Wednesday, July 10, 2013

At the pool

I'm still loving the pool and have settled into a routine of going every second day.  My fitness and muscle strength are steadily increasing, my lap count and length of continuous laps also steadily increasing.

Today I felt able to push it a little further.  It was tough going at the start, but by halfway through something different happened.  I found myself completely zoning out.  I think I went into a meditative state, just swimming stroke after stroke.  It was really good. 

I finished doing more laps than ever before and would have been quite happy to continue.  However, I am still finding that I am so tired afterwards that I knew it would be foolish to do even more at this stage.  And yes, a few hours later, I am tired.  I was almost asleep on the couch when the phone rang.  Good thing too.  I have work to do today.

I am so over being tired all the time and I absolute refuse to give up on this journey of increasing my fitness.  I want to be the person who can just go and go all day, a busy buzzy bee, with motivation and stamina!  Fortunately I can afford to be exhausted after a swim now that I am on school holidays.  The bookwork is done from home on my own time and I can still do it when I'm physically tired.  I wonder how long it will take before I can go for a swim and not feel so weary afterwards?

It's been over four weeks now since I started at to the pool and this week I have added walking on the alternate days.  I know that including the walking will tire me out even more, but eventually, surely (!) I will move past it into greater energy.  And I'm also continuing to choose to do more active jobs around the house and not putting them off till later.  I have a ways to go with that particular goal but I'm getting there with much better motivation than I have had for the last few months.

A friend of mine joined me for a swim a couple of weeks ago.  She is also trying to increase her fitness and is joining me for walks as well.  We are going to work up to doing some more strenuous bushwalking again.  I can't wait!!  It's wonderful to have days of exercising on my own as well as days sharing the activity.  I am feeling blessed!

I am grateful to be in the place at the moment.  It's been so long since I have been able to do anything else but deal with fertility and pregnancy.  I am taking advantage of this brief hiatus.  Hopefully it will increase my ability to deal with another pregnancy should that happen.  And also then help me better be able to cope with caring for a little one.

We see our fertility OB again in two weeks to discuss transferring Nemo in my next cycle.  The kinesioligist has said my body is ready as long as I stay centered and relaxed.  So that is my goal.  Increasing fitness and beginning a meditation practice again.  And after today, I can feel that the swimming is also a form of mediation!  Gotta love that!!

Love and Light


  1. Glad to see you are in a better place as of late. Funny, you should mention about that I have taken off 22 lbs since starting my journey on low-carb eating in January, I need to start incorporating some form of fitness. I am not a dedicated gym person so I know that won't last, but I did just order a bathing suit from Land's End (it has been years since being in one) that swimming at our local rec. center could be a viable option for me. Glad luck with your fitness goals and will be interested to hear how the meeting goes with transferring Nemo!

  2. I love this update! Sounds like you are doing all the right things to heal...and to continue to be your best self! Go you on the swimming endurance! Sending lots of love!