Wow this has been a really long weekend and now time to start the work week back up. This week has already started off pretty good. I got my house cleaned up, all the laundry done and I have my lunches ready to go for the week. (OK to be fair that part is really easy because its all in individually wrapped packages) I even got up this morning and got my run in....that has to be a good sign for the week.
Going back to the weekend I told you I would let you know how the swimming workout went, well it was really great. It was a mile long swim broken up into 4x400 swims. First 400 freestyle at a moderate pace, second 400 with flipper and a kick board, then 400 with hand paddles, and the final 400 back to freestyle at a much harder pace. I took the opportunity to practice my flip turns on the final 400, I have been struggling with that for a while now so it was nice to have the pool alone to swim and not be watched while I tried to figure out my flip turn again. Seriously, its been about 10 years or more since I even attempted one. It was a good workout. I was impressed with how tired I was after each 400 because it got more and more difficult each time, then when the last 400 came it was sooooooooo easy because I took all the hard stuff away from the mix. One of the best swims I have had in a long time.
And to top off the start of a good week I get to get off work early tonight, some good quality time at home. I have some projects around the house that need my attention so tonight I get to work on them. Its nothing major, just like painting some chipped areas, but that stuff is time consuming and it doesn't bother me most of the time but there are a few places that need work and I want to get it finished.
And the Special K thing is still going pretty good. The excitement of this challenge wore off pretty quickly. It was easy for the first few days but now the monotony is just just too much. There are lots of choices but when you are eating two of 3 choices ever day it gets old pretty quick. I'm going to keep going to see if I get the magical results of 6 pounds and a pants size in 2 weeks...but I am pretty sure this is not a long term type of diet, just a two weeker. Maybe if you had an event to go to it would be great but doing it long term would cause you to lose your mind....similar to how I have!
Keep checking back....