Oops... it's been over a month. I HAVE been doing stuff though, so this will be a dates and laps/minutes post. The pool was closed for a week and a half the end of July - worked out well, because that's when I burnt my finger so badly. It's been a lot of work. I've had a comment or two that I look more toned, but the scale still isn't moving. I just started using My Fitness Pal this week to try to track calories and exercise. We'll see if knowing what I'm eating helps or not. Some days I don't even hit the base for what they suggest I should be eating, which could be part of the problem!
July 11: 50 laps in 34 minutes. The first 40 laps in 26 minutes.
July 12: 40 laps in 24 minutes
July 13: Yoga
July 14: 40 laps in 28 minutes, 50 in 34
July 15: 70 laps (one mile) in 45 minutes
July 18: Yoga
July 19: 52 laps, 32 minutes
July 20: one mile (70 laps) in 47 minutes, 80 laps in 54.
Pool closed, skipped yoga since I couldn't put pressure on my finger without wanting to scream
August 2: 40 laps in 26 minutes
August 5: 30 laps in 23 minutes
August 8: 40 laps in 26 minutes
August 9: pool temporarily closed, was up and ready to go though!
August 10 (first day of school): 40 laps in 24 minutes this morning, 50 in 32
August 11: 40 laps this morning in 25 minutes
August 15: 40 laps in 24 or 25 minutes
August 16: 40 laps in 23 minutes, and 50 in 30 minutes
August 17: 40 laps in 23 minutes, 70 (one mile) in 43.
August 18: 40 laps in 24 minutes
August 19: 40 laps in 27 minutes
There have been great days and slow days, but for the most part it's pretty consistent. I'm excited to keep it up through the school year. I never get the "runner's high" or a boost of energy, but mentally I know I'm doing something good for myself. Makes it worth getting up super early!