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Trying Not To Piss Off The Neighbors

tmorgan813

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Working out isn't easy when you have back issues. However, being in the water is a great way to get pain relief and to get some exercise in with out hurting myself even more. I live in a condo so the pool is shared by everyone in the neighborhood. Usually there aren't many people there which is great for me and my work outs but I still get some strange looks from the people who are there (including my husband).

 

Now, I can't just dive on in and swim. I mean I can, but I will pay for it the next day. I also can't do a lot of bending and flipping or a lot of ab work. So, what I do is walk. I walk back and forth in the shallow part of the pool. Now, this can get very boring. Also, there is only so much people watching someone can do. It get's a little strange when you are caught looking at the same person for the fifth time because you can't believe she's wearing THAT, or looking at someone's boyfriend for the sixth time becasue you are really looking at the clock over his head but she can't figure that out. Trust me honey, no one wants your man....he's not even half as attractive as you seem to think he is and by judging by what I see in his shorts, he's not that great in bed either.

 

Anyway.....maybe that was a little much....but I'm just telling it like it is. So, in order to keep my boredom down and to make sure I don't get myself in any trouble with the girl who shouldn't be wearing that bikini or have the guy's girlfriend jump in and drown me, I've begun walking back and forth while reading my book. Not only does it help me not look at the people around me, it allows me to walk back and forth and lose track of time. Yesterday I walked for an hour. AN HOUR of walking in the water!!! I was shocked. I didn't even notice I was getting my workout....and isn't that how it should be? Why can't every workout be this easy? I could have waked for another hour except I knew I would hate myself the next day. So, from now on, I plan to get my walk done in the pool, with my head down and my nose in a book. That way, I can still be alive after the workout and not have my neighbors hate me. I think it's a win win for everyone.



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Next time do somethign really odd - like take in a floaty dog toy and keep throwing it out, and going to go get it...trust me, everyone will avoid looking at you too.

This is a random thought and has nothing to do with the neighbors across the street my senior year in college...

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People are so consumed with themselves. So what if your looking at them. They should be flattered. LOL Best to keep busy while walking. It might be a great ideal to wear headphones and listen to music too. :)

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I totally agree with dorrie robles. People are so self consumed nowadays.

Oh but one thing I differ on suggesting from dorrie's comment... do NOT wear headphones. Next post will be about you singing "I'm sexy and I know it" and something hilarious that happened from having your mp3 on! he he (kidding)

Good for you girl... don't let anyone stop you from your goals!

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@ALongerLife....I would so be the person wearing headphones singing out loud and not even realizing it. I sing out loud when I'm not wearing anything so it would be even funnier if I did that in the pool. I need to try that tomorrow. hehe

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omg rofl did you try it? i wanna read that blog next! and if you put the straps down on the top, omg no telling what that story will be... they should make your life a sitcom! xoxo

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No, I haven't done that yet....probably becasue the last two days it's been nothing but old ladies and kids in the pool....I don't think either one would want to hear me sing or see me poop out of my top again. LOL

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One good workout is to take a noodle and bend it under the water! It really works out your arms. And.. you can pretend your "playing". But seriously, screw them!

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No, I haven't done that yet....probably becasue the last two days it's been nothing but old ladies and kids in the pool....I don't think either one would want to hear me sing or see me poop out of my top again. LOL

I know I wouldn't want to see you poop out of your top.. ROFLOL!

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