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July 22nd, 2013, 06:46 PM
ThaiSpice's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Does your SO work out/diet/try to stay fit? How do they approach fitness?

My DH, for most of his life, has been one of those lucky son of a guns who never had to worry about it...he was athletic, had a super high metabolism, etc. A few years back he got into weight lifting, and he was working out all the time...sometimes twice a day...really pushing himself to the point of injury at times. But he did bulk up. Then he went through some tough stuff and gave it up. THEN he got sick and had to be on steroids for several months, which caused him to gain weight. Now he's starting to lose. Tonight he exercised for the first time in forever, on the elliptical. For him, working out is usually all about reaching some goal rather than doing it as a lifestyle change kind of thing.

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July 22nd, 2013, 06:54 PM
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DH is in the Army so he has to stay at least somewhat fit. Most of his exercising he does at work though. He's blessed with a good metabolism so despite eating lots of junk all the time he's not really that overweight. He's got a few extra lbs but if I ate like he did, I'd be the size of a house lol.

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July 22nd, 2013, 07:47 PM
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My DH was never into fitness or sports or anything. He joined WW online for men at the beginning of the year, he's lost something like 40 pounds.
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July 22nd, 2013, 09:26 PM
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My DH isn't into it at all- he's tried and always ends up giving up, he has a very physically demanding job and just can't bring himself to work out before/after work, or on his days off. He's been a little overweight most of his life. When he first started at this job he lost 100 lbs! But then they changed his position, and he gained about half of it back again, now he's losing again.
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July 23rd, 2013, 06:10 PM
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We joined a gym together in preparation for our wedding, but he hasn't done anything since. We walk the dog a lot but that's about it. He also has a significantly physical job, so while he could stand to lose a bit in the belly, his arms and legs are extremely toned. He talks about wanting to lose it, but never does anything about it...but to be fair, he works 60-70 hours a week...I get that he's tired at the end of the day.
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July 23rd, 2013, 06:16 PM
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my dh is unable to do much physical activity....he walks with a cane and then is in a wheel chair sometimes too.... he does swim though....as much as he can....we also want to get a weight bench so he can at least work on his upper body

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July 23rd, 2013, 09:31 PM
nurselochia's Avatar Marathon running mom of 4
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My DH does not exercise and has really horrible habits: smoking, drinking, not eating all day then eating a huge meal, not always healthy food. This has recently become a source of stress in the last couple weeks. DH had a health screening for our insurance 2 weeks ago. His blood pressure, the lowest of 3, was 153/98. His cholesterol was high. He isn't overweight, but that's all he's got going for him. He does work 60 hours a week, but it scares me that his BP is that high, that his cholesterol is high...and he's only 34. So I've been on him, without making him mad (so far), that he needs to quit smoking, start exercising and get to a doctor. I haven't convinced him. I did get him out for a walk last week. But that's it. It's driving me crazy with worry.

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July 23rd, 2013, 09:45 PM
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My DH does heavy construction 11 hours a day 6-7 days a week. Even if he wanted to work out, there just isn't time. But he's a lazy bum and I've been on his butt about it lately. I told him if he gets laid off (this happens, it's not a big deal for us) he gets 7 days to sleep and be lazy, after that I'm kicking him up and down the block for 3 miles 3 days a week and making him lift weights. He gets flubby in h is down time
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July 24th, 2013, 07:18 AM
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My SO is normally pretty good with exercising regularly but since we got the house in March he has not been to the gym and has been smoking more than ever. He did prepare is gym bag a few weeks ago so hopefully he gets back to it. He has also talked about how he plans to quit smoking before we TTC.

However, last night when I was talking about the book I am reading to stop smoking, he just got upset and left the room . The worse is I wasn't even scolding him or even applying it to him, I was telling him parts that made me realize how I actually don't even like smoking and how it does the opposite of what I was smoking for (i.e thinking it relaxes me when nicotine is actually a stimulant).

I didn't make a fight about it, just ignored it and went to bed. I realized he had more smokes than usual that night and might have felt targeted but it made me really sad that I can't even talk to him about my efforts to stop smoking without him feeling offended . Hopefully this was only a one time thing and he is still planning on quitting soon... he was really nice this morning and hasn't brought it up so I am guessing he may be feeling bad .

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July 24th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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DH is really bad about eating. He loves dessert everyday if not twice a day and chips all the time also. But, this week he is trying to help me out and is having no dessert and no chips all week! He will go on walks and bike rides with me but that's it. He is in a physical job though also. He's a little overweight but not bad at all
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July 26th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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Dh has always had a nice body even though he had never worked out. He looked better than a lot of guys (especially his age) because he's muscular, has nice abs, etc but he never really worked for it. He just was fit from regular stuff, like outside work and stuff.

We started working out together in January. He's not as committed as I am but he does workout with me. He just misses more workouts than I do. He still looks good though and I think he's in pretty good shape.

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