So, as is generally the case, my Monday morning, post Turkey Weekend, step onto the scale was rather shocking. How could all my hard weeks of watching what I ate vanish oh so quickly?
And, then, in the kind-of mental jujitsu that only someone who lives and breathes marriage improvement might indulge in, I couldn’t help but smile at the parallels between my waist and so many of our members marriages work on their relationships.
Here’s a few:
1. While losing weight takes months, even a quick weekend of feasting can put it all back on. Likewise, while building a strong marriage takes months, maybe even years, one massive argument or stupid indiscretion can sure set things back quickly.
2. The best way to keep my waste-line to a place it fits in my pants is by carefully watching everything that goes into my mouth. Marriages stay trim when spouses watch everything that comes out of their mouths.
3. Over the long haul, the scale stays at reasonable when I build a life-style that includes healthy eating and exercise. The best marriages, likewise, need a life-style that gives them time and feeds them with positive interactions.
I sure like the feeling of being slim and trim. And, at the same time, there is nothing more wonderful in this world than the feeling of being part of a marriage that, no matter what the scale says, is joyful, passionate, intimate, argument-free and just plain awesome. So all-in-all, I feel very thankful to be working on my relationship with my scale and indulging in my love for my husband!
I thank you and am thankful every day my dearest Adam.