Friday, September 25, 2009

Jumping in the Pool with Junonia! Find like-minded friends who love the water.

We find our customers at Junonia love to swim. It is the 2nd highest activity right behind walking. One of the biggest concerns for plus size women is finding a suit that not only feels good, but is functional as well. We have an extensive collection of swimwear that we are very proud of. We have designed and developed each piece with careful thought and consideration to what the Junonia woman wants and needs.

I started swimming nearly every day about 18 months ago. I don't swim particularly fast or long, but that doesn't matter to me. I think the consistency is what is important. I feel stronger, more coordinated and I certainly have more energy. I find swimming to be a great stress reliever as well. Memories of a hard day seem to disappear as I am gliding through the water like a mermaid. It almost feels like a light massage.

Sometimes there are those days where I need a little motivation to get in the pool. One trick I use is to tell myself I only need to get my suit on and get into the sauna. Once there of course, I will get into the pool and swim, but it's the little baby steps that sometimes help get over the mental hump.

Even better is to call a swimming buddy and meet them at the pool. One fail safe companion is my sister. She is great at getting me excited to swim. She is always on the ball and honking at my door it seems like before I can get my things in my gym bag. My swimming circle has grown slowly, but I now have four friends that I can meet at the pool regularly. When we need a motivational boost, we can always count on each other. All we have to say is "Meet you there!". What a difference that can make! Some people have a knitting circle or book group, but we have our swimming society. You can too!

I'd love to hear about your underwater adventures!
Anne


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