All Moved In, Time to Unpack!

movingMy wife and I finished moving into our new house this weekend and did that ever suck. There are few things that I hate more than moving. It just always seems like I have gained a never ending supply of stuff that I didn’t know I had.

On Saturday we finished with the landlord, got the keys and were finally able to bring some boxes and stuff over. We made 3 trips with my SUV and 2 trips with her sedan and finally finished with everything at around midnight before going back to our apartment for the final night in the old digs.

On Sunday I had my brother from another mother Ed come over and help me move. The weather was supposed to be good all week but I guess it wasn’t meant to be on Sunday as it rained all day. We got the Uhaul truck and made our way to the small storage unit that we had. Just so happens that the truck is too big to fit down the aisles of the storage place. This meant that we now had to walk all the stuff in storage 30 yards in each direction in the rain. This sucked except for the 15 seconds where Ed rolled a tire down hill from the storage unit directly to my hands at the Uhaul truck. Was pretty epic (do people still use that word?).

Next we brought the truck to my apartment to load up the furniture and anything else that would fit into it before bring it to the house. 20 trips up and down in the elevator and 1 instance of Ed smacking his knee on the trailer hitch of the truck later and we were ready to bring the truck to the house.

At this point we were joined by our friends Allison and Nathanial for pizza and to finish moving. Yeah I know, pizza, it was a cheat day and what better to have on a cheat day than 5 slices of pizza! At this point we unloaded the furniture and all the stuff that was in the truck. Luckily the house has a back door which allowed for better access without stairs, especially for the couches.

After the truck was unloaded Ed headed out (his turn to move and mine to help in a few weeks) and the rest of us we to return the Uhaul and use our cars to bring over the rest of the stuff. Took a few hours but by 630pm we were all done. Thank you to everyone who helped us!

From here we did some unpacking and planning on where things will be going. So much more stuff to do and then I finally et to make my home gym! For today, it is going to be a few exercises with the curl bar I have and maybe I will be able to find the adjustable dumbbell bars that are hidden. The start of something great, a workout to do on non workout days! Woot!

Stay tuned for more updates!

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Got the Wife to Lift with Me!

So after months of me telling my wife that she would have better results doing weights and mixing up h{C12DDB32-2555-4E69-995B-8C8EB5F1566A}00-CoupleExercise-Plankser workouts instead of just sweating it out on the ellipticle everyday, she finally decided to take┬ámy word for it. It was a huge day in the world of men when I was finally able to say to my much smarter wife “told you so.” She responded with that look that made me turn my head and ask “who said that.”

Since that fateful day she has joined me on the bulk of my leg exercises on leg day and we do our entire back/chesk/shoulder day. It has been a great bonding experiance and has brought us together and given us another thing to do together. It is a lot of fun to play personal trainer with her and to watch her go. It is always more fun to have a partner in crime, even more so when it is your significant other.

She trusts me to ensure her safety with the weights and to make sure she is doing it right, this probably isn’t the best idea but I am pretty good at making it look like I know what I am doing and she is doing good at paying attention and trying new things. She has even started to raise the weight and I can see the change in her form and body (and I like what I see ;-)).

Couples that lift together grow stronger together. That can be taken various ways. Can look at it in physical strength value or as emotional strength. I know that when we move into our next home that she will be able to help me with more of the heavier work. She can now pick up a 10 gallon water jug without issue and doesn’t ask me to help her open nearly as many sauce jars.

The trust that we have gained in each other as well as the ability to show her some of what I do at the gym has been great. To see her benefiting from it both in physical form and on the scale makes me so happy because it makes it her happy and we all know the saying, “a happy wife is a happy life.”

In closing, you want to be close with your gym partner because there is a lot of trust and companionship that goes into a special gym partnership, why not have that partner be your partner in life.