Here is our story…from my eyes.
When my husband and I reconnected in 2001 he was everything that I dreamed of; beautiful, black, and BUFF!
I had just gone down a couple of dress sizes myself so I felt as though I was in his league. I was. Within a year’s time though I had gained every pound that I lost back and then some; I went from a size 12 to a size 18-20. He loved me STILL and never said a word… except “I DO” on July 13,2002.
Life, craziness, stress, and teenagers kept me on an emotional roller coaster. My weight was on and off for years yet my husband only seemed to gain a few pounds. We were always a part of a gym, but we were not seriously dedicated in the early years.
Last year when our nest was finally empty, I took my life back. I realized I never had to let it go, I learned how to eat, when, and what to eat, and my best friend/lover also became my personal trainer. He is currently studying with NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) to become a Certified Personal Trainer, so you can say I was his pet project. To date, I have lost a total of 70 pounds and we are loving our lives! I have so many cute little nicknames now and I smile harder at each new 1, (Jelly Bean was the latest). I gave him a new wife and he has given me his best version of himself. It means the world to me that he never asked or argued about my weight. I love him so much for that and for being my hero!
We hit the track together, our gym, we work out with our XBOX 360 Kinect, and we even have a gym set up in our basement that we call “The Dungeon.” We push each other and it feels wonderful. Sometimes when we are running side by side on the treadmill, after we are finished we find out that one didn’t stop because the other kept going!
We’ve always been passionate about helping other couples in their marriages, this thing that we’ve done together will give us so much more insight into them living out their best live together. We are fit, we are free, we are excited; WE ARE TEAM GORE!