I was reading on Shape.com the other day about the newest celebrity fitness trend…Scuba diving. It seems that celebrities like Nina Dobrev and Katie Holmes are all getting their PADI certifications. Back in spring of 2004 my husband and I got our PADI certifications. We took the classes, passed our open-water tests, and started scuba diving. We went on a few excursions with my dad and some other members of the dive shop. I really enjoyed it. There is just something about exploring the unknown, even in these not-so-scenic New England waters. In winter of 2005 I became pregnant with my first child and my world changed forever. I never went scuba diving again. Not that I don’t want to, it’s just there are other priorities.
This got me thinking about all the things I haven’t done since I had kids (6 years).
1.) I haven’t flown on a plane.
2.) I haven’t been on a vacation.
3.) I haven’t colored my hair.
4.) I haven’t skied.
5.) I haven’t gone scuba diving.
6.) I haven’t come home from work and crashed on the couch.
We’ll plan a vacation at some point. For the past 6 years every extra dime we’ve made has gone into our house; new furnace, new boiler, new electrical panel, new windows, amongst other restorations/renovations.
I haven’t colored my hair since I found out I was pregnant with my first, and according to my friends I only have a couple of gray hairs. I think they are just being kind.
Skiing and scuba diving…leisure activities don’t seem to exist for me. Although I would really LOVE to teach my boys to ski. We just have to leave daddy at home because he’s a hazard on the mountain. The scuba diving…I probably need a refresher course because it’s been so long. I hope I still fit into the wetsuit. I definitely want to make some time for scuba this summer. I’m putting it on the “list.” AND according to the article I read you can burn 400 calories in just 3o minutes!
Crashing on the couch…yeah, maybe when the kids are a little more independent and don’t want to hang out with me anymore. So what’s on your list?