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When Workouts Cause Conflict

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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8 Comments

  1. Carbzilla

    Thanks for your personal and honest response! I’m glad both of you didn’t think that was too intrusive.

    I think that partners want to be supportive but may have a hard time factoring in their own stuff. You’ve found a great solution with the shared activities which works for us too and always brings us closer. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Alone time is good too. It makes us miss our partners and want to see them!

  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I have a rough time in this department because my boyfriend does not work out at all and doesn’t care to. It frustrates me because I want him to work out, and want him to want to work out! I know you can’t make other people do things that you want them to do, but I just wish he wanted it for himself!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That IS frustrating! Michael definitely doesn’t have the fitness level I have. He never feels guilty if he skips his workouts (wish I had that ability) but he does ride his bike when he can.

  3. Jennifer is Always Sick

    My husband is absolutely obsessed with ultimate frisbee. It got to be too much with all of his other hobbies and hanging with his friends. Now, though, we have a better schedule. We also have kids, though, so he needs to be home to help me with them. I’m home all day, and mama needs a break! But he has his disc nights, and I respect that and don’t complain when he goes and support him because he enjoys it. I rarely ask him to stay home, and that’s usually if I’m really ill or one of the kids is extremely sick and I need him home to help out with the kiddos.

    That used to be hard, but we’ve found a balance in that.

    It’s also hard trying to establish the workout routine with the kids around. We have more schedules to work around. My husband works, I stay home, but I work from home, our oldest is in school, and we have friends and the kids friends and play dates etc etc etc…. it’s crazy! lol

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Can you do physical activities with the kids? Bike riding? Hiking?

  4. julie

    It’s tricky, no? I like to get up (or don’t like, but do) early Saturday morning, go to farmers market, 3h gym, then come and eat brunch or whatever. I like to go often after work for a few hours, which brings me to his house around 8 pm, starving. It’s late for him to eat dinner, but that’s what works for me. I don’t like to stay over on Friday because he wants me to sleep in, not get up at as*crack of dawn to get food, exercise. I eat a veggie-heavy diet, he likes meat. We’re still working it out, but I get uptight when I miss my exercise, as he is painfully learning. We’ll see how it goes.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes I was uptight about giving up my workouts too!

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