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    Default Motivating your significant other to work out

    Ladies (and gentlemen) I need some advice. My DBF refuses to work out on a regular basis, saying he's too busy or too tired from work. I love him dearly, but I've noticed he's gained weight. I'm not by any means a gym addict myself, but I really need to get him off his butt and doing something active.

    Any suggestions for fun activities that we could do together that would qualify as working out and get him burning some calories?


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    Bad BRS! Bad, bad, bad!

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    ^^ For a minute I thought Guy was back!!

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    Rollerblading? Biking? Hiking?

    Just tell him you really enjoy it and you'd love for him to join?

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    Maybe you could tell your SO that you are wanting to get into a regular routine of working out and would he be your "gym buddy"? IDK?
    Tell him that it is important to you.

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Long walks together would be nice and it would give you time to talk, like in the evening, you can talk about your day.

    I walk every evening before dinner, and it's nice when I have company over because I invite them to come with me. I live in the suburbs, so it's a peaceful and relaxing way to end a day.
    If love is the answer, what is the question?

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    You guys don't know men very well, do you? LOL! Mr BRS would look at me like I was crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    ^^ For a minute I thought Guy was back!!
    OMG I just re-read what I wrote!!!

    Sorry all..I mean WORKING OUT!!!

    Sorry sorry sorry....

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    Actually, Mr. Zombs and I took a long walk this evening. It was very nice!

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    i ordered the ten minute trainer and asked DH to do it with me...We had to do about 25mins but it was a lot of fun...in the end i decided to do it on my own though...

    So when i want to motivate him to get off the cpt or stop watching tv i just say.."wanna take the kids out for a walk"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zombiegirl View Post
    Actually, Mr. Zombs and I took a long walk this evening. It was very nice!
    We'll take the dog to the park, but I don't really call that exercise. I mean, the dog just pokes along and you're not walking very fast. I thought you needed to have your heart rate up for it to be real exercise.
    Well, anyway, I bet a nice long walk with Mr Zombs was nice. Does he actually talk to you when you go for a walk? Mr BRS spaces off, so if I'm talking and then I ask him something, he'll say "I don't know, I wasn't listening." GRRRRRR!

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    My boyfriend and I do karate together a few days a week. I actually got started because of him (he's a second degree black belt). It's a lot of fun and a great workout.

    One way I motivate my BF to go to the gym is by signing him up for walks/runs (Breast Cancer, etc.) with me. I've been doing them for years and I've convinced BF to come with me. And by convince I mean sign him up without telling him. :D His ego and pride motivates him to train for it (he doesn't want to be the slowest one there- even though I tell him it doesn't really matter).

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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

    Quote Originally Posted by boysRsmelly View Post
    We'll take the dog to the park, but I don't really call that exercise. I mean, the dog just pokes along and you're not walking very fast. I thought you needed to have your heart rate up for it to be real exercise.
    Well, anyway, I bet a nice long walk with Mr Zombs was nice. Does he actually talk to you when you go for a walk? Mr BRS spaces off, so if I'm talking and then I ask him something, he'll say "I don't know, I wasn't listening." GRRRRRR!

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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 like the suggestions so far. We do take a walk in the evenings some times but as bRs said, its not really a hard work out which is what I think we both need.

    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.

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    Default Re: Motivating your significant other to work out

    Maybe telling him you will never buy another purse will motivate him?

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