Recently Kendon had a physical. All his blood work came back great except that his triglycerides were high. Quite high. The doctor put him on a prescription and said to come back in a month.
Kendon and I decided that this was a good opportunity to start getting back to better health. We want to be healthier so that Kendon would be able to get off the medicine, to feel and look better and most importantly to be better role models for our kids.
Our first move in our game plan was to cut out most sugar and all white flours and pasta. Cutting out the white flour and pasta has not been too bad, but cutting out sugar has been difficult for me. Difficult. Kendon has been much stronger than I have. He has had very little sugar in the last four weeks.
We also added more exercise to our routine. I've always been a pretty faithful gym goer but I'm trying to add some running into my repertoire as well. It's tough but feels good. We have the goal of running a 5K together on the fourth of July. That will be a piece of cake for Kendon. In the last four weeks he has gone from being able to barely run 1/4 mile and now he can run THREE without stopping! The kids and I love to stand at the end of his runs and cheer him on to the finish line.
I have a goal of losing about 20 pounds. In the last 4 weeks I've accomplished about 6 of that. 14 more to go. OUCH. Kendon on the other hand has dropped 18 pounds so far and is looking A-MAZING! I couldn't be more proud, or attracted to him! He wore his suit to church last Sunday that he hasn't been able to wear in over two years and he was smokin' hot!
This has been really fun to do together. Kendon is such a great motivating force for me. When I want to eat sugar (which is frequently) I can just think about Kendon and know that he isn't so I won't!
We go back to see Gary (our doctor) on Tuesday and I can not wait to see the look on his face when Kendon gets on that scale. And it will be so interesting to see what his triglycerides have done in the last four weeks. I'm guessing they are going to be slipping right off the charts! Just like Kendon's pants! It's time to go shopping. He needs some skinny jeans!