One of my major goals was to be able to fit in a competition suit (regular 1 piece) that comes in a standard size. The largest "normal" size is 40 that you will typically find in a store. Here is the sizing chart for competition suits. My first swim of the year (actually, it was my first swim in YEARS) was in a recreational swim suit that made me sooo slow because of how much water got caught in the bust area while I was swimming. I'm currently in a 44 w/long torso. aka extra room for my stomach!
My first swim of the year was 200 yards at the most. I swam this workout yesterday, which was actually 3050 yards (not 3300 like it says). I had to adjust the times on the 50s because I am just not that fast! I did work SUPER HARD on the 50s. 5 x 50 on 50 seconds was rough. I made the first one with a second to spare, probably was behind a bit on the middle three, then cranked out the last one and made it a couple seconds under :50. I was working so hard it reminded me of what competing/racing was like...exhausting! I finished those 3050 yards in 1 hr 18 mins. Felt like a champ!
Clothes that were super tight or did not fit me at all, now fit or may even be too big. I have this one skirt that I wore to my official first day of work last Monday that I could not wear a year ago. And I remember wearing it in March and it was sooo tight as the day wore on that I unbuttoned it as I got in the car. Now, if I suck my stomach in, it is in danger of falling off!
Last week, my boobs had a message for me. They said "Em, we are not happy with our current housing situation". Uh....I need a smaller bra? When in my life have I ever needed a SMALLER bra? I looked in my new bra stash and found a hanger that said 44DDD (beginning size), but it was actually 44DD. So much better!!!! And it may or may not be close to a neon purple! haha
I was given a tshirt by the church I work at on Sunday mornings and they asked what size. I said 2X or XL, hoping that they had 2X. She handed me a shirt last week...XL. I didn't even bother to try it on all week. Why get depressed about it being too small? Well this morning I tried it on and it fit! And with the jeans I wore I felt like a normal person. haha know what I mean?
I'm hoping to get into running a little bit more. I think I will sign myself and my fam up for the YMCA's Thanksgiving morning 5K. As soon as I heard we were having Thanksgiving in a certain city, I looked up races right away! Looks like we can register 4 people (inc tshirts!) for $75. The closest race was $20/person, or $30/person if you wanted a tshirt. Ugh. And the farthest one in the city would have been much cheaper 6 people for $100 w/tshirts. But I guess we went for the middle! We'll see if I beat my first 5K time! I thought it was cool last year when I saw other people were doing Thanksgiving 5Ks, but I didn't really think I would be doing on.
I am ready for these last 5 lbs, of my first 30 to come off! I have new sheets and comforter waiting for me as a reward when I do! Hopefully that will be this week! (I'm floating around 2lbs till mini goal, but I will see 249.9 if I am lucky..er...dedicated!
|SwimSis, TeenSwimSis, me, my bodybuilder aunt :)|
|haha you get the picture!|
|with some calves in the background!|