Swimming + me = disaster

I hit the gym this morning and went swimming (if you want to call it that). You see, swimming and I don’t have the best history/relationship. I used to have a major fear of the water when I was a little girl. I still am not a good swimmer and today’s attempt at doing laps proved that. At first, I tried to do laps and get my head in the water. After all, I bought prescription goggles and I thought I better use them. After I sucked at that, I did the backstroke a couple of times. I finally got out and looked for a kick board. That didn’t even help. I gave up, got out of the lap lane and settled on running in the pool. Oh well, I tried for a full half hour to do something in the water. Don’t think I will be putting my swimsuit on for a while. I’ll stick to weights, cardio machines and classes.

Breakfast was Special K Protein Plus cereal with fresh blueberries.

Special K protein plus, fresh blueberries, coffee

I bought this particular flavor after reading a recent post from A Better Bag of Groceries. She said that it rated a 60 (out of 100) on the NuVal system, which is really good for a cold cereal. Haven’t heard of NuVal? Check out their site–I love the concept and wish we had Nuval scores in Milwaukee area stores.

Before swimming, I had half of a banana and finished the other half when I got home from the gym. I tend to get very bad charley horses when swimming, so I figured some potassium right before might help.

Lunch was my leftover wrap from last night, a pink lady apple, which I dipped in almond butter, and a few pieces of Super Dark Newman’s Own Organics Chocolate.

blue diamond almond butter, pink lady apple, Red Robin chicken wrap

Newmans' Own Organics Super Dark Chocolate

After lunch, we ran to every hardware store possible looking for the appropriate d-rings and hooks to hang our pictures above the couch. We finally found some and realized that not every store carries d-rings, where they might have the hooks, etc. What a pain! I ended up with some cute new place mats at Target though and they were even better because they were on clearance! One was a mere 98 cents and the other was only $1.98.

Target place mats

Oh and while out shopping, we got a grande Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate at Starbucks to share. YUM!

Dinner tonight was at my mom and dad’s to celebrate my brothers’ birthdays this past week. One of my brothers (below) turned 40 and the other turned 51. I am 30. Quite the age difference, huh?

birthday celebration

For dinner, I had salad, German potato salad, a piece of rye bread and some jello salad thing with fruit in it.

dinner 1-16-11

Dessert was chocolate cherry cake and two types of custard-Kopps red raspberry and Culver’s vanilla. Love custard!

cake and custard

It was a good, productive Sunday for us!

Ooh, my main man Matt Damon is on the Golden Globes, must pay attention.

Now I have to get ready for bed and try to fall asleep by 9:45. Back to another week of work!

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5 responses to “Swimming + me = disaster

  1. I enjoyed Matt Damon on the Golden Globes as well tonight! :)

  2. Looks like you had a busy dinner. Bummer about the swimming not going so well though :( I grew up 5 minutes from the beach and would spend all day in the water if I could. That’s a big age difference with your brothers!

  3. dw im not a big fan of swimming either! i would much rather go to the gym :D

  4. that wrap looks VERY professional and yummy! Don’t sweat it about the swimming I always think that I can just go to the pool anytime and just swim a few laps but its much more than that….it takes practice :) but hey at least you got in the water!

  5. Hey at least you gave swimming another try, right? :)
    Isn’t the salted caramel hot chocolate from Starbucks freaking delicious?! Oh so good!
    Have a great day!

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