Saturday, October 23, 2010
Love and other 4 Letter words
L.I.K.E. = another 4 letter word. Ya'll have heard me mention that I have had a tough dating year. I am contentedly single, but get extremely frustrated with the tom-foolery some men subject "us" too. And I've had my share of tom-foolery within the last few years. I mentioned in my last post that one of my girlfriends got engaged, and that weekend was a "couples" thing. I was the only single person among 5 happy couples: 2 married, 1 engaged and 2 dating. No....don't feel sorry for me - I had a blast! I can deeply enjoy being around my "involved" friends, genuinely feel happy for them and enjoy their company to the fullest - which I did, awesome awesome weekend. Again, I am (was) content.
However, the Monday after my friend's new fiance unknowingly intro'd me to his college buddy. Long story which I really don't feel like explaining, but to make it short, we met and are in DEEP like! I'm not trying to avoid using the other, better known four letter word - we're just not there yet. However I must say this man is positively amazing! Ya'll know every time I meet someone new I always say I'll keep ya posted. And none of them have re-surfaced! lol. This man will be here for a while! At the very least, I've made a great new friend, and I'm not all into the "where will we be in 5 years" thing with him, rather I am enjoying each and every single step of my new friendship/dateship!!! Yi-ti-deeeee Phluffy Princess!
AND we're attempting to do Insanity together (he already did month 1 a while ago with tremendous success), but here is the kicker....we're long distance! Which of course presents its challenges, but with my school schedule and his career demands, its actually A-okay. So....I found an Insanity system online (well, my brother did) and we are starting together on November 1st. Ughhhhhh....wish me luck with it! Since my "lifestyle change" or re-committment, I've prayed for a partner who would work out with me and understand and support my fitness goals. My last relationship was with a man who was attempting depserately to gain weight and would force feed me cookies late at night, before that was a man who met me at my adult low (fresh from WW) and did not understand my eating goals/plan. A couple of my male friends work out all the time, but tell me I look fine and are not interested in doing anything together. This year I said to Jesus - look, it is important for me to have a partner that I can be physically active with, where we are both committed to living a healthy lifestyle. Make that number 77 on my "list"!!!! Amen. lol. Well, God (as always) delivered! He's a water drinking, long-term healthy lifestyle committed, ex-athlete who has to actively WORK to stay in shape person - just like ME!
Can ya tell I'm on cloud NINE?!?!