You two have found each other and you look perfect in each other’s eyes. However, you both probably could use a bit of a workout, for the sake of your health. Now you have each other for motivation and you don’t have to work out alone anymore! So, get your gear, grab your partner’s hand and go on an adventure of becoming a fit couple together! Here are some great tips to make this easier.
Talk About it First
The first step is talking about it and making sure you’re on the same page. Talk to your partner in which ways they want to get healthy, whether they want to go to the gym, yoga, running or any other exercise, and find a fit path that fits you both. Talking about this is really important because you don’t want to sound like a bad guy by suggesting you both need to exercise and eat healthily. The goal of this adventure for both of you should be about being more healthy and in that way you will be an even happier couple that works out together!
Figure Out A Healthy Diet Plan
Both of you have probably tried dieting on your own, but you know how that ended up. Things can be so much more different when you’re going on a healthy diet plan together. You can motivate each other and sharing healthy meals is going to be fun. However, when coming up with a diet plan, take it slowly and be realistic. Don’t rush into some crash diets, rather, make a long-term plan that will keep you on a healthy path for years.
Build Your Own Home Gym
If you’re already living together, a great start would be making your own mini home gym. You don’t have to go to the local gym if you don’t like that when you can simply enjoy fitness inside of your home. Go shopping for gear together and figure out what kind of training you want to engage in. You can put a few gear pieces for cardio, such as jumping ropes, quality manual treadmills, or even electric ones and stationary bikes. A couple of weights is a good idea too, as well as yoga mats, resistance training bands and everything else you like.
Take a Fitness Class Together
Even though you might enjoy the comfort of your home, sometimes trying new things together is super fun and motivating. Plus, you get to become healthier and build a wonderful relationship. So, do a little research about local fitness classes. If you like pilates, enroll! The same goes for yoga, aerobics, spin classes, and even martial arts so you can enjoy fitness and learning self-defense. Talk to each other and see what your interests are. Even if you like different things, you can probably figure out a combination of both or find common ground, since there are plenty of different types of fitness classes.
Limit Eating Out
We all enjoy fancy dinners and eating out because that’s somewhat an easier option sometimes. Yes, you can treat yourself with eating out and having romantic date nights, but even then you can opt for a healthier option. But don’t do it every day; limit yourselves. Instead of eating out and spending too much money, you can go shopping together and buy healthier foods which then you can cook together. With this, you’re spending a lot of time with each other having fun, trying out new healthy recipes and simply enjoying your healthy meal plan.
Go Jogging Together
Since you’re doing everything together on this journey of becoming fit, then you should try running. Buy some comfy shoes and start with lower speed and shorter paths. Each week you can increase the duration and length of your runs, and simply track your progress and keep motivating each other. If you’re running alone, it can get boring. Sometimes it’s even hard to get out and start. But if you have your SO to do it with you, it can be really fun.
Show Your Love for Each Other
One of the ways to improve your well-being and become a healthier couple is by showing love. Whether it’s just touching, holding hands, exchanging kisses or something more, by being in contact with the person you love your oxytocin levels will increase and this feel-good hormone reduces pain. What is more, physical contact with your loved one will reduce your stress, and it can help lower your blood pressure. So, this should definitely be part of your getting healthy plan!
Making this decision as a couple is a big one. But you both are going to really benefit from becoming fit together. So, make a plan, list the groceries and decide which type of training you want to engage in and start your healthy journey.