Many of you out there know that I frequent the local YMCA on a regular basis so that Ethan can actually learn a few things via preschool and so that I can burn a few calories to begin my day. Ethan's school lasts from 9-11:30 and it's nice because they have a "kidcare" area for Cohen to play as well. My usual routine is to do cardio for an hour or so, go upstairs and test Ethan before snack time, go back and do some weights and/or go swimming and then shower and go home. There is a group of LDS moms who also frequent this YMCA, but are very leery of showering in the locker room. I think their problem stems from the fact that they think there is no where private to get dressed. Just go in the bathroom...what's the big deal? If I didn't shower and get ready for my day at the Y there would be no time to do it at home unless Cohen was asleep and that is usually my cleaning/computer time. Thus my conclusion to do it at the Y. But that's not my reason for this post. The reason is this. I walk into said locker room each time thinking the same thing, will I ever be ballsy enough to walk around butt naked with all my giggly bits hanging out for everyone to see when I am 45+ years of age? What is it about these fully naked women who feel comfortable enough to:
- stand with one foot on the floor and one foot on the sink counter shaving their leg in front of a huge mirror?
- take a towel between their legs and dry their area by pulling back and forth on either end of the towel?
- bend over, period?
- lay down in the sauna with their feet resting up on the wall?
- shower without a curtain?
- be 200lbs+ but act like they are 120?
- sit and do their hair and makeup before they put on their underwear?
I can NOT imagine ever getting to this level of inhibition. These women are not fit. It's actually kind of a motivator. But I gotta give them credit, a lot of them are 70+ and still going to the Y at least 3 times per week. Their little clique is called the Silver Sneakers and they all enjoy water aerobics. Each one of their swimsuits are so stretched out and see-through because they've probably been wearing them for over ten years. Again, they like being seen naked. I wonder if the men at the Y are as ballsy, ha ha, as these women? From now on I think I need to use a different locker room. All of this skin is getting to me.