Fitness For Singles – Boyfriends, Girlfriends and Getting In Shape

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People at any age from 12 to 112 may decide it’s time to start
working out and get in shape or at least get back in shape. But if
you’re single you should be aware of the relationship issues you’ll face
on your journey to your new fitness lifestyle.


In a perfect
world, your boyfriend or girlfriend would be 100% supportive of your
fitness goals, appreciating your better body and happy you’ll be
healthier and happier with the new you. Unfortunately, unless they’re
already in good shape, or at least better shape than you currently are,
that’s seldom the case.

Oh, they’ll pay lip service to your
efforts and tell you how proud they are of your new-found fitness and
improving body. But watch their actions to know if they truly mean what
they’re saying to you…

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There are three common areas of
discontent when one’s boyfriend or girlfriend start getting into better
shape. First up, you’ll now be spending time in the gym or your home gym
– probably 3 or 4 nights a week. If your partner isn’t working out with
you they may resent both the time apart and the rigidity of your
scheduling if you’re training seriously. Watch for them trying to
schedule activities for the two of you that conflict with your training

The second issue arises when girlfriends or boyfriends
suffer from low self-esteem and low self-confidence. They know you’re in
the gym seeing great bodies exercising, seeing sweat trickling down
toned muscles and body parts that have been optimized through effective
nutrition and weightlifting.

They know their body doesn’t compare
favorably and will convince themselves that you’re busy lusting after
their ‘betters’. For the same reasons they’ll resent the new attention
you’re getting from the opposite sex wherever you go together. Guys and
girls will let their gaze linger longer as they watch you pass, and you
can be sure your partner will notice it – even imagine it when it
doesn’t happen. After all, if they find you more attractive now, they’ll
reason, then obviously so will all of those ‘others’.

The third
situation arises when boyfriends or girlfriends are noticeably out of
shape. You new diet, exercise and training regimen is just going to
emphasize their lack of toning, their extra weight and their lack of
energy compared to your new self. Without meaning to you’re making them
feel like failures for not doing better themselves, for not being fit
and healthy just like you.

In all 3 cases, you need to try and
persuade them to get in shape, to share in your journey towards being in
good shape, healthy and following a fitness lifestyle. Don’t preach –
invite them to join you in your quest and ask for their help in staying
with it. Be sensitive to their feelings and understand the points above
as they relate to your girlfriend or boyfriend, and make sure your words
and actions reassure them and keep them feeling secure in your
relationship. Be proud of your new body and your dedication, but don’t
flaunt it in their face.

And if you’re single and not in a
relationship at the moment, don’t rush out looking for a partner just
yet. Instead, turn that passion, interest and effort into your fitness
pursuits – become as dedicated to working out and eating right as you
would to a new lover. Arnold may have been kidding when he said the
weightlifting pump was better than sex, but an inspired workout can
still leave you feeling pretty great! And use that money you’d otherwise
be spending on dates to get the best supplements, equip your home gym
and buy great clothes to showcase your newly-renovated and improved

Fitness for singles might seem like a lonely pursuit at
times, but both the lifetime health benefits and your new-found
self-love will carry you through. And now that you’re sporting a sexier
body and exuding a lot more self-confidence there’s a much better chance
you’ll catch the eye of one of those great hard bodies who share your
passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle – the perfect choice for
your new boyfriend or girlfriend!

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