I suppose by the time you reach my age (57) you realize that you are merely chasing time, in every way thinkable. It surely seems that way, at any rate. After all the years spent trying to *beat the clock*, I'm rewarded with now chasing time instead. Some perk, huh? Yes, aging is just filled with all kinds of little perks.
In my constrained efforts to beat that clock again, I've started swimming every day. My friends that have a house in the Colorado mountains have retreated to the cool of said mountains for *a while*. That means I have total use of their pool here until their return, so I'm making good use of it. I. Love. To. Swim. Being in the water and swimming makes me happier than almost anything these days. However, when I first started out this year I had no idea how out of shape I was! The first day I was only able to swim a weak 5 laps. Whew! It was a long winter (which I mostly spent sitting on my arse, blogging). Now it's time to pay the piper, so I'm pushing myself every day to do more.
After studying my naked image in the 3-way mirror, I was slapped with a reality. That reality was that I used to be in shape and for some reason let it all go and now it's time to pick up where I left off. It's time to get my derrierre into shape. Don't get me wrong. I actually like the reflection of my body. Naked, I look wonderful. It's clothing that gives me pause. If I looked as good in clothes as I look naked, I'd be such a happy camper.
So, yes, I'm trying to find a happy medium between *chasing the clock* and trying to *beat the clock*, as if there is such a thing. I took several *BEFORE* shots of myself and at the end of this summer I will reveal those pictures along with the *AFTER* pictures. Don't worry. They won't be naked pictures. But, they will be pictures of me in a swimsuit so that you can see the improvement. Because there WILL be some improvement. I'm determined and once I set my mind to something, there is no deterring me. I never give up on anything I undertake and don't plan to start now. So, stay tuned...
Now, you must go to The Life of a Suburban Princess blog to sign on for her giveaway of a *Sex And The City* tote bag that is just adorable! I'm as big a fan of SATC as SP is, so I really want it, but won't die if I don't get it. Anyway, you can enter the contest in 4 ways:
1. Leave a comment on her blog for 1 entry.
2. Follow her on her blog for 1 entry.
3. Promote her blog on your blog, in a post for 2 entries.
4. Without looking it up, you must tell her how Carrie & BIG met in the early shows of Sex And The City.
YOU MUST PUT ALL YOUR ENTRIES INTO ONE COMMENT!
The Suburban Princess will not be publishing any comments on her giveaway post until the winner is announced on Monday, June 7th, 2010.
So, have fun and Good Luck!