Last night I put dinner in the oven and was getting ready to do the shred. Steve was home and didn't have any school stuff, so I asked if he wanted to do it with me. While he was on break from school we talked about cycling together (we have a stationary bike and road bikes and a bike trainer) and doing the shred together, but never got around to it so I thought he'd be up for it. But no, he talked about how he was afraid if he did it his back would hurt the next day. Granted, he does have some bad back and pain issues, but I truly feel like if he would just start to exercise regularly it would get better, not worse. I know there's some truth to his reason, but mostly I feel like it's an excuse.
He's gotten on my case so many times about how he wants to eat healthier and exercise and he feels like I'm the one always dragging my feet about it. However, I'm the one who lost 27 pounds once before (although I gained it all back plus another two pounds) and now I'm working on losing it again and then some and keeping it off. Meanwhile, he's basically stayed roughly the same throughout that entire time (maybe even gained a bit, not really sure since he doesn't weigh himself much at all) and never really changed anything about his habits. He still ate what he want and didn't exercise even though he had talked about wanting to make some big changes.
It's just frustrating, because I know he's unhappy and wants to make changes, but then he doesn't ever act on it and actually try to eat fewer calories or exercise. I love him to death and just want him to be happy, you know. I really think that if I stick with it and continue to progress and stick with my healthy eating and exercise plan that eventually he'll start to follow suit. I just wish he would have looked at last night as an opportunity to do something about it, even if it was just for one day. Oh well. I just need to focus on myself and hopefully my changes will inspire him to make his health a priority in the near future.