Last weekend, we hit the pool! After a long break of nearly 5 years, I kid you not. But we finally did it!!!
Hubby found a nice little public swimming club that had a kiddy pool, a jacuzzi, a sauna (who cares?) and the best of all, 2 Olympic-sized swimming pools (indoor and outdoor).
In case you don’t know me, I love the water. I can float, swim, tread water – the only thing I dare not do is dive. But I did once from a height of more than 20 ft. Never again.
The boy was super excited, of course, and was all armed with arm floats and swim ring. He went on all the water slides, checked out all the structures and totally delighted in scaring the daylights out of his sister as he came sliding down (rolls eyes). Wait till he learns those cannon balls…
The tot was a equally excited since her fave activity is bath time 😀 But I think I spent a bad-aching 30 – 45 minutes (glowering at my absent Hubby who was having his WHALE of a time doing laps) following the toddler as she ambled, bobbed up and down and then tried to crawl in the 1 ft deep water. She drank quite a bit of water when she tumbled once so I was her personal bodyguard after that.
What did Mummy wear?
Naturally, something super sexy and glamourous like the Karla Colleto Angles One-Shoulder Swimsuit (I like!!!)
First, I tried on my old XXL-sized scuba-like swimsuit I got when I was pregnant with No. 1. Did a fashion parade in front of the Hubby who wisely kept a poker face.
But the boy? The preschooler actually pointed his finger at me and howled like an American teen laughing at geeks in high school O_O
“You look so funny, Mommy! Hahahaha…”
If the hot weather didn’t sap my energy so, I swear I’d do unmentionables to the brat. Instead, I channeled my remaining energy towards getting a new swimsuit el pronto. Or we’re all NEVER going swimming.
As luck would have it, the first swimsuit shop had an old lady who said that I didn’t need a plus size bikini. 😀
When I asked for underwired swimsuits, she pointed me to some skimpy bikinis. Err…bare jelly belly AND stretchmarks to the world? Not yet.
She recommended these look-a-likes:
Hubby has always wanted to see me in a halter top but I’m too *shy*.
Well, he got his wish when I tried it on. And the boy actually said:
“Wow, you look very nice, Mommy! Not funny at all…”
In the end, I went for something like this:
I love the tankini because the brief supported my pooch while the top covered the tummy area 🙂
I managed to swim about 4-5 laps besides avoiding the beginners and kids trying out the adult pool. It was GREAT!!!
Since I’m adamant about getting a bit more exercise for Hubby and me, we are trying to do this every weekend. Wish us luck and have you been swimming lately?