August 04, 2010

Down & Dirty in Thirty W:1

I did it!!

I swam this morning.  I tried swimming after work one day a week or so ago, but I didn't have my swim cap, and there were kids in the pool I had to swim around. 

This morning, however, I got up early for the pool's official "lap swim" times, and I swam 400 meters.  Like it was nothing.  I rested 10 seconds between each lap and finished in 15 minutes.  This is huge for me!  It means I lost practically none of my conditioning the 2 months I was benched.

It also means I have 6 weeks to perfect my swim.  400 meters is my race distance - so I'll be working on cutting out the rest between laps as well as making those laps faster!!

Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans

The news on the weight loss front is not so hot.  I gained 0.8 this week.  I'm sorry for my team, but I'm not really all that freaked about it.  I'm still getting back into the swing of calorie counting and its that dreaded week.  Last group challenge I gained as much as 3 pounds my 4th week of the month, which promptly fell off the following week.

I'm sure the same will happen next week.  Let's go Cute Calorie Cutting Challengers!!!

Starting weight: 129.6
This week: 130.4
Goal for challenge: 125

20 comments:

  1. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I totally forgot to weigh in this morning. I amnow fully dressed w/breakfast in my belly. do I weigh in now? :( so sad!!

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  2. I'm amazed. I can only do like 4 laps right now, heh.

    You barely gained anything!

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  3. Great job on the swim! And for figuring out a way to fit it into your day!

    Honestly? I think the fact that you're NOT freaked out about the little gain is far more of a success than losing 1-2 would have been. Although you may disagree :) I think you're starting to put the number into perspective, and that is awesome to hear. Kudos to you, girl!

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  4. woohoo...that was a great first swim! You are right back to it! And I agree, don't sweat the ounces...the good far outweighs the bad this week!

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  5. Way to go on that whole swimming thing! So very impressed!

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  6. Awesome job on the swim!!

    And, seriously, how can you really count .8 of a lb? My CLOTHES weigh more than that!!

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  7. Awesome job on the swim this morning! You will cut that time WAY down before your tri in 6 weeks. No worries, mate!

    That .8 is absolutely nothing and will be gone (and then some) next week.

    Less than 4 weeks until buckeye hooker retreat!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Hey you tried,don't sweat it. It was only a few days anyways. I didn't expect to lose any myself! We're a strong team! We can do it!!

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  9. I'm so glad that you're able to swim without a problem!! Yay!

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  10. Great job with the swim! And you are right about the ToM...you told me the same thing just a few days ago. =) Good thing you aren't panicking like me!!

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  11. Awesome job, Brooke! I'm so proud of you. YAY for not losing any of your conditioning, too. I'm sure you'll be able to shave a ton of time off your 400 meters in the weeks to come! WOOT!!!

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  12. Woo hoo on the swim, Brooke! You rock!

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  13. way to go. swimming is such a good and hard workout.

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  14. Nicely done! And congrats on the great swim! I'm sure you'll be shaving off some time, but don't sweat it even if you don't. Feeling comfortable with doing the swim distance is the most important part for a tri, it seems to me, and you're *so there*!!!

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  15. I swam today too!!! YAY!!! So proud of myself!!!

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  16. hooray!!! congrats on the swim, girl!!! we're starting exactly in the same spot weight-wise! we can do it!

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  17. Brooke, I'm so happy to hear how well you did! I know you were very worried.

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  18. That's a great mantra! It's true so own it!!

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