#9) You are always there for me. All I have to do is push play to see you smiling back at me. You don't judge. You don't laugh when my workout shorts are too tight (again). You never ask, "Where the hell have YOU been??" I can (literally) just start right back where we left off.
#8) You were 44 years old once. I know this because when I did Power90 for the first time in 2003, you told me so. I only bring it up because I am now 44 and I've been hearing your voice in my head saying, "I'm 44... bring it on, on, on, on, on, on!" I could do the math to figure out how old you are now but I don't even care. "I got your aging right here!" (After-note: I recently did the DVD again and he was 42. Whatever.)
#7) Your goofy humor makes me happy. I don't care what anyone else says; I truly enjoy all your little witticisms. I am also known for telling
#6) You share my weird eating habits. Most people are just so darned "judgy" when it comes to food choices. It is beyond gratifying to meet incredibly fit vegetarians / flexitarians. I am also thrilled that you started the TH Kitchen. Not only do I wish you the very best of success but I also love having a link to send people to when they ask (insert goofy accent), "So alls ya eat is vegee-tables?"
#5) You've inspired so many other love affairs. Don't be jealous but I also have fitness crushes Teigh and Gillian. (Goddesses!!) And Debbie. And Leandro. Oh - I'm not currently speaking to Shaun T. The pain is still too fresh.
#4) You accept me no matter what. I've never been too fat or too fit to spend time with you. You encourage me to do what I can, as I can. There was a time when I couldn't even get through all the jumping jacks on the very first Power90 video. Now, sometimes I try to outdo Tony 2 on P90X. It's all good.
#3) We're actually in a love triangle: Me, You, H2O. Thanks to you I've discovered the error of my old ways and have become a hydration evangelist. I even created a chart that includes a place to keep track of fluid intake. "Drink your water people!" I also love that you want more people to have access to clean drinking water. I do too.
#2) We've had two children together. Okay, so you're not the actual father. (Again, not being creepy.) But, you were totally there to help me lose the 50+ lbs each time. You motivated me to get healthy at the times in my life when I needed it most. When everyone else (who secretly wanted me to stay fat) told me, "It's okay, you just had a baby," you told me to "Bring it!" It was tough love at times but the more I pushed play, the better I felt.
#1) We both love soup. It may seem like a weird thing to prioritize in a relationship, but that's how much I love soup. I love makin' it and I love eatin' it. I just know you do too.