Motivate my GF!
- 05-01-2010, 05:27 PM
Motivate my GF!
how the hell can i motivate my gf to workout. shes real cute and would be damn sexy if she would just tone up!
she goes into little bursts of working out. never long enough to see results.. its damn frustrating. i just know she would learn to love it if she can just push herself to that point where results really start comming in.
what can i tell her?
- 05-01-2010, 05:45 PM
05-01-2010, 09:34 PM
Breaking the Myth: "If I lift heavy I'll end up looking like a man". At the end of the day, SHE should like and be comfortable with her body, and if she currently is, well, then...
05-01-2010, 09:44 PM
^^ Hey Rosie - good advice - that link is dead tho. Maybe you can edit it.
OP - IDK bro. Like Rosie said, you have to do you and let her do her. Maybe she's happy with how she looks right now. I know plenty of people who are.... not chubby but soft and they dont really care.
If it really bothers you, break it off with her. Single people are always in better shape cause they need to be.
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05-01-2010, 10:02 PM
My ex GF broke up with me bc she didn't like how much I worked out lol. She felt it was taking away time from her. But long story short... screw her. She never once supported me in my goal from going from 20%+ BF down to 6% at my best.
If this is the lifestyle you want to live, and she doesn't share the same ambitions/goals then you need to think if long term this is even worth it.
Maybe she's intimidated or insecure and feels like you're judging her. And that will make here do the exact opposite of what you want just out of spite. Just try and include her. If she doesn't pick it up on her own then there is NO good way to tell a GF you wish she would loose a few !
05-01-2010, 10:09 PM
If your girl doesnt like the gym maybe go for jogs together, bike rides, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, etc. Also, make meals together so her diet is improved. Drop facts about dieting, like about eating more meals a day than just 3, etc. There are alot of ways to be fit and toned, esp. for a female IMO (correct me if I'm wrong Rosie), without necessarily lifting weights or jogging a treadmill.
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05-01-2010, 10:21 PM
oh yeah please don't take that as me saying dump her a** bc you think she's a little heavy. I mean I was 235lbs or so looking like the marsh mellow man when my ex met me. She still loved me and I loved her, always will. (the screw her part was 3 years of frustration) She stuck with me through all of my struggles but they certainly weren't any easier because of her.
My advice, find out how much this girl means to you. See what progress can be made so that you two are both equally happy and satisfied. But at the end of the day, if you're not physically attracted to someone anymore, you can't help that... it's not your fault, and that doesn't make you a shallow person... It means you're human.
I will love my ex until the day I die. But the physical attraction doesn't exist anymore, and it didn't for the last year of our relationship. Partly for the same reason you want your gf to change her lifestyle a little. (in case you're wondering, she broke up with me. I didn't dump her bc I was loosing physical attraction)
05-02-2010, 12:39 PM
good input. thing is i am physically atracted to her its just shes got a little chub in the middle which takes away from her overall looks you know.
ive tried getting her to just go take a walk with me and its always a pain for her. she can do it she just dont want 2. we have hills around here.
idk i tried to ask her last night nicely. i just say " will you please just workout with me a little bit, i know youll end up enjoying how you feel."
she said yes so were gonna give it a shot. im just gonna ask her to join me about 3 times a week. every other day.
now all i need is some good workouts that will slim her waist line!
05-02-2010, 12:58 PM
05-02-2010, 02:38 PM
The 3 Keys to Fat Loss - everything you (and she) need to know about nutrition and training for fat loss is in that article.
05-02-2010, 09:55 PM
I know one thing...it can be a very touch subject and you have to watch how you word things when telling your lady she should go to the gym/tone up etc...
05-04-2010, 05:43 PM
Some girls are comfortable with their bodies even though they are 25% bodyfat. They see so many 200lb women running around that they think they look good. It's damn near impossible to motivate a girl. I broke up with a girl and that motivated her but it was only temporary.
Oh and yes I'm shallow...or something. I'm fine with leaving a girl that does not want to look good. It's her choice. We usually do not see each other much anyway cause I'm doing healthy things while she is not.
