Monday, August 21, 2006

Battle Ego

My husband has always been very athletic and lived a very active lifestyle. Even when he was finally done with college sports he was still working at a very physically demanding job. However, now we have moved here and he is working more of a desk job, although he is out of the office a lot of the time it is still not physical labor. He is worried about his physique and has decided to go running in the mornings. Mind you this guy is 5'9", 155 lbs. with a 30 inch waist as you can see here.

He is basically physically perfect. I used to be quite athletic myself. But since marriage and 2 kids my body is, well not quite what it used to be. I am squishy, I have belly fat, my butt has always been large, but now is no longer perkey and is even larger. All my stretch marks from my pregnancy are on my thighs and surrounding my butt. I would love to get back into shape. I really like lifting weights and although I despise cardio, I would do it. But when? Where? How? I admit I am not motivated enough to find answers to these questions. And as for dieting, my version is drinking diet soda and not buying potato chips. Does that count?
While I give kudos to my hubby for his self motivation and hard work ethic, let me just say this; Is it asking to much for you to just let yourself go for a little while? I mean sure, I love knowing that I am physically attracted to you at any given moment, but for my own self esteem-stop it. I know that this urge to shape up is all in the name of ego and not physical well being and health and all. So could you stop and think of my ego. I was led to believe that the woman is a thing of beauty and if Trent is the beautiful one in this relationship, what do I have. He is certainly cleaner, better educated, stronger, more patient and calm. I guess I'll always have better grammar, although I find that to be of little comfort.

8 comments:

Tori :) said...

A - freakin' - men!!! I have seriously asked Sei to get fat. I have. I hate that he'll weigh and say, "Huh. I lost 5 pounds..." If I lost 5 pounds I'd throw a freakin' party. He loses them by accident. We're gonna end up like his parents- where he can hide behind my fat body. :( I hear ya Robin. It sucks and it's not fair. I think you're totally beautiful & very stylish if that's any consolation.

Poopydigs said...

My husband has super metabolism. I hate him for it. He could skip 1 meal and lose 5 pounds. I could eat 1 brownie and gain 10.

Argh.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Man, I wish I had caught myself "letting myself go" about 50 pounds ago... but that's just me. :)

jill said...

Hey! your husband and mine have matching tans. I know just how you feel. I don't even have kids and my rear end has gotten bigger too. My husband eats oreos and milk before bed almost every night. Never gains an ounce.

Katie said...

Never underestimate the power of good grammar, Robin. Trent might be cute, but you are saucy. I saw that smoky new-haircut picture. You can't fool me.

Gina said...

Does Trent really care that you have gained weight since you got married? Cuz I agree with Tori, you are a hottie no matter what size your booty is! You've got THE skin, THE hair, THE style AND you are a comedian... I am jealous!

cathy said...

First of all Robin, thanks for the advice on putting the word verification up cause I had like 3 anonymous comments on each of my blogs. Second, sorry I'm so crappy at writting blogs, I thought I'd be better in the beginning but I just keep forgetting. And third, you have way better tan lines than Trent... and don't let him tell you any different.

Emily said...

But you are funnier and that counts for a lot!