My pool has been closed for 3 weeks. I say that like I own the pool but really what I mean is it’s the convenient pool located between my workplace and my home. I could have tried other pools while mine was closed but I am a creature of habit and so. . . I did not work out for three weeks.
But! I did get my new suit (thanks Land’s End!). Sorry for the over- exposure of skin but I am in a swimsuit. It really can’t be helped. Also, can I get some props for posting a photo of myself in a swimsuit? (Gee, thanks.) I will say that it’s amazing how I can get such a better work out when the girls are, uh, locked and loaded.
Man, I love me some water aerobics. It’s so much fun! And yes, I just said exercise was fun. I hardly recognize myself either.
So, my pool has a suit spinner which is sort of like a salad spinner but for wet swimsuits instead of wet lettuce. There’s this sign that is posted next to it that says:
Please get dressed before you use the suit spinner. Thank you!
Do you know what that means? It means SOMEONE STRIPPED in front of the entire public pool before going to the showers/locker rooms- that’s what it means. Clearly this was such an issue it required a sign. Me? I don’t do public disrobing. I’m not a “fan” of such. And I’m sorry for all the naked women in my locker room because, yes, I did look at your butt while you were changing. I couldn’t help it! It was there! MOONING ME!
While I was waiting to spin my suit last night, a fellow aerobicizer asked me how long I’d been taking the class to which I replied, “Only a few weeks before the pool closed.” She marveled at my coordination and said that when she didn’t know what to do based on the instructors demonstration out of the pool, she would watch me. Say what? I am so many things but coordinated isn’t one of them. I mean, I trip while walking in my Converse. That takes a special kind of klutz. But, I took the compliment nonetheless and promised to do my best not to lead her astray.
I just hope she isn’t watching me during the ab work with the noodle because for the life of me I can’t figure out how to really do the crunch effectively. I realize in writing that last sentence that many of you are all,“Why the hell do you have noodles in a pool? Are you carb loading for your work out?” No, no silly. Noodles are flotation devices used in water work outs. Apparently they are also referred to as “water logs” but to me that conjures up images of, uh well, poo floating around. And since we often share the smaller pool with the kidlets, I’m thinking I’ll just keep referring to them as noodles thankyouverymuch.