Aug 4, 2011
Swimming with my Kids-A Real Mommy Moment
This body is never ever going to win a swimsuit competition and quite frankly I don't like how it looks at all in a swimsuit. Jillian Michaels tells me that going swim suit shopping will motivate me to do the 30 Day Shred even more and to really push it during my workouts. To Jillian I would just like to say that for the average woman going swim suit shopping is more likely to make her feel miserable and depressed and give her a good reason to stop by the Dairy Queen for a blizzard as a pick me up treat on the way home. However with that said my girls love swimming whether it is in a small backyard pool or at a public swim park (also another great motivator for a Dairy Queen pick me up treat on the way home). I read once in a magazine that as a mom you should not let your own insecurities keep you from getting in the water with your kids. They don't care what you look like in a swim suit. All they care about is that mommy is swimming with them. I loved that idea when I read it and have taken it as my own since then. My girls will not remember what I looked like in my swim suit or that my thighs were too big or my swimsuit was too unflattering. But they will remember that mom took the time to swim with them and play with them in the water. I remember it about my mom and I am sure she never felt comfortable in a swim suit either. I recently talked to a mom who was temporarily staying in a hotel while her family looked for a new home after a move. I said, "well at least you can go swimming all you want." She said that she did not take her kids swimming. Her reason-she said that she used to be a size 4 and she no longer was and she did not want to get in a swim suit. Sad and such a shame. Don't let it happen to you. Put on your swim suit, forget yourself and get swimming with your kids. There are memories to be made. Remember-everyone else at the pool is too worried about making sure their butt can't be seen to be looking at yours.