Monday, July 27, 2009

Good Company and Great Exercise

For about 4 months now I have been on a diet. I really needed to lose some weight, but even more than that, decided I needed a healthier life style. I mean, really, I'm not getting any younger! So I joined a fitness center and have been more or less faithful at going there to exercise. However, there have been many days that I have chosen just to walk in the country around my home/neighborhood.

Last night, I got on my walking shoes and told my hubby I was going for my walk. However, I was in for a major surprise. He said, "Would you like me to walk with you?" Well, it's a good thing I don't have dentures, or I would have dropped my teeth! Instead, I just said, "you really mean it?" He proceeded to tell me that he needs to lose about 10 pounds and hasn't been able to do it. So he feels like he needs to increase his activity/exercise. He was afraid I would walk too fast for him, but I assured him I would adjust my pace to his and that I would love to have his company.

We walked about a mile (according to my pedometer) and did it in about 20 minutes, so I didn't even have to slow down very much for him. It was totally enjoyable. There was a big rain cloud forming overhead, and just as we got back to the house it started to rain (actually just sprinkle).

Maybe now that he's made a start, we can make this a regular routine. After all, it's always much more enjoyable to have a walking partner, and even better when it is your partner for life as well.


Letters From Midlife said...

That's great. I wouldn't mind walking with my hubby but he can only do it in the evening and by then I'm too tired.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

This is one of the most beautifully tender posts I've ever read! (You probably think I'm exaggerating, but I mean it.) If not companionship in marriage, where?

To offer, to receive the offer, to fit one's pace to another's, to share the simplest of things, to share the space--these are true evidences of an abiding love.

Brenda said...

I am proud of you--your consistency and doing it with such a humble sweet spirit. I was reminded of 1Peter 3:1-7. Obviously, Lynn loves the Lord but your example and sweet spirit are an encouragement to him.

Gina said...

This is such a nice post. What a great surprise for you. I love biking with my guys, it makes the hard work so much more enjoyable.