Today I got brave and got into the swimming pool for the first time this season. Usually that milestone occurs in late April, but the weather has been a little odd this year (in a wonderful way, I wouldn’t change it!).
I really should have waited just a bit longer. My pool doesn’t have a heater, and it was COLD. I’m not sure how cold, because I didn’t feel like retrieving the thermometer to find out, since it wasn’t conveniently located next to the edge of the pool. Trust me, though, it was cold.
Usually when you get into a pool you wait to “get used to” the water temperature. Today I just waited to get numb.
Needless to say, I didn’t last long in the water, but I did go in up to my waist, so that’s an accomplishment. I’m looking forward to warmer water and the chance to start walking my laps again. I enjoy walking in the pool, in fact water exercise is about the only exercise I actually like.
I desperately need that exercise, too, as I realized when I was changing out of my swimsuit. I have the bathroom of a thousand mirrors, so no matter how hard I try NOT to see myself in there, I can’t help it. Not only that, but I get the weirdest views. Today it was of my back as I slid my arms through my bra straps. Oh my. I glanced up to be greeted by the sight of what appeared to be a whole second butt, right between my bra straps. My back has gotten so fat that the ridge along my spine looks just like a butt crack, surrounded by fleshy cheeks. Ew. I was at once horrified and strangely fascinated by this turn of events. When did it happen? Can I make it stop? Is it visible through my clothes? And ew again.
So there you have it, the revolting discovery of the day along with the realization that while swimsuit season is a nightmare for me, I need it more than ever.
May 9, 2015 at 6:55 pm
I wanted my pool today as well! Unfortunately we couldn’t put it up yet due to the threat of Ana blowing it away. You don’t look as bad as you think, believe me. You are a sexy Mama!
May 9, 2015 at 10:23 pm
I do appreciate your support, but really, it’s bad! Stay safe and don’t blow away.
May 10, 2015 at 5:56 pm
What could happen if you decided to love all that is you? I’ve seen some people with NO butt’s and they seem to do OK. Happy Mothers Day – whether you have children or not because you nurture young people with all your heart.
May 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm
Thank you, this is exactly the message I needed to hear right now. Happy mother’s day back atcha, mom or not!
May 10, 2015 at 8:48 pm
Oh no!!!! I’m sure, back butt or not, you’re BEAUTIFUL! Check out our blog on the subject: http://liveclarelesleyblog.com/2015/05/06/love-your-skin-now/
May 11, 2015 at 6:26 am
You know, I share that message often too, and yet, sometimes that damn mirror just brings me down. Thanks for a great read and your encouragement.