Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bright and Early

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning this summer, at 8:30, you'll find me here:
This is the pool at the Minnesott Beach Country Club. No, we are not members :) However, they offer water aerobics classes to anybody. You just have to be willing to put on a bathing suit at 8:00 AM. That's where I have trouble!
Between ten and twenty ladies gather, slide into the water, make "brrrrr"ing sounds, start jogging, and are enjoying themselves within minutes.
Next to us, the men get an early start on their golfing. While we're panting, huffing, and burning our biceps, they're riding golf carts and smoking the occasional cigar.
When we're done we walk from the pool, and across the parking lot are new condos. Beyond them is the Neuse. We always have  b  i  g  sky, often have billowing clouds in various colors, and commonly have sprinkles of rain. We only leave the pool if there's thunder or lightning.
I've felt a big difference in my strength since doing aerobics here, especially in my legs. Adam's on a diet (as some of you know), and he's lost 30 lbs. now. I'm very proud of him. He walks each day and he's counting every single calorie. Since he's the cook, my food intake has also gone down some, and I've lost about 5 lbs. too, which is nice. One thing will never happen though. I'll never be a morning person, especially when it involves a bathing suit.


  1. Good for you, MK, for making the effort to get out and exercise! I really applaud you for your determination. Sounds like you and Adam will be getting healthier and enjoying life together. Way to go! Cousin Karen

  2. It's an OUTDOOR pool?!!! Goodness, you'd know it wasn't Ireland!

  3. I'm proud of both of you...well done! Losing weight, exercising...soon, y'all will be a memory of your former selves...or something like that.

  4. I've only been to a water aerobics class once, but it was a lot of fun. I can't believe your husband has already lost 30 pounds! It took me all year to lose 10 pounds and I have to fight to keep that off.

  5. Good job on the class...it's nice to have an organized time - puts you in a habit! I like the cattails on your blog!

  6. Congrats to your husband, and you, too! That class sounds like fun, and much better than the walking I do which is so hot and sweaty.


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