My husband used to weight something about 240 lb before we met. I guess, at some point he got frustrated with that and did the whole P90X (crazy 7 day workout routine) and lost 30 lb which made him super happy. Some things worth mentioning here is that he was divorced at the time, he worked from 7 am to 3 pm and had all the time in the world.
We met, and life changed – living together does this to people, you know. Cleaning the house, doing grocery shopping, friends, dates have become a part of a new life. He changed the timetable at work as well. He started working from 9 to 5. We were in love and had other ways of exercise, you know what I am talking about. Life was a bliss.
However, with time the need for him to go back to working out regularly was becoming stronger and stronger. It got to a point where he was getting very upset and frustrated when he couldn’t fit it in his/our life. I also found that I had to plan our activities around his work out and not the other way round. He loves his sleep, so he finds it very difficult to get up earlier to work out.
I am all down for setting goals and achieving them. But I feel like his obsession with working out has influenced our family in so many negative ways. He cancels our plans, rushes home right after work just to be able to work out. And it isn’t like he is overweight or anything now. He did gain a couple of pounds over the last couple of years but that’s it.
So the question is – is it worth being ripped and have relationship problems? I know that I have some men reading this blog, what is your perspective on all this? Ladies, how often do you men work out? What is enough?