Saturday, February 18, 2006
I'm pretty proud to say that I've been hitting the gym 3 days a week for the last 3 weeks. Add in the belly dancing on Saturdays and that's not too bad, especially because I'm totally enjoying myself. Anyway, I'd been thinking all week long that I'd like to try sweating out my cold in the sauna, but I didn't know where it was, if it was co-ed, and what one should wear while in there. Finally I found out that it's connected to the shower room and on Thursday, I made my way in there hoping that a towel fastened securely around me would pass for acceptable because I forgot my swimming suit. (whew, take a breath, that was one long sentence) When I got in there, there were three very naked women all doing the above pose, with their bums facing me. Yeah, hello, my towel was totally fine. Their stretches made just enough room for me to squeeze in and sweat in my own little corner. I loved the sauna and I loved that these women felt comfortable enough with themselves that they could just be, butt up, in front of other women, without even sucking in their stomachs or worrying about whether or not they'd shaved. I could use a little of that. I don't worry about how Zander sees me, but I do stress out sometimes when I see another woman give the "once over" judgment day glance. Wouldn't the world be a better place if that was just gone? These sweaty women weren't thin, made-up, sweet young thangs, but how accepting they were of themselves was pretty hot. That all being said, I'm working on it, but it'll definitely be a while before I'm all naked and in the child's pose sweating for the ladies.