You’re in love. You eat dessert with reckless abandon. What’s snuggling up and smooching on the couch compared to working out? Right?

Sometimes relationships have a negative effect on our weight. Whether we are in one or not… it can make or break our fitness goals.

How many men out there gained a little padding while their lady was pregnant? Or how many brides can still fit in to their dress from the big day? The older we get, the harder it is to maintain our physique and the easier it can be to let ourselves go – relationship or not.

So what can we do to combat this situation?

Kevin and I just got bikes and love it! We support one another in our efforts to lose the added padding we’ve gained from being in love and comfortable. It’s important to have a support system – even if you are not in a couple at the moment. Find a friend who you can walk with, or hit up the gym and take some classes.

It’s all about balance. I’m not saying never have the dessert – but try and work in a walk every now and then. And if you do have a partner – even better!

So tell me – how have your relationships effected your weight?

11 comments

  1. We laugh often about our pre-middle age metabolisms and every few months we threaten to start running. Every living thing in this house is thin with a potbelly – including our chihuahua. I can't put down the cokes and we are both addicted to take-out.

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  2. I tried so hard to comment on this yesterday and damn Blogger wouldn't let me! I'm so happy you posted this! I'm currently in a state (as is my honey) where we aren't in the shape we want to be in. So, together we've changed our diets and we go for runs together. It's so much easier to do when you have support from your partner.

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  3. My wife and I were both thin rail skinny when we got married. She stayed that way and I gained a bunch of weight. I got rid of a lot, but I still have about 20 lbs to go. She on the other hand, looks exactly the same. The best thing we do for each other is watch the kids for each other so we can work out separately. She likes the gym, I like to just run outside.

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  4. I've gained and lost since being with my husband, and so has he. But when he found out I had high cholesterol and I had decided to stop eating meat as a way to help control fat intake, he gave up meat along with me. Now if you knew my husband, that is a feat. And he's lost 20 pounds supporting me. Me? I've only lost 5. lolWe work opposite shifts so we don't work out together much, he's the first to mention I've lost weight.

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  5. I've gained and lost since being with my husband, and so has he. But when he found out I had high cholesterol and I had decided to stop eating meat as a way to help control fat intake, he gave up meat along with me. Now if you knew my husband, that is a feat. And he's lost 20 pounds supporting me. Me? I've only lost 5. lolWe work opposite shifts so we don't work out together much, he's the first to mention I've lost weight.

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  6. I've totally gained weight while happily in love – now battling to get it off – just recently my friend & I decided we are going to try and keep each other accountable for working out 4 times a week. She lives in Japan, so we are going to email each week to update on our success – we will see how it goes.

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  7. I know lots of people who gained weight after their marriage, some of them significantly. I've been fortunate to stay about where I was, but my wife gained more than she wanted to. All that loving and good cooking sometimes does us in. But we both work out and are committed to being in better shape for each other. It isn't always easy with our work schedules and other life responsibilities.

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  8. Back about… forget that.My ex- wife used to put all the food the three kids didn't finish on my plate and expected me to finish it… so it wouldn't "go to waste." I had totally forgotten until I read this post.Oh yeah! I gained.

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  9. I have been up and down in weight since getting married 12 years ago (currently up). It all started when my hubby moved in 1 month before the wedding and the regular dinners began (his cooking, not mine). I could always keep up with the boys when eat with no weight issues, but at 28 the weight started to stay on.My hubby, has stayed the same – maybe gained 10 lbs. Stupid good genes – his whole family is skinny and they can eat.So together, we are trying to eat better. My (true) goal is to lose weight.The best thing – hubby doesn't care if I'm 130 or 200 (the highest weight I ever was). He loves me no matter what. 🙂

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