Besides SLEEP…working out with my husband is seriously my favorite part of the day. There are days that I’m not in the mood to work out, but he helps bring out the beast in me. I read a great article on how working out with your significant other can benefit your relationship. I can relate, so I wanted to share a part of it.
1. Guaranteed quality time—when life, job, and kids get in the way, it can be hard to carve some alone time for you and your partner. While day and night dates are always your go to, it’s not always possible. We (he normally does) plan a date night at least once a month so you can enjoy a warm meal and have uninterrupted conversation. We also see our workouts together as alone time. We can bond while doing something productive for ourselves.
2. Better Sex life—As Elle Woods said in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make people happy! Happy people just don’t kill their husbands.” It may sound silly, but she has a point. Ha, ha, ha, love that quote. I’ll just keep it simple, we have a great sex life.
3. Healthy Competition—Challenge your partner. When working out, see which one of you can do more squats. It not only keeps your workout interesting but your relationship interesting too. Let’s face it, he usually wins, but I’m up for the challenge.
4. Build accountability—People who are held accountable for their workout routine are more likely to be successful. And who better to hold you accountable than the person who knows you best. Okay, honestly, sometimes I regret telling him my goals. He knows me so well and will be sure I step out of my comfort zone.
5. Deepens your emotional bond—No explanation necessary.
Going to the gym and working out is hard enough at times, but working as a team, we not only help each other achieve a better workout, but we also Keep the Flame Alive!
Housewives of the LAFD.
By Vanessa Rupright – Wife of FF/PM Landon Rupright