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When are You MORE Fit?

I know we've all got our minds on being fit, but I have to say, before I was in a committed relationship, I had much more time to focus on taking care of myself. I could go to health food stores, cook myself wholesome meals, and exercise whenever I wanted.

When I first started dating my now husband, I hate to admit it, but my fitness and health routine flew out the window. We were spending so much time together that I skipped working out, and spent more time eating out. I was so distracted with being in love that I lost my motivation.


After a couple months we both realized that our new habits of not moving and ordering take-out were catching up with us, and together we decided to get fit and healthy again. I brought him to my favorite yoga class, and he got me into riding my bike again.

So what about you? Are you more fit when you're single or in a relationship?

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Sweet_Gwenny Sweet_Gwenny 9 years
im more fit when i feel like it. (Rarly!)
nerdgirl nerdgirl 9 years
as soon as i got a boyfriend i gained alot fo weight because we both love junk food and i didnt feel bad eating alot in front of him because he loved me for me. but he has a high metabloism and burns everything off quickly wereas I have a pretty low metabloism. We're still together but are more mature now and take mroe time for ourselves and I'm starting to lose the weight by going to the gym and doing yoga.
lblack lblack 9 years
I wouldn't call myself a "fit" person. I am thinner when I am not dating. I don't exercise, but I will go out dancing more. When I am in a relationship I spend most of the time cooking and eating.
suzanne suzanne 9 years
I'm in a long-term relationship, so that's not a factor... but I do need a workout buddy to get me there. Once at the gym, I'm fine on my own doing my own thing. :HUG:
juju4 juju4 9 years
I was a dancer and very athletic before we started dating. I also was very strict about my eating habits, and had never ordered a dessert in a restaurant before! When my husband and I started dating, we would go out to dinner all the time and he always wanted to order dessert. I started to induldge a little, and we both packed on the pounds. Moving to Chicago together didn't help...the food was amazing and Pizzeria Uno was closer than the grocery store! Not to mention those cold nights...I lived off of comfort food and gained at least 30 pounds and my body type changed drastically. Nowadays, we live in LA, and love to go hiking together. (We did a week in Yosemite and a week in Sequoia Kings Canyon, and love to hike about 6 miles each weekend). I live a couple blocks from the gym, and try to go at least 3 times a week. Especially now that we are married, we've been trying to eat better too. I think with the marriage we just started thinking about our futures...having children, going through middle-age, retiring and growing old together. We both want to be around with each other for a long time. We both definitely pick up each others habits, and I think in the begining it was for the worse, but lately it is for the better.
cannibalwarrior cannibalwarrior 9 years
Gotta look/feel good either way ;)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Oiye, before my boyfriend and I got together in college we were both fit. He played intermural soccer, baseball, raquetball and even surfed. I swam, did water aerobics, water polo and belly danced. Well, after we got together, we both packed on the pounds, him more so, but I wasn't no light weight to begin with. We ate out soo much and drank lots of beer, ugh, just thinking about that first year with just being lazy butts makes me sick. Well we finally got our act together and both do individual exercises. Sadly we moved awat from sunny and fit san diego to nor cal. I have a gym membership with a girlfriend, go every morning and try to either bike in the afternoon or find a pool to swim in. He works out at his gym. . . and we go hiking together on weekends. We still have a long way to get back to our former selves, but I'm sure we'll be able to get there. I hope. . .
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
My boyfriend and I became the FAT EATING COUPLE when we first got together and I gained 42 lbs in a year!!!!!!!!!!
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
When I'm single, definitely! I guess the combination of having more me time plus being on the market motivates me more.
jennybop jennybop 9 years
before i got married i would work out about 3 times a week and i was at about 108 but since getting married, we moved, i don't have a gym membership and no time to work out so i've packed on about 10 pounds. :( oh well.
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 9 years
My boyfriend is diet poison! Hes worse than a woman about eating chocolate and cookie dough. He has a very active job so he works it off all day long, im almost totalt sedentary all day and then come home to him chowing down on pancakes and peanut butter. Ive been very strict with mayself lately, but its hard when he tells me "you look great! just eat it!" ugh!!!!!!!!!!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
We were both better at staying fit before we had a kid.
ma9321 ma9321 9 years
I said in a relationship because I used to eat like crap before we met, even during the first few years of our relationship. Now, I exercise 4-5 times a week and I cook healthy everyday and bring my lunch to work. He's gained a lot because he's always on the run and grabs something to eat meaning fastfood. I'm trying to get him back track. Hopefully we'll see results soon.
Tutta Tutta 9 years
I started getting in shape before my boyfriend and I started dating, but we've continued to strive to be more healthy. Sometimes schedules take over and we slack (that comes from working full-time and dating a musician) but we try to pick back up as soon as we can. I've lost 20 pounds since we've been together and his body fat percentage has been cut in half...something is working!
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
I've been up and down in the past. So now I just try to stay consistent, even if less than I like. Athough right now I've got a bad cold, a relapse after a few days of wellness and prior to that a week of travel. I am bumming because it means more time away from the groove of my routine and I will need to work to get that back on track. But until then, sneezes and coughs are my workout.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I went to the gym before my boyfriend and I still go now. It's about the same amount now too. And I have grown up eating healthy and I have started to make my man eat halthier and take care of himself too. But, so far, it's working great :)
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Like syako, I too was a health mess before I met my boyfriend, now husband. He inspired me to eat healthier and learn to enjoy going to the gym. Now, it's become my personal conviction to take care of myself.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I do it for myself first cause when I dont feel good about myself then my relationship suffers so I guess their all connected. My fiance believe I am the most beautiful thing on earth (see why I love him?, I try to keep fit for him too. I would like when we're walking down the street ppl see and think "wow, he's a lucky man" and vis versa.
syako syako 9 years
I answered in a relationship - but just because before I started dating my now-husband, I was a health mess. I ate like crap and never ever did any exercise. I was lazy. When we met he worked out regularly and ate more natural foods (i.e. not fast food and junk). It's funny because now that we are married I'm the one who works out more - but I'm still encouraging him to get back in the routine. But he would drop hints that I should go to the gym with him or with a friend, and I started exercising and loved it. Then I started watching what I ate and I ended up losing almost 30 pounds. So health-wise (and many other reasons) my hubby was the best thing that happened to me.
PJ-PJ-PJ PJ-PJ-PJ 9 years
When I first met my husband, we were both super fit. He did Karate, state competitions & all. Then, we both started working long hours at our "real" jobs, which led to less (ok, no) exorcise & lots of takeout. At some point, we bought bikes & I'm pretty sure he paid someone to steal his! I did yoga for a year, but he refused to go with me. Now, he has started working out after work & I'm stuck in a rut. Somehow, I've turned lazy. The good news is that we have stopped getting takeout as much!
Annabellrose Annabellrose 9 years
When I'm in a relationship and my bf is constantly telling me how gorgeous I am and how I'm perfect the way I am...I tend to lose some motivation to run as much as I do when I'm not being constantly complimented. I've never had a health conscious bf before so I tend to pick up some of their bad eating habits too haha
livetolove livetolove 9 years
my boyfriend is pretty into working out--he's on the LAX team--so when he leads a pretty healthy lifestyle which meshes pretty nicely with mine. If anything, his lifestyle reminds me not to be lazy at times!
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