Monday, July 16, 2012

Two victories in one little gym trip = WIN

Making this a quick, run-by blogging as I have much to do today... but had to set down in text and in my memory the awesome experience I had this past Saturday morning:

I went to a new-to-me YMCA, and for the first time in my life was totally comfortable walking around in the locker room nude. There were so many diverse bodies (though mostly age diversity, no other super size gals were there at the time I was), and everyone was so naturally at ease, that it was easy to be at ease too. Of course the years of work and struggle I've put in learning to be happier in my own skin probably helped too. So I'm taking a moment to revel and feel proud!

Another reason to feel proud... We had meant to go for the deep water aerobics class, which I thought was at 8:30. However, it was actually at 8am, and already well underway when we arrived... but instead of giving up, I grabbed my workout buddy (aka fiance) and dragged him to the shallow pool where we could do some water walking instead. 

PS - I am painfully aware that this is not my best writing. More along the lines of a FB status than a "real"/"good enough" blog, says my inner critic. So please be gentle and support me in taking a risk in posting it anyway, because I don't have time today to refine it to where I'd like it to be. And posting something rough is WAY better than waiting until I can post something "real", which will lead to never posting anything, and losing this great moment from my memory!