First Time in a Swimsuit This Year!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

It's a good thing I committed to my kids and my daycare mom that I was taking the kids to the pool today or else I WOULDN'T have done it!!!

I dug out my swimsuit, shaved off the winter growth from my legs and DID IT!

We had a great time!

The pool has various depths and activities. I kept the three youngest (4,3,1) in the one foot area with slides, dumping buckets and other fun things. I got my workout in! The one year old didn't want to walk in the water so I ended up carrying him most of the time for the first hour. His sister, the 3yo, was all OVER the place! I felt like I spent most of my time chasing her down.

Normally when I go to a pool I can hurry from the changing room and get into the pool where I can hide my largeness and fat. Well at this pool it was all out for everyone to see. Standing in one foot of water doesn't hide much. But I didn't allow myself to dwell on it. I told myself I was there to have fun and I deserved to be there and have fun as much as the skinny bikini clad moms did.

I'm hoping that taking that step will help me come out of my funk. I can feel the desire to make a full comeback cracking open. I think it's still something I'll have to force open with my actions. I think right now the action will have to come before the desire!

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    Good for you! I think your attitude is going to help you tremendously on this journey! emoticon
    2550 days ago
    Krista Keep pushing forward!! U are worth it!! emoticon emoticon
    2550 days ago
    Good for you! I have not yet broken past that barrier. emoticon
    2550 days ago
    This is a wonderful accomplishment!!! How many times have you avoided the pool because you don't like what you look like in a suit?? YAY for you!!

    You are coming out of your funk. Even if it doesn't feel like it. Posting, reading, swimming - all look like sure signs to me!

    *high five* and *really big hug*
    2550 days ago
    Good for you! I used to love swimming when I was younger. But now I'm too embarrassed. Maybe I just need to get over it and go back to doing something that I enjoy regardless of how I look doing it. I'm glad you had a good time. :-)
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    2550 days ago
    emoticon emoticon on having a great time with the kids! You have the right attitude! You are doing awesome : )
    2550 days ago
    So proud of you for doing it! No need to wait to start living. I feel the same way when I take my kids to the pool. By the time we leave I'm usually over it and more comfortable in my skin. Rock On Swimmin Sista!
    2550 days ago
  • MISSG180
    Good for you, getting out there and having fun!
    2550 days ago

    Good for you having fun. We all need to be like this! Who cares what others think right?
    2550 days ago
  • KOBER9999
    That was a great step forward.
    Woo Hoo for you! You deserve that!
    You just keep tell yourself that...
    GRRRRR! :)
    2550 days ago
    Well done Krista! Putting other people first, too, especially little children, is a great feeling. I'm glad you had fun at the pool.

    As Pam says, keep going and you will keep moving forward and we are all here to cheer you on! emoticon emoticon
    2550 days ago

    That took courage. Well done!

    Not to mention, so often we close doors of opportunity to ourselves because of where we are weight-wise, and then wonder how our life becomes so limited. Better to go around opening a few of those doors now than wait.
    2551 days ago
    It shows faith to do the thing before you have testimony. I think that applies here as well. It is brave of you to do it. I have done it before and I know it is not easy. But, you are doing it anyway. If you are going to imagine what people are thinking imagine good things. Keep moving forward you are doing awesome. emoticon
    2551 days ago
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