Friday, August 05, 2011
We have an exercise pool in our garage. I can't remember the last time I was seen in public in my swimsuit. It had to be at least 4 years ago since I exposed my upper thighs in public and that was in a suit I had owned for years. I did own a swimsuit. I realized that it was 2 sizes too big. It is also one of those black suits that go down to the knees. Even though it's stretchy, the front gaps open when I'm swimming. No one wants to see that!
Since I didn't have time to order one online, I decided to put on a brave face and go find one in the store. I'm still 14 lbs away from a BMI of 25 and 24 pounds from my goal weight. I'm ok with my size right now, but trying on a suit in front of a mirror for the first time in ages was tough. My thighs aren't what they used to be. Strangely I had become complacent because I felt so much better about myself after having lost 23 lbs. Trying on the suit was a real motivator.
The suit is a regular one-piece suit. It shows my thighs. I can wear swim shorts over it if I feel too exposed. Over the last 4 or 5 years, I've made excuses for not getting in the water with my family. The most important thing about this suit is that I will swim with my girls and husband this weekend. Actually participating in activities with my family was a goal when I started this lifestyle change. I am not going to let a few pounds get in my way.