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!