Back in February after I had Liam I had a LONG road ahead of losing weight. I had 75 lbs to lose, which I have talked about before. Not all from my pregnancy but mostly. One of the things that was MOST helpful to me was how supportive and helpful my husband, Andrew, was during this time. Andrew has also at points wanted to lose weight and become healthier. Recently after talking to a good friend, I wanted to share 3 ways to stay healthy as a couple on my blog because I know SO MANY couples want to both better their health and their relationship. I think Andrew and my perspective is interesting because we have VERY different workout and eating habits but still stay healthy as a couple.
3 Ways To Stay Healthy As A Couple
Find something daily to enjoy together: I think of this in two ways. This could either be a workout or it could be something you eat together like a shake or a smoothie. Since I work from home and Andrew works out of the house it’s very rare we can workout together aside from weekends. Even then, it’s hard because one of us needs to stay home with Liam. So if we workout together it either is during nap time upstairs in our home gym or on a family walk. We do like to enjoy smoothies together every day though. We have been doing this daily since we met and we always have them while Liam eats dinner. Since Andrew has started trying to lose weight and I’m working on maintaining and cutting my snacking we have been LOVING the Perfect Paleo Powder. It helps to boost your metabolism which we can all use, nourish your muscles, and boost your energy levels. With a VERY active 10 month old we need that. The Perfect Paleo Powder takes whole food ingredients found in nature and combines them with pharmaceutical grade supplements. There are actually a few to choose from as well:
Every phase of your fitness journey requires a different kind of nutritional support:
- The Perfect Paleo Pre-Workout Powder fuels your body and primes it for heightened performance.
- The Perfect Paleo Post-Workout Powder provides nutrients to your muscles after they’ve been exerted during your workout and helps lean muscle building for faster results.
- The rehabilitative ingredients in Perfect Paleo Digest & Rest Powder heal your gut, decrease inflammation and fight overall body pain.
- The low-carb Perfect Paleo Fat Loss Powder has fat burning ingredients that take your fat loss efforts in the gym to the next level with Paleo friendly nutrition
For us this is a great way to make sure we are getting the nutrients we need daily while also supporting each other in the process by making sure we have it every day.
Keep each other accountable: It can be SO easy to want to eat the 4th or 5th cookie, have the second glass of wine, skip the workout, etc. Having someone to hold you accountable is KEY. I would get so down on myself when I would go a few weeks and stall in my losing weight but Andrew was so helpful. If I said “whatever I’m going to have a cookie!” He would remind me of my goals and say let’s go workout together. SO MANY NIGHTS he ate chicken and veggies because it’s what I was eating. Holding each other accountable also makes your relationship stronger.
Be supportive but firm: To build off the above be supportive of each other and loving but sometimes you have to be firm. You have to remind each other of the overall goal even when the other person doesn’t want to hear it because they are having a bad day and they want to eat something bad.
I think if you are in a relationship you have to be on the same page health wise, because if one person is sitting eating chips and queso and the other a salad it’s not fun for anyone.
I would love to know your thoughts on this! How do you stay healthy as a couple?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clovis. The opinions and text are all mine.