Is losing weight one of your goals for this year? If yes, then we’re in the same boat. I want to shed unwanted fats in some places like my tummy and side-back.
Most couples, soon after getting married, have the tendency to get a bit lax in the looks department. They tend to be more relaxed and no longer care much about their physical appearance than when they’re still “in the market.”
Since you tend to pick up your partner’s eating and exercise habits, which is also a reason for your weight-gain, it’s also wise to get your partner as a weight-loss buddy. It doesn’t only make you both physically healthy but the same goal and shared activities also bond you as a couple.
Here’s some points to get you started:
1. Discuss why losing weight is important to you.
And make sure that you have this goal for yourself. Looking good or being healthy for someone is a short-time fix.
2. Going green is going healthy.
Walk. Take the stairs. Choose to ride your bike instead of driving your car. Make it a habit.
3. No name calling please.
Avoid calling your partner names like “Mr. Jiggly Wiggly.” They’re cute to hear but people can be sensitive at times. Why not try putting kisses and not harmful remarks on your partner’s bodies?
4. It’s a threesome.
You, your partner and food. What’s your relationship with food? Does it benefit and nurture you or weigh you down? Shop together for healthy food. Try cooking and eating new and healthy recipes together.
5. Create your dates around fun and fitness.
Exercise together. Go to the gym together. Take a long, brisk walk or ride bikes together. Dancing does wonders for couples and bodies. Enroll in a dance lesson together.
Plan a hike, a bike ride, jogging date or rock climbing. Find a sport that you want to do together like a one on one basketball with you rather than with his friends this time.
6. Be a role model.
It’s more encouraging when you see someone’s example. Practice eating healthy and getting more exercise. By nature, your partner will follow suit. That said, avoid giving too much pressure if you see your partner not doing his part. It might just give him more urge to resist than be encouraged to keep on. Instead…..
7. Be nice with your words.
Your words can lighten up the negative thoughts in your partner’s heads about the hardwork of reaching your goal. Compliment each other’s efforts no matter how minute his progress is.
Hello sweeties! We’re in the last week of talking about “New” things in our life as couples. This week, let’s talk about new lessons that we’ve learned at the start of the year. Or valuable lessons that we picked up in the past that we want to carry on in our lives as a couple for this year.
Last night at church, a video testimony of Nonie, a brother from our church in Mindanao was shown to us. He’s a survivor from the flash floods in Mindanao during the typhoon Sendong. It’s like a nightmare when he and his family saw how the waters climbed from the first floor to the second floor in a rapid 30 seconds. There’s nowhere to go but up. So they climbed up on their roof through a hole in the ceiling. Only two of his five family members can swim. And he said while these are all happening, his family were all praying, crying and wailing for the uncertainty of their life. They stayed on the roof until a rescue team reached them at 3AM. Until now, his wife and children are experiencing trauma for witnessing all that happened. Lots of families and people were buried alive in thick mud. There are still a hundred people missing.
Nonie mentions in his testimony over and over that in loving God, you have to give your all and your best. You have to give your best to your family. Give the full extent of your love to them. Coz you don’t know until when you’re going to be with them.
It struck me that there are times when I don’t give my all to my hubby and kids. Now, I want to decide not to have my own selfishness hinder me from giving all my love to them. You’ll never know what you’re missing until you lose it.
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It’s our New Year’s resolution to stay healthy this year. But sometimes getting sick is an inevitable thing. No matter how hard we do our best to stay fit and healthy, we still acquire common illnesses. So I guess it’s wise to join Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens. Especially that hubby’s new company doesn’t have a health card included in their benefits.
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Whoa! I can’t believe it’s Saturday once again, time for Sweet Saturday.
Last week, we talked about new deeds FOR your spouse. This week:
What new things do you and your spouse have this year? Or, is there a new place, new resto, new food or new activity that you want to do together or you’ve tried out early on in the year?
One of hubby’s new year’s resolution is to shed excess fats. He wanted to do jogging around the village but he hasn’t really thought about how to squeeze it in his schedule. He’s home from work at 3AM so sleep time is 3-9AM. But I want to help him do it. I too have belly fats to shed so I thought maybe I could join him. I’m not sure how much I could jog though. I tire out easily due to defective heart valves. Maybe I could just walk out the remaining time while hubby is still jogging. Or do my bible reading and prayer time. Hope we can really fix our schedule so we can do it.
Are you new to something? Tell me about it!