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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.
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  • JJJ510
    Hi, thank you for commenting on my blog. I glanced at your blogs and thought I'd read this one amazing how you felt about a bathing suit for I feel the same way i've avoided going swimming for 5 years or more only cause like you I was embarrassed to show myself in a bathing suit. Also like you I know its good exercise and with my 12lb loss I'm feeling a little confident . The hotel we will be staying in has a pool. too I'll have to admit I'm looking forward to the pool I know there will be a lot of thin people in beautiful swim suits but I've decided to admire their good choices in food an exercise and also will be thinking that one day I'll be one of them thin and excising. I'm looking forward to that day! Have a great day :)
    2065 days ago
    Oh, I love to swim but it's been a long time. Maybe this summer I will hit the beach or the springs - you've inspired me! emoticon
    2102 days ago
    Congrats on finding a swimsuit! I feel that facing the dressing room mirror is stressful for any woman, regardless of size. What I've learned, though, is confidence is a huge factor. You've found your confidence, and you are going to rock that swimsuit! emoticon
    2111 days ago
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