Post # 17
I think everyone I know feels they want to "tone-up" before the big wedding day, especially when all eyes are on the bride and groom! Something we did was make a bridal diet. We don’t stick to diets all that well, but this one is a bit different. We made a list of things to choose from that we MUST eat everyday (ie. 3 servings of dark green veggies..2 other veggies of choice, 2 servings of fruit, Pom juice, Green Machine, 8 cups of water and yada yada yada) We don’t eat carbs after 7PM and we go to the gym at least 4 days a week. I gotta tell you though…when you don’t see results right away…eating raw broccoli isn’t the most fun! <3
stick in there, bees!
Post # 18
I have the same issue with my fiance! Although he has gained most of the weight in his face, which is really too bad My parents gave him money for a membership to the club but he spent it on rent (can’t really blame him for that).
I haven’t come up with any great idea, although I can say that we recently got a Wii Fit of Christmas and it does make you move! It has your own personal trainer and you can monitor your weight loss/gain on a daily basis, time spent moving, plus I think its fun! If you don’t already have a Wii though, its awfully expensive to buy just for this. I think the suggestions of making dinner together and compeating against each other are both very good motivators. I’m seriously just crossing my fingers that with summer coming up, and him possibly being less stressed with school, he will just lose the weight. Anyways, I hope you get some good suggestions! Keep us posted 🙂
Post # 19
Thank you SO much for all the wonderful suggestions! We’ve made some progress 🙂 I stayed at his apartment last weekend and mentioned that I was doing the hundred push-up challenge and then did my push-ups for the day which prompted him to show me he could do more! Now he’s trying to do push-ups and sit ups every night before bed! Hopefully this will inspire him to be healthier all around 🙂
Post # 20
I am in the same boat, only too far away to really be a motivator. Fi works out 2-4 times a week, which is much better than me, but he has put on 15-20 lbs since we met and I know he wants to get rid of it, it’s just not happening.
I’m hoping that it’ll be easier for both of us to get on the bandwagon after we’re married and can cook healthy as well as work out and be physically actice (hiking, biking, etc) Although that doesn’t really help the " get in shape before we get married plan"
Until we live 2000 miles close to eachother, I’m feeling stuck!!
Post # 21
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
I cook healthier dinners and try to serve us less portions. We also eat out less to save money. And both of us cut our soda consumption way down. Also, we’re both doing Wii Fit.
Post # 22
Definitely cooking together is a great way to get healthier. Also, with the wedding coming up, my fiancee and I are trying to motivate each other. I really want him to work out, so we made a deal that for every two days I work out, he works out once. It’s a great motivator for me and it gets him to work out!
Post # 23
Mr. D and I are both in need of losing some weight. We’re really lucky that we live in an area with a lot of outdoor activities. We belong to a gym, but really enjoy bike riding and hiking with our dog. We mix it up as much as we can so we don’t get bored and we can use different muscles. The dog is great because she keeps us moving forward, no matter what we’re doing.
It might be helpful to ask him what his favorite activities are, or maybe join a team together. Maybe a coed softball team? They even have adult kickball leagues! Or maybe a dance class at the local rec center… and then you’ll be ready for your first dance too!
Post # 24
My FH was the same way about a year ago. He put on about 25 or 30 pounds his last semster of college (probably from drinking too much beer and eating too many bad foods!) He asked me one day, "do you think I look good" I said yes "honey you will always look good, but you aren’t being HEALTHY". That was the key. When I said he wasn’t being HEALTHY, he took that to heart.
Something fun we are going to do to help eachother to be healthier, AND to have lots of fun before our wedding is to take dance lessons together! ( we both work out 3-4 times a week as well)
I made my FH watch "Dancing with the Stars" with me so many nights and he became a huge fan! He decided that we should take dance lessons before the wedding because everyone always looses so much weight by doing it and it looks like so much fun! You could try something like that and find something your FH is interested in doing and make it into a work out!
I hope maybe some of this helps! Good luck!
Post # 25
We joined a Kickball league together. IT made a big difference for us. It was something we could do as a couple but also we didn’t want to let our team down so we started walking together. It’s nice to have the time to talk to him.