Monday, May 25, 2009

Kendon's been working his rear off. LITERALLY.

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!

Hot and Skinny!


Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

UGHHH, I am going to do SO much better this week!
Kendon, you are going down! :)

the wrath of khandrea said...

impressive!! go on with your bad self.

Hazen5 said...

Why is it so much easier for men to loose weight?! And honey, where are you going to get the 20 pounds from to loose?

Rochelleht said...

I LOVE your hair!!!

Laurel said...

I'm envying both your hair and your amazing will power!!! I've got about 12 lbs of baby weight still to lose and so far I haven't been doing much to help myself. I'm hoping to change that very soon! Congrats to both you and Kendon. Bravo!

Pam said...

I am pround of both of you and you both look fabulous!!!!!!! I love your hair short and funky!!!!!! I can't wait until Friday! Mom

Ilene said...

I will take it upon me to eat your share's worth of sugar. We don't want it to go to waste, right?

And I wonder why I can never lose these extra 10 pounds...

Congrats to you and Kendon!

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Hollyween said...

But 20 pounds?! Um, NO! You do NOT need to lose that!

Oh, and your hair rocks!

Lauren in GA said...

I love that you and Kendon are working together!! So so amazing, the both of you!!

I know I am not supposed to comment on this but I think your hair looks great. I agree, so sassy and spunky!