Monday, May 10, 2010

Family Fitness

My hubs actually ran a 5k with me this weekend!

He doesn't get into running quite like I do, but he's definitely trying to get back in shape lately. He alternates using our elliptical, with mountain biking and then occasionally throws in a run when he feels up to.

Turning 30 has been tough on him. He's feeling his age, and his ability to inhale food without ever worrying about what it does to his body has definitely gone out the window.

He's put on about 20 or so pounds in the last year and he HATES it! He doesn't feel healthy and he walks around sighing and looking at his slightly bulkier belly in the mirror like I used to look at my rear end.

I have to admit that it rather amuses me to see the tables turning. He ho hums about being "fat"(which he is NOT) and I'm out there running a gazillion miles feeling fit and fabulous.

For the last 4 years it has been the other way around.

I empathize for him though. He's not comfortable in his skin anymore and that's a feeling I understand all to well.

I encourage him as best I can to get in the exercise as much as possible, and I give him the raised eyebrow stare down when he picks up a bag of chips at the grocery store.

I've recently started watching my calories a bit closer in order to boost my weight loss for the half marathon training I'll be starting soon, so cooking him a satisfying gourmet and LIGHT meal has become an obsession of mine. He's been enjoying it for sure and I don't think he even realizes that I'm feeding him healthy foods. I'm sly like that haha.

Either way, I'm proud of him for running with me. I know its not easy when you first start a work out routine and most days your more discouraged than you are motivated.

So Kudos to the hubs!!! Here's to getting our sexy back. :)

His older sister also ran with us.


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Kar said...

Kudos to all of you for making the run. I'm definitely not a runner, unless someone is chasing me. :)

Love Rowans room mural. Very pretty!