is it you I’m looking for?? is it me you’re looking for??
I know that some of you have been on tenderhooks wondering if I farted during yoga today. I’m sorry to say that we will never know, I went to aqua aerobics instead. I figured something with a bit more cardio would be better for the 25lb weight loss goal. The local leisure centre (think small neighborhood YMCA) had a class tonight. I called up Victoria and asked her if she’d be interested in coming with- she was and we went.
I had been to the pool before- around this time 2 years ago. I was told that some people had luck with the aqua-natal class in kick starting labor when they were passed due. Ya, it didn’t work for me. The pool is pretty old, I think it’s Victorian and I find it very quaint. So we walk in and on first impression I felt like I was attending a WI meeting. Lots of older women chatting in the pool. The woman running the class was wearing a pink t-shirt with Soul to Soul splashed across the front and some very chic black short shorts. In hind site this should have been a clue as to what I was in for.
The music. OOOH THE MUSIC was FAAAAAABULOUS (said in my BEST Billy Crystal voice). I was desperately trying to remember the songs because a few of them made me cackle laugh out loud. I think she opened with ABBA. Then I remember some Captain and Tenile. We tied a yellow ribbon around that old oak tree and knocked three times on the ceiling. It really was fab for the music if for no other reason. I’m hoping Victoria will remember more of the songs she played.
I made the mistake of staying in the deep end and my 5′ self almost drowned a couple of time. At times we had to move across the width of the pool and because I was too far in the deep end it took me too long to get across. Most of the people were already coming back and I was still trying to get across the first time. It really was a good time and if I had been in the shallow end it probably would have been better. Sooo on Monday I’ll be sure to stay on the shallow end.
The music that was played for the cool down also tickled me. I was waiting for some Air Supply- sadly none was played. Instead I heard the soft tones of Lionel saying Hello. At that moment I just KNEW it was the best retro aqua aerobics class EVAH!
Oh and in case you’re wondering. No I did not pee in the pool, I do have some control.
Squidge playing horsey with her Daddy- doesn’t she look like she’s having too much fun?!!
Have I mentioned Squidge is absolutely addicted to Finding Nemo? Well she is and it’s getting to me a bit. I will say that the movie is very watchable and doesn’t usually irritate me. I just thought maybe Monsters Inc. would make a nice alternative.
Ooops did you know the first scene in the movie is freaking SCARY for a 2 year old. I expected that she would have nightmares last night but she slept like a log and didn’t wake up until 8:30.