The couple that gyms together stays together! Ok, so the phrase is “The couple that plays together, stays together.” Same thing. Working out doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Neither does dieting. When done together it can make it a lot more fun and a lot easier to get through.
Ok, so the phrase is “The couple that plays together, stays together.” Same thing. Working out doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Neither does dieting. When done together it can make it a lot more fun and a lot easier to get through.
When one person in a couple decides to make some life improvements and start working out or eating healthier, it can actually cause a rift. Though the other of course wants to be supportive, they may not yet be ready to make changes themselves. This leaves meals eaten separately, cooked separately, makes shopping a bit more tricky, and time spent away from one another during exercise. It can also cause issues if your partner or spouse really begin to do well and succeed in their mission. They start feeling more energetic, excited about what’s going on with them, they drop a few pounds (or more) and start looking great and feeling really good about themselves. This does not mean their husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend is not happy for them. But envy and even a tinge of jealousy may come into play. Self-esteem can be affected as well.
Friendship and bonding within any relationship or friendship are always boosted when you do things together. This is no different. As Americans, we all work long hours. Most of us 40+ a week. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for social activities as it is, and when you add in 4 or more hours a week at the gym following work hours or beforehand if you don’t mind getting up early, plus drive and shower time after… its takes up the day. Wouldn’t it be nice to share that with your partner?
If you are considering the Ideal Protein Method or starting any other transformative program, take the time to really talk with your significant other and see if you can get them involved as well, on whatever level they are ready for. Talk with us! We would love to hear from you.