Healthy competition – literally!
My husband has decided to diet and has been doing a great job of going to the gym. Now he is trying some new food choices and I think they are kind of radical, but I am going to give him the space and support he needs to do what he thinks is right. I like it when he dignifies me by giving me my space and respecting me as an adult. Well, since I met him many years ago, I think I’ve gained about 60 pounds and my lifestyle habits have gone downhill. I’m not necessarily attaching those changes to him; I have been through a lot in the past few years and really have struggled with personal integrity as far as living a life that represents who I am and what I value on the inside. I used to do this very well, but a turning point for me was when I decided I needed to change who I was on the outside in order to conform to the world of business. Really, the issue was that I was a single mom and I needed to “get serious” about my job. You see, I am an artist at heart. Total hippie earth mama type. A little city-country-city, but preferable country in the city. You know. Urban farmer, chickens and a bee hive in the back yard. Compost, recycling, organics, raising and loving children. Canning, cooking, baking, sewing, knitting. Beads, oils, fiber arts. Bare feet in the grass. Vegetarian. I am a straight up roots woman! But you wouldn’t know it if you saw me. If you saw me, you might say, “Oh, that’s a business woman.” But, really, the discrepancy is killing me and so I eat. I carry it well; but it makes me sad and unhappy and a little bit ashamed of myself because I really know health and wellness. All this stuff that’s so popular today I was already doing back then. In a way I sometimes feel like I went backward.
Anyway, I decided it might be a time to give my hubby — or maybe me — a little healthy competition, literally. To exercise what I know to be the best way to live; i.e., healthy eating. I wonder if I can do that anymore. I will share my journey with you if you are interested.
Peace and blessings,