I'm now doing 10 laps. Which is a far cry better than when I first started learning! I have a perpetual tan now though... and keep getting shades darker as weeks go by. My hair is at its all-time driest. But they are all minor disadvantages as this is the best body toning I've had in a looooong while. I feel it especially around the trunk of my body (am focused on the crawl/freestyle now).
Yesterday (Thursday), I started my morning with my swim. (Yes, I know my bikini is mismatched. I just have a drawer full of tops and a drawer full of bottoms, and sleepily pick a random top and bottom out).F came over at 10 plus am, to spend the day with Mark and I. This is the first time she's meeting my BF. Then, we all went to the gym together. Initially, F and I had planned to cook lunch together. She even brought her cook book :)
But when Mark suggested we eat out instead (after gym... on the way home)... she jumped and said YES. (Hmmm... does my best friend not have confidence in my kitchen competence????)And then (!!!)... the two of them fancied having a buffet lunch! Eeeks! I just spent my morning swimming... and the gym. But it was difficult to talk THREE people out of a scrumptious meal. [Yes.. three people... because deep inside... I really wanted to pig out too.] So I decided... to take sashimi, couple of sushi, prawns, and oysters. Mark has aways said that Japanese food is healthy and pretty much calorie free. But I've always resisted... always said that I hate raw food and Japanese food. And insisted that people only pretended to love Japanese food because they were being pomp and pretending to be cultured.
Now.. I have to eat my words. Quite happily too. I loooove Japanese food! can't believe it took all these years for stubborn me to come round to it.
So... definitely will be checking out Jap restaurants and updating you. Any recommendations??
Oh... by the way... I'm being a bit deceptive here... what is not pictured - is a plateful of roast beef, pate, asparagus, roast chicken skin (yes.. I only ate the skin!!!)... one small pannacotta, a couple of cream puffs and 2 creme brulees... all of which I ate with unadulterated glee. So now you know why I didn't want to go for a buffet lunch?!