Answer: This girl right here! LOL!
Okay, in my defense, I have had a VERY good reason to not weigh in... I am in a new relationship, and I have been spending the past few weekends with my guy. Which is actually a good topic for this blog post! I honestly didn't know what I was going to write about this morning, but weight gain during relationships sounds like a good idea.
We all know people who start dating or get married... and slowly start gaining weight, right? They're looking at their wedding pictures 2 years later thinking, "What happened to that couple???" It happens. Wives cook for their husbands... they're all in love... they both have the wife/husband they wanted, so they get lazy. The weight creeps on. It happens!
I like to work out... obviously. I am all about getting/staying fit & healthy. Man or no man, this is all about ME. As I've really gotten into health & fitness I knew that I would not be able to date a man who wasn't interested in his health. Okay, he doesn't have to be a crazy 5-6 day a week workout fiend, but he has to do SOMETHING. One: no guy who isn't into keeping in shape will ever understand me. We would clash. I'd end up saying some off-handed remark about him being lazy & the relationship would end. Two: people who want to eat all the time & not workout are not the kind of people I like to hang with. I can't date someone where every date revolves around food. That's how new couples gain weight together.
Early on, The Guy (as I'll refer to him) and I established that we both like fitness & care about how we look physically. Maybe it's kinda vain, but it works for us. When we were "set up" by a mutual friend, one of the selling points she gave me was that he had an "athletic build"... I read that as, "he has a nice body." LOL! Once we started talking, we immediately clicked on the health & fitness thing. One thing about him is that he's from Louisiana & he likes to cook. Oh boy, can he cook! So we do have some meals here and there that I would not normally eat, but that's the exception rather than the rule. His job keeps him in great shape & I have no complaints. He loves that I work out a lot. He even trained me through a session once... and it was INTENSE! No joke. I didn't want to get all sweaty and busted-looking around him, but he didn't mind. LOL. We have a joke between us that if either one gains a lot of weight (for no medical reason) then the other can leave the relationship with no argument. I say it's a joke, but I kinda think we both are serious about it. I know... it's a mess, but it keeps us on our toes.
Our motto: "Fat & Happy??? Hell no! FIT & HAPPY!"
Here are a few shots from my 4 mile walk/jog when I was visiting The Guy recently...
|The weather was PERFECT!|
|Crossing the bridge at sunset...|
|A little bunny I met at the park...|
Oh, one more thing... Friday night, two friends (Claudine & Nicole) threw a "Bootcamp & Martinis" party. We all met at Nicole's house... Claudine led us in a workout... and we went over to a steep street nearby (Valley Ridge) and climbed it 3 times. After the workout, we went back to Nicole's house & had healthy salads, veggies & low cal cocktails. It was SO MUCH FUN!!!
|Our "Bootcamp & Martinis" group! Go Girls!|