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Adult Swim

June 6, 2012

I am in the market for a new cardio routine. Or maybe I should rephrase: I am in the market for a cardio routine. I’ve been committed to my yoga practice for almost two years now (Woohoo!), but I have been super lazy about sticking to any sort of aerobic exercise to supplement. I thought that a walking routine would be a good fit because it seemed logical to take Scarlett with me as we both benefit. But frankly, it’s slow-going, and I don’t feel like I’m actually working. Plus, I always end up taking a dog or two with us, and any joy I may have derived from the walk usually dissipates within the first five minutes of trying to drag the dog who has decided not to move along with me. I used to run, but my problem with running is two-fold:

  1. It hurts.
  2. It hurts.

Not only does running make my hamstrings so tight that Rag Doll Pose is work, there isn’t a sports bra in this world that keeps the girls happy. Believe me: I have tried them all. And running on a treadmill is pretty much the worst thing ever when the only channel your gym plays is Fox News. I’m just not into it. So, I think I may be a little crazy, but I really want to try swimming.

Swimming is low-impact and really excellent for breath management (Right, singers?), and because of this, you can do it well into older age. And have you seen what swimmers look like? Yeah: awesome. Also, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t maybe a little excited to wear a swim cap. Now, I just have to work up the courage to dive in. Literally.

What do you think, friends? Are any of you swimmers out there? I’d love to hear any tips you might have!

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  • Reply Krysten June 6, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    I’ve been thinking of taking up swimming as a way to exercise, I feel like it’s better on the bones.

    • Reply Melissa June 6, 2012 at 10:09 PM

      It seems to be the consensus with all the positive feedback I got on it. And I really like your blog! I’ve definitely been called weird more than once. I’m now following you on Bloglovin’. Thanks again for visiting! xo

  • Reply shana June 7, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    i really want to take swimming lessons too, it is a great workout. as far as the sports bra thing, i FINALLY found one that really works, if you want to spend the money. it’s Enell, – looks like a corset, but it definitely holds the girls in. now i just have to find the money to buy a few of them since they are pricey.

    • Reply Melissa June 7, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      Shana! Thanks so much for the tip. That bra looks like it gets the job done! You’ll have to let me know if you start swimming. xo

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