Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Swimming and Self Like/Love

I'm not afraid of swimsuit season. Hell, I'm planning on getting a two piece (the second I can afford it). And I'm not a conventionally-ideal-sized woman either! Sure, I WANT to fit that commercialized norm (I'd be liying if I said I didn't...but I know it's taken years of conditioning from media too), but when it comes to swimsuits:  I want whatever I want (and for it to fit in a way where ocean waves won't peel it off...it's happened before...and it SUCKS!). Yes, I occasionally get self-conscious in a swimsuit...but at the same time, I don't let it get in the way.

First, PLAYLIST (since this was for Wednesday!):

I was thinking about what is it that has made me this way. And I know having done swim and water polo in high school helped.
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I was never great at either sport (NOT fishing for compliments, I'm genuinely uncoordinated), but I enjoy how those sports make me feel after doing them. I feel like my muscles are liquid steel...like a cat. Sorry that seems silly (cause cats don't usually care for water), but I remember reading Animorphs, and that's what I most closely relate this to LOL!
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Any way, after swimming, I feel my muscles in that "good" ache of use/fatigue that says, NO! my muscles scream: "I am invincible!"
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Those muscles being used make me feel strong! My body cuts through the water, like a hot knife through butter (or some such analogy)! I can tread water, I can do flip-turns, I can be in water and know what regardless of my BMI standings (which PS, is BS!) I can kick butt in it! Heck, if it wasn't for the sun's rays being so intense here, I would stay more than four hours in the water (yup! I've done this!). I LOVE water! When I get out of the pool (or ocean) I feel like a brand new person! Like, I changed from Joie, into Bishoujo Senshi: Sailor Fatale!
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Also, I remember that if anyone has a problem with how I look, I could probably hold them under-water (not that I would) and make them cry gurgle "uncle" while below surface. So haters can suck it!
OMG! I actually used a T. Swift gif **slaps own hand**
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I wish I could give this to every person. I think it's insane for us to not enjoy that cool refreshing feeling of water and staying cool during the summer! It bugs the living crap out of me! Everyone has a right to be at the beach and not have to worry about how they look (and curse people who take pictures of strangers and post them online to be ridiculed. Curse them, may shame, dishonor and BAD LUCK forever curse their name).
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All I'm saying is, get your a$$ in the water if you want to. Have fun! Stay cool! Wear a two piece if you want! Wear whatever! Have fun, get prune-fingers! Rock that eau de chlorine, or have those natural beach waves from being at the beach! Also, being in the sun will give you vitamin D, which will make you happy! And as Elle Woods said: "Happy people don't kill..."
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7 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about taking up some swimming classes tbh.

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  2. YES! I dive because I think it's beautiful underwater, but I also love the way it makes me feel! I swim almost every single day now, and I've never felt better. :D I still don't have a conventional body type either - but I've got a strong one!

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  3. Do it! It's so freeing, and your body is such an amazing creation! It's amazing the amount of confidence that it can give you! (also it burns calories like nobody's business).

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  4. EXACTLY! **high fives**
    And go for all the suits! Swimming is extremely empowering and cathartic.

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  5. I love swimming...being underwater is my favourite really!! I wish I could stay under water for a long time, would be so cool!! Diving and just floating is so much fun :) x

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  6. Yep, you are so right! We should all just enjoy swimming. Who cares about what we look like in a bikini and what anyone else things!!! :)

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  7. I loved the Swift "haters gonna hate". It's true, and like that music video...we really shouldn't care. I'm tiny, but my skin...
    The Mushu "Dishonor on you" (dishonor on your cow...). I'm obsessed with Mulan.
    Maybe I'll take the kiddos I babysit swimming.

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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