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TSINCLAIR1965 SparkPoints: (22,159)
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7/31/12 11:29 A

You should feel good about yourself & working out.

FRENCHMARKET Posts: 6,895
7/31/12 11:27 A

Yes and no, it depends on what I'm doing.

XXPERKSXX SparkPoints: (3,581)
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7/31/12 11:18 A

I prefer to work out by myself where NO ONE can see me. That way I can dance and say obnoxiously encouraging things to myself and not worry about others judging me. :)

ONELITTLEPILL SparkPoints: (30,234)
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7/31/12 11:15 A

I find it humiliating to have my husband or kids see me exercising with my tummy jiggling everywhere. It was bad enough when I wore my swimsuit on the 4th of July and my 6 year old daughter asked me if there was another baby in my tummy. I draw the line at working out. If anyone walks in on me, I am done. They are all well aware of this.

TRI_BABE Posts: 2,938
7/31/12 11:13 A

Whenever I've dated anyone, I've not been embarrassed. Fitness and exercise is just a part of who I am. I wouldn't be more embarrassed in front of him than anyone else, in fact I would think less so. I'd hope he'd be getting his a$$ up and working out too!

THEBETH43 SparkPoints: (11,038)
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7/31/12 11:07 A

I'm not embarrassed, however I prefer exercising alone.

FABULOUS4US Posts: 159
7/31/12 6:54 A

Well BF and I met in a gym. I have the super-sweating thing and actually take pills for it. So his first impression of me was a sweaty girl on the elliptical. And he still liked me! I ended up gaining 40 lbs during our first year together and when I realized I really need to start working out again, I was terrified to have him see me sweaty or working out. Ironic, I know. He now spends each weekend with me, at my house. I used to not workout on weekends if he was here, but finally had to get over that fear and he doesn't care. It isn't in the same room as him, but he'll walk by and sees me all sweaty. I think he isn't really phased by it and is happy to see me working out. But my mouthing the songs and "dancing" on the elliptical might be kinda funny...haha

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (228,440)
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7/31/12 1:40 A

I'm not embarrassed to work out in front of anyone.

HANDYV Posts: 23,118
7/31/12 12:44 A

I do not like having an audience at home - no husband or bo but I do not like my grown children to see me

When I was going to the gym I did not mind but I went really early and there was hardly anybody there

DPOWERS18 SparkPoints: (24,319)
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7/30/12 12:18 P

I will NOT work out in front of my husband, and we've been married 8 1/2 years. However, I will workout with him. As long as he's doing it with me, it's fine. I just feel really awkward if I'm the only one doing it.

JEANNEBOYD1 Posts: 482
7/30/12 11:55 A

No, not at all. I've worked out at the gym for decades. I can't imagine being embarrassed about working out. You can all set up chairs at the gym and watch me if you like. emoticon

Edited by: JEANNEBOYD1 at: 7/30/2012 (11:57)
OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,493)
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7/30/12 11:47 A

at home workouts - I don't like to have an audience. DH knows that & if he wakes up when I'm doing a morning workout in the living room, he'll get his coffee and go back to the bedroom.

we do go to the Y together. Often walk or ride bikes together on vacation. Sometimes he rides his bike while I run on the beach.

PRINCESS3210 SparkPoints: (1,136)
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7/30/12 11:27 A

absolutely not!!!!

REDSHOES2011 SparkPoints: (35,936)
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8/2/11 10:17 P

Embarrassed, no way.. If he says something I ask him to put his money where his big mouth is.. When he finds out it is hard, he apologizes.. A guy whom is put off by us working out is not worth being together with or getting to next base marriage..
Plenty more men out there whom are wonderful.. Cross if we have sex with them, we can darn well workout in front of them too..
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Edited by: REDSHOES2011 at: 8/2/2011 (22:18)
BEAUTY777 SparkPoints: (410)
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8/2/11 3:44 P

I do get embarassed to work out in front of my boyfriend but I have no choice if he's around since we live together. Although he genuinely supports me in every way he can, I guess I just dont feel that its cute, atleast not where Im at. Maybe when
I can wear tight tight short short shorts - I wont mind :)

*** & this is just my opinion

RICCILYNN Posts: 2,452
8/2/11 3:34 P

My boyfriend is trying to help me get into better shape so it's impossible for me NOT to work out in front of him... we will do simple things together - throw the medicine ball, stretch, etc... most of our workouts though consist of hiking so, again, we are doing it together...

