On exercise, diet and family support
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I was just reading someone's blog, about how they had committed to losing weight / getting fitter as a couple. It's lovely and I am very envious of them. My own experience has been very different.
I find when I mention that I am going to get fitter and eat better my husband suddenly finds a need to buy cakes and biscuits, watch telly eating chocolate and eat pies for lunch several times a week.
The worst example of this was when I discovered my gluten intolerance. Cutting out wheat in particular was a huge change and many days I craved biscuits, bread and cake. So actually having my husband buying them all the time was, shall we say, unhelpful. There were times when temptation was too much and I ate things I knew would make me unwell. (Sometimes including severe stomach cramps and 3 days of acute diarrhoea)
As to exercising together, its a no-no. Either it becomes a competition (He walks faster, runs faster, lifts heavier weights - as you'd expect really so no need to prove it to me) or he won't do it with me. Even if we go for a walk together he goes on ahead. If he does wait for me it is only until I am getting closer and then he's off again.
It used to put me off my diet but finally I have got to a mental place that says what the heck, get of with it on my own.
So finally, the scales are going down. I've started running again (ok, so some might think a 16-minute mile isn't really running but again, what the heck. Whatever they choose to call it, I'm doing it and feeling better for it. And I WILL get faster!) Even better, other people are starting to notice and comment how well I look.