Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In Over My Head

Deep water aerobics, that is. Because I am ALL ABOUT THE EXERCISE right now. Ha! And when did anyone think I would say that?

Tonight, I went to deep water aerobics. I am quite worn out now. The timing of the class is perfect, if I am organized. It's at 6p back in my hometown, so I must leave promptly from work and head straight there. Actually, I've got a little wiggle-room: tonight I came home, grabbed my suit (but not my towel or brush) and still made it to class the requisite fifteen minutes early to fill out the registration.

Tough workout! An hour of cardio and abdominal stuff. The instructor was really good. I've done regular water aerobics before, but not deep water. I am reminded how much I love to be in the water. Mermaid, that's me!

A moment about self-perception. As the instructor was giving me a brief run-down before class, she told me how to wear the buoyancy belt. Floatie in the back, belt as tight as possible. Tuck in the extra tail of the belt so it's not slapping you around the whole time.

Do you have one that will fit me? I asked.

The instructor was a little flummoxed. Of course. Use the medium belt.

I didn't want to put it on in front of everyone, and I tried to discretely loosen the belt out. Way out. Put it around my waist. Belt is now about a foot too big. Tightened it up. Maybe I should cut myself some slack, I thought.

Funny how you see yourself. When I ran home today to change into my suit, I hurriedly pulled my sweat pants out and slipped them on. For the first time in awhile. Uh, I need some new sweats. Same goes for the old t-shirt I grabbed. I am shrinking.

So, I'm planning to do the water aerobics. With my shared custody of the kids, I can attend deep water one night a week, and regular aerobics one night a week. I'm not sure I'll sign up for a session, which gives me a better rate and has a lot of flexibility to attend up to two classes a week, or carryover missed classes to subsequent weeks. This would be my biggest motivator to go, I think.

But my WLS support group is once a month on Thursdays, and my monthly volunteer meeting is once a month on Wednesdays. I will need to do a little planning to see if I should sign up or pay the drop in rate.


  1. Sounds fun! I wanna go swim now!

  2. Great job Julie! I do water aerobics at least once a week...not deep water just regular. Deep water sounds fun! Oh and yay for a MEDIUM belt. Woo hoo!

  3. Nice job. Hey, I'm excited when I can wear a medium anything, so good for you!