Love is in the air when you first meet your significate other, you remember all those wonderful things. Your first date, first kiss, and the first time they took your breath away (I mean like in the bedroom of course). But the funny thing that we don’t remember is the first pound we gain in the relationship. Then something weird happens, that 1 pound turns into 5, then 10, then 15 and before you know it when you look in the mirror you don’t recognize your own body. You’re still in love with your mate (in most cases), but just not so much in love with this new body you developed.
How Did This Happen
When we are in relationships, we are so focused on our new spouse that we forget to keep loving ourselves. We take care of the things we love which is why we make sure our car gets an oil change or keeping a roof over the kids head. But in a relationship, now we are always going out eating, drinking, and having fun. So much so that it kills our usual diet and limits the amount of exercise we usually get. When we first meet someone the last thing that comes to our mind is growing fat together. But what’s done is done and here are the steps you need to take to get back on track.
Cut You Fork In Half
No more eating a whole plate of food, when you go out for dinner always eat half of your meal and take the rest home for lunch. Most of the time when we go out and eat, its during late evenings or at night when our metabolism is at its lowest point. One of the worst things you can do is go to sleep on a full stomach. If at all possible, try to eat your bigger meals during the day and your smaller meals at night. Use food for the purpose it was designed for “fuel” and you do not need a lot of fuel to go to sleep (or to do that other thing you do at night). Do lunches together more frequently instead of dinners!
Exercise With Your Mind
Your body does not burn calories, your brain tells your body to burn calories. The brain, which only weights around 3 pounds burns around 20% of your body’s Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). By doing workouts that increase the brain usage, you will help accelerate the amount of calories you burn. Now this will not come from a treadmill or an elliptical. The best type of workouts to achieve this goal will be 1.) Some type of Boxing or Cardio Kickboxing because your brain has to think to react or 2.) The best unknown resource is probably a program called Body With Language www.bodywithlanguage.com . This program allows you to learn a new language while you work out, “now that’s really using your noggin”.
Stay Fit Together
The last thing you want to do is get in shape while your partner stays out of shape. This sometimes if not always causes relationship issues; if at all possible try to workout together. Do the things you use to do as a kid together; go biking, skating, jump rope, or other sports (no hide and seek) to be more active. Everyone loves being in love, but the relationship will be so much better if you love your mate and what you see in the mirror. Because what you see in the mirror is what both of you have to wake up to!