Premarital Weightloss

So I am trying a new workout program, thanks to El Senor. I may have mentioned before that when I was growing up, El Senor would put Weight Watchers and Shape magazines on my bed and tell me to use them. (He hates it when I say that because then you all think that he's a jerk---he's not a jerk. He just used to be. And I used to be a jerk to him.)

But when I moved in with him last year, I was surprised to see that he had slipped into his old ways and subscribed to Fitness Magazine. I saw the magazine in the mail and brought it to him, asking why he had subscribed to a women's magazine. He claimed he hadn't. I pointed out to him the women's magazine that clearly had his name on it. And then he remembered that after a cycling event he'd attended that summer, for his participation, he was allowed to subscribe to a few magazines for free. So he chose Men's Health or something, and something else, and then saw the name "Fitness" and decided to subscribe to that magazine, too.

Of course, reality is that in the last 20 years, he's become a better liar. I know he subscribed to that magazine because he figured I needed to do something about it.

And it's only taken me a year to finally implement a regime from the book. My coworker and I are hitting the gym three times a week together to follow this kick-butt workout, and I really do hope that it kicks my butt. So far, my butt, thighs, abs, and back have been sore. I could probably pick up a higher weight to get my arms and shoulders.

And this is why I need to kick it into high gear:

11 comments:

eimrek said...

Where did you find that picture?!? Hilarious!!!

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

The only thing is......in reality I would have sunk in much sooner than you......sigh......Maybe I should actually just stop giving money to Gold's Gym merely for existing.

Brinestone said...

Not that getting fit and losing weight aren't worthy goals, but I've actually heard that it's about the worst time possible to make weight-loss goals while you're engaged. It's just a really stressful time, and the pressure is on so strong to fit into a dress just a little skinnier than you are now . . . and then you find the week before the wedding that not only have no not lost weight, but you've gained a few stress pounds, and you don't fit into the dress you bought to "shrink" into. And now you need a new dress.

(Yes, I know someone who had this happen. Yes, it's probably more common than you would think.)

I mean, if you want to lose weight and can lose weight right now, go ahead. Especially if you think going to the gym together as a couple is fun or something. But don't be disappointed when you get busy addressing those invitations and don't have time for the gym or healthy eating and it just doesn't happen.

[/climbs off soapbox]

Cicada said...

eimrek: I just googled "wedding cake topper" and searched through and found it, but you can find a little more info in the bottom corner.

Murray: [cue Billy Joel] "Don't go changin' to try and please me..."

Brinestone: See, but the beauty of it is that it isn't extra time. My coworker and I are taking advantage of the time that work gives us to work out every week. So I do it while I'm at work. But I can see what you're saying about changing sizes. Right now, losing ten pounds doesn't mean going down a size anyway. It just means fitting into my size better. So I'm not too worried about it.

Murray Terreno di Amore said...

good ol' William Joel

bedelia said...

Exercising reduces stress and boy, all that planning just sucks the life right out of a person. Who cares about the weight loss as long as it reduces the stress.

Shop Girl said...

HAHA! Best advertisement I have seen in a long, long time. And congrats on your upcoming wedding!! And in case you haven't heard/read my blog, Leah got engaged last night! Pretty exciting, eh??

RC Cola! said...

That picture is awesome!

KT said...

I like Murray already simply for knowing that song. Yay for Murray again!

chosha said...

Okay, I have no idea if you actually need to lose weight or not, but that cake pic is fantastic!!!

Congratulations on your engagement. It's wonderful news, especially when the way you write about him makes him sound tres cute.

skye said...

That picture is hilarious!

And a bit rude. :)