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Motivational Tip: Finding Motivation in Your Spouse

Posted Apr 20 2010 6:41am

My husband and I have been consistently hitting the trails for three weeks now. I lost four pounds last month. To say the least, I’m thrilled.

Part of the reason for our continued exercise is my husband. I play my role, and he takes up the cue. We motivate each other.

I haven’t asked him, but I believe in part that he is motivated by my own health issues with high blood pressure. I know that his own issues with heart disease led me to change our diets. Apparently, my diagnosis has given him the motivation to get active.

We both love the outdoors anyway. Hiking a wilderness trail is heave to both of us. We’ve easily conquered walking 5 miles at a stretch. I love the time outdoors, the endorphins racing through my body. It is addictive.

So, I’m taking time to notice the violets blooming or the rose-breasted grosbeaks singing, and I’m happy. We talk, we laugh. It’s great together time. All the while, we are improving each other’s health. Frankly, there is no greater gift that you can give your spouse.

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