I've been going to water aerobics off and on for over 2 1/2 years. It was really the activity that got me on the wagon to working out regularly. I've always loved the water. As a child, I was on the neighborhood swim team for a short time and I learned to water ski when I was 4 1/2. I figured it would be something I would at least enjoy since I didn't like exercise much when I started out. And I did. I loved being in the water. Sometimes I would go 5 days a week. I still go from time to time and it is my goal to go at least once a week during the summer.
Wednesday I went for the first time in a couple weeks. There was a sub instructor, one that I've taken classes from in the past, but her style this night was a bit different, meaning I wasn't used to most of her moves.
There were a lot of new faces in class, many struggling with the moves. Then it hit me. I am no longer an exercise "beginner". I can do this activity, and many others, with relative ease.
There was one move in particular Wednesday night: Kneeling on on a noodle underwater, breast stroke from one end of the pool to the other. Using your core strength to keep you from face planting into the water. I was lengths in front of the others, looking back I thought maybe I was doing the move wrong? After studying the instructor a bit, I realized I'm not doing the move wrong; I'm just IN SHAPE.
A major NSV this week as I try to get back on my game and move away from the negative body image feelings I've been having recently.
What is your biggest NSV this week?