It's time for the YMCA .. and I'm not talking about standing on a bar table singing the song, like my husband may end up doing at the Crow's Nest tonight when he gets together with his high school buddies. But, I digress.
No, I'm talking about the place, the YMCA. Two years ago, dare I say it, I was hot! I was in amazing shape! I was also doing Weight Watchers unofficially, so I was 5 pounds lighter than I am right now and totally toned! I still work out at home, almost every morning, doing an exercise show on FitTV. And, I honestly thought that would be good enough. But, obviously, it's not. I can't seem to lose those 5 pounds, and I don't seem to be toning up anymore. I've hit a brick wall. Sure, I could change the way I eat slightly, and not enjoy ANYTHING I eat. But, you know, I refuse! I watch what I eat, don't overeat, eat healthy, and refuse to give up all things carb!
So, the answer?? I need to turn up my workout a couple of notches. And I know the Y will get me there. Do I enjoy getting up at 5 a.m. to get to a class at 5:30?? Not really. But, the reward is so great! I don't know if I have mentioned in other blogs that I have arthritis, but I do. And I know that exercise plays a great role in how I feel physically. Let's face it .. I'm just not getting any younger and my body is not going to make it easy on me any more. I have to fight back! I have to be deliberate! I have to join the Y!
So that's what I'm doing this afternoon.
Now back to my story about Rick going out tonight. As of late a large group of his high school buddies have been getting together regularly, which has been so awesome and so fun! Tonight they are meeting up at the Crow's Nest, a biker bar (hey, just for fun ... geez!). I've decided not to go to this one. "Survivor" is on, duh!! And, I'm going to be scrapbooking tomorrow night and most of Saturday and Saturday night. I want to be with the kids tonight. Rick asked me this morning what he should wear. I told him to dress like a hottie!! I mean, we have an image to fake!! And isn't the whole reason you get together with people from your past is so they can see you now and wonder why they didn't think you were cool back then??? I know this may sound weird to some of you, that I am as secure as I am in sending my husband out to meet up with guys and girls looking like a hottie, at a bar. It's hard to explain. It's just us. We don't make a habit of this. Honestly, we don't go many places without each other. But, I know that Rick loves me and he loves his children and we have God as the center of our marriage and we have a certain level of trust. Honesty, communication, transparency, and a strong devotion to God are what keep us centered on each other. I love Rick and I know he loves me and I know he's coming home to me tonight, completely mine.
I keep him in mind when I carry on my daily routine. A proper diet and exercise keep me fit and healthy and make me a hottie in his eyes. And, I want to be a hottie in his eyes. I know that because I care about how I look for him that he appreciates me even more. I want him to be proud to be married to me. You have to know us, deeply, to understand why I feel like that's important. But, shouldn't we all care about that?