“The Hard Way”

So… I’m the Guinea Pig… You know… So you guys don’t need to be.  You’re Welcome.

And more importantly, Kim tries stuff out on me so she has first-hand knowledge of a program that she’s researched and read reviews about but hasn’t actually attempted yet with clients.

I received my new program about a week ago but hadn’t opened it yet.  I have some “free time” today so I thought I would investigate the package.  Kim will be asking me about it later because I was supposed to start the program this morning.

I didn’t, but I will soon.

 I see vitamin containers that I haven’t bothered to read, a giant seven day pill container that would shame your grandparents (yea!), a couple light-duty cardboard boxes that most likely contain daily pill packs (because I’ve been to this dance before) and a larger heavy-duty cardboard box that I’ve never seen before.


Color me curious.  I like opening boxes anyway. 


I wasn’t expecting that.  Two glass bottles.  Fancy paint.  Liquid dietary supplement.  No literature.

I bet it tastes terrible.  Anything that is presented that well must taste terrible.

I don’t even really know what the name of this program is.  I’m sure it’s just as well; I would most likely frown and be annoyed.  It looks like vitamins and a cleanse… things most people need, including me.

If you don’t know me, I’m Kim’s out-of-shape husband.

I have a metabolic disorder called “Too Much Bad Stuff, Not Enough Exercise.” 

I used to be more active, but that isn’t an excuse.  I do not prioritize eating right or exercise; I’m most likely 50+ lbs. overweight and have no cardio stamina.  I just turned 42.

If I hope to live any quality of life over the next 42 years, I really better figure this out.  This is the first time I have blog’d about being the fat husband of a fitness professional.  It’s embarrassing to say the least.  I also feel it reflects badly on her business, so I try to stay out of the studio if I can. 

During the next 12-18 months I hope to work toward changing my lifestyle.  I’m also hoping that this blog will help to keep me honest.  Based on all of my experiences with Kim, my guesstimation is that I will spend this year, maybe 18 months, getting this new lifestyle figured out.  The unfortunate/ fortunate thing that I’ve realized while living and working with Kim is that a lifestyle change isn’t temporary.  After I figure it out, I have another 28 months of battling to keep my head in the game.  I hope it becomes easier to maintain after I have created the “New Me” but that remains to be seen.

If it’s temporary, you didn’t change your lifestyle.

I believe the saying goes:  It takes 28 days to create a habit and 28 months of consistency to call something a lifestyle.

18 months of trial and error and 28 months of consistency equals 46 months.  That’s December of 2016!  The “New Me” will be approaching 46 years of age.  Quite a gestation rate!  As Kim is always so quick to point out… “You didn’t put on all of that weight and lose your fitness in 30 days, why would you expect to change your lifestyle (or your body) in that time frame?”  I’m a pain-in-the-ass, stubborn, asshole-of-a-man most of the time.  I’m sure this will make it harder to change but I would like to look and feel my best as I approach my 50’s and there is really only “The Hard Way.”  

Over the next few blogs I will explore this program that I pulled out of the box this morning and describe my trials and tribulations with it.  I’m not going to promise anything crazy like a daily description because “life happens” but I will try to keep typing regular updates.  I also hope to keep it real.  If something tastes like crap, I’ll let you know.  If something gives me gas, I let you know that too.

Once Kim reads this blog, she’ll most likely start going crazy in her “Kim way” and have me on Face-Tweet and Twit-Book and create my own blog area in MBB… and on, and on… So I look forward to (at least for a while) being your most popular blog entertainment on MBB. 

Here we go!

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