So I didn't do an hour, I did 30 minutes but that was AMPLE. It was the first time I've been swimming, so I had some figuring out to do I guess.
I feel AWESOME.
No seriously, I feel totally relaxed, physically tired (that lovely cosy sleepy feeling) and not pulled or stretched anywhere but still somehow feel 'tighter' across my tummy and legs.. Winner!
Some things I learned today:
Swimming is bloomin hard work! 30 mins and I was more tired than I am from couch to 5k, but a different sort or tired.
I didn't feel self conscious AT ALL in my swimming cozzy, I thought I'd feel like a hefferlump in a sausage skin but actually I just thought 'bugger it, if people are looking at me they can see a fat girl doing something about her weight, if they've got a problem with that they are clearly morons... Now go for it' *cue personal theme tune*
Finally, I was surprised for the first time by my weight. I don't mean the number or how I look, I mean my actual weight, my mass. When you've been in the pool 30 mins, it's like your body forgets how heavy you are and when you get out of the water, for the first 30 seconds or so you can FEEL how much weight you're carrying... It feels a bit like you're wearing a lead vest...
Btw, 18st 1lb is HEAVY.