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Bathing suit shopping. Arg and Yay.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

So, I desperately needed a new bathing suit. It's been about 8 years since I last got one. My bathing suit is one of those tankinis, and the bottoms are kind of like little shorts. I have a long torso, so I really can't wear one-pieces comfortably. It's brown, and has pink and orange flowers on it. Not the worst bathing suit in the world, but it's a long way from the cute bikinis I used to have. *sigh* lol...

Over the past several years, my bathing suit has stretched and has accidentally gone in the dryer, etc. It is way too big and I have to tuck the top into the bottoms when I swim, so it doesn't float up around my throat. I'm not even going to explain how INadequate the bra in that thing is. Dang. Long story short, it needed replacing. During dinner tonight, I told Husband about my great experience at the pool today...I also told him that I really, really needed a new bathing suit. So, after dinner we went bathing suit shopping. Maybe I should re-state that.


As if I don't feel crappy enough while trying on bathing suits, I decided to do it after eating a big meal. What was I thinking? I ended up finding a black one-piece of all things (it has some colors along the side) and I also tried on some black running shorts that I can wear over it. I just feel more comfortable that way. I found some green running shorts with lime trim that are SO CUTE! I got them too, just for running. I also have goggles now and while we were at the store I got a swim cap. A couple weeks before school got out, I bought a new pair of workout shoes...I think I've only worn them a couple of times, believe it or not. So! I'm feeling GREAT. I have all kinds of new swim gear, new shoes and new running shorts (I can start my Couch-to-5K training!) YAY!

So exciting. I haven't been this excited about exercising in I don't know how long. The great thing, is that I was excited BEFORE I got all this stuff. It was the excitement that prompted me to go out and get what I needed so I can give this a more dedicated effort. I'm proud of myself, and really looking forward to the future, and to working out. Wow...did I just say that?! Yep. Yes I did.

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    I think it is great that your are swimming and staying active. I loathe bathing suit shopping but I do it.... emoticon Way to go on finding what you like and working it girl!
    1821 days ago
    I'm glad you found things you liked. Just wondering if you ever look for long bathing suits. I'm just above average height but have a long torso. The long suits work well.

    Enjoy your new purchases. emoticon
    1822 days ago
  • LESLEE33
    Happy you were able to find a bathing suit and shorts that you liked! emoticon Loving your positive attitude, emoticon have a great week!
    1822 days ago
    I like black bathing suits because they are slimming... Say have you checked out how much calories you burn swimming... swimming, crawl.... even just treading water is way more than a tread mill or walking and it is so fun too... I went to the pool tonight after work instead of dinner it was so hot it felt good. emoticon
    1822 days ago
    That's emoticon Keep the momentum going!
    1822 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    1822 days ago
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