I finally decided that its time for me to get my lazy arse out of the couch to go for a swim. I mean a real serious swim. The kind of swim which i used to do when i was still a uni student. The kind of swim which makes me feel so good after one hour of kicking non-stop. The kind of swim which makes me feel extra good when i go for a warm shower after.
Swimming has helped me so much in the past few years. I dare say, swimming brought me futher and further away from the depression that i am/was suffering. Swimming has also made me so much fitter than i was before.
Its a great idea to live next to the swimming pool. If i have the ability to built my own house in the future, i would built an indoor heated 25m lap pool. Thinking back, when i was staying in Bouverie Street, i literally visit the City Bath every other day. When i was stresssed, i went to the pool, when i was depressed, i went to the pool, ( exercise keep adrenaline high and kept me happy), when i had nothing better to do , i went to the pool! The result of those frequent visit? I was so much fitter and slim! I could afford to wear tight stretchable cotton pants without having to worry about how big my butt is. Anyone who knows me, know how i was chubby and round before, but now when u look at me, ( well, probably you can't even see me because i am almost nothing ) you will see a bony face. Oh! Did i also mention that going shopping for pants is also so much easier when my big butt is under "control".
I stop swimming ever since i came to Canberra. The reason is because i could not find a decent and warm pool near to where we stay. I am paying the consequences of slacking off now after one and half years. All the problem areas are starting to show and i can really feel how " fat" i am now. Eventhough i still visit the gym as often as i can weekly, nothing compares to swimming.
Well, there is no better motivation than wanting to feel thin and being able to fit into those stretchable pants of mine! To top it up, i will buy a 20 pass. Then, i will have no more excuses of not swimming because i have to drive almost 15km to the pool.