What? Swim? Me? What?

Whew, I am super beat!  I had probably the most insane workout in the a while today!

But lets start with the rest of the day shall we?

I slept really well last night…like didn’t wake up at all (which I usually do because I hear the slightest things and light always gets me) and got a solid 8 hrs of sleep!  I think the weekend is finally catching up with me…but anyhow.

You know as the weather gets more hot and sticky here in FL hot oats no longer become an option so I work on getting in the cold foods I miss during winter: Greek Yogurt!


Today I topped mine with 1/2 the GoLean Crisp Sample I got from Kashi in the mail yesterday along with some strawberries and a banana that was way too freak’n ripe.  Yuck.  I fought my way through this mess.  Hahaha…

We headed out to the field today to do some decoy work and before hitting up the islands and wading around in the muck I had a Apple Cinnamon Zbar.  Def my second favorite…after the Brownie one. :)


Work, work, work and we settled for lunch.  I had a spinach wrap.  But guess what was in it?


Nope, not vegetables like you’d think, but apple slices, almond butter and dried cranberries!


It was actually a good combo for this flavor wrap…it was almost like having a green smoothie, in solid forms though!  I also snacked on a bit of the Antioxidant Mix from NutsOnline that I got last week.  I love all the berries in this mix!!!


We got home a few hours later and I snacked on just over an once of some Cabot Cheese and three Multigrain Crackers.


And some of the TJ’s Trail Mix Jasmine sent me!  I made sure to only take two handfuls so the bag wouldn’t be gone in oh, like two days?  Haha!


Then it was time to get in a workout.  I had been talking to my coworker Brit about swimming a bit and truthfully, I’ve always been afraid to do it because I thought I was horrible! But apparently not! 

Before the swim though, I went out and did a leisure 6 mile run in the nice sun!  Too bad the warmth of it on my back through my t-shirt made my sunburn turn into BLISTERS.  Boo…so painful!

After getting back and drinking a ton of water, we headed over to the YMCA.  But not before I got a chance to read over Ryan’s great tutorials on How to Swim Pt. 1 and Pt. 2!  It was a bit much to take in, as I learn better from example and working with someone at that moment rather than reading it and doing it from there, but I did remember quite a few things while swimming.

Dude, it was SO MUCH FUN!  I’ve always said that I hate swimming because when I did it in college it was all aquajogging and I HATED IT.  Despised it to no end and thought it was horrendously boring!  But actually swimming?  What a blast! 

I was terrified in the beginning because I thought I was going to look like a fish out of water, but to my surprise, I only had one or two things to fix!  I also caught on really quick about how to breath on both sides while doing free style instead of just my right!  Along with free style I also did quite a bit of the breath stroke because it’s my favorite!  I think in total I did between 800-900 yards of swimming.  I felt awesome afterwards!

It took a bit to get used to the breathing since well, all I know is that my breathing is horrible while running, but everything worked out great!  I can’t wait  get out there and do it again!!!  I might have to invest in my own YMCA membership and not rely on Brits free guest passes. ;)

I came home completely ravenous as you can imagine and made an awesome stir fry for dinner.  It included:

  • garlic
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • asparagus
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli
  • bell pepper
  • bamboo shoots
  • water crests
  • 1 egg and 2 whites
  • 2/3C brown rice


It was awesome eats for dinner.

And of course I rounded it out with dessert: half a dozen strawberries and a handful of NutsOnline Roasted Cashews.  I feel much better now!

We’re getting ready for an intense weekend of field work if everything pans out so I’m hitting the sack early.  And besides, my workout kicked my butt!

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10 Responses to What? Swim? Me? What?

  1. Gena says:

    What a workout! I like to swim, but I hate all of the stuff that comes with it: changing, chlorine, the fact that only certain gyms have pools, etc.

  2. Kristie says:

    I tried to swim once last year for the first time in ages… and I thought I was going to die! Swimming is a CRAZY workout. I'd love to take it up more though.

    I'm digging the surprise contents of that spinach wrap… I think tt would be an awesome combo!

  3. Gabriela says:

    Glad you had a great workout!! That wrap looks delish, I actually have all the ingredients on hand despite my near-empty fridge…perhaps I'll give it a whirl today!! Have a great hump day!

  4. Erica says:

    What a busy day you had! The workouts sound amazing. I grew up on swim team (age 4 through high school) and loved loved swimming. I've taken a pretty long hiatus, but would love to get back into it. Love the wrap- I've tried something similar before and it made my belly sing ;) Hope you have a good one

  5. Carolyn says:

    I really want to learn correct swimming style because I've been thinking about doing a sprint triathlon.

  6. biz319 says:

    OMG, I LOVE that 75% reduced fat cheese – it still has so much flavor and melts so well!

    Love all your eats too. Hooray for swimming! When I did a triathlon in 2006 I practiced swimming in a pool – my husband was a nervous wreck because I am not that strong of a swimmer, and the actual swim was in a lake – he kept saying "you can't put your food down in a lake!"

    The look on his face when I got out of the water was priceless – he was so relieved!

  7. Krista says:

    I've made a wrap similar to that and it was delish. Great bunch of ingredients to throw in a wrap for sure!

    I'm glad to hear that swimming went well. I'm not very good at it at all. The last time I was in the pool I did like 3 laps and could barely walk my legs were so shaky. My daughter has to complete 20 laps at swimming lessons. She must be strong!

  8. Jessica @ The Process of Healing says:

    Your stir fry sounds awesome! Yum!!!
    Glad you liked swimming! I can't wait to get back into it. It's so fun!

  9. Christine (The Raw Project) says:

    Awesome workout! I haven't swam in ages and would like to get back into it.

    The wrap looks great, very creative.

  10. whataboutsummer says:

    Way to go swimming! I'd do it more often but I feel like it takes 2x as long for me to get ready and then shower/get chlorine away after!

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