Fear and Loathing of the Swimsuit
Sunday, May 13, 2012
My husband and I are taking a motorcycle trip next weekend and will be staying at a hotel with a pool. For most of the family trips that we have taken the past few years, I have avoided pools and in doing so, avoided having to wear a swimsuit. Since the weather will be nice and swimming is great exercise, I have decided that this is the time to overcome the fear and loathing. My last few suits (when I actually had to get in the pool because the girls were small and didn't swim) were always the basic black one piece that would allow me to disappear (or so I thought). Now, I haven't lost that much weight and I have never had a model-like physique, but I do need to get out there so that I can enjoy the water once again. Instead of grabbing an inexpensive black suit at Costco, I decided to brave an actual swimsuit department in a clothing store. I walked past the neon bikinis and the wild resort wear and actually found a few suits (not solid black) to try on.
I am pleased to say that I was able to find a swimsuit and that I will be back in the swim, so to speak.