My Wife: Master Motivator or Manipulator?

Everyone knows how hard it is sticking to a work out schedule, but sometimes all you need is the right motivation.

Sometimes that motivation can come from being able to physically see the results of the hard work, like weight loss or muscle definition. Sometimes it comes from other places.

It’s always been hard for me to work out on the weekends because it throws off the schedule I’ve followed all week.

But as we are about to enter Week 3 of the TurboFire workouts, I can say that we haven’t missed a work out yet, thanks to Tammy. I know, right?

What’d You Say?

Would you like a cup of slut, b!tch or whore?

Now don’t get me wrong, Tammy’s not wanting to work out because she loves TurboFire so much.

I figured that part out during our Saturday work out when her evil side reared its ugly head. I was cheering along with the video, something I know Tammy hates, when she erupted.

Tammy: Will you f^cking shut up!! I’m trying to listen to this b!tch-wh°re.

I missed a couple of the moves because it took a few seconds for the initial shock to wear off, then I just started laughing.

Again, don’t get me wrong. She doesn’t hate TurboFire by any means. She just hates when I show too much energy during the workout (or anyone else for that matter).

Tammy just gets a little angry when she’s working out so she really doesn’t think Chalene is a b!tch. And she’s prolly not a wh°re either. I can’t see her taking money for it, so, if anything, she’d just be a slut.  But I didn’t think correcting Tammy at the time was a good idea.

A Love-Hate Relationship

A symbol of Tammy’s relationship with working out.

Even though we were tired from having watched Baby G on Saturday, she got me downstairs to work out before we had dinner.

Today was no different.

My goals for Sunday were to take the last of the Christmas boxes upstairs and to sit on the couch to watch the NFL Playoffs. But then Tammy told me she’d just do today’s work out without me.

It’s one thing if we BOTH skip the workout, but her doing the workout without me would be worse because it would make me look bad. D@mn her and her motivational skills.

I was covered with sweat after our nearly hour-long work out when I let Tammy know what I thought about her.

Me: I’m glad you made me work out cause I prolly wouldn’t have done it. There I said it.
Tammy: I was glad but now I’m not. I’m tired and I stink. I shouldn’t be this tired after working out, right?
Me: Well, we did just do a lot of stuff. You’ll get your energy back.
Tammy: I need to take a shower but I’m afraid I’ll be even more tired after I do.

Wise Words for the Road Ahead

She headed off to take a shower while I sat down at the computer. But before she actually got into the shower she came back to share some of her “work out wisdom” with me.

Tammy: I heard this a long time ago and I don’t know if it’s true or not. But if you go a long time without exercising then start exercising it takes your body longer to show the results. It’s because your body is saying, “Hey, wait a minute, I know what this is. I’ve seen you do this before so I ain’t changing nothing.” Have you heard that?
Me: I’ve never heard that.
Tammy: I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it prolly is which means my body will take twice as long as yours to get in shape.

I just shook my head and chuckled as she headed back to the bathroom. But she wasn’t done sharing her wisdom with me and continued later as she was getting dressed.

Tammy: If I only knew back then what I know now, I’d have worked out more. It’s easier to change your body when you’re younger than it is now. You know what I mean?
Me: Umm-hmmm…
Tammy: Are you laughing at me?
Me: Yup.

Week 3 of TurboFire officially starts tomorrow but at least I know where to turn if I find myself needing motivation.

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5 Responses to My Wife: Master Motivator or Manipulator?

  1. two1855 says:

    I am not sure if I should say Thank you or not.

  2. I could use some of Tammy’s Words of Wisdom to kick me back into shape, too.

  3. muddledmom says:

    So does that mean I should start now?

  4. mommacan says:

    Everyone needs at Tammy in their life. My husband and I have totally turned the left side of the garage into a gym. It sure looks lonely down there.

    Pam

  5. I would love to have a motivating manipulator molding me! My hubby says “please don’t go to the track, just watch this movie with me instead.” URGH! Go Tammy!

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