Do you remember when you and your mate first met? You couldn’t have enough of each other; you remember those days right? Fast forward several years together – not that you want to be shallow or anything, but though the connection between each other has grown, the extra pounds your mate has put on has caused your affection to wane… just a little bit. In addition, the initial throws of passion, the drive and stamina that were once in abundance, also seem to be slowing down. So, while the mind is willing, sometimes the body is simply not as capable of being, um, quite as “creatively active” as it used to be.
You want to get your significant other to exercise, but you’re not sure how to provide the right kind of motivation. Boy, is there help on the way (via these five helpful hints) for you!
Discuss it with your partner
OK, this doesn’t mean nag them or provide some kind of ultimatum. Put yourself on the receiving end of those tactics; have they ever worked for you? Instead, you both should have an open and honest discussion, not just about the physical changes that you’ve noticed, but why it’s important to you that you see your partner in the best possible kind of condition. Be sure to ask your mate how he feels about his overall image and what you can do to be of support.
Work out with your mate
You’d be surprised the kinds of conversations that couples avoid having simply because one is waiting for the other to bring it up. If you’re willing to dish out the, “Honey, we need to talk” statements, be willing to take them too. That said, if you aren’t quite where you used to be, then working out with your partner is a win/win. If you’re already a fitness buff, then use this as an opportunity to spend some quality time together.
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