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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    What about Wii fit?
    If love is the answer, what is the question?

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Quote Originally Posted by warhols__muse View Post
    What about Wii fit?
    Good idea! A friend of mine has it and it is so much fun. It's a great way to exercise.

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Hmm, well maybe you guys could ride bikes together? Mr BRS will go for a bike ride occasionally, but sometimes it's hard finding a good place to go.

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Working out does decrease the STRESS LEVEL significantly. I teach fitness classes at two health clubs in my area and in this economy my students really are finding JOY when they take my class. For an hour or so they don't have to think about finding another job , or worrying about the mortgage etc. Some have given up other things like movies , drinks , extra dinners out, purses (yes one of my students is a purse BRAT like myself ) etc. etc. so that they can pay their health club membership each month making them look better, feel better , and at least deal with the stress that has been thrown toward them.

    Also , my fiance's father died of a heart attack 3 weeks ago at 59 (kind of young) -- that has motivated my significant other to get moving !!

    good luck .. men can be sooo hard to deal with at times .... they don't get things !!

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    Bex, sorry to hear about your fiance's father passing.

    I know a few people who have exercise equipment at their home. Not sure if you have room at home for that. If so, maybe it can face the tv?

    My DH and I hike and go cycling.

    Some people can fit gym in the AMs before work. I guess they are early birds?
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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Would he be open to a personal trainer? My exBF always went to the gym with buddies so he would stay motivated. It really does help.

    Is there a way to walk or bike to work?
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    I just thought of two things, does he know to play tennis? Do you know how to play tennis? I love tennis! Also, what about swimming? Is it hot enough for you go swimming yet? I went last night, it was in the mid-80s but still very cold, ha.
    If love is the answer, what is the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marais Addict View Post
    Bex, sorry to hear about your fiance's father passing.

    I know a few people who have exercise equipment at their home. Not sure if you have room at home for that. If so, maybe it can face the tv?

    My DH and I hike and go cycling.

    Some people can fit gym in the AMs before work. I guess they are early birds?
    We have a treadmill, weight bench and set, and a power rider thingie. Yeah... those aren't collecting dust.
    ::sigh:: Even with a TV in the room, it's still hard to stay motivated. It's like time just drags on forever when you're on the treadmill. That's why I like going for a bike ride. But my city isn't very bike friendly and it's terrifying just trying to get over to the bike trail from our house.

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Okay, that's it! I'm going to go back to my original "work out" idea! LOL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post


    Bad BRS! Bad, bad, bad!
    You are so naughty!!

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    We do the "power walk" when we go walking to get our heart rates up. Yes, he talks the whole time we are walking...sometimes if we are going uphill I will be like "What?? Are you serious?". It is hard to talk when you are out of breath! lol
    That is awesome, I can never EVER get DH to go out for a walk with me. I want to buy bikes so we can go out for rides but he is just to lazy. He is a gym addict but it is all about weights, he is very muscular and strong, we can lift me so easily but don't you dare him run a mile. He would probably lose his breath withing 15 meters

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    Maybe telling him you will never buy another purse will motivate him?
    That could work!

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    I think the problem is that he gets bored really easy and has so much going on at work that when he comes home, he doesn't want to do anything.

    I tell him that working out will reduce his stress level too. Talking with him is like talking with a brick wall and it really makes me mad and frustrated.
    I understand how he feels, I was like that too. Before I graduated I was working out a lot, sometimes I'd take three classes per day as I did not have a job then and had pretty much nothing else to do. Then I got a full time job and I was so tired all the time it was hard for me to keep working out as much. Then I got married, stopped working out at all. I would stay home while DH was at the gym. I got scared once of having diabetes and then is when I started working out again, I just want to be healthy and live a healthy life, I want to pass that on to my daughter too. I don't really have suggestions but keep talking to him, he eventually will get it and will do it for himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warhols__muse View Post
    I just thought of two things, does he know to play tennis? Do you know how to play tennis? I love tennis! Also, what about swimming? Is it hot enough for you go swimming yet? I went last night, it was in the mid-80s but still very cold, ha.
    Quote Originally Posted by warhols__muse View Post
    What about Wii fit?
    I looked into the Wii Fit this weekend, and actually looks like alot of fun. You have to have the Wii machine and then get the Fit thingy.

    He's a pretty good tennis player (I am terrible) but its something I'm willing to try so I've been suggesting we go and do this too.

    THANKS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    Okay, that's it! I'm going to go back to my original "work out" idea! LOL!

    You have GREAT ideas

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    He has always been good about going walking with me.
    I was an avid walker during my pregnancy with Laurenza and he would tag along with me.
    It is something we enjoy doing together on a nice day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maria View Post
    That is awesome, I can never EVER get DH to go out for a walk with me. I want to buy bikes so we can go out for rides but he is just to lazy. He is a gym addict but it is all about weights, he is very muscular and strong, we can lift me so easily but don't you dare him run a mile. He would probably lose his breath withing 15 meters

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Funny update to my original post. One of the best malls in the DFW area (NorthPark) is offering free yoga on Saturday mornings. So I ask my dbf if he would be interested in going. Surprisingly, he agreed. So we woke up early Saturday and made it out there.

    It was fun but OMG I'm so sore. I couldn't believe that my bf was actually better at yoga that I was!!!!! Also I have to go shop for REALLY cute workout clothes. Too many good looking girls that he was checking out.

    He seemed to really enjoy it though so we're going to go back next week. I'm also looking at a new workout program for the Wii. Its like almost 70 dollars, but it has all sorts of exercises. Dbf doesn't seem to opposed to a game type of program.

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

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    Ooh, that is awesome!!! I'm glad you two enjoyed it!


    And yes, get really cute outfits!

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