BEAR429 Posts: 614
8/2/11 3:02 P

If we're doing some physical outdoor activity together don't mind it to much I guess because it's fun and I'm not really looking at it as excercise. But do not like having an audience for indoor workouts. I try hard to do those while hubby is gone somewhere and I will actually stop in the middle of a workout if he gets home early.

TRUEPEACENIK Posts: 786
8/2/11 2:45 P

I usually like workouts to be solo. I use it as a time to go mentally inward.
I also dance at home, and that is always, always solo. I dance around others at concerts.

However, if the sweetie wanted to start working out, I'd be all about working out with him if it encouraged him.

As for jiggly and sweaty, well, we have been together long enough to have good associations with that emoticon and not yoga!

He does see me do tai chi,yoga and various stretching.

ACTINGDARLING Posts: 1,840
8/2/11 1:46 P

I'm excited to finally be able to work out with my man at the gym. Once we get a membership, I think it will help push me!

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
8/2/11 1:01 P

I am my GF's kind of personal trainer,....by HER request. LOL! I think the men at the gym were making her uncomfortable as she is well endowed and she was feeling like she was being watched.......creepy she said.

BAZOOKABOBCAT SparkPoints: (73,499)
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8/2/11 1:00 P

I'm not embarrassed usually, unless I'm doing a workout like belly dancing or something with a lot of choreography and I'm stumbling around. ha ha ha ha. But my hubby has seen me do just about every embarrassing thing, so I'm alright with him seeing me work out!

And, if I'm honest, I don't mind him seeing me lift. I like impressing him. ha ha ha ha.

TAMMYSUE21 Posts: 325
8/2/11 1:00 P

Nope! We work out together when we can. If I work out alone sometimes gives me more motivation, like hey look what I'm doing! Like a previous poster said when you're married there are far worse things that each of you will witness. My husband watched and participated in both a regular birth and c-cection. I can do anything in front of him. Keep up the good work. You can do it!!!!

REBECANOLA Posts: 3,278
8/2/11 12:52 P

I think if you do something together, then that's fine. I don't see why he'd be turned off. Do you think that if he sees you sweating or something that he won't like it? Honestly, if you're in a real long term relationship, it's likely that he'll see you worse off than that.

But, doing something like working out on an elliptical at home while someone else is in the same room watching me (or watching TV but I feel like he's watching me) is weird to me.

THEMOTIVATOR1 Posts: 5,650
8/2/11 10:51 A

I find that some feel jealous when the other spouse works out and is trying to take care of themselves. Like the spouse wants to be healthy but does not want to take the little effort or first to do so

CHELLYBEANS Posts: 660
8/2/11 10:34 A

No way! I would love it if I could get the hubs to work out with me, but he's stubborn! My mother & I walk together. It's fun to have a family member work out with you.

LOULY79 Posts: 114
8/2/11 10:24 A

I work out with all of my family. We will all go on a run or hit the gym together. We are each others biggest motivators. I do hit the gym alone on my days off but prefer to go with one of my kids or my hubby : )

BOOKRUNNER SparkPoints: (14,330)
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8/2/11 3:14 A

I don't like a family audience.

MARIEANNETTEBC SparkPoints: (0)
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8/2/11 3:11 A

No, we sometimes workout together....keeps me going when he does it too

SUNSHINEGIRL49 Posts: 553
8/2/11 1:55 A

I will walk with my spouse, but any other exercise......no way. He says he's supportive of my weight loss efforts, but he will not refrain from making snide comments. I guess my walking gait is not amusing to him.

THISYEARSMODEL Posts: 3,292
8/2/11 12:45 A

I firmly believe couples do NOT need to do everything together. Working out is one of them.

For those of you who enjoy it, rock on. Not happening here.

(That said, I don't want to see him clip his toenails or do any number of other things, either, thanks.)

Edited to add: To clarify, for me It's not even really a weight thing. I felt the same way when I was thin & to me, working out is a solitary pursuit.


Edited by: THISYEARSMODEL at: 8/2/2011 (00:57)
LBROD25 SparkPoints: (568)
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8/2/11 12:18 A

I am embaressed to workout in front of my hubby. hate when he watches.

BOOJIG SparkPoints: (572)
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8/2/11 12:10 A

Sometimes I feel lime my fiancÚ will be turned off by me as I work out. Is that wrong? On the other hand I kind of want to show him that I am working hard to lose weight. Hmmm. Any thoughts?

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