Help me help my husband put on weight or deal with the way his body is.
May 26, 2012 9:06 PM Subscribe
My husband has always been skinny. I love his body and everything about him but once in a while, he starts talking about how he wants to work out and gain weight.
posted by kat518 to health & fitness (35 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
There are two issues here: one is a health issue and one is a relationships issue.
The health issue: My husband has always been skinny. The first time I saw him in a pair of shorts, I nearly cried because his legs are so skinny. He's a healthy guy but he's one of those people with a great metabolism. He doesn't work out, he eats whatever he wants, and he's still skinny. I love his body and everything about him but once in a while, he starts talking about how he wants to work out and gain weight.
The relationship problem: When he talks about working out and gaining weight, he talks about joining a gym. I've taken him to a gym before and he just gets bored. My workouts involve yoga and running. He runs with me occasionally but not seriously. Since it's getting hot out, I prefer to run in the mornings but he is not a morning-running person. He's gone to yoga but he doesn't like it. He says that he doesn't like it when people tell him what to do so I feel like that rules out all or most fitness classes. So I don't know what to suggest.
I feel like this is one of those things where we just kind of go around in circles once in a while. I want to be supportive of his interest in gaining weight and working out but he'll say he's interested in joining a gym, I'll say okay, he'll say, no, I mean it this time, I'll say okay, end scene. I've asked him what he wants to do, he doesn't really know. So where do we go from here?