"No, you can't go back to sleep. C'mon, you're already awake. Let's go to the gym"
These are the words that my lovely husband speaks to me this morning at 5:40 a.m.
Never thought I'd hear those words from Chris - especially at 5:40 a.m. being that he's not exactly what you would call a "morning person," but he's changed his habits so much since The Pizza Days that here we are.
"Are we going to start saying stuff like 'BP' - 'Before Pizza' and 'AP' - 'After Pizza'" Chris jokes the other day when I say to him, "That was back during our Pizza Days."
Because the truth is that before we started on South Beach and then the Fall Fitness Challenge, Chris and I enabled each other's worst habits. I was always too tired to shop or cook. We never planned meals. We both worked long hours. At the end of a long day, with little or no healthy food in the house one of us would ask the inevitable, "What do you want to do for dinner?"
And 90% of the time...we'd go out or order in.
Pizza, Chinese, Buffalo wings...all the bad stuff. All of the time.
Is it any wonder we both got so fat?
But now...thanks to my husband's dedication to doing the meal planning and both of us shopping regularly, there's almost always something healthy to eat and so we have no reason to indulge in high-fat, unhealthy meals like we used to. And then there's my wonderful Chris urging me to not go back to sleep, but to to instead go to the gym with him.
Rather than enabling each other...Chris and I are now empowering each other to be healthy.
Do we miss pizza and Chinese food and Buffalo wings?
But do we miss them enough to give up feeling good, losing weight, getting strong and living a healthy life.
The Pizza Days are over.