No one wants to feel as though they are getting fatter and in worse shape while their spouse is the paragon of fitness. You don’t have to lord it over them you don’t have to say a word.
All you have to do is walk the walk, make celebratory comments about your own progress, and watch the competitive spirit come out.
Of course, it’s more than just competitive spirit. No one wants to start hearing (or even start thinking they are hearing) comments like, “What’s she doing with him?” or “Man, he could do a lot better.”
Even if no one is saying these things, an unfit spouse married to a man or woman who clearly takes care of themselves is bound to start believing that others are thinking this. And, frankly, they probably are. This should serve as a rather bold incentive for them to put down the cheeseburger and pick up a dumbbell.
Table of Contents:
Be a Good Example
Be Subtle With Your Encouragement
Tell Them How You Feel
Ask Your Spouse For Help
Keep the Compliments Coming
Turn It Into a Competition
Learn To Accept It
The Benefits of Regular Exercise