challenge our husband to win a contest and bragging rights

You can find serenity in knowing that a little healthy competition between spouses can be a fun, good and beneficial thing. My husband and I were HOT when we got married. I am talking smoking hot. Over the course of the past 23 years we have both gained weight. We need to get rid of that weight. There are many reasons why we have not done it before now. I know for me, when I was 19, my husband told me women did not become beautiful until they turned 30. Later as I aged, he continued to tell me that I was beautiful. I did not realize that even though I was gorgeous, I was also overweight. I kept seeing myself through his loving eyes where I was still a young hottie.

Me, at the start of this competition
Me, at the start of this competition

Things changed in Kmart of all places. I went in and wanted to buy an outfit and could not find the outfit I wanted that fitted in a way that looked good on me. It was a sad day, a very sad day. But, more than that, it was a day that made me realize I need to get my butt in gear and in shape. So, once again, technology came to the rescue. I have wanted a Microsoft Surface Pro. I want it! I want it! Did I mention that I want it. I don’t remember who challenged who, but we are now in competition to see who loses the greatest percentage of body weight aka The Biggest Loser style and the winner gets the Microsoft Surface Pro.

I am determined to win this competition and kick my husband’s butt because I want that machine. Oh, yeah, it will be nice to get into shape too. I am a big game player, so I always show up when it matters. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while know that I started blogging because of a competition about reading the Bible with my friend Raya Fagg of And Starring As Herself Mrs. RKFJ. I won that competition and I am going to kick Darren’s butt and win this one. The competition started a couple of weeks ago and I have not been moving forward as I should. It is my hope that by making this challenge public, I will get moving and get to kicking butt. The end of the contest is March 31, 2014, my wedding anniversary.

Darren at the start of the contest
Darren at the start of the contest

While I am not brave enough to state my current weight, I am brave enough to make the challenge public. Over the course of the next few months, I will share my progress with you in this space. Please join me on this journey and cheer me on. I really want to kick Darren’s butt in this challenge and I REALLY want that machine.

In conclusion, you can find serenity in knowing that healthy competition can make life better. So, the question for you this serene day is, have you ever had a healthy competition with your spouse?