So I have decided since I do not enjoy running or jogging, mostly because it hurts my knees (despite having great shoes) and I'm terrified of uneven paths/roads because I have injured my ankles before. I used to play rugby and would always tape my ankles and one of my knees because I've fractured one ankle (7 yrs ago which seems like a lifetime) and sprained my other so I do not want to endure those feelings again. I'm not really sure why my knees hurt but it could be from all the years of dance and gymnastics, but who knows!
Anyways, back on point, because I'm not a fan of doing anything other than walking on sidewalks and paths I have decided that I am going to start swimming laps at my campus' gym. I know that people can lose a lot of body weight swimming but my goal is more or less toning up some areas. I also want to work on cardio and enduring and what better way than swimming?
So after making this decision I had to find a one piece bathing suit, because I am a bikini lover and I know that bikinis+laps are not a good combination! It's a combo for disaster only and I'm going to try to avoid that. So looking at sport stores they all want like $70+ for speedo and other brand and really I haven't even committed myself fully to the idea so I don't want to spend the money on that and then end up flopping on this idea (although I am going to try to keep up with this plan!) So I was in Winners the other day and figured I would check it out for a swim suit and TADA I found one for like $30 even though I'd have liked an even cheaper one but its less than 50% of the price of others so I stopped complaining. I'm sure a few of you who know me are wondering why I didnt just buy a suit from work since a) they are on sale and b) employee discount; well guys none of our suits are really exercise material and are more fashion oriented and thats not what I'm going for. So I got a TYR suit (I've never heard of them but then again I really only know speedo) and its actually reversible (two suits in one & no boredom!) which is an added bonus. I'd have liked to get the next size up that what I bought but since that didn't exist, the one I bought fits well and on opinion it apparently fits the way it should. So we shall see how it goes in the water. The next item to get is a good pair of goggles! In ALL my years of swim classes when I was a kid, despite brand or price I have neeeever found a pair of goggles that work well for me. So I'm hoping to change that because my eyes BURN when they get anywhere near chlorine. My eyes hurt thinking about it aha. I'll be skipping the swim cap because I have way too much hair and they annoy me. Now I just have to figure out the quietest times at the pool so I don't look like a fool (or fish out of water LOL). I'll be researching some tips for swimming laps for beginners and I'll let you guys know how it goes.