I’m sipping my green tea over ice at Starbucks. I ordered it because I felt that green tea is healthier than ordering iced chocolate. I have not researched it yet and I need to look for clinical studies to back it up. On another note, do you know that Starbucks serves veggie sticks and oatmeal already? I am elated. Finally, other healthy choices that I could order.
These past few weeks have made me more conscious and deliberate about making healthy choices. And it’s not about eating well only. For example, every time, I would go to a meeting, I would open my Endomondo app to see how many calories I would burn if I walked instead of took a cab (i would pick the former since I set a goal of burning more calories this January).
All of these things I do because I want to become healthier (and being sexy follows… It’s a side effect). My husband started his journey earlier. He started with making right choices and taking The Right Approach to fitness. The right approach is a regimen that we follow. I urged him to take it since I was worried about his health.
We, wives/mothers and girlfriends, are (I believe) the best friends, motivators, counselors, muses nurses and even personal trainors of our men. It’s a big role that we play, and definitely a role that we play with love and respect. We know that the men in our lives make us whole. As Tom Cruise would say, ‘you complete me’; we know that they complete us. We love them for being great providers. We love them for just being there as a shoulder to cry on when we feel the world is against us. We love them for just being who they areand for constantly being patient with all of our mood swings.
I don’t know about you but this were all the reasons that I needed to take on my role as an adviser to tell him to take his health seriously. I am no nagger (you can ask my hubby). When it came to his health though and asking him to lose weight, I was a little bit more annoying. Yes, i admit, this topic came up more than a dozen of times and it wasn’t because i wanted a hot hubby (although, I admit, that would make our lives MORE interesting *winks*), but it was more for his health.
He was constantly having migraines. He would have them almost everyday since a bad attack would last two days. He would vomit a lot. He would stay in bed the whole day and the worst part is if he had it on weekends, when he was supposed to spend it with Zeeka, our daughter. I became worried. I didn’t want it to be other than migraine so just to be sure, I urged him to get an MRI. Thank God, the results were normal and it was just migraine.
That was he time I asked him to take care of his health and go on a no starvation and ‘eat more to lose more’ diet. We took his initial stats and it showed that he had a viceral fat percentage of 12%. Viceral fat, for those who don’t know, is the fat surrounding the organs. It’s hard to lose that kind of fat (compared to subcutaneous fat, which is he fat near the skin). The normal viceral fat % is 5% and below.
After undergoing the regimen for one month, we were happy that his migraines were less frequent (close to gone) and his viceral fat was down to 10%. He also lost 12 pounds and his stats indicated that he gained muscle % and loss body fat %.
This is how my hot hubby looks now:
I know I am not one who’s fond of before and after pictures, but I am just so proud of my husband. This photo is not photoshop-ed as you all know i’m a photoshop dummy. These pictures are as raw as they could get with my hubby wearing the same shirt.
My hubby is as stubborn as hell and it would most likely that stars would fall than me convince him to diet and exercise, so I was shocked that he agreed to undergo this program. I guess he also realized that health is the most important gift that he could give his family. I am proud of his achievement and excited for my results. I started with the program last week and i have 3 more weeks to go.
Are you and your husband/boyfriend ready to yake this fitness challenge with us? Do you care enough about each other’s well-being and are you ready to make 2014 you fitest year ever? Let’s chat over coffee or juice so that we can share this regimen with you! Pm me on Facebook, email me at ginger(at)mommyginger.com or leave a comment below and let’s meet!
All of us can be a hot hubby or a sexy wife to our spouses! Let all achieve a healthy 2014!
I just noticed that he looked happier in the before pic. Haha. Kidding aside, congratulations and hope you both maintain your healthy habits/routines.
Hi! 🙂 haha! I noticed that too! haha! I kidded him about it. But in fairness, yesterday was his last day and I was tempting him to eat na junk food, he wouldn’t na. I guess it’s because he feels healthier na! Amazing!
Whoa, that’s awesome, one month?!?!? I’m definitely interested! When’s the coffee?
Hi May! Yep, one month! 🙂 amazing noh? That’s why I started na last week 🙂 haha! I’ll email you! 🙂
Yes Ginger, please? I would love to hear about this regimen :))
Hi Iris! Emailing you now!! 🙂
Ginger! I am amazed! I want to do this but I can’t go on a diet right now 🙁 let’s meet up so you can share your husband’s secret!
Hi Roxi! 🙂 When are you free next week for coffee? 🙂 We can meet up! I’ll email you 🙂
Hi Ginger! Wow, the results are amazing!! I’m so interested about your regimen. I love the eat more to lose more because I am anti-starvation. I have bad migraines too, all the time! 🙁
Hi Chrissy! I’ll PM you on facebook! 🙂 Let’s meet up for coffee! 🙂
Yey! 🙂 I’ll wait for your pm then 😀
So cool! I am so curious! Is it doable for SAHM’s like me?