Monday, June 25, 2012

The Pool

I found out the other day that instead of going to water aerobics, I could just go swim laps.  So I went.  I was scared when I noticed that the lap pool doesn't have those nice stairs that you can walk down to get into the water.  It just has hand rails and footholds in the wall of the pool.  After much trepidation, I casually lowered my 400 pound self into the pool.  I knew I was likely to be able to get in the pool.  I was skeptical if I was ever going to get out.  I had a coworker with me and we swam a few laps.  I haven't been swimming in years so it took a few laps for my body to remember how to swim again.  I think one arm is stronger than the other because when I swim on my back, I drift to the's annoying.

It was soon time to go back to work and the moment of truth:  Can I get out of this pool?  I swam over to the the edge, took a deep breath and put my foot in the first hole.  One down, five to go.  Then the second, third, fourth....I might actually get out of this pool!  And then nothing.  I just didn't have the strength to lift myself out the rest of the way.  I tried and I tried.  Oh great...I'm stuck in here, how embarrassing.  I had visions of the multitudes of people that would be needed to help me out of the pool.  Some pushing, some pulling.  After a few moments of frantic problem solving, I splayed myself down on my stomach, my legs from the knees down still over the water.  I had my friend push me by my foot, while I crawled on the tile until I could turn my body, get up on my knees and stand up.  Whew!  I immediately turned back toward the pool, expecting to see all the lap swimmers stopped in their tracks, gawking and perhaps giggling at the fat lady trying to get out of the pool.  To my surprise, they were all still swimming.  Not even the life guard was looking at me. (I don't know if that's a good thing or not.)  Oh, my.  Getting out was more of a work-out than any swimming I did.

Friday, June 8, 2012


Just a quick post to let you all know that I went to water aerobics and it wasn't so horrible.  It was quite relaxing and enjoyable.  I'll be returning. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dread and...More Dread

I've packed my swimsuit in preparation for water aerobics tomorrow.  I'm not too thrilled.  I'm dreading the effort that it's going to take.  Even changing into my swimsuit and back into work clothes is a workout all on it's own.  So, what to do.  I've already paid for it and I certainly don't want to waste the money. 

Oh, crap.  I don't wanna go!  It's gonna hurt and I don't wanna go!