As sluggish as I was, the boys talked us into taking them swimming. I'm glad they did. They were mostly busy w/ Brian in the pool, so I took the opportunity to do lots of laps. Now mind you, I haven't done a lap in, well, maybe never. I'm not a great swimmer. But I worked my tail off in there, and really got my heart rate up. Doing laps even entailed going to the "deep end" which I also hadn't done in forever. I can swim, but I always get anxiety about the deep end. I didn't have it today. When I wasn't doing laps, I was playing w/ the kids, or keeping myself moving. It felt good. Just what my body and mind needed. I ended my session by doing several backstroke laps. For me (and I imagine for everyone, the backstroke is my easiest swim), it was so therapeutic. It felt good having my ears covered by the water, and just, pardon the pun, drowning everything out. It's the only swim I do w/ my ears underwater. I don't know how to swim w/ my face in the water, or how to breathe under water. After swimming, I allowed myself 10 mins. in the spa. I hadn't been in there forever, and OMG! I will go again soon. It felt so good.
So, despite a sluggish day, it's been a good one. Hope you guys are doing well!
9:15 Smoothie (water, flax seed, spinach, banana, blueberries)
10:30 Soda water
12:30 I'm proud of myself for making myself eat, as we were going out the door to swim, so I wouldn't let so much time go in between: handful of pistachios and 2 cutie oranges (which didn't help the acid reflux)
3:30 Baked potato w/ 1 tsp of Smart Balance Light, edamame, and steamed broccoli
4:00 Square of dark chocolate
5:45 Green tea
7:15 Cauliflower soup (see recipe), and a salad (spinach, spring mix, light honey mustard dressing)
9:45 A pear
55 mins in the pool