Good afternoon everyone! I am hoping that Thursday is treating you nicely! I have had a CRAZY busy morning! I feel like I have not stopped! ACK! Hopefully this afternoon will settle down a little! 🙂 But I am popping in to tell you a story and get your opinions!
So I have mentioned before that we have the BEST neighbors. We like them all! We are probably the closest with our direct next door neighbors. It is a man (let’s call him John) and wife (we can call her Jane) and they have 4 kids. We love them! I have always noticed that while “John” is very outgoing and always coming over and hanging out, “Jane” is cordial but does not go out of her way to be particularly friendly like she is with other neighbors on the street. I always thought it odd but never thought much of it. Well the other night “John” was chatting with us and mentioned that “Jane” was mad at him for going to the gym. I should pause, to tell you that “John” is in really good shape and is an avid exerciser while “Jane” is not and she is overweight. Okay, so we asked why would she be upset about that? To which “John” responded that she hates it when he works out and they argue about it a lot. Again, we asked why (we’re close with “John” like that…don’t think we were being inappropriate) and he said she just doesn’t like it but never gives him a real reason. So I thought maybe that is why she isn’t overly friendly with me and Keith…because obviously our lives and jobs revolve around the health and fitness industry. (I am just speculating here…I have no idea if that is true) But, do you think that this is normal thinking when one person is obviously more in shape than their spouse? Is her anger at him really just masked anger at herself? Do you ever get jealous of your partner when they log more workout hours than you do?
I know that was a lot of questions right in a row…but it just got me thinking. I have always been active so I haven’t ever been jealous of Keith when he works out harder or more than I do. But I can kind of get there because I know when I am sick sometimes and can’t work out I do feel somewhat like a slacker next to him. But I can’t ever imagine actually getting mad or in a fight over my husband for working out.
Tell me your thoughts!
Also don’t forget today is the last day to enter my Our Body give-a-way! Winners will be announced tomorrow morning!
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