Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Eventual Goal

I think that one of the healthiest points in my life was when I got married.  For nearly an entire year prior , I was working out consistently five days a week, eating well and in a really good place for my health.    When I got married I was pretty happy with where I was health wise.  A year before that, I was probably in the worst shape that I had been my entire life.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, over the course of that year, I lost about 75 lbs. A wedding and honeymoon will provide that motivation I guess.

Here's a picture of me playing with my wife's nieces in Hawaii just after our wedding.  During the year mentioned above, I was home in Hawaii for three months, during which I was hanging drywall for work and after work my buddy and I would either surf or work out at 24 Hour Fitness.  When I got back to Utah for school, I got a membership at Gold's Gym, and I was a usual at the 9th East gym in Provo.
I was by no means a specimen and not anything impressive in the pictures above, but obviously in much better shape than I am now (This picture to the left was taken in August at a "family olympics").  This is what getting too comfortable in a relationship (which isn't necessarily a bad thing), and a job that puts you at a computer for majority of the day will do to you.  I stopped working out consistently, started eating out a lot more often and paying less attention to certain signals that my body was sending me.  It took two pretty painful signals to get my attention (a strained hamstring and a strained quad two months later).  I definitely don't have time to work out like I used to, but I'd like to eventually get back to the shape I was in when my wife and I got married.  It's been a fun goal for she and I to go at together.  She's currently doing much better than me.  She's lost about 10 lbs in the last 45 days or so.  She turned into kind of a gym's really cute and pretty hot.

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