After 10 years of marriage I had thought that Hubby got me, I had thought he understood the complicated workings that are me and was prepared for anything I threw at him. Never have I been so wrong.
It all started last week when I walked up to him whining at him to look at my disgustingly fat, huge arms. Being a good Hubby he did and then being a well-trained Hubby he rolled his eyes and told me I was crazy. I walked away patting myself on the back (with my huge, gross arms) thinking Hubby totally got me and our relationship was perfect… oh how very wrong I was.
Yesterday he came home with a box, for me, sounds good right? Ya, he then opened it and showed me what he got.
Me: … What is it?
Hubby: It’s a pull up bar.
Me: … Why?
Hubby: You said your arms were too big, this will help you tone them.
Me: … Dude.
Hubby: What? This will really help, we can work on it together.
Me: I told you my arms were big so you would say I was crazy and ignore me. NOT agree and tell me how to fix it… DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME!?!
Hubby: Whatever, let me show you how it works… see easy and you can totally feel it in your arms. Okay now you try.
Me: *groan* fine
Hubby: Pull up
Me: I am pulling
Hubby: Stop fooling around and just pull up.
Me: I AM PULLING!
Hubby: Seriously? You’re not even moving.
Me: Shut Up! I’m trying to pull up a lot of weight here buddy!
Hubby: I pulled up easy, come on use your big arms.
Me: HEY! I weight more than you so IT’S HARDER!
Hubby: No you don’t.
Me: Pretty sure I do.
Hubby: How much do you weigh?
Hubby: Come on tell me.
So I did and then he told me how much he weighs…
Hubby: Where are you going?
Me: To the kitchen.
Hubby: If you’re upset about your weight, why go to the kitchen?
Me: That’s where the knifes are!
Hubby: Babe! You’re not gonna kill yourself!
Me: No… Not me.
Hubby: … Okay I’m gonna take the bar down.
Me: Now you’re getting me!
My ex used to buy me dresses 2 sizes to small to “motivate” me to lose weight. Your hubby is Prince Charming compared to that! 😉
And so you don’t feel so bad, I can’t do a pull up either. My strength is all in my character!
oohhhh NICE! I should have thought to say that!!
LOL! God I missed your posts. I’m completely in the gained-20-lbs-over-the-past-year boat right now and am deathly afraid of finding out how many pull-ups, push-ups (or any other -ups) I’m currently incapable of, so my hat goes off to you for even trying!
Currently I’m really good at hanging, but no where close to pulling… so I guess you can say I’m HANGING IN THERE!!
Thank you, Thank you
I’m here all week
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That gave me quite the chuckle. Oh don’t feel bad, my arms are for shit anymore too. It used to be I could carry cases of beer and move around kegs. Now I can’t even weed-eat for longer than five minutes. My husband gave me a hard time about it. I just shrugged my shoulders, handed it to him, told him it was his job anyway, and walked away to pop a beer. Hey, at least we tried…right?!!
Hahaha! This is fantastic. My gymnast sisters would always tell me I could use their pull-up bar whenever I complained about my lack of arm muscle…NOT happening.
I think it’s just a way for fit people to feel even better about themselfs!! Just standing there smuggly as we dangle from the stupid bar!