If you’re in a committed relationship and you’d both like to get fit, there are many ways to join forces and reach your individual and shared goals. Being part of a couple can be a great way to stay motivated and provide support on your fitness journey. Read on to find out some ideas on how to work together to maintain a healthy lifestyle, both during and after wedding planning.
Create a Shared Workout Plan
By joining together to create a workout plan, you can design one that perfectly fits your couple’s needs. Decide if you prefer to workout on your own or together, and how often. It is important to create a plan that is manageable and adjust the level of difficulty and intensity of the plan accordingly.
For those who want to workout together, the choices are endless. From yoga, weightlifting, and running, to anything in between, there is something for everyone. It can even be fun to try a couple’s workout class or a sport you’ve both always wanted to try. Make it something you both can enjoy or, at least, a shared suffering!
Eat as a Team
In addition to creating a workout plan, consider making tweaks to your diets that focus on balanced and nutritious meals. Set a healthy example by doing cooking demos together, and enjoy romantic home cooked meals. Instead of eating out, cook meals at home, allowing you both to make healthier, more controlled food choices together. Shopping for groceries can also give you both insight into healthy food options, and teach you proper portion sizes.
Stay Active Outside of the Gym
It’s also important to find ways to stay active on days off from the gym. Choose activities that you both enjoy, such as going on hikes or bike rides, and commit to doing them on a regular basis. You can also look for fun alternative ways such as kayaking, tennis, or rock climbing. Participating in physical activities together can be a great way to stay active while having fun.
Make Health a Priority
Finally, prioritize your health and wellness in general. Pay attention to stress levels, and find safe and healthy means of coping. Consider massage therapy, acupuncture, or yoga classes for restoring balance and inner peace. Other activities like meditation and mindfulness can also be helpful, and are an important part of any healthy lifestyle.
The most important thing is to make sure you take care of yourself. Fitness goals are attainable, but should always be pursued sensibly and with balance. Working together to create such a plan and find the right balance for both of you can strengthen your relationship, and be an enjoyable journey for all.