- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
@kay01: I used to also have that mindset, that Darling Husband was the one who needed to lose weight and not me… He was overweight and I was a perfectly ok weight for my height and a size 4. But once I realized that having a supportive partner is extremely important, and that I couldn’t just sit around eating pasta and ice cream while he ate spinach and egg whites, or he’d go crazy. We both got really into encouraging one another to work out, keeping healthy foods in the house, etc. And over time, I got leaner (though I didn’t lose a ton of weight or anything, just more toned and trim) and he lost over 30 lbs.
The dumbbells thing is for whoever wants to use dumbbells to build lean muscle at home–could be male or female. You might want to pick up a kettlebell too (that either of you can use), they’re a fun way to incorporate weight training into the routine at home.