day one of being a better wife

14 Day Journey to Being a Better Wife...

Today was Day One of my so-called experiment.

Husband is over on the other couch playing Plants vs. Zombies on the iPad and so I decided to take a minute to record my thoughts about today.

Mr. Jolley and I work out 3 times a week after he gets off work. I meet him at his office, we put in our separate headphones and do our thing for 30 min-1 hour. It just kinda depends on the day. I don't LOVE working out. But we both gained weight while dating, and he's determined to lose it. The least I could do is be a support system and maybe possibly lose my extra weight too.

Wouldn't a better wife want to look her very best for her husband? I think she would. So today on my elliptical, I went 15 minutes longer than I usually do, at a higher resistance than usual. And even though I still stopped a little before he was done, I felt a lot better about the wife I am, simply because I wanted to go a little longer, for HIM.

To be a better wife, I can focus on myself more physically. When he passes on cupcakes because he's watching his weight, sometimes I can do the same. I don't have to become a marathon runner, but I can do an extra 15 minutes on the elliptical while he sweats up a storm running a treadmill 5K a few machines down. And sometimes I can say no to Godiva chocolate, and yes to fruit. (Sometimes being the key word here) It's not about being perfect physically, it's about giving just a little extra effort, because I want to always be the wife that gives a little extra. <3

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Life with Amberly said...

Ah, you are an inspiration to me!!!! Love you girl, and I LOVE this series!!! :) You are amazing!

Kendra Klingler said...

I LOVE THIS!! Giving extra, and hey working out with your husband is still great, because you two are there for each other and want to get to that goal of losing the extra weight and to stay healthy with each other :)

Cody Doll said...

This post is perfect, seriously. I don't think there is anything wrong wanting to look good for spouse or vice-versa.