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Swimsuit

Friday, July 20, 2012

When I was swimming today I decided it was time to retire the suit I was wearing. It's the larger of the 2 suits I have been alternating this summer. It felt like it was too big up top and I kept adjusting the right shoulder strap. It's still comfortable on my hips but I've always had larger hips than bust (even tho my bust is not small - take after Nana not Mom when it comes to bust size). I will miss it because it's the only suit I have with a bit of a skirt. Hopefully when I measure at the end of the month I'll find this suit retirement is because I'm shrinking not because the suit stretched out. emoticon

So that means it's time to shop in my swimsuit drawer. The summer after I moved into my apartment I bought multiple suits in multiple sizes when they went on clearance. So I have two suits in the drawer that should fit me now and one that I need to lose more weight to wear. The one I'm going to put in rotation is a really stretchy fabric so I should use it before it's too big. If I can swim in the morning I will find out how it fits.

I'm looking forward to getting small enough to wear my smallest suit because it is orange and yellow and sooooo cheerful. The one I'm retiring is teal on blue. The one I've been alternating it with is blue on blue. The one I'm planning on wearing in the morning is an olive green (not a good color for me - what was I thinking). And the other one in the drawer is blue on blue. While I like blue, change will be good.

  
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67YKCEB 7/20/2012 6:39PM

    LOL! that was smart thinking to buy different sizes while they were on clearance! i never think of things like that.
And way to go on shrinking!!!!

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The pool or Dance

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I love to swim. It is my preferred exercise. But it seems like I seldom get to swim because my apartment complex pool isn't open. The pool is supposed to open at 10am everyday except Monday when it opens at noon. I only try to swim Tuesday thru Friday. Saturday and Sunday I know the chemicals will be off because maintenance doesn't work those days. I want to swim when the pool first opens at 10am for several reasons. One is because I have fair skin and burn fairly easily. In South Carolina the sun is too much in the afternoon for me to stay out that long even with sunscreen. Also, the pool has more people in the afternoon. I want to swim laps. In my experience that's hard to do with lots of people.

So this morning I went to swim and the pool was closed because maintenance hadn't gotten the chemicals right. Today is the 17th day of the month and I've been able to swim twice this month. It's not always because of maintenance. There's times I can't swim for personal reasons and sometimes the weather is bad. But there are too many days when I put sunscreen on and dress for the pool and walk over there and can't swim (nice run-on sentence). It's really frustrating.

So, what to do? Most of the time I do something in my apartment. Sometimes I do WATP, sometimes I just march in place while watching tv. Today I danced. I started by dancing to some of the videos from the July 4th dailySpark entry "7 Workout Songs to Celebrate Independence Day." Then I pulled up videos on YouTube and danced. I've started saving favorite songs from YouTube in my favorites. So today I danced to videos from John Mellancamp, Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Switchfoot, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Hopefully tomorrow I can swim. But I think I will check with the office before putting sunscreen on to see if the pool is ready. If it's not - then I guess I'll dance again. emoticon

  
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CARAMELSMOM 7/17/2012 2:22PM

    MeltedGlass, that really made me laugh. No, I put the swim stuff away and changed into a sports bra and sleep shorts. On days when I know I'm not swimming I just stay in my sleep pants and add a sports bra to exercise.

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ACYCLINGMIND 7/17/2012 12:59PM

    I picture you shaking your stuff alone in your livingroom still wearing a swimsuit and using the towel like a dance pole. Haha... what a great way to burn some calories!

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