You know I started this journey (for real at least) this past July, with my husband. We are both considered severely obese. That wasn't always true for my husband who weighed 145 soaking wet when I met and married him. I on the other hand have always been Fat, Obese, A Big Girl, Big Boned, Large and in Charge (whatever title you prefer)...
So this this journey to me was a GOD send. It meant that I would have a buddy to work out with and eat healthy with.
Well he bought the 10 minute trainer by Toni Horton, and hit it hard immediately, and wanted me to do the same. We even bought training shoes and an exercise mat.
Why not I said, but the 10 min. trainer proved too much for my arthritis so, I got the EA Sports Active 2 and LOVE IT!
Then suddenly he came to a roaring halt!
Why you ask
Because his resistance band broke (and since we are broke too, he hasn't bought a new one. (You know luxury item...those things are expensive).
I was like what?!!!! Really, we spent like $80 on that system, and another $100 on training shoes (since starting this journey I lost my income) and now because you don't have a band and we are broke you've given up?!!!!
He's not been eating right either and trying to bring me down with him.
For example; for three days now he has had two sunny side up eggs, toast, and fried ham on the side. So I did what any rational wife would do...
I hid the eggs...LOL.
Well this morning he found them!!!! Then he got mad at me when I said I'd hidden them on purpose, just trying to keep him healthy you know.
This is the man who ate oatmeal with fruit every morning for over a month, and won't touch sugar, because it's too fattening!
Well because he got mad!!!!! I left it alone.
Because, that's not happening to me! I'm not going back to what was. I don't care if I ever lose another pound or buy another carton of eggs (lol)!
I will push MYSELF to work out at least three days a week! I will continue to choose my meals wisely (Hopefully...Ha, can't be perfect you know). And most of all I will continue to believe in myself!
You Sparkers have all given me the courage to do this.
I am doing this for ME and my CHILDREN. I will not become a burden to them in my old age because of my inactivity and inability to eat right! I will not be a model of unhealthy living for them to follow. I want my children to always make healthy choices because..."that's what Mommy taught me". (from my lips to the LORDS ears).
I'm not giving up...
THAT'S NOT HAPPENING TO ME!!!!
Thank you for your continued support and pray that my example will rub off on him and more importantly, to my children. Like your examples have on me.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you....
Can't say it enough.