I’ve only been swimming for 2 weeks now, but I can feel the body changes already: my toe polish is chipping and my skin is getting the tight post-chlorine-bath feeling.
Okay, so those aren’t the only changes I’ve noticed, though they were the first.
Before I went back to the pool 2 weeks ago (my swims are now down from $180 to $18/swim, thankyouverymuch), I hadn’t been in almost 2 years. While a year ago I did start incorporating exercise back into my life again, it’s been almost exclusively walking.
Walking is great for you, but it only goes so far. I don’t really like walking, except for the pedometer and turning it into a competition with myself (trying to walk more steps than I did before).
Getting into the pool, I used muscles that have laid dormant. I was surprised to be sore after the first swim, as it’s never made me sore before. However, it had just been that long since I had done it.
Given that, it shouldn’t be all too surprising that after only 2 weeks, I’m seeing every-so-slight, no-one-would-notice-but-me definition in my abs and arms. It definitely could just be in mind, but it’s nice to see some change in my body. I’m also have noticed a positive difference in my energy and flexibility: I just feel more perky.
I’m so glad that I made it back in the pool….I just wish I had done it sooner.