Tuesday, February 12, 2013
This morning I was faced with a choice.
1) Get huffy, play the victim, and ruin my own day
2) Do what I know is right for me and feel good about my choices
Today is the day my husband and I picked to be the official start day of our healthy lifestyle change. Being a nutcase I had to start yesterday (Monday, I just cant start on a Tuesday!! lol)
Having been down this road before I am well aware of all the things I need to do to be successful. Adam on the other hand has been healthy active and fit most of his life. He has never had to be a mindful eater or plan workouts. However, after getting out of the NAVY, having two kids and simply getting older, he has put on some unwanted weight.
Now, I assumed that this new lifestyle was going to include him doing basically the same thing I will be doing.
Once again, deep breath. Time to face my control issues big time.
He is not a list maker.
He does not thrive on schedules
I need to respect the fact that his path will be different than mine.
This morning he asked for a small serving of bacon and an egg for breakfast. My first instinct was to guilt him into eating oatmeal with me.
I fought the urge. Made him his breakfast and enjoyed my oatmeal :)
We are two very different people and body types, not to mention sex lol. I am going to do what works for me and help him to find what works for him sans guilt.
Its not always going to be easy for me. I am the meal maker, time planner, and choice maker in so many aspects of out family life. I still need to keep in mind that I am not in charge of others choices.
No biggie right? hehehehehe