Splishin’ & splashin’ swim

I try my best (honest I do!) to incorporate an element of exercise into my life. Nowadays, my best bet is to do a few laps in the swimming pool of my apartment every Friday evening. It helps that I work from home on Fridays, because I can then head straight for the pool immediately after work, eliminating the commute time from office to home.

My only foe now is my own laziness.

Just a few days ago, I was again battling this old foe of mine. I was about to finish up my work, and was having a brief chat with Audrey at the same time. She too was about to call it a day and head for her staircase workout, but I, on the other hand, was being wishy-washy about my swimming plans. I contemplated postponing my swimming till next week, reasoning that the haze was still around, but in all honesty, I was just plain lazy. Audrey, a fantastic mother of two adorable kids, in her usual got-to-love-her friendly style, suggested ever-so-kindly that I could perhaps go for a swim, but cut down on the swimming time. I fiddled with this prospect and decided to just do it. After all, who was I to argue with a terrific runner who is training for an upcoming 10K run soon?


I had no regrets after that. The water temperature was just right, and completing my laps was not a problem at all, fuelled by the image of Olympic swimmers like Michael Phelps breaking world records left and right. In the spirit of fitness, I even threw in two additional laps just because I felt like it.

So exercise does wonders for laziness. And it didn’t even make me more tired after that. The crux is getting yourself out of that couch and into the swimsuit. Plus, I really do need it, especially in the first trimester, because if it’s good for me, it must be good for baby too.

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21 Responses to Splishin’ & splashin’ swim

  1. Pinkelle says:

    Hi GT…first trimester?! Did I read correctly?! 😉


    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks! Yes, you read correctly. How very observant of you!

  2. PB says:

    “Plus, I really do need it, especially in the first trimester, because if it’s good for me, it must be good for baby too.”

    :O did i read that right? Ethan is going to be a Kor Kor? 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yes, you read right. Hehehe…

  3. rinnah says:

    o.0 First trimester??? Yay! I’m so happy for you!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks dearie! 🙂

  4. Susan says:

    Ah ha!
    If I haven’t congratulate you already ….
    Here’s a BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you dear : )

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!

  5. mott says:

    I didn’t realised u were preggie!!!

    CONGRATS!!! Take it easy tho!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks mott! I will! Haha, you didn’t realize cos I haven’t announced it yet till now, albeit in a subtle manner.

  6. Paik Ling says:

    you sneakily announced your pregnancy! So happy for you dear – heartiest congratulations to you, Pete and Ethan!! Take care and enjoy your pregnancy :):)

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks for the additional congratulatory message via sms. 🙂

  7. Adino says:

    FIRST Trimester??

    Congrats! Another tiger cub on the way… hoping for a baby tigress?

    Anyway I do agree with you about getting out of the couch. Sometimes I have to force myself to put on my exercise shoes, and after that it doesn’t seem so bad!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yeah, exercise is a really good thing for everyone 🙂

  8. michelle says:

    Congrats!! Finally the public announcement. Can I spread the word around in the office?

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hehe – tell me how you’re gonna do it first. 😛

  9. Hooi Ling says:

    Oh finally! Congratulations!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!

  10. Bart says:

    I thought I missed a previous posting or something. Looks like you managed to put this ever so subtly. Congratulations! :o)

    The Giddy Tigress says: Nope, you did not miss a post and yes, I intended it to be subtle. 🙂 Thanks!

  11. jacss says:

    haha….what a way to announce the good news, congrats!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!

  12. mistipurple says:

    hahah you notti tigress! you made me read back a few of the posts thinking i’ve missed something too!
    CONGRATULATIONS to PETE too! and to ETHAN for a new sibling on the way! God Bless!

    The Giddy Tigress says: hehe…my pleasure for being my notti self! And thanks!!!

  13. iamthewitch says:

    Congratulations!!! What a subtle way to announce! I should have noticed it when I saw the Category as Relax and Celebrate! 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you! Haha – nothing to do with the Category la!

  14. Shooi says:

    A little didi/ meimei coming for Ethan?
    Congrats!! Take care!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Soon, yes 🙂 Thank you!

  15. Congratulation. Ethan is going to be a big brother.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you! He’s gonna be a great one 🙂

  16. Congrats!! Great news! It’s always nice to hear that a new life is on the way.

    I can’t wait to have grand kids. haha….

    The Giddy Tigress says: Haha, thanks. I can’t wait for you to have grandkids too. Make sure you tell Jaymes that 🙂

  17. Chen says:

    I’m lazy to exercise too..
    Too much distraction nowadays

    And btw, congrats.
    So u will have a cowie baby…
    i meant born in the moo moo year 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: yes, a moo moo baby 🙂

  18. Haiyoh !! The fact that you actually swam is admirable enough leh! It takes wild horses to drag me to the gym.I am now putting on weight like nobody’s business. Might be time to do something about those wild horses now. hee hee

    The Giddy Tigress says: But you still look so good even without the exercise….must be all the bentoing huh? LOL

  19. WS says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks WS!

  20. JM says:

    Glad to hear that, congrats!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks dearie!

  21. Audrey says:

    Helloooo!!! Waa so you did get to the pool, *both* of you :-)))

    You are right, once you drag yourself up and onto that workout, no regrets. Thatswhy I knew you’d benefit from a little… encouragement the other day. You are a fantastically motivated person dear, so no worries. And PLEASE feel better by knowing that when I was expecting, I cheated on my workouts big time, lotsa times 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: That certainly makes me feel better dearie….and remember, please NAG me about exercise any time you want!

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