What is the Foundation of Your Fitness Goals?

What is the Foundation of Your Fitness Goals?

A lot of times, in the early stages of motherhood, baby and/or kids and other obligations get in the way of daddy. Daddy is often forgotten because he is independent and can take care of himself, right? Well not necessarily. Just like we need our men, they need us just as much. Sometimes I get so wrapped in what the kids are doing, my family or other things I am trying to pursue, I forget to be that support my husband needs. Support, from our significant others, is imperative for each one of us to reach our goals and to maintain them. Having that support from your significant other is vital on your quest to fitness and wellness. More times than none, we complain and give reasons on why we can’t get healthy, get fit, or obtain optimum health. One major way to overcome these excuses is to get that support and the accountability from those most important person in our life to tackle the aforementioned. But to get support you must provide support as well.

Here are a few ways to get that provide support to your spouse:

  • Listen – I can be horrible at this. Sometimes when we have conversations with our spouses, there can be underlying situations or concerns that we miss because we are not really listening. Just like we need support from them about things that are going on in our lives, they need it as well.
  • Ask questions – Make him know your concern for him by asking him questions. We get so wrapped up in ourselves or the kids, we forget to ask about our spouse’s goals and dreams. Men don’t often offer up this information either so asking the question sometimes is necessary.
  • Eye contact – Make eye contact with him. It is not enough to just listen, but make sure you make eye contact. It can be upsetting to someone if they are talking to you and not once do you look at them. We get so used to our spouses that we often forget to just look at them sometimes. Make them feel your support and concern for them.

Till Next Time…..be that support on the homefront first and great health and fitness will surely follow.

About Amber, the Hippy Fit Mom

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I am a mother of two and military spouse, who tries to find balance in life as a wife, a mother, and everything in between while staying fit and healthy. I am a fairly new mother and playing the “learn as I go” game. I have had an interesting ride so far and had to learn from mistakes that most all new moms make.

2 comments

  1. Wow HippyFitMom! Great post. It could not have been said better. I want to post this to my blog :) Support is so important, not just in fitness but in life and spiritual goals as well. I saddens me to know there are many out there on a mission to get in better health/shape but are lacking that support system at home. All it takes is a little encouragement, words of affirmation to let your significant other know “I support you”, or “keep up the great work!” to produce amazing life changing results.

    Great topic!

    Very Respectfully,

    LegendaryFITister

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