And so it’s begun.

You’ve decided to tackle you’re new workout regimen. It’s all uphill from here, you think, especially since you’ve been battling your weight-loss demons for awhile. But now, with a food chart documenting your daily meals, a personal trainer, and a level of awareness that you’ve never had before –- you’re on a path to success.

But your honey wants to take you out on an all day date, and you just know it’s going to involve massive amounts of eating and drinking. It also seems like this date might be a sign he’s going to sabotage all your workout plans.

If you’ve ever been a rut like this, here are three ways you can avoid it.

  1. Eat Smart – If you’re headed to the movies, and you find yourself getting hungry. BYOS. Bring your own snacks. It will help you from totally ruining your diet with that buttery popcorn, double chocolate candy, and jumbo soda that you know that he’ll want to have. As for dinner, even if you see him wolfing down a plate of pasta drenched in every sauce imaginable, go for the healthier alternative. It doesn’t have to be salad, but maybe a smaller pasta, or a lighter meal with less calories.
  2. Take Long Walks – Get him out of the house with you. If you want to make sure you get your workout in AND you want to spend time together, why not take a long romantic walk in the park. Keyword: LONG – walk a few miles together, jog even. Just get out and get moving.
  3. Become a Model – If your measuring your weight loss by a pair of jeans, or other clothes that you couldn’t fit into last summer. Become a Model. Yep, as soon as you fit into that dress or those jeans, model them for him, explaining exactly how much weight you lost and why it’s important for you to stick to that regimen. I’m sure he will be more than happy to oblige!

Is your honey guilty of fitness sabotage? What do you do about it?

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  1. I love this article. Perfect tips for dealing with your mate. On the other hand, what do you do when your entire family is sabotaging your diet? Yes, the entire family!

  2. This happened with my mom for years. My step father never supported her weightloss efforts even when she became ill and really had to change the way she ate. He would never want to change the way he cooked but continued to call her fat azz and the like. Hypocritical bastard. Be careful ladies as this could be a form of mental abuse in the disguise of “playfulness”.

  3. That’s the best Martin episode ever. cool read

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