Significant Support = Significant Motivation
Sunday, January 11, 2009
My partner gives me all the support I could ask for!! She not only gives me emotional support but also plans and cooks healthy meals for us! She knows when to push me a little to get me over a "feeling lazy" hump, and when to tell me to back off and rest a bit. She goes to the gym sometimes when I say I'm gonna skip because she knows that I am competitive and will NOT settle for her out working me. She does not have a weight issue yet if we are out somewhere and our two young boys need to eat we will stop somewhere with healthy options and split a main dish which is good not only for our figures but for our finances as well. Even better is she could eat some delicious sugary treat everyday but. . when she is shopping chooses things I can eat like sugar free jello pudding snacks, kashi dark chocolate chip cookies or skinny cow ice cream sandwiches. Any little help our significant others give is so helpful I think and it cuts the other way too, like whenever my partner eats something like a handful of M&M's I feel like hey I should able to have a little of the full flavored stuff as well and I can end up eating way to many calories with way to many fat grams in a quick hurry - so in closing all I can say is I am blessed with a fairly strong determination gene of my own that in times of need I can always call on to keep me in "healthy" mode. Ultimately we all have to love ourselves more then anyone (including our significant others) or anything else!!