Even mom needs a little off time and this is never more so than when summer and Mom Camp are in full swing. I am pretty lucky that my mom lives just down the street and I can take advantage of her excellent free babysitting and dog watching! This time, I left the kids with grandma for a day and The Captain for a weekend and ran off with Jillian to Red Mountain Resort in Utah.
Here of course, I must thank The Captain and my mother for making this possible!!!
The last time took any sort of ‘water workout’ was when I was preggo with The Princess. I had this odd-ball notion that working out in the water would help avoid stretch marker. The water would make my ever burgeoning belly more buoyant and cause gravity to pull down on my skin less and this would reduce stretch makes. Of course, stretch marks are related to the quick-growing belly and genetics not gravity. But, you know it was my nutty theory.
I lugged my preggo self down to the pool in my whale covering bathing suit. I quickly discovered it was me and the over 60 crowd doing rather pathetic jumping jacks in the pool.
I did end up getting the stretch marks in my 8th month and decided not to rely on my crazy theories. I went on the net to rely on other people’s crazy theories. Low and behold, if you rub pure vitamin E oil on the area it will reduce the marks. I am happy to say, they quickly disappeared–no thanks to the water aerobics.
The next time I encountered a ‘water workout’ was on a boutique cruise I took. The ‘Sports Director’ (if we can call him that because he only led water aerobics and helped guests climb the mast) held a class in the rather tiny on deck pool. Given my preggo flirtation with a ‘water workout’, I took a pass.
All this brings us to me, Jillian, and Off Deep End. It was certainly not a geriatric ‘water workout’. There were Pilates moves in the water and both my abs and arms had their share of action. I can’t say I was out of breath, but I certainly got a workout.
Jillian went the next day for another aqua class while my narcoleptic self took a nap. According to Jillian it was not as good, so I think I made the right choice.