Hubby too lazy to workout.

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Registered: 06-10-2013
Hubby too lazy to workout.
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 5:10am

Hi, My hubby is so lazy he doesnt work out. He has a crazy work schedule n works on weekdays too late and on weekends he is just sleeping n drinking beer. I am really worried about his health and he is only in his late 20's . what should i do? he drinks coke zero all the time and eats fast food.. I have tried everything- membership in gym, taunting, sweet talk, what to do? :( Please help.

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 8:37am

Taunting never helps a thing so that would be the first thing I would stop doing. What kind of exercise are you trying to get him to do? Have you thought about asking him to take a walk with you or getting bicycles for the both of you? Start out by just taking short walks or rides and let him see it's not all that bad.

For what it is worth, my husband called me lazy too when he was trying to get me to exercise and lose weight. I'm not lazy, I am very tired, achey, and unmotivated. His taunting only made me want to clam up more. We are now both walking together in the evenings and trying to make better food choices. He still thinks I need to exercise harder but I am doing the best I can right now.

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 10:30am

I have a similar situation with my husband so I can understand.  First off, bugging him about it will not help a thing.  In fact, I noticed that it made it worse and made my husband pretty much refuse to do anything at all.  What I did (am doing) is just keeping myself active.  At the start of the year my husband decided he wanted to make a change for himself and has since lost 30 lbs.  He isn't working out, but he does come along on walks, etc. with me from time to time.  I'd love to see him do more, but really it has to be his decision.  Keep active yourself, invite your hubby to come along, and hope for the best.  Good luck! 


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Registered: 07-31-2012
Fri, 06-14-2013 - 1:18am

Perhaps this is included in the "sweet talk" but have you tried just genuinely telling him how concerned you are about his health? My suggestion would be to do that, emphasizing that you love him so much that you just want him to be healthy so you can have him around as long as possible. It sounds a little morbid but that's the reality of the unhealthy eating you described. In the end it has to be his decision and any amount of head-on pressure you give him will be more likely to push him away from it instead of towards it. After talking to him if he's still resistant, my only other suggestion would be to send him to his primary care doctor and let him/her take a crack at it. Men are more likely to act on what their doctor says than what they consider their "nagging wife".

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Registered: 08-10-2013
Sat, 08-10-2013 - 5:12pm

I encourage you to try trainning, All you should know is that lifestyle really affect our bodies, if you want to lose weight, begin by changing your lifestyle and the way you see things, it's easy you just have to think like slim people,there is a programm which show us how to see the world differently ; as slim people does and act like them. take a look to this: 21 Dyas to slim, proven step by step weight loss secrets releaved.

Wish you good luck !