I swam 23 out of 31 days - every single weekday - and I am extremely proud of that. I committed to swimming and I stuck to it. I know that a lot of you "know" me as someone who works out, but trust me, for the majority of my life that was not the case...and if you go back to the beginning of my blog, you can see how resistant to exercise I was. This is a change that still surprises me at times.
Yards swam: 59,300, which equals about 33.5 miles. Dang!
Other swimming stats
Purple suit worn 12 times
Blue suit worn 11 times
(obviously I favor the purple!)
Pairs of Zoomer swim fins sold because of me: Two ("sold" another pair last week at the pool - this time to a man!)
I attended 10 yoga classes and am definitely seeing improvement. And last Wednesday? I did the crow pose!!! This was super scary, as I did not trust my arms/core/balance to hold myself up without pitching face-first into the concrete. But, Ivan had me use my yoga block to rest my head on (and kind of stop myself), and I actually achieved crow - for a split-second. And then again, for a couple of seconds! I was on a yoga high - this pose? Me??? Wow. Talk about empowerment!
Crow - this is a fun pose and I actually practice it at home...which in turn gets me to practice some of the other poses, too. Hmmm, maybe it should be called a "gateway" pose. ;)
August was a great month for me, workout-wise. I made swimming and yoga priorities, and it paid off. Now I just need to continue this effort for September!