A New Challenge

I have known my husband for seven years. When we met, I was fresh from high school and softball and he was in ROTC. I only say that for reference- we were both doing athletic things and therefore we looked a lot different than we do now.

Life happened. We both have desk jobs and don’t move as much as we used to. It’s no big deal. We love each other and are still attracted to each other. But, we are feeling the health effects of Netflix and sleep on the couch.

We started going to the park a couple of weeks ago and the improvement in how we feel was pretty immediate. It’s an average of 17.5 minutes per mile because I have NEVER been a cardio type of girl, but we decided to work on our time before increasing our current 3 mile trek.

So, this past weekend we made a deal. I have a list of “rewards” I get to treat myself to when I lose a certain amount of weight and keep it off for a week. He knows about this list, and, if I lose 10 pounds by September 15, he is going to buy me a new bathing suit for our cruise in October. If he loses the 10 pounds, I am going to buy him something of his choosing for the same value. Right now, that’s going to be like $70 worth of books as he is reading the Horus Heresy and is 47 books long or something like that, but he can change his mind before then.

I’m totally getting to that 10 pounds before him. I’m a competitive girl. I may not be better at jogging/running than him, but I have a feeling I’m going to be better at portion control and doing a more variety of work outs. This is going to be fun.