My Fiance Makes Me Fat
So I realize that Ashley is not only the funny one in this relationship (be it self-proclaimed or otherwise), but she’s also the blogger of the relationship. Things may change once her residency starts in July, but for now, she wears the proverbial blogger pants. This doesn’t mean, however, that I’m incapable of contributing! Now I know most of you were probably expecting, or at least hoping for a post along the lines of “Shit Bachelor’s Say,” but I think I’m gonna save that one for a rainy day when I have blogger’s block. Instead, I’ve decided to provide you all with a little insight into how my life has changed over the past year, going from NYC bachelor to NYC/NJ fiancé.
•Having a fiancé makes you fat! I know Nick Peterson would disagree with me and would say that working out should be part of your lifestyle, but it’s not as easy as it seems. Not all of us are personal trainers for a living. FYI, Peetystraining.com rocks! Anyway, I went from a scheduled workout 5-6 days each week and eating uber healthy, to sitting on the couch, playing with a Yorkie, watching one of the housewives (yes, I’m man enough to admit it) and looking for any excuse to SKIP the gym! I realize I can’t maintain this level of laziness much longer, but for now, these excuses carry enough legitimacy to DE-motivate me, and I’ve never been happier!
•The 2011 year in sports basically didn’t exist for me! No joke, I’m not sure I could tell you who won the World Series in 2011, who won the NCAA tournament in 2011 or even how my Islanders finished the season last year(zip it Rangers fans). I wish I could say that my Fantasy Football Team’s record suffered as a result, but we’ve been pretty awful for years. Anyway, like many young men (yes, I still consider myself young at 35), sports plays a huge role in my life and I could never have imagined that I’d be so oblivious to what’s going on in the sporting world. I realize, rather I HOPE, that this was just an anomaly and that in 2012 things return to normal. I guess it’s not every day you get to travel the world, fall in love and propose at sunset on a beach in Fiji. Giving up a year in sports…..totally worth it!
•The world doesn’t revolve around me? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think my family and friends would consider me to be a selfish person, but I don’t think I fully realized just what the words “compromise” and “sacrifice” meant until I met Ashley. To say that I was set in my ways is probably an understatement, doing what I want, when I wanted, and answering to nobody but me. Fast forward a year later! Now, there isn’t any single second in my life that I wouldn’t give up for that certain someone. There is no more “I,” only “we/us.”
Needless to say, this list could get pretty long if I sat here for a few more hours brainstorming the ways my life has changed this past year, but if your attention span is anything like mine when it comes to reading blogs, you’re at the tipping point where you start tuning me out. For all that has changed over the past year, being thankful simply isn’t enough and doesn’t even begin to sum up just how I feel a year later at 35 years old. The past year has been a wild wild ride, but my life has forever changed for the better.