OK , more gooshy sentimental sister worshipping coming - beware!
I love my sis! And I'm very highly influenced by her - probably annoys the piss out of her cause I'm pretty much a copy cat but ... Dianne has started going swimming. She's decided she's ready to get in shape.
I've started binging again and have put back on quite a few pounds, am feeling like crap about myself, and know that this is NOT the way to go for me and DH.
So, after seeing her blog about swimming, I thought back to how much I love swimming at the outdoor pool in Pézenas. It's awesome - the water's warm but the air cold, the pool water is lit but the sky pitch black. It makes for a wonderfully relaxing, peaceful, marvelous swim! Every time your arm slices the air, you feel the sharp sting of the wind and all of a sudden your arm is immersed in warmth again. And every time you turn your head to breath, you see the steam rising up into the black night! I LOVE it!
But for the past few years I would pay the yearly subscription (that's the only option) and go maybe 5 times and then not feel like going anymore... Why? Why not go when it's so enjoyable? Cause it's a pain in the rear to dry off while you're freezing your rear off? Maybe. Cause I'm afraid i'll get yucky wart virus? Maybe. Cause i'm lazy? Probably. CauseI beat myself up if i don't go every single day off? YES! Which is I think why I've started bingeing again....
Anyhow, Dianne got me thinking... and I went on my two days off last week. I didn't push myself too hard (I only did 500 meters in about 30 minutes whereas before I felt like I HAD to do at least 1 km...) And since 30 minutes was long enough for me, I got out! Instead of feeling obligated to stay the whole 1.5 hours.
Today I went walking with a friend so I won't go to the pool and that's ok! That doesn't mean i just might as well throw in the towel! ACCEPTANCE is the key word here, right? You are where you are!
So, thank you Dianne!
Another thing I copied her on is making 2 hats for a little boy's school (he has chemo for brain cancer and will be losing his hair - some of the kids in his class are shaving their heads in solidarity so they need hats).
Finally, Dianne, I AM NOT copying you on this one - I've started stashing roving lately cause i want to get a spinning wheel and DH might get me one for Christmas. That will be a riot cause he never gets me anything for Christmas or my birthday... So, if you see me spinning soon, don't be mad at me copycatting again - for once I'm not hehehehe!