Thursday, April 05, 2007

Back In The Water

For the first time in about 12 years I went swimming on Tuesday night.

It was the most fun I have had in a very long time!!!

I can't wait to go back and do it again. I have heard people talk about enjoying exercise and this has always been a strange concept to understand for me, but I finally get it.

One of the things that I have found the hardest about being overweight is that I was too embarrassed to go swimming. Growing up, swimming was always such a huge part of my life and since I stopped I have always felt like a piece of me was missing. I don't want to go on and get all weird, but when I stepped into that pool and dipped in the water it was almost like a spiritual experience. I felt more like myself again.

My brother, his girlfriend and a friend were sitting by the pool watching me and they couldn't get over how happy I was. They just kept exclaiming "Look at you, you look so happy!"

So now my brother's girlfriend and I are going to swim and do exercises in the pool twice a week. Eventually when I get my confidence up I want to do a water aerobics class. I need to re-teach myself how to swim, I was fine with breast stroke, but I found myself struggling to do freestyle because it felt so strange to keep my head under water.

Hopefully I'll get as good as Marshmallow eventually!


  1. Good on you .... I love swimming too....
    I'm still not comfortable in togs ... one day I am sure!!
    Keep it up, it's a great sport!!

    Have a great Easter Tully!!

  2. enjoy the pool, I'm jealous because a) I'm too embarrassed to wear a swimsuit, and b) I now wear a wig and can't go in the pool with it.

    It makes me sad. But I'm glad it makes you happy!

  3. This made me happy to read. I didn't need to see you swimming to see how happy you are doing it. Good for you for finding old loves. Makes me want to dig out my old tap shoes.

  4. EeEeeeeee how THRILLED I am for you, Tully! How awesome that you enjoyed yourself so much - and that it was VISIBLE how much you enjoyed yourself. YAAAAAAAAY!

    And hey, you WILL be able to swim 65 lengths with me and Sarah-I, with the way you love the water, there's no stopping you (unlike me and Sarah-I who keep on putting off our swimming week after week O_O)


Awww thanks so much for the comment!