This topic sort of came to me naturally today: it is SOOOO hot (right, it IS the dry heat, so what??? It is still sooooo hot!)… So, it is SO hot that it’d be the best to head for the pool.
Some of you might vividly protest:
1. My hair will get ruined!
The only good answer: Fear not, better have a very ruined coiffure than a very unfit life! Also, IF you moisten the hair with tap water before entering the pool and, possibly, put a swimming cap on top of your brainer, almost no chlorine (or whatever the pool you are attempting to conquer contains) will manage to damage any of your strands.
2. Chlorine! I hate all that chlorine in the resort/public pool! I get itchy all over from it!!!
The only good answer: Well, get acquainted, cozy and VERY friendly with a rich neighba who does have a salt water pool. Then get them to open the gates for you to use it! You might want to bribe them with some great baking goods (for healthy recipes, check the last year worth of my Newsletters at www.befitfit.biz). So, feed’em the cookies while you swim!
3. OK, I do have a neighba with a salty pool AND I became very cozy with him/her. However, the pool is small.
The only good answer: Oh, this one is easy. EASY!!! I tell you! You, actually, have TWO options:
a) Gift your cozy/friendly/rich neighba with a pool current generator (like those you might have seen in the ads with the recent Olympic swimming champions…): you do not need any big pool, you get the thingy ON and – as it produces the current – you bravely swim against it!
b) Shop for pool accessories, such as pads, foam weights etc., and perform some cool aqua aerobic exercises! Make sure you do NOT stick your upper limbs above the water level while using those foam “dumbbells” (as seen – unfortunately - in multiple water aerobics classes around the world, most likely conducted by some highly inexperienced folks who’ve got no clue…) – keep’em under the water surface for all the resistance they can provide you! EFFECT: Muscles of steel. J
3. I cannot swim!!!!
The only good answer: E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll teach yah! ;-)
4. My wife ate my goggles.
The only good answer: Get yourself a new pair and stop whining.
5. And, my goggles get steamy!!! I cannot see anything!!!
The only good answer: At any sports goods store: get yourself a simple antifog spray. Sit still. Focus. Spray the lenses. Pat them dry. Wear. See everything again! ;-)