Lately I’ve had a lifestyle change and I’m trying to live with healthier habits. After my wardrobe clean out I found about 5 different sets of swimmers.
I have taken up deep water aerobics. Yes there’s mainly old people that take the class but I absolutely love it if not simply because I go with a friend and we end up having a chat most of the time. How’s that for multi tasking!
I found myself wearing THE most ill fitting cosi I’ve ever had the pleasure of wearing. The bikini top is too small and the pants are about 2 sizes too big! My friend sits by the pool cringing because its cold. I confidently stride over to the pool edge “I’ll show you how its done” In this attempt to dive in to show her how much easier it is to get in quickly; I feel my boobs peel out of my top and simultaniously my bikini bottoms almost slide off.
I realise that I desperately need to go tog shopping! I just HATE going for shopping for swimmers! I’m pale, nothing ever fits properly, I always seem to catch a glimpse of myself mid “try on” and wonder why I want to expose other swimming patrons to this sight.
As I daydream about the dread of shopping I notice that when I do my freestyle sprints I notice my bikini bottoms feel like they are slowing me down. I get the image of the thrust reversing parachute that is used when the space shuttle lands. Dam these bikini’s! they’re working against me!
I slow down my sprint and decided to do larger kicks, only until my foot cramps up and my toes feel like they turn into ET’s hand. I struggle on to finish my class. Time to go shopping. thus the cycle of Woman vs Shops repeats!
I did however recently go to DFO at Brisbane airport to find myself a nice respectful pair of well fitting one-piece swimmers from adiddas which were $50 down to $30. They make my boobs look flat and take away my curves but on the upside I don’t really need to look “great” underwater. But most of all I’m comfortable! Thanks to these classes I’ve managed to shake off 6 kgs in 2 months AND most importantly had been able to catch up with my friend while doing so!
321 ready set go