Couples Fitness Goals
How many times have you blamed your significant other for not starting your effective weight loss program?
Blaming your unsupportive partner seems to be the weakest, and most often used, excuse for not getting after your weight loss goal.
The irony is the tactical disadvantage you’ll find yourself in when you and your spouse aren’t in dietary sync. It looks like your embarrassing justification comes with some accidental leverage.
Couples who come together for weight loss have a higher chance of hitting their goals. Interestingly, having an obese spouse increases your risk for obesity by nearly 40% according to this peer-reviewed paper.
Cornerstone Weight Loss is dedicated to helping you better understand how food affects your body in common sense way that will put you in control of how you look. Part of getting you in control is giving you all the tools to win your longterm weight loss war.
After reading this short blog post, you’ll learn that longterm weight loss is easier achieved in unison with your spouse. Additionally, you’ll be equipped to identify methods that work for couples like you.
Let’s get to work!
Lets Lose Weight Together
Many times a successful weight loss program was derailed because of a spouse who was unwilling to participate. Worse yet, a spouse who puts down their partner can make weight loss success impossible.
For these reasons, it’s important to get your spouse in the game with you.
This does not mean only a supportive role, but an active one.
Your goals need not be the same because one side of the partnership may need to lose more weight than the other.
Winning means enjoying the same foods and putting into practice the tactics that support an effective weight loss program as a team.
Couples Weight Loss Program
There needs to be room for both sides regardless of your weight loss protocol.
If you’re going at it on your own, both sides need to be equally educated on the method. For example, if you plan on using a weight loss book both sides ought to read and understand it.
If you’re using a weight loss guide (recommended), it seems best to ensure both sides have a good relationship with them. Also, you ought to make sure that both of you have an equal understanding of your guide’s methods.
Oftentimes one side of the couple relies on the other to disseminate information. This causes an imbalance of responsibility that is unfair to both.
The more responsible has to shoulder the information load as well as the effort it takes to lose weight.
The needier walks away still unsure about the mechanics of weight loss and misses out on taking ownership of their longterm weight loss.
This scenario can go from positive to parasitic quickly. As it turns parasitic, resentment follows.
Your couples weight loss program should then be both simple enough to follow and effective enough to show progress.
Easy to Follow Partner Plan
Couples come from different backgrounds, unless you marry your sister (not recommended).
One side may have come from a more fitness-heavy background than the other.
Simplicity and effectiveness in a weight loss program are not mutually exclusive. It’s helpful for the longterm success for all fitness backgrounds when the basics get mastered.
The basics are the understanding of energy balance (how much energy you get from food compared to how much energy you expend). Any easy-to-follow plan for couples will hammer this point home early and often. Also, it will provide a practical approach to make sure a negative energy balance is achieved for both of you.
A good litmus test for any weight loss program is what you’re told in the beginning. If it’s not the basics, please avoid it.
For instance, learning about hormones without a discussion on the basics is a sign you’re going down the wrong path for weight loss.
As you and your partner develop a better understanding of the basics you’ll be pleasantly surprised by their effectiveness.
Action Steps for Couples
Common sense can lead you to success in your weight loss endeavors. As you take your first steps for weight loss as a couple remember:
- Longterm weight loss is achieved together.
- Your goals don’t need to be exactly the same.
- You both ought to be using the same methods.
- You both ought to strive to develop the same knowledge base.
- Be brilliant at the basics and watch how effective it is.
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