Swimming Pays Off


I think I might have mentioned that I started exercising every day this spring, instead of three or four times a week. It was part of that five things to do every day happiness thing I wrote about. I very quickly got bored with my usual routines and looked for something more fun to do. That turned out to be swimming. I’ve been swimming three times a week for an hour at a time since May (actually less in the summer because they only gave us 45 minutes at a time then).

I still exercise every day, but swimming is my favorite.

I was doing it for health and happiness reasons, but I’ve since lost ten pounds and my bathing suit is now so big I have to safety pin it to keep it from falling off. Not that I was huge or anything, but I love how I look now. Swimmer’s body! I treated myself to this new suit pictured here, which I ordered online from J.C. Penny’s. Isn’t it cute? I hope it fits!

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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