Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Convert please?

Remember when I blogged about doing 800 squats? Remember when I wanted to kill my husband for thinking it was a good idea for us to work out together? Remember when I whined and complained and was generally acting like a big baby?

One of the main reasons I didn’t want to work out with him was because I didn’t want him to see how far I had to go. I was embarrassed. Ashamed. Unreasonable. My husband coerced me because he’s cute and he wants what’s best for me. That and I like to look at his butt in gym shorts. Anyway, I didn’t give myself any credit. I never thought that I’d go to the gym and impress my husband with how strong I am (thanks Papa for making me cut the grass all those years and not listening to my excuses to not cut it because I’m a girl. I’m a much stronger person now. Ask Hubs.) I knew that I was stronger than I looked from all those years of martial arts. I knew I had muscles somewhere dormant in my body. And oh, OH. My husband woke them up.

I am writing this today as a new woman. Not a smaller woman (yet), but a new one. After those first few work outs with the Hubs I started to feel a lot better. Energized, strong, capable. Now, as I write this I WANT to go to the gym. I haven’t been in a few days due to allergies getting me down. I’m itching to move. I’m ready to get out there and MOVE IT MOVE IT as the song says.

Am I converted?


Ahem. Maybe.


  1. Woo hoo! I hope you are converted girl and hope the allergies go away soon so you can enjoy working out again.

    I have been pretty good about going to the gym too but what I'm most happy about is that I finally seem to be in a regular yoga practice again -- been going 2 or 3 times a week now for the past 6 months.

  2. LOL, I love this!!!! Chuck and I both joined 24 Hour Fitness, and after only two workouts I'm ITCHING to get into the gym everyday. I did 55 mins of cardio my second day back and was so inspired and happy with myself that I just can't wait to go again. Congrats! I hope we're BOTH converted! It makes going to the gym much easier when it's a pleasant experience.

    I missed you, by the way!!! I've been gone from the blogosphere far too long.

  3. You're so much better than I. I'm enjoying the workouts, but I have to practically get my husband to shove me out the door because it does mean facing the allergy demons. I hate allergies!!!


You are a lovely person.