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Waterski Weekend

You guys!  I can't tell you how much fun I had this weekend playing with my new ski!  (Do you follow me on Instagram?  Because if you do, you know I got a new ski this weekend!)  If you are new around here (and even if you aren't) you may or may not know that in college, I was a competitive water skier.  I stayed competitive for a few years after college and then it all kind of fizzled.   Life got busy, family weekends started to conflict with tournament weekends and I moved away from easy access to skiing regularly.

When I moved, I also gained weight.  A lot of weight.  It made skiing really tough.  (It's amazing how hard it is to get out of the water when you weigh 50+ lbs more than you did and have no strength because you stopped working out.)  I don't talk about this very often on here (maybe I should?), but it has been a constant struggle the last few years.  BUT.  I have been making progress and have accepted myself for where I am at now.  I kept putting off spending money on things because I would "be skinny and in shape again soon."  What ended up happening was I stopped doing the things that I love.  Like waterskiing.

So.  I bit the bullet and got a new slalom ski after 13 years.  My new ski is 2 inches longer than my old ski (65 inch vs 67 inch) and it is making getting out of the water a little bit easier.  And easier is better, at least for the moment.  Because it means I can ski.  The not so easy part is learning how to turn the ski!  My how skiing techniques have changed.  Or maybe just mine needs to.  Either way, there is a learning curve but I am up for the challenge!  I am sore, but it is the best feeling in the world.  There is no other sore like a water ski sore.

Anyway, we had a fabulous weekend at the lake.  Great weather, good friends and lots of time on the water.



For those interested, I got a 67 inch HO Women's CX Slalom Ski with the xMax Double Boot Bindings.  I also looked at the Radar Lyric but ultimately decided to try out HO's new technology.  What can I say?  I'm an HO girl (and yes I know you are snickering right now).  It's what my last ski was, so I'm going to stick with it.  And yes, it's very pink. =)



Still learning how to use these new fancy bindings.



Buoy was relieved when I stopped skiing.  He really doesn't like it when we ski.




Sorry!  If you could care less about water skiing, this probably wasn't the post for you.  But, if you are struggling with your weight (or anything really), stop waiting and just get doing!  It's going to hurt.  But hurt so good!  I hope you had a great weekend.

Linking Up With Champagne and Suburbs, B Loved BostonBella and the CityShowered With Design and Life of Meg

3 comments:

  1. I had no clue you were so good!! I love the pink skis! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. That is so awesome! I'm not very great at any activity on the water despite loving the water and I'm glad that you're getting back into what you love! - Svetlana @Life with a Side of Wine

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  3. So awesome! I love that your new ski is hot pink! And I still love that you waterskiied in your wedding dress! :)

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