Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Gifted No More

I have mentioned my love of water many many times. We were raised on the water. We always were boaters. I can't thank my parents enough for the gifts they have given me through their love of boating. By the time I was 4 I was skiing on 2 skis, and by the time I was 7 I was on one ski. I LOVED SKIING! Cutting back and forth over the wake, taking my back foot out of the holster and "dancing" on the ski. My mom and I would ski together, hold hands, etc. When I get home I will see if I can find a picture.

Well, I am not sure when...but at some point in my teenage years....I got too fat to ski. I consider myself a pretty strong girl. Definitely stronger than the average lady. However, in relation to my body arms are not strong enough. I could not do a pull-up to save my life...literally. It would NOT happen. For those of you who have skied on one ski, you know you have to "drag" awhile in the water. You have to hold on until you pop up on top of the water. It takes some strength. What happens now if I try to ski is the rope just pops out of my hands. POP! Amy no ski. But this weekend I thought I would give skiing a try. I thought I would try with 2 skis bc its considerably easier to get up on the water...and I am down 65 pounds so I thought it might happen. Nope. Can't hold on long enough. Rope just pops out of my hands. Embarrassing. I kept a good attitude though. Again, I will post pics when I get home.

So, by August I want to be able to at least get up on two.
By next summer, I will be skiing again on one.

I have some pretty good sized dumbells at home. 20 pounders I think. I will lay on my big exercise ball and start curling, butterflying, whatever I need to do to work on my upper body strength. It's sad that my 29 year old body cant do what my 7 year old body could do so well.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, but your 29 year old mind is SO much stronger and will get you to that strength of your 7 year old body!!!