After the lunch with my in-laws and husband, I called Ann and confirmed to her that I would be joining her we go swimming. She had already started her journey towards the swimming pool venue. I packed my stuff quickly then met her at the swimming pool.
The pool was big, much to my expectations. It was big; the same size as an Olympic size pool. The blue color of the water was so inviting. There were few people swimming already under the clear sunny skies. We went to the changing rooms and quickly changed to our costumes.
I did two laps before my upper arms started to ache. I think it was because it was a while since I did any kind of exercises. I lifted myself out of the water and went to lie down on the sun bed that had been arranged on both sides of the pool. I was shivering a bit. The sun was hot and soon after I started feeling the heat all over my body.
Ann was still swimming. Back in high school, she participated in swimming and had several times won medals for representing her school in regional competitions. Although she had taken some time out from competitions, she still loved swimming once in a while. Right now, she was doing the butterfly strokes in the water. She looked so happy.
My skin was getting a bit dry so I got my sun screen from my bag and started applying myself. Soon after, Ann came and sat next to me on the adjoining sun bed. She was dripping wet.
“That was nice!” she exclaimed.
“Yes it was…and the weather is beautiful.” I added.
“By the way I can see you are really starting to add weight.” Ann said.
“Huh?” I asked surprised.
“Yes you are. Haven’t you noticed? Your tummy is getting a bit bigger.”
I looked down on my stomach and noticed the two folds of meat on the sides. I didn't like it. I had actually never noticed them. I looked at the rest of my body but the stomach stood out from the rest.
“Oh my God. I’m fat.” I screamed.
“No you are not!” Ann assured me.
“I can’t believe this. When did it happen? I have never noticed the bulging stomach.”
“Don’t worry, it will go away soon. You really loved going for walks. You should start doing it. Walking will do the trick.” Ann said smiling.