Surprisingly, I'm not too sore this morning but I know I'm going to give my lower half a rest today. I went for a 4 mile power walk this morning while I listened to music. I tried jogging for a little but it quickly became clear today was a rest day.
I do plan on working on my upper body, doing some yoga and popping P90X Ab Ripper X today.
My boyfriend has been very supportive of my dedication to healthy living. Over the years, he's seen my weight yo-yo and we've both lead a very sedentary lifestyle. We were too complacent and I gained what I would like to call "love weight."
I know there are actual studies done where couples gain weight once they settle down. I think this phenomenon is very real. In the beginning of the relationship, we'd go out on dates which ended up being a lot of eating out, drinking and socializing. Our habits started to influence each other and we both gained a significant amount of weight (I gained more than he did). I don't know why but I would eat the same amount my boyfriend ate KNOWING he's taller and more muscular than I am which means he has a higher BMR (basal metabolic rate).
I knew I was gaining weight but since I was in a loving relationship, I didn't think it mattered. Our relationship became an excuse for me not to care about my physical appearance.
Nowadays, our habits influence each other in a good way. I do 100% of the food preparation and he loves everything I cook. I encourage him to drink his water and exercise consistently during the week. He's not as diligent as I am but he is losing weight slowly but surely! I refuse to be a food police or a drill sergeant so I encourage in a positive way.
Confession of the day....
I have a habit of taking photos of myself on my cell to keep myself in check. If you go through my cell, you will see a bunch of shots both full-body and face shots. 99% of them never see the light of day but it's almost a habit I have when I go out.