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Alright I have a story for you, well a couple actually.  First off well lets see.  I have a confession first, please don't be too disappointed in me I really hate to admit this and I have goals set and I'm doing better.  But I have NEVER been good at getting enough exercise In fact this winter Ryan and I were pretty much slackers and didn't exercise at all.  Our excuse was it was too cold.  But I do have a mini-tramp and I love Pilate's but I'm a bad procrastinator and I think I rubbed off on Ryan this winter!  Anyway I promise to do better it is my goal to make it as good of a habit as my eating only good ingredients is.  And now telling all of you has furthered that commitment ;)  I hope you hold me to it. 

Okay ahhhhh that's a load off.  But now to the stories.  Back at the first of March after our long winter of NO exercise.  Ryan and I went on our annual work/convention for Ryan;  Nice vacation for me and kids ;) trip to Sunny St. George!  During part of the trip for the heck of it Ryan and I went to the gym at the condo we were staying at.  I started on the treadmill clipping at a pretty good walk seeing how far I could get before I was tired.  Ryan jumped on the elliptical and tried to see how fast he could go on it (you have to know my husband;)  Anyway after about 20 minutes I had gone over a mile and then accidentally hit the resent button on the machine, I was sweating a bit I wasn't really very tired.  Ryan was sweating really good but could still carry on a conversation with me.  So since I had never been on a elliptical I thought I would give it a try.  Ryan started lifting weights.  The elliptical definitely works you more then just walking fast on the treadmill but it was fun so I went for about 15 minutes Ry then got on the treadmill and started seeing how fast he could go! ;) 

Anyway I of course had to try out the cool bicycles that you sit to pedal on.  I thought those were pretty cool and noticed that they still kept my heart rate up.  Well after about 45-50 minutes we decided we had better go get dinner ready cause it was getting late.  Neither of us were all that tired and were still able to talk normally (were not winded)  I thought, "Dang that's pretty good for not having exercised all winter!"  But we both were confident that we would be very sore afterwards!  Guess what two days past for both of us and still no soreness.  Ryan mentioned that his shoulders were maybe sore from lifting the weights but other then that NOTHING!  Again I thought,  "That is so interesting!  Could our diet make that much of a difference in our stamina and endurance?"  I found it all very curious and I loved how I felt after exercising like that;  Thus my goal!

Alright now fast forward to now!  We are still hit and miss with the exercise thing but doing better!  I will be in a good routine before winter hits next year!  But last night Ryan came home and shared a very cute story with me.  He and one of his employees were delivering showers to a construction site yesterday.  His employee is about 24 maybe 25 years old grew up working on a farm and started running about 3 months ago.  Anyway so Ryan who has 12 to 15 years on him was helping this employee get the showers where they were supposed to be in the buildings. 

I guess it was quite a ways to walk carrying these showers by hand.  Ry said they are pretty heavy and they were lifting them over their shoulders each carrying one by themselves and going back and forth.  Ryan's employee noticed that Ry soon passed him up and that he was quickly getting winded.  At one point the employee stopped to rest while Ryan passing by him having done at least one more shower then him said,  "Hey you can set it in these closer rooms some have to go in here too!"  Ryan didn't mean anything by it and was just trying to be helpful.  But the employee was like,  "If you can do it I sure can.  I mean dang it I eat meat!"  At that point Ryan chuckled and did mention that a lot a professional athletes choose to eat a diet similar to what we do because of the strength and endurance it gives them!  Well let's just say it gave his employee and little food for thought!  He sees what Ryan chooses to eat and how he lives and yesterday he got a very vivid picture of what it does for his health!

A picture of Ryan using his strength and endurance while trying to hold and push down on a auger while drilling post holes for our fence in our very hard mostly clay soil!  He had all of them dug (there was about 15 of them) and the equipment back the the rental place in less then 2 hours!  I wish I had a picture of him Carrying a shower!

Anyway if you haven't tried the Simple, Healthy, Tasty, diet yet I recommend you give it a try and tell all your friends and family about it!  I know Ry and I are sold on it!  I'm thinking Ryan's employee may soon be too!  Or at the very least he will quit thinking Ryan is nuts for eating the way he does! ;)


Emily said...

Hooray for 'run and not be weary...'

And Hooray for Green Smoothie Girl!

Good luck with your goals...I know you can do it!

Mike and Risa said...

Hey Tammie! Way to go with the motivational goals, I have never been good at exercise either and so Mike is going to get me a Wii Fit for my b-day to see if it will help. Anyhew, I'd thought I'd give an "amen" to your stories on endurance as Mike just got his evaluation at Gold's Gym, and he had improved dramatically in every category even though he hasn't been making it to exercise very often the last couple of months - the lady even commented on how low his heart rate was during the tests (which is a good thing). He was way excited, and I have a suspicion that his improved eating habits have a lot to do with it, plus his body does love the exercise. He has goals now to get even better scores next time :) I think he's in the best shape of his life, thanks for your food lessons!

Permission to Mother said...

If I had a chance to comment last night, I was going to tell ou that I am not sore after pushing myslef at the gym. BUT this morning I ran a 5k (first time in long time). I may not be able to walk tomorrow. :) I have also thought that good eating prevents my soreness, but perhpas this morning I pushed my limit....

Husband update. My husband has finally lost weight and eating a little better after 3 years. He says he can't remain fat with as trim as I am getting. :)

Tammie said...

Denice: Thanks for the comment! I'm pretty sure we do have a limit! Way to go with the 5k! I have never been a fan of running goes back to my chubby childhood. ;) But I have wondered if I wouldn't enjoy it now after having the good diet for so long!

And yeah those husbands can't help but come along a little at a time when they see how good looking and fit their wives are getting! HOORAY for you! I love updates like that! Keep up the great work!

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