40-Somethings - A Proud Moment




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Okpik
01-13-2009, 07:22 AM
This isn't a huge deal but I wanted to share it with you all anyway. I couldn't find the non-scale victories thread again.....I'm new here and not very good with finding things yet.

However yesterday, I put on a bathing suit for the first time in 15 years, to go to an Aquafit class. I was very nervous, and for years now I've managed to let my insecurity about how I look in a bathing suit stop me from exercise and fun in the pool. And I always liked swimming.

Anyway, I had a blast, got some great exercise, and now I feel like nothing's going to stop me, even if I do look like a pasty whale in my suit! You know what? Nobody was looking at me anyway! (Except maybe the lifeguard, a couple of times, to see if I was going under during the workout!)


Onmyway
01-13-2009, 07:39 AM
Way to go Okpik! Keep it up! I also love being in the pool. It's great exercise and good for you joints! Hope to hear more about your success!

urockmom
01-13-2009, 08:27 AM
Awesome job!!!! Isn't if funny that we are certain that other people are looking at us when they totally couldn't care less??

You keep :carrot: and :swim: in that pool girly!!!


forme01
01-13-2009, 08:37 AM
Celebrate EVERY success! Confidence begets confidence...and you had fun too!
Way to go!

elfinsnow
01-13-2009, 09:18 PM
WTG!!!Thats great!

Okpik
01-14-2009, 07:03 AM
thanks to all of you for the kind words!

Shannon
01-14-2009, 08:16 AM
Congratulations okpik, the hardest things to do sometimes is facing your fears. I would love to get back into water aerobics or water kickboxing. They were the first workouts I was able to do that didn't hurt my joints or make my back hurt during workout. They are so fun to do because I really love water. Keep it up hun, hopefully soon I will get off my tush and start doing some workouts myself! Huggers!:hug:

chick_in_the_hat
01-19-2009, 04:06 PM
:woohoo: and it is a HUGE deal.. :D

chunckymonkey
01-19-2009, 09:58 PM
Kudos for facing and overcoming your fears - good for you!