Monday, February 24, 2014
My husband bought T25 right after Christmas and finally brought it out of the box a couple of weeks ago. He worked out to it once, and didn't invite me to check it out with him. I have heard a lot about it and really wanted to try it. Today I finally did!
I have to say, it was different than I thought it would be. It is a 25 minute video and I moved intensely the whole time, but I didn't sweat the way I thought I would. I did "feel the burn". From what I gather, T25 is a scaled down time version of P90X. 25 minutes vs 90 minutes. It did work out good for me in that I did my run in the morning, so it was a great opportunity to burn my calories when I got home from work. And there are different videos, depending on what you want to work - upper, lower, total or abs. Today we did lower body. I did like working out with my husband the best. With all that happened last year with my son, I am looking for more things to do together.
We are going to sign up for Salsa lessons - I found a Groupon for $20. for 8 lessons. I think it will be so much fun! We do have other friends signing up as well. My husband agreed tonight to sign-up for cooking classes. He cooks different foods than me a lot of time at home. He calls his foods "normal", I call his foods "junk". Tonight I made tilapia with diced tomatoes, jalapenos, and black olives while he made a cheese steak!
We work together everyday and have been married for 26 1/2 years. I think it is pretty cool that we still get along and want to do things together. I missed that last year when my son was so sick.
So, I will keep doing T25 with my husband. He also said he will go back to the gym every other day. I really hope he does. I paid for him to go all last year and he never went! He has gotten quite a belly over the past year (stress and age 50) and his sugar is high. The weight is all in his belly and I worry that he may have a heart attack. He also found out he has high cholesterol. A couple of years ago he had prostrate cancer. That was unavoidable but this other stuff is not. My husband is from Scotland and is so stubborn...and Scotsman love their sweets! But it is time for my husband to buckle down. He told me a couple months ago that his clothes shrunk! Do you know how hard it was for me to keep a straight face! Really?? Wait - that has been my problem all these years -- I thought I gained weight, but, no -- my clothes all shrunk in the wash!! LOL!! (I didn't say that or laugh in front of him - but, come on!!) I don't bug him about his weight ever because I know he has to decide for himself. It is really hard for me to stick to my plan when he likes to go out to eat a lot, etc. I don't like to make waves. So, I am very excited that he is finally taking steps to healthy choices.
So, that is what is going on at my house! For those of you who know about my son, he got another "excellent" report on his blood results today. He lost a little bit of weight, but is trying really hard. He goes to a gym maybe twice per week. The other night he told me he never wants to go back to being anorexic. I do see him fighting it every day. I tell him I am really proud of him and to keep pushing!!
A couple of weeks ago he went to the dentist and found out he needs 6 teeth capped due to bulimia. It is the first time I saw him cry. between ruining perfect teeth - has never had a cavity - and the bill of $8,900.00 he finally saw the result of his illness. Consequences can be hard, but if it stops the behavior I am all for it, even though, I have to say, it breaks my heart.
But, I would rather have him alive with no teeth!
My other son took his test for the National Guards. He is 23, has a full time job, is still going to college and still trying to figure out what he wants to do in life. He is a supervisor at a very big company and I am so proud of him, but he is still "lost". He scored at 95 out of 99 on the National Guards test so he has a ton of choices. My husband was in the Navy and then the Airforce so he is helping my son with his choices. Kids seem to have it so much harder than we did!
I hope you had a great start to the week!!