I wish I swam more but I get in the pool and can't wait to get out. Just bores me really.
I even joined my gym so I can swim regularly. Nowadays I swim probably every 2 weeks.
I think it's easier if you go in with a plan (like with any workout). The sprint triathlon requires 750m swim, so I'm trying to work my way up to that. Monday was my first day of swimming in 4 years. Did 200m free nonstop and then 6x50m sprints. Then yesterday was 300m free non stop with more sprints but with a mixture of breast and free.
Just go in and swim with a purpose. Then you can't get bored. I will say that running on a freaking treadmill bores me to no end now and I HATE when the entire row of treadmills are open and somebody has to take the one right next to me.
i need motivation. hopefully i've come to the right place.
someone convince me how bad pop/soda is for me. even diet pop. and fast food.
i started lifting weights again a couple months ago and i play lots of basketball, but i want to lose weight and its not really happening. i need major intervention-type scare tactics to get my diet right.
Sounds to me like you already know diet pop and fast food are bad for you. You just haven't given it up yet.
What's your starting weight and what's your goal weight and what else are you training for? You can't just focus on weight loss/number on the scale. It won't stick. You need to focus on overall health and fitness. THAT is something to work towards. Make some goals that you want to do (like say bench your body weight, do 25 pull-ups all in a row, do that 300 workout nonstop, run a marathon, etc.) and it'll be much easier to stay motivated.
There's no such thing as "the right diet". It depends on what you're training for, what your body needs. There's people who've lost tons of weight on high carb, low carb, low fat, high protein, and all sorts of combos. Most of the time, if you stick to calorie out > calorie in, you will lose weight. Cardio is an efficient way to burn fat, but strength training will decrease muscle loss. So do both. They do not have to be exclusive. And, cross-train. There's no point in having muscles if they're worthless in real life situations.