I’m sure you have seen this quote floating around online somewhere in your feed.
It made me think of how many more similarities there are between fitness and relationships. Quite a few… okay, too many.
You might be shy at first
Fitness – Ever visit a new gym or jump in a new class and attempt to hide in the back? Don’t lie.
Relationship – Nervous about holding hands or that first kiss?
It’s fun to double date
Fitness – Hello accountability partner!
Relationship – Bringing friends along means more fun!
It won’t be perfect overnight
Fitness – If you are trying something new, it might take some practice to learn the moves.
Relationship – You will never find the perfect spouse, but as time goes you can work on little things that irk you. <<Sorry, Rob, but I am not going to stop leaving socks in every room of the house.
What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy
Fitness – Lose the weight quick and it’s probably just a fad. Creating healthy habits is going to last a lifetime.
Relationship – If you are in it for the long haul, you better plan on putting in some effort. Some days are NOT easy.
You can’t wait to spend time together
Fitness – I am already looking forward to my workout tomorrow. You?
Relationship – You just miss your other half so much when you are away.
You feel happier
Fitness – Exercise increases a release of dopamine that makes you feel pleasure.
Relationship – This one is obvious.
You might find a soul mate
Fitness – You aren’t going to like every workout, but you might find 1-2 that you LOVE! <<For me, it’s 21 Day Fix and PiYo.
Relationship – We date to find Mr or Mrs Right!
You have highs and lows
Fitness – Some days your workouts just suck and others leave you wanting more.
Relationship – Some days you want to kill them and others you want to kiss them.
Things can get stale
Fitness – Day after day of the same workout can leave you bored. <<Stuck in a rut? Here’s a few tips!
Relationship – After a long time together, you might have to make a point to do special things and keep the spark alive.
You want to tell everyone about it
Fitness – Posting your workout on social media? Inviting friends to come with you? Sharing your progress pics and results? Guilty.
Relationship – You can’t stop talking about him/her and how great things are.
Your reflection might change
Fitness – One day at a time, you are making some big changes in your appearance.
Relationship – You might dress a little better, change your hairstyle or wear more/less makeup to please your other half.
Your anxiety and stress is eased
Fitness – Working out releases hormones that combat stress and anxiety.
Relationship – Your other half can be a shoulder to lean on. “I’m here for you,” and “It will be okay,” go a long way.
You have more confidence
Fitness – As your body transforms, you will feel stronger, more independent and more confident.
Relationship – Sometimes you just need someone to love you and tell you that you are great.
Any other similarities I missed?
Do any of these hit home?
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