Saturday, June 9, 2012

Swimming out of My Comfort Zone.

Last night before I went to bed I wrote down my aspired workout:

Run 5 miles, Swim 20 lengths of the pool and go to spin class. 

I wanted to do this because one of my summer  goals is to broaden my fitness routine to take it to the next level.

I tell myself that I love running so much that I tend to favor it and forget about other sports. The reality is that running is comfortable for me . This summer I am making an extra effort to step outside of my comfort zone and try new sports and gym classes. But I want to do more than just try them... I want to work them into a weekly routine so I can truly reap benefits of the exercises and maybe even begin to enjoy them the way I do running. When I started running I wasn't necessarily good at it but I became good doing repeatedly day in and day out...

The only problem with my summer goal is Swimming is way out of my comfort zone!!!  In fact I have been telling myself for two years I am going to start swimming and have been to the pool a total of three times that I can remember in those past two years. The whole process of swimming intimidates me. It's not that I can't swim, I can in fact I was life guard in high school. I think it's just doing something new and intimidating can be hard.

What did I actually do today? I went to spin class, ran 3 miles, and I swam 2 laps of the pool. Not quite what I wrote down this morning but I'm really proud I stepped out of my comfort zone and got in the pool. I would have swam more I think but a life guarding class came to use the pool and my insecurities got the best of me and I left resolving to redeem myself tomorrow morning!

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