If you are a few years into your marriage and you don't look or feel anything like the woman in your wedding photos, it can hurt your self-esteem. But having a negative body image doesn't just affect you and your self-esteem. Becoming disappointed with your body image can often put a strain on your marriage. Luckily, there are several ways to get your health back on track and save your marriage.
Adjust to a Different Lifestyle
Marriage is a complete lifestyle change. Many couples become complacent with their health and well-being after the wedding. New responsibilities of keeping up with a house and children take the place of eating right and regularly exercising. Once you realize that you are no longer taking care of yourself like you should, it's time for making steps back towards looking and feeling like you did before your wedding. Best of all, you can do these things with your partner!
Exercise With Your Partner
Research shows that when you workout with your partner you have an extra edge over people who exercise alone. Partner activities create an energetic and happy team atmosphere. Couples can challenge each other in a non-competitive environment and get more out of a workout through positive reinforcement. Sherry Armatenstein, author and marriage counselor, says, "The couple that sweats together stays together."
Because partners enjoy different types of exercising, be creative in getting a routine together that works best for you both. For added fun, an online psychic can help you blend a workout routine that encourages both an open mind and a challenging personal fitness regimen.
Go to Bed at a Reasonable Hour and Together
All adults need between five and eight hours of uninterrupted sleep to keep a sharp mind during the day. Couples who go to bed at the same time and get enough sleep have overall happier and healthier relationships than those who are sleep deprived. Sleep also aids in overall better health and is key in weight loss.
Are you not getting enough sleep because you have too much to do before bed? Ask your partner to share in some of the responsibilities so that you can both retire together for some cuddle time before bedtime.
Cook Healthy Meals With Your Partner
Instead of making cooking the means to an end, make it about quality time together. Too often in a marriage one partner cooks while the other is off doing something else. Making a habit of cooking together creates alone time where you can talk about your day, share in experimenting with new dishes, and learn healthy cooking together.
Phone a psychic before creating a meal for advice on ways to recharge and strengthen your bond while cooking. Preparing a meal together is one of the best times for connecting with your partner.
Once you get your health back on track and begin to feel better overall, you will see improvement in your marriage. Don't dwell on how you look and feel now, concentrate on how strong your marriage will become once you've merged a healthy lifestyle with a healthy marriage.