Something cool happened yesterday
It is really great to be in a marriage where you both know each others strengths and weaknesses and not use them against each other, but to support and hold the other up. Last year my wife was the reason I turned my health around. With a single action she put all of this in motion. So last night, when she looked at me and said “I need your help getting back on track with the eating thing” it really made me feel good. Just as she helped me when I needed it, I want to do the same for her.
She joined Gold’s Gym last week and wants to start doing more than just running. She is doing some spin classes, Zumba, and plans to also start swimming. She even said she would be interested in lifting with me at some point. That was like music to my ears. Maybe I am crazy but I think it would be awesome to be in the gym doing power cleans with my wife. I want nothing more than to see her get better, faster, stronger, and leaner. She has not really pushed exercising the way that I have and up until now I have basically had free reign over when I go workout. We sat down last night and looked at our schedules and are moving some things around so that we both can go.
With that said, Sunday evening we went to the grocery store, something that I typically do while she watches our girls, and stocked up on double what I have been making. I have been making my own paleo meals and then cooking something slightly different for my girls. Not wanting to “push” my wife, I have been doing my own thing with my meal plan. I am pretty confident that she would be the first to tell you food is her weakness and that she is picky when it comes to certain things. That makes it hard to prepare certain paleo meals for her. She normally has a mixture of what I make and what the girls eat, unless I make something specific just for her. Yea, dinner time can get crazy with all the food.
This morning we kicked it off and I made probably my most favorite breakfast (my favorite because it is so easy to prepare). We had egg whites with turkey crumbles, topped with salsa, and coffee. I would say that I am 90% paleo 100% of the time, so this morning we also had plain toasted Ezekiel bread. Quick and easy breakfast and got the day started off right. I made our lunches and also got some snacks together while she got the girls ready for school.
This will be our plan moving forward. We will both follow a paleo-ish type plan, minus the red meat, and still have some whole grains, but very limited. I can’t tell you how much easier it is when we are both signing from the same sheet of music.