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