By Lauren Denos: 9/25/2014 (Ask Lauren)

Dear Lauren,

I have been working out for a while now and feel great and see a lot of progress. I want my husband to workout with me but he does not want to. I cannot seem to get him to workout or eat well unless I am the one cooking. What could I do to get him on the bus with me?

Thank you for any help,


Dear Lucy,

You can give him some compelling reasons why he should live a healthier life, you would probably know reasons that will appeal to him more than I. Giving him ideas that might appeal to him such as playing basketball with the guys, might help. Many people hate being in the gym. As far as eating healthy, if he does not care about eating healthy, and since it is really important to you, then cook extra food and freeze it so he has food ready when you are not around.

The main truth here is that he has to want to do it for him. You cannot force him to do what he does not want. If you love staying in shape then that is great, but for him it may not be a driving factor. The only person you can control in your life is you. The best thing you can do is to be an example of what being healthy can look like. He may see what you are doing and come around to it himself, but do not nag him about it, that usually results in the opposite of what you want.

Keep kicking butt and being a good example.




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