Mr. Goddard (AKA Baby Beluga) and I (AKA Chubby Bunny) joined the gym yesterday. Well he already belongs to 24 Hour Fitness, but Crunch just made it's way out to Sacramento and a year membership was only $9.95 a month. A deal I couldn't overlook. So after literally a year of talking about getting into better shape and losing some unwanted pounds - we finally bit the bullet. Something that most of you probably don't know is that Mr. G used to be super in shape. Working out religiously with a trainer, running many miles in the AM and PM and eating disgusting meals of tuna with no mayonnaise. This is what he used to look like several years ago. What's kind of funny is that when my girl friend Teresa originally tried to set us up my roommate showed me this fitness spread. She was a 24 member and recognized him from the gym because he was one of their success stories, even getting a little coverage from our local paper! While many girls are into the whole muscles thing, I was totally turned off. Haha! I didn't want to date someone who loved spending time in the gym more than he loved spending time with me. I've met guys like him before who talk about fitness programs, protein supplements and how much they can bench. As a girl who hasn't really set foot in a gym since I worked in a gym (such a contradiction, I know) I didn't think we could overcome that.
My what a difference a year can make! Don't worry, I'm still strongly opposed to exercise, but A) I don't want to him to be the hot, fit one and me be that girl that other people look at and think, how'd she get him? and B) I'd lost about 15lbs. two or three years ago just by walking regularly with my mother. I wasn't skinny by any means, but I was much happier in my own body and I'd like to get back to that place.
So here is to the possibilities and to Mr. G and I losing those nicknames and hopefully I'll be looking a little leaner in time for my birthday :) 79 days 15 hours and 49 minutes!!