness
  • I love that I can get vitamin D without getting a sunburn
  • I hate swimsuits
  • I hate(d) meets
  • I hate combing chlorine out of my hair
  • I hate toe cramps
  • I hate the idea of sharing a lane
But, I recently discovered that swimming might be my only true "me-time" of my very busy (but blessed) days.

Realizing that I absolutely need to get 30 minutes on exercise almost everyday, I have started doing some lap swimming in between work and picking up Shyla.

It's not pretty, but it feels good and I think it's helping to regulate my blood sugars.

When I was younger my swim coach used to say that I looked "Like a Hot Knife through Butter" when I swam. It is now more like a whisk cutting through a head of cabbage. But again, it feels good and it's providing me with some "me-time!"


Erin = ) said...

The whisk and cabbage image in my head is making me giggle ;) I'm so glad you've found some "you" time that is so beneficial for you, despite the chlorine hair (my personal pet peeve!). I've always wanted to be a swimmer, competetively/for a true workout, but I'm still more of the belly-flop, float-like-a-balloon type ; )

The Yager Family said...

"Like a whisk through cabbage."
Yep, that's my new favorite line.
Glad you're semi enjoying your exercise!

Your Mom said...

For the time being Shyla is hot kniefing it thru the water with the help of her daddy! Glad you are enjoying the Me Time and the exercise!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

Can we please discuss HOW you thought of that? I am cracking up at the cabbage whisking.