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From fed up to proud of myself

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The trip I took with my son this weekend was a turning point for me.

I didn't eat well on our trip, but I did exercise every day (walking and swimming in the hotel pool). I enjoyed the pool so much, I remembered how much I liked water aerobics when I did them years ago. Also, I did a ropes course (despite my fear of heights!) with Aidan and seeing the photos of me strapped into the safety harness was, well, unflattering is too kind a word. I am tired of hating photos of myself. I was so proud of doing the ropes course and wanted to show off the photos and instead they made me embarrassed.

So, I went tonight and tried out the water aerobics class at our town rec center, just a few blocks from home. It was fun and I worked hard...I am sure I will feel it tomorrow! Aidan was able to play in the other pool (with a big water slide) while I was in the class and he loved that. So I am getting us a membership and I will do water aerobics M/W/F (can also do Sundays some weeks if i don't have a merting a fter church). On other days I can either lap swim or use their indoor track or their gym equipment. I haven't checked that out yet.

It means going from work to pick up Aidan from after-school care and straight to the rec center, so we will be eating later than we are used to, but it went okay tonight. And Aidan has to do his homework in the after-school program or else he will have to sit and do it at the rec center instead of swimming. But I am determined to make this work. I am tired of "single working mom" meaning I am not taking care of myself like I should. I know it shouldn't have taken me this long to get fed up, but now that I am, I am changing it starting today!
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