My husband began his weight loss journey on Father’s Day. He is a crazy man. Anyway, he has really been wanting to get back in shape and to his credit, he created a plan that he could follow and I have been trying to make meals that will help him reach his goals.
But remember, he started on Father’s Day. Today is Wednesday. Literally 3 days later.
He has lost 4.5 pounds.
I have been working out for the last 5 years. Lost a ton of weight. Gained some back. Decided this past week to challenge myself with a fitness program from start to finish. Been following it this week to a T and following the nutrition guide (and stick out my tongue and literally move around in circles because, well, LIFE! Just kidding….not really)
I have lost .5 pounds.
Do you feel me ladies??!!!!
I know I am not the only one who is one the struggle bus when it comes to fitness and nutrition. It can be so frustrating when we see our husbands begin their journey’s and it appears to be so much easier for them. They lose weight faster or see change faster. I get it!
But don’t give up.
You see, men will also lose and change faster than we will. The majority of men naturally have more muscle mass on their bodies. That means, they are burning more at rest than we are. Women have to work to build those muscles. We have some, but they are not as defined as men’s are. It is what it is and that is how we are designed.
Personally, I like the fact that my man has all of those muscles naturally. *wink* Don’t worry, this is a G rated blog post!
But even though my own transformation may not happen as quickly as Dan’s, I am not going to quit. I am going to continue working out to my current program (21 Day Fix Extreme in case you are wondering. It is so hard but I love it!). I am going to remind myself often that every day I choose to push play and nourish my body means I am one step closer to living healthier and living well.
Dan roots me on regularly and notices how hard I work. He is always quick to tell me about the changes he sees in me and in my health (and in my attitude! LOL!)
If you don’t have someone like that in your life, grab some girlfriends to do this with you. Health is a continual journey. It is not a one time destination. We all need some cheerleaders in your life. Find yourself some!
Your body is a temple created by God. Treat it well. Be grateful that you are able to move it each day. There are many through no fault of their own who are not able to move their limbs like we do. Be grateful for the opportunities.
The struggle happens. It is a part of the journey. But don’t quit. You got this!
Sweat. Nourish. Pray. Inspire.
Be a Size You,