On Sunday my husband had on this shirt that looked way too big on him. I told him he should consider putting on something else, and out of his closet came a shirt I haven't seen him wear in forever. Boy did he fill that shirt out well, it looked great on him. And that's when it hit me.
He has lost weight!
Ok, yes. I do look at my husband everday. And it's not like this wasn't news to me. I know he's been working out regularly and I've noticed the changes, but this was the first time I realized that he's really slimmed down and has started gaining a lot of really attractive definition (I'm taking this moment to sigh over his oh-so-handsome self).
When he found out he was gonig to be attending SWAT class in March 2010, he started buckling down. He changed his eating habits and started working out more regularly. The SWAT physical is a little more strenuous than regular law enforcement physicals and he wanted to be sure he was ready. He's been wanting to drop weight for a while over all, but it also helps him with his run. Less weight to haul for his 1.5 miles. He's been wanting to increase his upper body strength and definition, and he has to accomplish pushups, pullups (oh.my.god), and lastly situps.
He's been religiously using the 30 Day Shred, and has been on level 3 for the last two weeks now. Can I just mention, that he does this while I'm getting ready for work and I can hear the dvd going while I'm in the bathroom. I can't help but giggle every time Jillian says something along the lines of, "ok, ladies". This guy of mine is working out with the ladies! I can't really give him too hard of a time about it, he's got other guys he knows and works with turned on to using it too.
For dedicating 30-60 minutes a day to fitness, he's gotten some awesome results. Most days he's performing the SWAT physical (running, pushups, pullups, situps) and shreds in addition to that. He never takes off more than 1 day and he's always so happy with how he feels when he's finished. For the first time, I have to admit that my husband looks better than I do physically, and I'm a little jealous right now. I'm pretty competitive with him and I'm so far behind him now! The one thing I'm thankful for in all of this is that we truly share the same problem areas (stomach & love handles) and I love his results. It's encouraging to know what kind of results I'd get if I could just buckle down and get it done.
I know you read this loves. You're doing a great job, and I'm so proud of you. I wish I had just half of the commitment, motivation and determination you have for so many of the things you keep together in our life. I know you'll pass your physical, and I know you're going to continue to improve your physical appearance and change it in to what you want it to be. Just know at the end of the day I'm slightly jealous.