If you’re tired of squeezing into your clothes every day and ready to make positive changes in 2015, our professional matchmakers from New Jersey Singles Dating Service have some fabulous tips to not only help you lose weight as a couple but also bring you closer together and create a stronger connection all year long.
One of the biggest benefits of being in a happy relationship is the fact that you can always count on your partner for anything you need. Wouldn’t you agree? Working together as a team makes it a lot easier for both of you to stay motivated and accomplish your goals and resolutions for the upcoming year. If the two of you have made it a point to lose weight in 2015, our professional matchmakers here at New Jersey Singles will teach you how to do just that.
Our matchmakers love the idea of a fit couple, not just because of the obvious health benefits, but also because it creates a better bonding experience. Not sure how to go about losing weight together? Well, don’t worry, we have you covered today. We know you’re excited to get started, so without further ado, let’s get to it so you can get started!
1. Enroll in a Dance Class
If you want to take the romance up a notch in your relationship and lose a few pounds in the process, why not take a tango, salsa, or tap dance? Not only will you burn several hundred calories in each class but your friends will be impressed the next time you go out in a group and break out your dance moves. Dance is a great exercise that is tons of fun, so it won’t feel like a usual dreaded workout at the gym.
2. Go Rollerblading or Ice-Skating
Do you want to shed a few extra calories while having a good time together? Then go rollerblading if the weather permits or even ice-skating at your local rink. Bring a picnic basket, a hot thermos, some finger snacks, and you’re good to go.
3. Paint a Room in Your Place
Painting is a lot of work, but it will go twice as fast if you recruit the help of your partner. Think of how many calories the two of you will burn just by moving the furniture. Not only will your place look good, but you’ll also shed a few extra pounds and have some good clean fun.
4. Split Meals
Everyone knows that restaurant meals can sometimes be large enough to fill two. Reduce the temptation of overeating by sharing a meal on your next date night. Small changes can really make a difference over time.
5. Buy Smaller Dishware
By switching your huge plates for small ones, you’ll encourage yourself to eat less, and eating less during mealtime will lower your calorie count for the day.
6. Bike Together
We know, we know… Biking in the brutal New Jersey winters might not sound like fun, but bundle up and give it a try. Once you get moving you’ll be good to go. Go ahead and head out biking together on the weekends? Switch up your weekend routines and instead of driving to your favorite coffee spot, now you can bike there. Afterward, enjoy the beautiful places in your city that you cannot access by car.
7. Create a Healthy Exercise Routine
It’s always easy to start a healthy habit if you have a supportive partner by your side, and since the two of you have made it your resolution to lose weight in the New Year, this will be the best time to do it. Take some time and plan out a workout routine, something that you’ll look forward to together.
8. Switch up Your Dates
Instead of going to restaurants or the movies for every date, places you’ll ingest a high amount of calories, why not spice things up by trying new things? Instead of going to a restaurant and movies, try going hiking, biking, rollerblading, ice-skating, or to your local fitness center or country club for a round of racquetball? Or, how about bowling in winter or miniature golfing in spring and summer?
9. Take up a New Sport
Biking, rock climbing, or hot yoga can be great ways to lose a few pounds in the New Year, and the best thing about these activities is that you can do them as a couple. Other options include indoor volleyball, tennis, racquetball, or golf.
10. Eat the Same Foods
Sticking to a healthier lifestyle for 2015 is much easier if both of you are on the same page when it comes to foods. So eating the same healthy meals will keep both of you on track when it comes to staying in shape.
11. Split Dessert
Can’t resist that hot fudge sundae or that gingerbread loaf? Don’t worry, split the dessert and go halves with your partner. Not only will you save a few calories, but it will make you feel like you’re a teenager all over again.
12. Remember Why You Started
Having your partner by your side can help you remember your goals to stay fit and healthy, especially on days you’re feeling down or discouraged (and don’t worry, we all have them). Your partner will be able to pick you back up and keep you on track on these days.
13. Don’t Make It All about Your Weight
Losing weight is an important part of the journey; however, being healthy is the most important one. Don’t worry if it’s taking a little longer to lose a few pounds. Worry about how you feel and all the better choices you’re making, those are the things that matter.
14. Give Sincere Compliments
Now, this one here is important. Be sure to extend genuine compliments to your partner when you notice they look better in an outfit. Trust us, this will be all the motivation you both need to keep going.
15. Take Progress Pictures
Taking pictures of each other can help you document how much weight the two of you have lost and have far you’ve each come, and just like above, when you see even small results, it will keep you going strong.
16. Create New Traditions
Don’t allow your relationship to be weighed down by old traditions such as eating a lot of food during a birthday celebration. Another great suggest is to visit your local farmer’s market instead of buying fatty foods on weekends.
17. Don’t Compare Your Weight Loss
Some people, especially males, tend to lose weight quicker than women. Our matchmakers don’t want you to compare your weight loss to your partner or anyone else.
18. Keep It Stocked
If you have a large amount of food prepared for the week, it will make it easier for you to start making healthier choices. When you are hungry, the food is already prepared, so you’re less likely to stray from your diet and eat something bad.
19. Prepare Meals Together
You will enjoy the weight loss process more if the two of you prepare healthy meals together; after all, this is a weight loss journey for two.
20. Don’t Plan Around Food
It’s easy to plan something together based on food, but we don’t want you to do this. In the New Year, plan activities that don’t revolve around food.
21. Play Games at Home
Nowadays, many gaming systems offer exercised based games you can do at home. Dance Revolution, tennis, bowling, and many other choices that will not only keep you entertained, but will help you shed a few pounds and connect with your partner on those cold New Jersey days.
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