(Closed) Operation Hot Couple (kinda a long post)

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

hee hee, it’s such a stereotype but for us it was totally true! we both stopped going to the gym shortly after we met (i think part of it is that we just want to go home and have dinner/play with dog/watch tv/drink wine), and when we tried to start back up it was a huge failure so we both canceled our memberships. we’re now trying to do the 100 push up challenge and i have some yoga dvds that we’ve been trying to do together. we always feel really good after doing something together, and we don’t try to put pressure on ourselves to do it every day or something. just even 2x per week and we pat ourselves on the back.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My fiance and I never gained that “relationship weight” but we both want to lose a few pounds before the wedding.  Its a good idea to set a goal or event to train for — we’re training for the Disneyworld Half Marathon in January!

Plus, running is free and you don’t need a gym membership to do it ;o)

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh i’m glad to see I’m not the only one! I haven’t gained “redlationship weight” because my husband’s in the army and lives far away. But he’s nursing an old injury so he can’t even do PT. Everything must be low impact. The problem is, he’s not motivated to work out and I am. I want to go because I don’t want to have to deal with having to lose the 20 pounds that crept on. I’ve done that before and it’s much too unpleasant. I’d rather keep it off in the first place as much as I can help it. When I mention to him on the phone, he gets rather defensive. I just want him to be healthy with me! I think he’ll have to reach a point where he suddenly realizes he *needs* to go before he does, though. I think it’s great that you and your FI are honestly able to look at each other, realize you each need to go to the gym and be healthier and say that to the other person. I’ve always told my husband that I want him to tell me when I gain weight because I want to look good. Yes, it’s vain, but I don’t want him to just tell me it’s no big deal if it’s obvious! 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

YES! I got the double whammy! I went to college (3 years ago) and a year later moved in with my fiance (then bf of 3 years). I haven’t gained much weight (like ten pounds), but I used to be super fit…now I’m a somewhat skinny, but FLABBY as all get out girl. It’s tough because I’ve always been a super fit bean pole, but now…not so much. More than being skinny, I miss miss that feeling of strength from being fit.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I feel the same way! I am starting trying to get into super good shape both for my fiance and for my boudoir pictures. Since he has been in Afghanistan it seems like he has gotten in even better shape, with all of his missions, plus he works out there when he isn’t calling me so I feel super pressure to get into great shape.

My goal is to get in great shape where I love (well I don’t know if I will ever LOVE how my body looks but like a lot haha) the way my body looks before my pictures and before he gets home on his R&R in December.

Here’s to all of us getting in shape who wants to! *clinks imaginary drink which would be great to have but empty calories* Tongue out

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Funny how I was just talking about this with a good friend of mine who has just started a relationship.  I had warned her about the weight gain that seems to come in hand with a long term relationship.  Anyway, here’s our story:

We started dating just after high school around the same time as we both hit the legal age to get into bars (19 here in Ontario).  The first redflag was the frequent dinner dates we went on.  We would go to the movies and have the XL popcorn with large soft drinks (each).  Naturally, we would go out with friends and hit the bar where we would have an ungodly amount of beer.  As we got more and more comfortable, our dinners would turn into fast food meals. 

The weight gain didn’t start instantly.  We were always very athletic in our teenage years but once we were in university, eating and drinking too much, the metabolism decreased and boom, the scale jumped. 

Of course we love each other for more than the physical characteristics so the weight gain was something we never noticed.  It’s only today when we look back at pictures that we notice our cheeks getting puffier and clothes getting tigher. 

Now the big change happend to my FI about 2 years ago when he saw a picture of himself on a cruise.  Gone was the boy with hollow legs and here was this 220 lbs man who couldn’t stand the sight of himself.  He hit the gym and ate better and lost an amazing 70lbs in about 6 MONTHS!!!

My inspiration was simple: We got engaged and I knew I had to get in better shape or else I’ll regret looking at wedding pictures.  My goal is to lose 15 lbs in about 6 months.  We’ll see how it goes but I’m damn motivated to get there!

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