Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mama's joinin' water aerobics!

Lord Jesus help me. I'm joining water aerobics.

Back when I was a young hot thang, I worked at a pool. I lifeguarded, taught swim lessons, coached a swim team, and yes, taught water aerobics. Never did I think I'd see the day where I'd be the overweight frump in a swim suit.with.a.skirt, but alas, never say never! Oh if my tan firm body could see me now! But, PS, my swim suit does NOT have a built in uniskirt but it DOES have bra padding! Girl's gotta have some support now.














Yesterday we got a flyer in the mail about group exercise classes starting in a few weeks. It's only 4 blocks from our house so it's easily walkable. 10 weeks of water aerobics are $80 which isn't bad. I figure if I want to be the jogger in a sports bra running effortlessly through the neighborhoods, I've got to own where I am now and start there. Even if that means owning my crippled foot and joining the aqua broads.

All joking aside, I'm actually really excited for it. Sure, it's probably going to be 75 year old women and the one token grandpa, but I don't care. I want to make friends with Betty and Pearl and exchange pie recipes and needlework patterns. I'm finding that a perk of growing up is not giving a crap what other people think and you know what? It's sort of liberating! You're free to fly your freak flag. I just didn't expect my flag to have a pool noodle and an aqua belt as the emblem.

9 comments:

  1. What a perfect post for me today as I just got back from my Aqua class. I was probably the only woman there under 50 but they seemed to love me for it. The instructer kept making jokes for the woman in their 20's to do double time but the woman over 50 triple time. She said the woman over 90 can just hang out though. hahaha. I hope you have a good time there. Let us know how it goes!

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  2. I love your "freak flag" comment. Also, it is so awesome that you are wanting to "own" where you are now. There is a valuable lesson for all of us to get out of our invisible comfort zone.

    What would you be willing to do to get healthy? Would you go to 8 weeks of water aerobics... Well yes, I would!

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  3. Do they offer jazzercize as well?

    Just kidding. I think any place you go is the party place. Have fun with it and let us know how it goes.

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  4. I think you may be pleasantly surprised. I did aquafit a couple of years ago and there were quite a few young(er) people in the class. It included a few pregnant women and even a hot dude who was recovering from a running injury and just wanted to stay active. Have fun!!

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  5. Ha! I took water aerobics in college because it was the cheapest exercise class on campus! I was definitely the youngest by at least 20 years - and that was on a college campus. But, it was good and low-impact. Good luck!

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  6. love love love to workout in the water, it is effortless and when you get out you feel so accomplished!
    Can't wait to see how it goes!

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  7. Aaaah, the DeJong-Sanchez family and their freak flags. ;)

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  8. Man, those aqua aerobics ladies always kick my butt. It's a great workout!

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