by Kelli Shand
Our Milk Money.com
Since becoming…. a new business owner, a mother to 2 young boys and
pregnant again, finding a way to de-stress has become top priority.
The old ways of de-stressing no longer apply. Pregnancy no longer
allows me to have a nice glass of wine, or a cold margarita at the end
of a hectic day, no long hot baths, or relaxing in the steam room.
Yes, going for a massage is good- but I can’t afford weekly sessions.
So, I have been on a search for the perfect fix, and what do you know,
I’ve found it!
I was a bit apprehensive at first. I was by far the youngest and even
with my big belly, the thinnest. When I entered the pool, all 15
ladies stopped and stared. I new I had entered into a close knit
group, and did not feel entirely welcome. The first few classes, no
one talked to me, they carried on with their mermaids and flutter
kicks with no regard to my presence. But by the second week, when they
knew I was committed, I finally gained acceptance and my de-stressing
had begun. I had found the perfect fix. Water Aerobics! There is
something about exercise combined with water that lifts the spirit
while toning the body. It was relaxation and vigor all at the same time.
Four days a week, I take an hour break from work and head to class.
Afterward, I feel invigorated and ready to take on anything that comes
my way. I highly recommend water aerobics to all of you busy mothers.
I’m pretty sure I’ll stick with it, even when I am able to enjoy that
glass of wine.