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no 28 days today..why would anyone be embarrassed to be healthy??

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

So my hubby is home today which means I won't be doing my 28 day workout today. Why do I find it so impossible to exercise in front of him? Do I think he hasn't noticed I am 40lbs heavier than when we married? Do I think he wouldn't want me to be strong and healthy to live longer and better? Or am I ashamed to say, "I'm going to exercise because I've let myself go and now want to change things around?" This is very odd to me and something I've struggled with for several years. I must say, in case anyone is wondering, my husband is wonderful...I know he loves me, he is always very supportive in what I choose to do, and he tells me often that I look good and am sexy. So WTF??

My thoughts are I don't say anything to my family is because if I fail, they will know it! From being on SP, I know accountability is a big factor in success. I know I should say something, even something little, to gain accountability and support. This will be a goal, to "lay it out there" before Canadian Thanksgiving (I know this is far away and I'm a big chicken, but I'm trying to make it realistic!)

On the upside, I am wearing my pedometer today so I can make sure I get at least 6000 steps in.
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    Do something with your husband, since he's there. You don't have to call it exercise for it to be exercise. Go walking, hiking, biking, swimming, roller skating, etc. together. Even walking around the mall counts.
    I don't like exercising in front of my husband either, though no fault of his. So if we're together, we walk around the park or bike the area or something. (And there are admittedly days when one of us will walk/hike/bike alone.) I don't like to do workout DVDs to an audience -- husband or otherwise. But they're not the only workout in town. Just find something you two can do together and call it "fun" instead of "exercise."
    1335 days ago
    There must be a whole gaggle of us who refuse to workout in front of our hubs! I don't like that either. I think it has something to do with A - failing if I put it out there, just like you and B - flab flapping in front of family (say that 5 times fast) lol
    1346 days ago
    I understand! I'm not comfortable exercising in front of others! I tend to become even more uncoordinated if someone is watching.
    1347 days ago
    WTF, indeed!! Can you go work out in another room than your hubby? I do feel a little self conscious myself when Hubby is here and I need to do a workout, but I do it anyhow! I finally got up the nerve this summer to work out while some workers were here remodeling our bathroms! That was a struggle, but I finally said I gotta and I did! You have a supportive husband. Take advantage of that fact and just do it! I double dog dare ya! Hee. Do it before October! You can!!
    1347 days ago
    i don't exercise around my husband either hahaha.
    1347 days ago
    Don't be ashamed. My hubby and his friends walked in on me doing yoga and my leg was up in the air like I was peeing like a dog. They didn't care and my hubby even bragged that he was able to prove I wasn't one of those army wives that did nothing
    1347 days ago
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