(Closed) Looking for help

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Adams_bee:

Obviously this is a difficult question to answer.  My opinion is it depends how internally motivated she can keep herself.  The only way I can drag myself to the gym is going directly after work.  If I go home, there is not a chance I will leave again.

You could join a rec team together in a sport she enjoys.  You could buy her and a friend classes for boot camp (side note: where I live they offer women’s only ones for 2, 4 or 8 week sessions). 

The only way I can see her sticking with it, is if she feels obligated towards working out… ex: she has a friend that will be dissapointed if she doesn’t show up, attendance is taken.  

Once she gets comfortable in the environment and people it will people less about working and more about having fun.  Try and ask her friends where they work out and suggest she go with them.  

Post # 4
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1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would also suggest a team sport I hate exercising but love playing hockey, soccer and softball.  It would also be beneficial if you both start eating healthy not necessarily a diet my doctor always strongly suggest sticking to the canada food guide and portion control.  Its easier for me to eat healthy if he is not eating potatoe chips in front of me.  How about asking her to go for walks, biking, rollerblading, iceskating.

Post # 5
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1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would also suggest a team sport I hate exercising but love playing hockey, soccer and softball.  It would also be beneficial if you both start eating healthy not necessarily a diet my doctor always strongly suggest sticking to the canada food guide and portion control.  Its easier for me to eat healthy if he is not eating potatoe chips in front of me.  How about asking her to go for walks, biking, rollerblading, iceskating.

Post # 6
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667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Suggest going for walks every night before or after dinner. Do not say “we’re gonna go for a walk for exercise” Make it more of a romantic thing, hold her hand, and talk. Make this a routine every night or every other night, eventually she might see the benefits and start walking without you. Or get a dog if you can, I lost all kinds of weight when I had to walk a dog.  

Post # 7
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9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Uh… is she going to be cool with you posting this? It’s not like you can delete it now.

Post # 8
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5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

She shouldn’t be going on a ‘diet’. She needs to approach food differently. She probably uses it to help deal with stress. Until she can figure out her triggers and find other ways to handle stress, she will always go back to food.

Has she tried therapy? Through therapy, they can help her figure out her relationship with food and find an healthier way to relate to it. They can also help her deal with stress better.

Good Luck, she is lucky to have you!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m going to close this as the OP has not authorized this usage of her account. MrCassar, if you would like to post, please open your own account.

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