We have been married for 15 years and have 4 kids and a very active in all aspects of our life. Both Andy and I have been active in working out for years, with him as a coach for Wrestling for 14 years and Jr High Football, and for myself in running and Functional Fitness, beginning in the Fall of 2012. Andy and I are both self determined and work well to push each other in getting our workouts in and doing better each time. We have typically both worked out on our own and did our own things, yet always comparing our running times and distances or discussing and comparing what amount we are lifting.
During the summer/fall of 2013 we both ran our first 10K and we worked out and prepared for this event together and had a great time doing so. Then in April of 2015, I finally talked Andy into joining FF to train for the Tough Mudder with our friends and he did and we have been enjoying this as well! In working out together, it helps to keep each other accountable and on track for workouts, along with some healthy competition too. This accountability (and competition) also helps when you are living with a common mindset at home. It is also helpful in making healthier choices with nutrition and how we eat at home and making healthier choices for ourselves and our family…..as there is strength in numbers!
We look forward to 2016 in what this next year in what our fitness and nutrition journey has in store for us!
Where we have made the most progress is in the kitchen. Where before we were doing our own thing, we are now planning, preparing and cooking better meals with more intention. Workouts haven’t been a problem for us, but it’s nice to have the support of each other when it comes to our nutrition.