Two years ago during a really bad episode of ulcerative colitis the doctor put me on prednisone. A month and a half later after coming down from the superwoman high I got from the prednisone, I remember looking in the mirror in horror. I had gained 25 pounds and I was miserable. So I joined Weight watchers and I decided to heal in water. I joined a pool and was so excited to swim. I was able to swim only one lap before becoming extremely exhausted. I spent the next hour in the locker room in tears.
After a good cry, I vowed to swim every day even it meant swimming only 1 lap.
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My back is much stronger. Now, I am working on strengthening my core muscles to support my back even more. Swimming has also helped lower my stress levels.