Happy new year, long time no blog~ Hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas holiday!
Like most people, every year one of my New Year resolutions involve exercising more to stay healthy and in shape.... and then a few workout attempts later forget all about it.
This year, it's even MORE important that I keep this resolution to exercise regularly because I've had so many health problems last year (some still ongoing) that, with doctors' orders, require that I exercise regularly to help with recovery. Forget about "No pain = no gain", for me it's now "No exercise = more pain". =P
But I have a good feeling about this year because I plan to do exercises that I actually enjoy and will look
forward to doing...
yoga. I love doing yoga, but had to stop taking classes 8 months ago first due to my yoga studio shutting down, and then for health reasons I had to stop doing yoga completely. I'm hoping I can start it up again in a few months.
swimming. I used to swim in high school (not that well, but still...), but since then have stopped. Recently, I had a few chances to get back in the pool and realized how much I enjoy swimming and that I miss it. Since swimming is a doctor-recommended exercise for me, it'll be perfect timing for me to get back into it regularly this year.
I also just learned to swim the breaststroke, so I'm excited to practice it more. So far, it takes me a million strokes to finish a lap, but I'm sure there's a more effective way to move farther in the water per kick. I tried looking for some good instructional videos on Youtube but I was only able to find one video that was somewhat helpful.
Any advanced swimmers out there with any breaststroke tips? ;)
Here's wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2009!
P.S. Can't wait for our new American president... in just a few more hours!!!!
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