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Old 10-18-2009, 10:30 PM   #14
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Awesome, man. Best of luck. I know you can kick it in the bum. The diet and workout appear solid.

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Originally Posted by rippednmichigan View Post
I told my wife and kids yesterday for the first time, while only a select few individuals knew about my decision. She asked why and I told her I thought she would laugh, she took that pretty serious. Serious enough that when we went to bed she was still thinking about it and wanted to talk. She doesn't take my working out TO serious, but she was very interested and concerned about me doing this show. All is good and I'm moving forward, tomorrow is the big start day!
I learned this lesson long ago. Your wife always needs to be on board. She doesn't always have to agree with you, and you don't always have to be right, but I've found (in my case anyway) that wives generally like to be included and want to be supportive. Communication is the key. If the communication works, then the rest will follow. It all goes back to the Garden of Eden. The Bible says that the Man and Woman were "naked and unashamed." That kind of transparancy is crucial in a marriage. Now take that momentum and GO!!


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None at all, she want's to be in shape she just get embarrassed I guess. I try to get her out there with me. She used to before we met, her aunt is a personal trainer and has her own gym in house and my wife used to workout with her. I wish she would be more interested.
Sounds exactly like me and my wife. Maybe your contest prep will stimulate some activity.
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