Swimming Articles Summary for Fitinfun.com
July 2013: My Most Recent Swimming Post:
The first reason I swim as an adult is because it eases my pain from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Obesity. Every other sport hurts me as far as I have experienced. Even walking is a problem on my injured hip and knee. Swimming instead heals me (speaking as an accountant and a patient with no medical training).
Here are my swimming tips and tricks posts divided up into categories of swimming subjects. I hope you like these posts and start swimming yourself. It keeps me healthy and somewhat sane.
Here is my post about Swimming When You are Obese. It’s the most popular post I’ve ever written in my life – anywhere, so you should read it if obesity and fear are the reasons you don’t swim. 1600 people have commented and those comments will make you cry. Believe it.
Swimming and Pain:
Underwater Swimming and Loose Skin – My new hobby of underwater swimming has changed my life.
And here is a video for that trick:
Hair and Swimming
My Sharon fitinfun You Tube Channel is heavily geared towards the topic of swimming. I hope you like it.
And here are videos of three of the stretches I do almost every day.
Here is my Six Week Challenge to improve my butterfly stroke – It worked, but took much longer. I have another bragging update coming soon. I think I own the pool now with my improved butterfly stroke. No matter what bragging you read on any of these posts – I am still working on my Butterfly as of Spring and now Fall 2013.
My rotator cuffs are too shredded for backstroke right now even though I would enjoy the switch. After almost a year of steady effort, I have a developing butterfly. My ego is in a much better position than my body.
And here is the video to prove it:
My six week plan to learn Butterfly Stroke is still going on 18 months later even though I already said I was done – twice. Honestly.
Stretching Stories. Stretching is the best addition to my life and my workout and it’s THE MAIN REASON I weigh 150 pounds today and not 275 pounds. I love to stretch at the pool or anywhere now.
Here are my videos about stretching your hands and feet before swimming:
Other ideas that guide my swimming life
Swim with Open Fingers and Toes
Get the Most Out of Swimming
Making sure that I really do swim. It is a challenge for anyone – especially me. Here are my tricks to make sure I get to the pool every other day I plan to.
Getting Back in after a layoff:
You should be in the pool. Why aren’t you?
I am a lifelong swimmer. Though I have always been obese until the last 18 months, I have always gotten into the water when I could. From before I could talk and walk – to the highest weight I’ve ever been – I have always been swimming. My son was in the bathtub at two days old and in swimming lessons for Mom and Tot classes at 6 months. Just like I was.
The only difference is that I had a thin, gorgeous mother with a Barbie Doll body who swam like a mermaid and he had an obese, sick mom who might die soon, but she’s going to the pool anyway.
I am very lucky to be healthy enough to swim well now. I was a good swimmer when I was obese. People would be stunned when I got out of the pool and they saw how fat that good swimmer was. I’ve seen that look a thousand times at the ocean, lakes, rivers and pools.
I am an amazing swimmer now. I know that I’m bragging and I think I have good reason to brag. I know what good swimming is like and I know that I’m doing it. How fun. Of all the ways I fit in fun – swimming is the ultimate happiness I find. When my swimming is working well, I am shrieking with happiness underwater.
I think my ability to swim and enjoy it has helped my mental health, stamina and flexibility more than any other activity I do. It’s not easy to swim every other day (every third day now in 2013). I am proud of myself for doing it for 18 months now – very consistently – except for illness.
I’m reviewing my swimming writing at the same time as my one year anniversary of becoming thin is here. In October 2011, I weighed 150 pounds for the first time in my adult life. I credit swimming with helping me reduce down from a high of 275 pounds in October of 2007 when I finally started to lose weight.
I write as much as I can about the details of my swimming. I hope you will consider trying my fun sport for the many benefits you will find. Most important is the fit in fun part, so please try.
For more about exercise on fitinfun.com, return to: http://www.fitinfun.com/exercise-article-summary-for-fitinfun-com/
I’m so excited to announce I have turned all of my Dry Skin Brushing posts into an eBook for $2.99. The Dry Skin Brushing Survival Guide is available for download from Amazon here:
It will change your life as it has mine.