I was talking to some girlfriends the other day and one said that she had gained weight when she had a boyfriend because they would go out to eat so much and just stay in the house. I see this issue arising in several relationships and I think it’s time people started going out on “work out” dates. If you’re like me, and don’t actually like going to the gym there are several alternatives:
Run outside: Get up on Saturday morning and take a run outside. And definitely take a scenic route through a park, by a lake, on a trail, or on the beach. Each other's presence will motivate you both to push yourselves. But if you're having trouble getting motivated, walk for a cause and sign-up for "The Race for the Cure" or "AIDS Walk." After you’re done running, have a healthy breakfast at home; oatmeal, fruit, yogurt, or a veggie omelet.
Go dancing: Whether its salsa, meringue, hip-hop, or even line dancing; just dance. If your beau doesn’t like to dance, bribe him with a little incentive. No guy really wants his girl going out and dancing with other dudes, so tell him he gets you all to himself the entire night. Salsa lessons at bars and restaurants are really popular and tell him salsa is a very sensual form of dancing.
Play a game of one-on-one: Hit up a local gym or outdoor court and hoop it up. Or you can keep it your house and play "Love and Basketball, I think we all know the scene I'm talking about. And neither of you have to be good at ball, just have fun.
Go to the golfing range: I have always wanted to date a guy that plays golf, so we can go to the golfing range and he can show me how to sink a whole in one. This is also a really time to talk with each other while you're playing. Oh, and you get to wear one of those cute skirts and sweater vest outfits.
Play Wii: The Wii is addicting! My favorites are boxing and tennis. I have worked up a sweat playing that boxing game against another person. Technically, you don't have to put in all your effort while punching, but where's the fun in that?
Go to the Gym: But take the best of both of your work-outs and combine them. Or take a class that both of you would like together; I recommend a boot camp class!