My Supportive Husband is a Key to My Success!
Monday, December 03, 2012
I have been thinking about this blog for awhile and I just have to give a huge shout out to my husband. When it comes to my battles with my weight he is perfectly supportive.
One thing I had to do to lose this weight and maintain it was to put ME first. Which if you were to get to know me on a personal level, you would know what a struggle that was as I have a huge people pleasing, peacemaking-keeping personality. I had to learn to completely change that mentality when it came to my weightloss.
My husband never once complains or asks me to change my plans when I want to go to the gym, do a long run, etc.... He always tells me "sure!" He accepts the fact that I do not like to go out to eat (he LOVES going out to eat) and he sacrifices that desire for me. He never complains about my cooking. The rare thing he doesn't like, he will go and make his own dinner. When it is his turn to cook, he will always make me what he knows I like to eat- and when he is "wrong" (lol, I am always changing my diet) he does not get the least bit offended if I turn down his cooking. He understands that if it comes down to me cleaning the house or getting in my exercise, exercise will come first and dishes will stay in the sink overnight. Even though he likes having goodies, he knows that we cannot keep them in the house because of my binge eating. He has never complained and he knows what type of goodies I don't care for that he can keep in the house. If I have to pick him up from work and my Crossfit class is running long, he totally supports me taking my time and finishing. He trains with me for my races, gives me rides to and from, runs them with me, and cheers me on. He gets the importance of long term health....
DId I tell you how he gets the credit for getting me addicted to Crossfit? We had a big argument when he first brought up the idea of Crossfit. He wanted to do it for him and the boys- so he said. I thought it was too expensive, especially since we have access to a nice, free gym on base. I thought it would be a total waste of money. Since we were paying for the family membership he insisted that I attend the orientation session. Not wanting to feel like a wimp, I agreed to *try* it.... The first two months I went on and off, just going through the motions.... Whenever I would not go "just because" he would stay stuff like "so, you're quitting Crossfit?" or "It's too hard for you?" Grrr...... Those are fighting words! I don't "quit" anything! And he knows that! Sure enough, I got hooked! Now, I go more than any of the dudes in my family.... It has totally changed my life. I LOVE my husband for knowing me so well!
Gosh, I could go on and on.... But I just wanted to write this blog because the more I talk to other women about weight issues, the more I realize how blessed I am to have such an amazing guy as my other half! I could not have this success without him. I feel so sad for women who feel obligated to cook unhealthy meals to please their families. Husbands who "won't let" their wives commit to a workout regimen becasue they want them at home, taking care of the house, kids, etc.... Husbands who have no desire to live a healthy lifestyle. Gosh that must be hard!!!!
So this is totally a brag blog, but it has been on my heart for awhile and I just wanted to share....