Good Saturday morning! I will confess, last night I went to bed in a funky mood. I was cold and a little down. Not sure what triggered it but I am guessing it was the fact that I had to stay indoors all day yesterday (because the high was 33 at 5:00pm) and I was COLD! But today is a completely different story, albeit it is still COLD (in the high 20’s) but I had a great 8 mile run followed by HOT coffee, scrambled egg whites and oatmeal! So I am warm toasty and just accepting the fact that it is COLD and I can’t change it! Plus today I am spending the day with my mom…yay! We are going SHOPPING!! Now who wouldn’t love that?!? Check out our game plan: Target, Nordstrom, Pier One, and Bed Bath & Beyond! So excited! Then tonight it is COWBOY time! The Cowboys play the Eagles in the NFC Wildcard Game….GO BOYS!
Do you have any fun plans for today?
I found an interesting article on The Daily Beast: Is Your Partner Making You Fat? Here’s the summary: young adults who enter a long-term live-in relationship—and especially those who tie the knot—gain weight and significantly increase their risk of a clinical diagnosis of obesity compared to those who remain uncommitted.
What do you think?
I do think that it is easier to live a healthy life when both partners are committed to doing so. Fortunately, I have a husband who shares my healthy living passion and that includes healthy eating and exercise. We are a very active and healthy couple. I do believe that helps us both make better choices and it is more fun to engage in healthy activities since we do it together. But….(yes you knew there would be a but)….I also think there is a level of personal responsibility that we seem to forget about. Sometimes I feel like we are always trying to point the finger at someone else for what is wrong in our lives (and I am not just talking about weight and food). I think sometimes we need to take a look in the mirror and take some personal responsibility for our own actions and our own lives.
Final verdict? I guess I see both sides. I totally think that when you are in a relationship with someone who shares your passion for healthy living it is 100% EASIER to engage in those activities yourself. But to say that gaining weight and leading an inactive lifestyle is due to being in a relationship seems a little like a cop-out when the one person in charge of you…is YOU!
Have a FABULOUS Saturday and I will be back later with hopefully lots of shopping bags full of goodies! 🙂
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