Sunday, March 8, 2009

THIS is an improvement! (I think...)

We took a little "mini vacation" and headed to the big town of La Grande, Oregon. This is Dr. Hempel's home town- population 15,oo0ish. When we go there, I LOVE to visit a place called Lehman Hot Springs which is an OLD resort that has a large mineral pool. Lehman Hot Springs is nestled into the side of a mountain and when there's snow up there, it's a cozy spot to hang out in. The pools are shallow enough in areas that my two year old can safely walk around and my kids love playing in the warm water with their cousins.

So here I am hanging out with the hottest part of the pool to my back. Yup. That's me, Internet. Wearing a bathing suit. And the best part of this pic? I'm not looking at it & thinking about how huge my arms are. I'm not horrified about the size of my neck nor am I counting my chins. (all of the things I would have done 6 months ago.)

I'm looking at this pic and realizing I need Botox for my crow's feet.

And THAT is what a woman my age SHOULD be thinking about when looking at a picture of herself wearing a swimsuit.

9 comments:

carla said...

you are so funny and so right.
sure it's sad that THATS what we women always think (something. the botox thing) BUT you are also sososososo right it's a big NSV not thinking 'I look fat' or some such negative talk and A HUGE VICTORY POSTING THAT PIC.

you look amazing calm happy and healthy and yes, svelte.

MizFit

Matt, Sarah and Evan said...

I love it! Women are always so critical of themselves, I wish those stinking magazines would stop corrupting our minds with what they think beauty is supposed to be. What a triumph on your part for posting the picture and for having happy thoughts about it! Hope you had a GREAT time on your vaca.

Ann-E said...

Those are laugh lines....think positively! :)

The Duckworth Family said...

How fun for you guys! A getaway is always great once inawhile, especially this time of year in Klamath Falls! Glad you guys took the chance to do it!

H.K. said...

I haven't worn a bathing suit in...15 years! I can't wait to feel comfortable wearing one and be able to look in the camera and feel good!

You look really happy in your pic and for being an inspiration!

Kristi Summer said...

you look great and relaxed. hope you had a great time.

www.summerfitness.net

biz319 said...

I've never been to a hot springs before - must be fun!!

Charlotte said...

you are beautiful and dont need botox. Really you dont.

The Duckworth Family said...

Thanks for the compliment about the hair. You know me, I love to do it! But I don't ever list the millions of things I dont make or have the energy to do! Maybe I should do that, one day take pictures of and post on my blog all the things I don't make time for! Lol, then the truth would be out, maybe for now I'll just let everybody THINK I'm amazing. Love ya girl!