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4/11/12 7:03 P

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That's tricky. It's too bad he can't see your positive intention with the game.

There are some things that I used to be too embarrassed to do when my husband was home (play certain games, read certain books, practice dance/yoga), but I've had to embrace our differences and just do those things when he's around anyway. I mean, he lives with *me* so he may as well find out who *me* is.

Good luck!

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4/9/12 2:08 P

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My hubby is very supportive. But I still have to wait until he's in bed to workout with the Xbox. He likes me to "tuck" him in at night and he goes to bed before I do. In order to get a workout in without stopping for the "tucking" I have to wait until after the "tucking". Men... emoticon

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4/4/12 2:47 P

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My hubby hates anything to do with video games, too - or computers, smart phones, tablets, etc. There's nothing I can do about it.

I try to remember that I'm living my life for me, not for him. He has his own life. There is no one who can life in my body, in my mind, except for me. I have to take care of my own wants and needs.

Try to dismiss whatever his opinion may be. YOURS is the ONLY one that truly matters. You aren't doing this for him, it's for you. And you deserve to take good care of yourself. It's your gift to you, that no one else can give you.

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1/12/12 8:56 P

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When my husband gives me a negative, I raise him a positive. For example, "Woo! Honey, this is great! I just love this Zumba! I might even take salsa lessons!" And then I would turn up the volume!

If you're doing something good for you, don't let others negativity get in the way of that. Your health and well-being is important.

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1/12/12 5:07 P

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AMEN Ryan! I feel ya brother, the only thing my wife likes about the Xbox is the fact we met friends in Myrtle Beach that we now spend every summer at their place and Peggle. lol

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1/11/12 11:03 P

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thanks for the co mment. it helps me look at it differently. We'll definately see what he says when my clothes start to get big...

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1/11/12 7:51 P

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You're not alone in this one. My wife hates the Kinect and anything to do with video games. Despite all the successful stories I tell her, she still thinks video games are garbage and can't be used to better peoples' lives. Sometimes, people are just programmed differently.

Thankfully you can come here and be in the company of people that love to exercise and play on their Kinect! Like you said, do it when he is sleeping or away. When he sees your life improving, we'll see what he says then.

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1/11/12 6:20 P

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If you've played it, you know the girl says thngs like "keep it up" " great job" but he's only saying it because she is, and he's in the next room, but the door is next to the tv. it was just annoying. idk.

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1/11/12 6:19 P

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So I always have a hard time being motivated to exercise. Today I bought the kinect with kinect adventures and Zumba Party. So when I first start Zumba, not a minute in, my husband repeats everything the girl says. I go up to the xbox and turn the thing off. It was just annoying. That's as motivating as he can be. He knows I bought it to lose some weight and get in shape and he just does stuff like that. He's not one to comment on things, or motivate me to keep on track, maybe he's the reason I keep failing before, my own husband wont support me in my efforts.

So anyway, may have to just play it when he's napping or not home. It just ruined my mood. Not that I could play it long anyway, being my first time using it or even trying zumba. but just made me mad .

Anyone else have a husband that isn't really supportive? Or if he is, you can't see where he's supportive?

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