Talk about comfortable in your own skin!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I did a brick yesterday at the gym. First swimming and then riding an expresso bike.
They roped off a third of the pool for family swim. So I was doing laps in 2/3 of the pool. Instead of doing 11 laps which equaled 1/4 of a mile...I did 22 laps and I figure it is close to a third of a mile swim. Regardless, when I stopped at the rope the happiest smiling Asian woman was looking at me. She was swimming with noodles and oodles of her grandchildren. And she looked so sharp. A nice swim suit, spiked hair and her make up done to the tee. Every time I did a lap by her she would smile and keep on trucking in the water. We both finished about the same time. I ran to the shower to rinse off before changing into my bike wear. Then I went to put my towel in the sauna so it would be dry when I needed it(a trick someone else showed me) There she was in the sauna. She was laying on a bench on a towel in her birthday suit. She turned her head and looked at me and said, " I love to be naked" I left the sauna with a smile on my face. She does not have a perfect body, but she is perfectly content with what she has!
My friend Michael was talking about his dislike toward his body, but how he is not hating himself thin. And this was an ah Ha moment. I keep having visions of that woman on the bench and the sheer joy on her face. I am not the "naked " kind of person. I almost always sleep with Jammies on. I do not like the feeling of my own skin naked with out clothes. I always wrap in a towel in the sauna. I never go in the jacuzzi naked at the YMCA. In fact I guess I am prudish because I am freaked out everytime I see a bunch of women in the private woman jacuzzi naked; it holds 10 people anyways.
I am working toward self love... I guess a lot of us are here. I just love the look of that woman yesterday saying she loves being naked. Hopefully someday I can be that happy with my body. A goal to strive for. I better go write it down!