5 Years of (Mostly) Wedded Bliss + How We Met Vid!

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Five years with you. On one hand, these 5 years seem like the longest 5 years of my life, no offense. This is ONLY meant in the best way. I always joke that our marriage is like that of a dog’s life, in that each one year equates to seven. And with all that we have accomplished, explored, created, built, endured, battled, and conquered together over the last 5 year, I think it’s safe to say we have done the equivalent of 35 years’ worth of loving, fighting, laughing, crying, and bonding. Despite some pretty low lows we’ve experienced together (where, let’s be honest, I didn’t deserve your kindness and love), life is beautiful with you. I am beyond grateful for each of these “35 years” I’ve gotten to spend with you.

Now, on the other hand, these 5 years have just gone by in the blink of an eye. Where on earth did those years go? Just like that, we have 2 documentaries under our belt, 5 seasons of Extreme Weight Loss, almost 3 books, 2 DVDs, a few additional fitness certifications, an appearance or two (maybe more) on a few news/talk shows, some magazine features, 3 different condos/homes lived in (starting with a small room in my parents’ house), a billion and a half memories, and most importantly…2 more sweet babies, equaling 4 total, to complete the 6-Pack.

I swear, it seems like yesterday that you and I were both sitting in that self-improvement seminar. You, striving to find your footing in life as a struggling trainer having just moved out of your car. Me, a newly single mother of two experiencing one heck of an identity crisis and trying to find nutritional balance after years battling an eating disorder. We found each other at the lowest points in both of our lives, and we were raw, vulnerable, authentic…and dare I say, courageous. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. As Rascal Flatts brilliantly said, God definitely “blessed the broken road that lead me straight to you…”

I love you, Babe! Happy Anniversary!!!!


Now to all of you…thanks for bearing through the mush. The story of how we met, straight from our very own mouths :).

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22 Responses

  1. So… By trying to improve yourselves at a self improvement seminar, your union improved so many more lives than you can ever imagine. I wish “35” more years and much more on the two of you and the six pack!

  2. Happy anniversary that is a totally adorable story and I so respect you Heidi for being honest about your eating disorder. I my self have struggled with my relationship with food for years and it makes you feel so less alone when you see some one such as your self overcome it and be open and honest about it! Thank you for that. And Chris that was a totally cheesey and sweet line lol

  3. Happy anniversary to you both xxxxxxx you are amazing at what you do. Where are the years going eh! The kids are very lucky to have you both.

  4. Hi both of you ! Really i love your couple, your family, your life and what you do. You are like a dream for me that i hope i will live and know in my life, i will fight for.

    So my question is : Could you tell us how do you’re meeting ? And after that, could you tell us your first date πŸ˜›
    If you can give all your feelings in this both days/moments and how did you know that was the great person.

    Ty ! πŸ˜‰

  5. That was very well said and very sweet. Happy anniversary to two people who seem like some of the nicest most genuine people out there!!

  6. Happy Anniversary to y’all! I have such respect for you both and truly admire the great things you do. I pray you always communicate and remember the struggles that have made you stronger, together. I was a single mother of one, and know that struggle so well! I love how y’all are open and real people. I have tried to be chosen for the show by attending a casting call (that trip thru icy roads tested my relationship lol) and submitting a video. I wasn’t chosen and pray those that were appreciate the opportunity of a lifetime that they have! Truly a blessing! If anyone gives up, FIND ME! I’ll be there!! With bells on! πŸ™‚ Wishing y’all a Happy Anniversary and a lifetime of happiness and success!

  7. This is such a sweet story. I love how much you both adore each other, it truly radiates from both of you and that is something to cherish. I adore my husband and (most of the time anyway) he adores me too. I hope one day I can radiate that love as much as you two do to each other and the people you encounter. Inspiring.

  8. Is there a way to get subtitles on your videos? I’m deaf and every time you post a video I get so sad!
    I can’t hear what you two amazing people have to say .

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