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Sunday, August 14, 2011

We took the kids to an amusement park on Friday. My oldest wanted to do the paddleboats. So, I though, what the heck... a little extra cardio. We waited in line for over a half hour. When we finally got on the boat and started peddling, it was hard! Really hard!!! Like, I wondered if we would make it back to the dock. All the other boats that left with us were long gone. Me and my five year old were desperately peddling, but making minimal progress. When we finally made it back, about a half hour later, my husband tells me that the boat must be broken. For every 10 times we peddled, the paddle only turned once. So, we were working way harder than we should have.

Anyway, being out on the lake all that extra time lead to the worst sunburn I've ever had in my life. I feel like the turkey in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.... if you touch my back, my skin may explode. So, I haven't been able to exercise at all, and I think it may be a few more days until I can try it. I'm really hoping this heals quickly because I can barely move!

On a more positive note, I wore my bathing suit with a sundress over it to the park. My arms were exposed, and I was ok! I was a bit self-conscious, but I did it. I also took the dress off and walked around the pool in my bathing suit... this is unheard of for me. Regaining some of your self-confidence is the best gift ever.

Have a fabulous week, Sparkies!
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  • SAHM579
    Ouch! Sunburns are the PITS because there's really nothing you can do but drink tons of water and rub yourself with aloe vera gel! Get better soon! You are such a rockstar for rocking the bathing suit - you have every reason to be confident - flaunt your hard work! emoticon
    3084 days ago
  • APED7969
    Feel better soon! great to hear about the extra self confidence :)
    3089 days ago
  • MELLY3183
    boo for sunburn!! yay for self confidence!! way to go :)

    hope you get better soon.
    3089 days ago
    Owie Kazowie, My son came home from the water park with a great sunburn too. I hope you have aloe vera gel on hand and a spray bottle with vinegar. Drink lots of fluids and make your family baby you for a few days!
    3089 days ago
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