Getting in Gear!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Since I can’t sleep – I might as well blog, right? I’ll just post this in the morning...
I’m playing the waiting game. I went for my second interview on Monday. I don’t know how it went. I like it. I want to work there... I just... don’t know. I don’t know if I sounded smart. Asked enough questions... made it seem like I really wanted to work there... its just weird. I don’t know if I messed it up. So instead of worrying about it = I just did my nails. That’s what I usually do.
On Tuesday (today for me) – I was able to meet up with TJ for lunch since he was over on my side of the river to audit a pharmacy. That was nice – we usually don’t get to see each other during the week unless we’re going to a wedding (seriously). Then I stocked up on healthy groceries. I made a GIANT salad full of veggies. I think that’s part of my problem = not buying the healthy stuff and then eating whatever is around in my parents house. This is a horrible, horrible habit. I need to get myself down to the farm stands now that its summer.
Anyway after lunch TJ got some good news. St. Charles, MO has just gotten its very own CHL (minor league professional hockey) team. Its brand spanking new – and they are having an open tryout in late August. I don’t know if I mentioned it, but TJ is a retired goalie. He didn’t play in college, and would have probably played at Wisconsin, but he decided to enlist in the Navy instead. One very unlucky injury later he had to medically discharge from the Navy and they basically won’t let him back in even though he’s tried – he’s had too many injuries and concussions.
So back to the hockey thing – this is basically the one thing that TJ has wanted to do his entire life, so the thought of possibly playing professional hockey at ALL for any team makes him ridiculously excited. And I know how much he loves it and wants to go for it, so I’m supporting him 100%.... but we’re both outta shape. He’s got less than two months to lose a belly and get his flexibility and stamina back up to par to give a good showing at the tryout.
He’s so focused on this that he’s going to hit it hard. Today he worked on his food plan and reorganized his parents basement (yep – living at home to save $$ like me) to get his weights back in order. He even hung up motivational hockey posters. Then he went to bed three hours before he normally does, so that he can get up before work and lift.
I’m kind of sitting back flabbergasted at just how motivated he has become so quickly. We both have gained weight since we started dating. I fell into a bad trap of wanting to please him and cook him delicious food while recovering from my surgery. But that is no longer an excuse. He even told me he’s going to go back to a no-beer/drinking policy until after the tryouts. No excess carbs. He’s going to do lean chicken and pork with brown rice and corn (did I mention he doesn’t eat veggeies?) – and do a sh*t ton of cardio in addition to lifting.
I am 100% supporting this boy. If it takes 2 months for him to have a shot at his dream – why not try? I already told him if they took him on as a goalie, that I’d support his decision to leave his current job – even if it was a significant pay cut. I’ve been thinking about this all day. No matter what happens this will be good for him. He can meet hockey guys in StL that he’s been wanting to get connected to, so even if he doesn’t make this team, he can find a club team he likes in the area.
Out of all of the positives, I am just wondering what its going to be like to see him drop a lot of weight and gain muscle so quickly, when I know I won’t be able to do the same. So for the ladies on here who have watched their SOs lose weight rapidly while you struggle, is there anything I need to watch out for? Any coping stuff? I’m just trying to stay positive and think about the hot hockey boyfriend I’m getting out of this deal.
Also, this will mean more activities outside. He’s been a lazybones, not wanting to go on walks or anything – and suddenly its all *cardio, cardio, cardio!* He told me we might not spend as much time together if he’s at the gym – and I called BS – I said I’d be there with him. So we’ll see. I’m optimistic that this will have at least given TJ the shot in the arm he needed to be motivated to get back in shape. Ditto for me. I tried on a few pairs of my conference/dress pants... and they didn’t quite fit in the thighs. I need to get my treadmill hooked up in my garage so that I can train – come 80+ humid weather or not and sweat like a mo-fo out in that garage at a 5-10% incline. My legs are in shambles. Its almost shocking to see how far out of shape I really have become.
My arms are currently sore from my lifting tonight. My abs are sore from crunches.... and my brain is sore from overthinking things. It’s a common thing I do. I also will not be bugging my boy about a ring anytime soon. That has just fallen down his priority list right now. He was planning on going up to the family jeweler with his mother to broker the “family discount” on my ring... but I’m going to take a leap and say that he’s not going to do it until AFTER August 25th now.
Oh well – I am happy for him. Legit happy. I honestly hope he gets it, and if he doesn’t we’ll both be going to games at the Family Area since its about 5 minutes from his house. *Fingers still crossed on good job news...*
Everyone have a happy and healthy 4th!
I weighed in. HOLY F*CKING SH*T. Sorry for the cursing but I weigh 199. FML. Seriously hitting this hardcore now.
Slightly depressing. 15# gain! What the heck!