Love Overflowing

A post about me for a change

Most of my posts are about Emily and our shenanigans and that’s because I have no life. I am only half joking. Emily and Stephen are my life. Sure, I have friends and outside interests but the majority of my time revolves around my family. I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing?? Might make me a little boring but boring is ok.

So what is going on with me? I have been in a bit of a funk for the past week or two. I think the crazy swings of the weather just got to me. That and life. Just life. Do you ever get that way? You go through the motions and just get it done. It’s no reflection on my family or friends. It just is what it is. And you deal with it, even though you don’t know what “it” is. I am not totally back but I am getting there.

Stephen and I joined forces. We are both pushing each other to get healthy and lose weight. We used to go to the gym several times a week but fell away. We started our love affair with desserts and didn’t really care. Deep down we knew that we would pay for it in the end and we are. I am up the weight that I had lost a few months ago and was miserable. I didn’t have energy and was just plain unhappy with myself. I knew I needed to do better but couldn’t muster the willpower to do anything about it.

As with anything, it’s easier to do with support and someone working with you, not trying to unintentionally derail you. Stephen and I are both on the same page now. We want to get healthy for many reasons. Long term health and short term goals. We have family portraits coming up in a few weeks. Our goal is to drop some weight before then. Sure, we should have started over a month ago but now is as good of a time as any.

So, we’ve gotten back to the gym. It’s really hard some nights. I don’t want go to out after 7pm to work out. I want to stay in the house where it’s nice and cozy. I try to get to the gym one morning that I am off, sometimes I make it, sometimes I don’t. I missed last night due to some freak circumstances during the day that made it impossible for me to get there. So, I go tonight. On a Friday. And we have Wii fit now to help us out.

I find that I get bored on the treadmill or elliptical. Even if I found a good show, I get bored. If I have someone to talk to, I can go longer. Last Friday, Stephen and I went together for the first time. Romantic huh? But we had always talked about it and we had an hour before Emily was coming home. And you know what? It was nice! We talked, we people watched, we laughed.

I think I need to start taking classes so I am not tempted to stop mid-way. We’ll see how it goes and if I can even make any of the scheduled times. My friend and I are going to try to choose one night a week and meet up at the gym after our local college football season is over. I think that will do me a world of good. We can push each other.

I am lucky though that I do have some good friends who support me in the never ending quest for weight loss. You know who you are and you know I love you.

Thank you!

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