Tuesday, July 28, 2009

working out as a couple - yay or nay?

I am a huge fan of Chelsea Handler and her late-night show, Chelsea Lately. I've been on a real kick of trying to 'tell it how it is' ....ok maybe not to extremes, but the fact that I'll be in Spain for the fall has really made me think about getting things out in the open. I want coming back in December to be a fresh start all around - I really need this. That means cleaning my room (here and at home - ugh), tying up loose ends, and most importantly, not letting big things slide when I'm upset.

So, all of that lead in for this very important question....is working out as a couple too sicky-sweet? According to Chelsea, it's gross. This is what she had to say about it:

"Star magazine claims that Demi Moore loves to challenge Ashton Kutcher to sit-up contests.  She calls it an “Ab Off,” and apparently she thinks it’s a blast.  That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.  The only thing less fun than a sit-up is sticking your tongue in a blender, and the only thing you should challenge your lover to is naked thumb war."

Now, I'm not going to lie...Chris and I have given ourselves working out challenges before! As part of each of our 101 things, we made goals to get into better shape and be healthier all around. We both tracked what we ate for a few weeks, and periodically set exercise goals for ourselves.

I find it easier to achieve my exercise  quota if I know someone is counting on me, or checking in with me about it. So I don't think it's dumb! I think the fact that we've been in a long distance relationship while we do this probably helps justify it. It's another way to bring us together with a shared activity - or at least as close to shared as we can be with the distance.

So, unknown and possibly nonexistent readers....what do you think?

1 comment:

Jessica said...

My answer is decidedly 'yay'! I think it makes working out so much more fun if you have someone to do it with. Plus, you both get hotter and healthier, which is win-win. Although sit-ups are, in my opinion, the least fun way to challenge each other. But whatever floats your boat!