streamlining my belly

I almost never warm up at the beginning of my swims anymore.  This is partly because I’m always in a hurry and partly because the pool is so cold that these days the term warm-up means swimming as fast as I can until I get warm.

I bought a new suit Wednesday because my old one was beginning to get baggy.  I actually had the thought when trying on suits that I might venture into a bikini again.  Someday.  Once the linea negra goes away completely. (will it?)  The fact that I’m starting to accept my new belly with its gentle curve instead of six pack is a big step for me.  I do still have hope of finding that six pack again.  Someday.

There’s something about new gear that helps me move faster and feel better.  When I got into the pool today I think I was more stream-lined, hence quicker.  Wearing a suit that fits like a glove again instead of something that’s slightly reminiscent of the horrible 90s baggy t-shirt style was quite a pleasure.  Oh, and that tight suit holds in my belly like a girdle!

I’m trying to structure my short workouts to get the most out of them instead of swimming mindlessly.  As always, I am goal oriented and have no use for moving my arms and legs without focus.

the workout:

#1  15:00  Jump in a swim as many 50 yd repeats as possible, sprint 25yd/ easy 25 yd,  I fit in 13 repeats (650 yds)

#2 900 yds  Warm up 150 ez, 150 free L5, 150 back L6, 150 breast L7, 150 free L8, Warm down 150 ez

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