Sometimes I get the blame because I'm always eating and the my girlfriends get hungry. Bad thing is they dont eat their portion size, they eat mine and get fat.
If she was in sports in highschool then she knows how to be an athlete. Its very hard to get a 22yr old to start workingout if she has never done a sport before. And if she is getting chubby at 22 then it just gets worse when she gets older unless a life changing event happens.
05-05-2010, 12:24 AM
man i just won this war. for the past few months ive been making suddel hints about my gf working out. around where i live there are some walking trails where alot of people run. me and my gf were walking them one night when i suggested we come back next time and run them. lo and behold, she was right on board. now she loves it. if only i could get her in the weight room...but i refuse to workout with a female.
05-05-2010, 12:29 AM
05-05-2010, 02:35 AM
Ive tried it before, (so dont go knockin me just yet), and it just doesnt fit me. i like for my workouts to be intense and ive never met a female workout partner who match a male intensity.
05-05-2010, 10:49 AM
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05-05-2010, 01:57 PM
My wife used to have problems with committing herself to working out and improving her overall health. I took the role of all the cooking for the two of us and whether she liked the taste or not she had no choice but to eat or cook for her self. Just from diet change she lost about 5 to 10 pounds and started to become excited and motivated to lose more. After seeing results she wanted more and decided to sign up with me at the gym. She asked me for a boost and I bought her Speed V-2 and Opti-Women. She is now on her third bottle of Speed V-2 and more than 15 pounds down and looks damn sexy! Now the problem is I can't get her out of the gym, lol. Now she is getting ready for Vegas Rehab on May 26th. I can't wait.
My point is somehow your girl needs to see results to motivate herself. A lot of girls feel it is not possible, but once they lose that first few pounds it gets exciting and they want to lose more.
My wife really had no choice. I do not allow coke, sweets or simple carbohydrates inside of my house.
05-05-2010, 08:22 PM
does that not seem like BS to you or what.?
i know not all women are like that. im not trying to offend anyone, i have respect for girls. im not the guy who thinks they should cook clean and do laundry, thos are all "people" jobs not just women.
05-05-2010, 08:25 PM
05-06-2010, 03:38 AM
Just start her off real slow, and make sure that YOU understand this is a life style change for her, and it will take a while to adapt. What comes easily and is fun for you, doesnt mean she will share in your joy.
Aim for 15-20 minute a day at 20ish reps per set, and keep the sets low. If you treat her like one of your buddies and you push too hard, shes gonna find the door, and your not going to get her into the gym.
05-06-2010, 04:33 AM
05-06-2010, 05:45 AM
secretly ask a friend of hers to get her to start working out. or look at fitness girls online or on a magazine while she is around. once she asks u if u want her to look like that, u can play it off.
05-06-2010, 10:36 AM
05-06-2010, 11:47 AM
05-06-2010, 11:58 AM
I remember trying to get Louzee into this lifestyle... Wheh did I take a few beatings in the process but the main thing:
Find nice ways to say it while still getting the point across, don't beat around the bush to much but don't be blunt and make her start crying all out either...
Let her know that you love her and that you are trying to look out for her future (I have long history of being overweight so this part was ez for me) tell her that she is making baby steps down a long road that will only end in a total emotional breakdown or a dramatic and nearly impossible change (its not impossible but trust me it is VERY hard to change once you are there)
Know the best thing?
Now Louzee loves it, I swear she is on here more than I am... We have gone to several bodybuilding shows and that has only reinforced her motivation and is bringing her to new levels.
A big tip I always give out to people....
You must find your own self motivation, if you can't find it you will never succed as you can't be fueled by other peoples fire forever, at one point or another without self motivation you will FAIL... So help her to find that in herself if you want her to succeed and stick to it. This is a lifestyle change, not a 12 week diet and training program... This is for the rest of your life, she must find fun in it. Maybe suggest alternative means of exercise (Louzee hates cardio but loves MMA fighting, etc....)
Now lets hope she doesn't come bite my head off for using her as the example lol
05-06-2010, 02:56 PM
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