Thursday, March 21, 2013

Diary of a former Skinny Girl

You know those "aha!" moments? The ones that so many people who have gained weight have when they look in the mirror one day or something.

I'm still waiting for my moment. I mean, I know I've gained weight. I know I should exercise and eat better. I know my clothes fit like shit. But I want a moment when I look in the mirror and say, "holy shit! I need to do something about!"

I actually have one of those moments several times a day. Unfortunately, it doesn't motivate me. At all. It really sucks. I just hate exercising... until last night.

Last night a friend and I went to this aqua fit class (or aqua torture). Let me tell you, there was NO floating around gently moving your arms and legs. It was a splash fest! Jumping (which I don't mind in water), and moving, and weights. It was hard work. I mean I really thought I was going to have to go to the side and rest. But I didn't. I kept going. Out of breath and really thirsty. I did it! So did my friend. We both loved it! It was a great workout and I was pleasantly exhausted when I got home.

We both decided we needed to ditch the "tankini" for a full piece swim suit if we do it again. There was way too much movement for our suits to stay put. (not a pretty site). We tried the sauna for about 1 minute (too hot) and we were way too chatty for the people trying to sweat it out in peace. We went in the hot tub for about 2 minutes.

I can't wait to do it again. Seriously. I'm looking forward to exercise. I guess it's all of my years in a pool that make water exercise "my thing."

What's your thing? Did you have an "aha!" moment?
lesley: the dream tree said...

sounds fun! i wish i had a pool close by that offered something like that.

wthanh said...

My aha! moment came when I hit a number on the scale that was 10 lbs above a number I thought I would never hit (my last aha!).

Now I'm addicted to MyFitnessPal (logging EVERYTHING I eat), my FitBit (tracking every movement) and Hot Yoga. I'm not saying I'm cured because i was "dedicated" to running just two weeks ago, but at least it's something.

Stacy said...

Sounds more up my alley than the running I tortured myself with last summer! Who did you go with and where do they offer it? Miss you!

Deidre said...

I love yoga. I don't even consider it exercise! It's just that thing I like doing!

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