(Closed) The Newlywed Fifteen

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Being a newleywed, it’s easy to skip the gym to stay in bed or cuddle with you hunny or rush home to see them. I also noticed enjoying a bottle of wine at dinner together. What I would recommend is to find something you like to do and do it together. Darling Husband and I joined a kickboxing studio and took some classes at night and also started hikes on the weekends with our dogs.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

After 2 years of marriage I have only put on 3 lbs, but let me tell you – it gets really hard. I diet and excersize more now than I did pre-wedding but my body just wants to put on weight, preferably around my butt and thighs. Great.

It is okay to take a break right after your wedding though. It’s so stressful leading up to the big day that you need at least a few months to relax and just do whatever you want ๐Ÿ™‚ You deserve it!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I haven’t really put on weight but Darling Husband has and I know it really bothers him.  I try to cook healthy but he guzzles down several cokes a night along with something anything chocolate.

Since we’re overseas, we travel a lot which means a lot of walking.  We own pedal bikes and occasionally ride those but I’m still paranoid about riding next to cars and buses.  We LOVE to kayak but it’s hard to find “calm” waters where we’re at. 

I really really want to get back into geocaching with Darling Husband since he LOVES it and it gets us out and walking or hiking. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

is there a physical activity you can do together that you havent tried before?

Darling Husband and i enrolled in yoga classes. we have fun together and we’re getting in a good workout! its nice to do during the week

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I definitely took a break after the wedding because I was so sick of dieting! I had a lot of trouble getting motivated, but after gaining back about 10 lbs of the almost 20 I lost for wedding, I wanted to do something.

We joined a gym and I worked really hard to make it a part of my routine. I go to group classes every weekday morning at 6:00 AM. They’re fun and the other people help hold me accountable! Darling Husband saw how much I was enjoying it and started going in the morning too. I tried to make it more of a fun/energizing experience than one I would dread.

Eating healthy, though–we could definitely use work in that department! We both love to eat. Going to the gym helps maintain my weight but I know I won’t lose those last 3 or 4 stubborn lbs unless I eat healthier.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Husband is a Crossfit addict, I do nothing. Yesterday he said “lets go jogging.” We went 4 miles, which was about 2 miles too many for me .. he didn’t even break a sweat! But he was so sweet and stayed with me the whole time ๐Ÿ™‚ When the financial situation improves, I will join Crossfit because I need to be accountable to someone other than myself, and it will be more time with the hubby ๐Ÿ™‚ … also, I can’t really walk today and look very funny trying in my heels!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I put on the “moving in” fifteen 2 years ago.  Fiance gets crabby when I cook healthy food so I went down a slippery slope. Fortunately I got it off!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@iarebridezilla:  It was tough at first to start heading to the gym in the morning, but I would just pack up my bag the night before so I had no excuses–with everything all set it’s almost easier just to go than to unpack and figure out geting ready at home. Darling Husband comes some days but we do our own thing.

You should check out some classes, or maybe some group race training!  If you skip a day everyone asks you where you were…I don’t want to seem like a slacker, so it helps me show up ๐Ÿ™‚ I work out much harder when people are “watching”, too–I could always get off a machineearly if I felt lazy, but I probably wouldn’t give up during a class.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I found myself getting lazy with running too, so I joined a marathon training group.  It’s hard to skip when you have a group of people expecting you to show up!  I also found that having a friend ask me about daily runs helped (not Fiance, because then I get irrationally angry with him).

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@texasbee:  Calm waters are boring… Take a rolling class and get in some fun stuff. We paddle white water and ocean (today the waves are over 2m crashing on the beach). 

 

We are starting to get healthier now that wedding planning is done. Our goal is to become healthy parents for our futur kids. I am so jealous of all you ladies with marathon groups nearby. Before I met Fiance I use to highland dance and teach half marathon runner and walkers (I race walked personally). We know live in the middle of nowhere and our company is the only place people can even be active, and I am in the office sending people out all day and not having time to enjoy things myself. I try to escape for 40 minutes every two days to hit the gym and the steam shower but when it gets really busy I may not get a chance anymore. In the fall I may have to become a kayak guide so hopefully in August Ill start training. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@iarebridezilla:  FI has some kind of radar when something is healthy.  Even if I try to mask the healthiness or lack of fat and/or calories, he knows.  My “punishment” for this is the fact that he’ll end up grabbing a bag of chips two hours later and I cannot resist chips.  Luckily for him, he has a fantastic metabolism. 

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