I've been feeling really guilty lately for not going to the gym. I know it's not an excuse, but this growing baby inside my belly is wearing me out! In an attempt to get back "into it" I attended my first ever water aerobics class Thursday night.
Was I the only person there under 40? Most definitely
Was the majority of the class made up of cotton tops? You betchya
Did the teenage lifeguard steal glances at me surely wondering why a mid-20-year-old would attend such a class? Too many times to feel comfortable about
Was it a good workout? Oh goodness, yes
Before committing myself to attending, I struggled internally with "selling out". See, I was a competitive swimmer and lifeguard for four years and a swim teacher for six years of my life. I can swim laps for thirty minutes without being sore the next day. Mind you, this is not exactly me bragging because when I was in shape I was able to swim laps (including sprints) for two hours at a time with minimal breaks without being sore the next day.
So why would I need to take water aerobics? Well, I'm here to admit that water aerobics kicked my butt. It's two days later and my calves are still sore. I'm planning on making the class twice a week until the baby's born. So remember, water aerobics isn't just for the retired.
Oh and the instructor recognized that I'm pregnant and not just "thick around the middle". It was a great moment for me to know that strangers may be able to tell I'm with child instead of just fat. I'm 21 weeks now. Over half-way there. Scary? Yes!