Since I have to focus on my fitness level this second half of the year, I thought of adding a more fun element in my regime apart from gymming at Celebrity Fitness: and that is to SWIM!
To make things even more challenging, Poesy Liang (yes, the amazing woman I got to feature at @EYEProject’s Student Leadership Symposium 2012) decided to rope me into her 1KM challenge for herself, and I thought to myself why not: the very notion of accompanying this woman braving through challenges in her life with such positivity should remind me of how blessed I am, and not to be discouraged by small problems!
“I am partially disabled and both my legs are weak due to extensive spinal surgeries to remove tumours. The residue of those battles with health left me with lost sensations in both legs. I cannot even suck in the left side of my tummy, let alone wear slippers/heels or maintain the balance when I walk at times. My reason to lose weight is not only a vain one, but to keep it light for my empty legs. When the floor is wet, I cannot tell as my feet has no grip and very often encounter falls. Also I may not always be aware of cuts, sprains, injuries or fractured toes. Some parts of my body has no temperature sensibilities either.
The miracle is that I can walk. It is also gratitude that drives me to upkeep this body of mine and live the best way possible. Eliminating all obstacles.
Hope by sharing this, you can do it for yourself too.” – Poesy Liang quotes here.
Now, tell me if that isn’t inspiring enough for you. In any case, I thought I’d better start practising and all of a sudden, an opportunity came when I met EJ of SwimIn12.com who will ensure that I’m given proper training before 15th September 2012. On top of that, we (@Socialgrooves) and @Swimin12 thought it’ll be fun to collaborate to bring you a fun and exclusive “Swimming with the Bloggers” session! Do check out the poster below! (More details after the poster)
Yeap! As a super fun and fitness project in conjunction of the 1KM challenge, I am basically looking for only 12 Bloggers this season (more later?) to join me in the discovery of the latest technology in learning how to swim in the shortest time possible, trained by the good people at SwimIn12.com! They claim to be different in a sense that they won’t waste your time more than you should to learn how to swim, and to actually heal your fear of water should you have any, too 🙂
So don’t think too much and miss this exciting opportunity to join me in the 1KM challenge (please?) – just kidding, unless you want to of course hehe. The only requirement is for you to mention your experience into your blogposts or Twitter during your free sessions, just to be upfront with you. If you have no further questions, do register below:
Bloggers selection will be made by @Swimin12 & myself, and will be announced this coming Friday (17 August 2012) latest. Classes will start mid/end of Aug!