Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Self Improvement Enabler

Flash has decided to get in shape.  I am VERY excited that he has decided to commit to this.  It’s something he’s been talking about for a while and I couldn’t be happier that he is taking this step.

The thing about cohabitating is that when one of you is on a diet, both of you are on a diet.  The first month of my happiness project was about diet and exercise so I’m looking at this as an opportunity to get back on track with it.  I’ve always found eating healthier to be much easier when I wasn’t doing it alone.

I’m kind of an all or nothing person.  Flash has a goal he’d like to reach by his birthday, and his approach would be to gradually work toward it in the hopes of reaching it by the deadline.  My thoughts are that his goal is completely attainable and why not give it your all and challenge yourself to meet it ahead of time, or even surpass it.  I know Flash has a love hate relationship with my way of doing things, on the one had he likes it because it helps him stay on track and get things done, but other times I think he’d like to throw me off the balcony, and I get that.

I know that personality types that always strive to improve on things give off the impression that nothing is ever good enough can be hard to be around sometimes.  Okay, a lot of the time.  I’ve always been critical of myself AND of other people.  As much as the happiness project is about my own self reflection and improvement it inevitably become part of Flash’s as well.  We are trying to eat better and we have agreed that we should not eat out.  Flash suggested this himself, which is good because it was going to be instated as a rule for money month anyway so I’m glad he’s on board.  I think he and I are going to go for walks together, weather permitting.  I myself am not enamored with the gym and don’t plan on going but walks are something we can do together.

1 comment:

  1. I'm all amused because I have a daughter whose nickname is Kirby. Her real name is Kirsten. We know no other girls named Kirby. She's around your same age. Too funny. love, Val