By marriage fitness I’m speaking of staying in shape both physically and mentally. If both of you are into fitness then that’s great and you’re setting a good example for your children to follow. If not, then it’s time to get busy and remedy the situation.
If you’re not in shape physically then it affects your mental health and vice versa. You have to start somewhere, so why not start online by researching ways to exercise as a family and read a few self help e-books. Online is a start then you can take it from there.
Marriage fitness can become a problem when one person is active and is in good health, but the other one isn’t and doesn’t even make an effort!
It isn’t fair to the spouse who is exercising and working on mental stability while the other one falls apart. After all, as you grow old together the healthy one will then have to take care of the one who is the slacker. As you know this places undue hardship on the family and can cause the marriage to fall apart.
To keep a marriage healthy and fit you both need to be focused on what is the best interest of the relationship. You can’t allow yourself to get out of shape and overweight which is a health risk as well as unattractive.
Being a slacker or deadbeat can also affect your sex life who wants to have sex with someone who has let themselves go and is no longer appealing.
Whether it’s due to overweight, hygiene, personal care, mental attitude or whatever, both parties are responsible to keep themselves up for their own well being as well as for the relationship. We are to be an asset to our mate not a liability.
Marriage fitness matters, so if you see yourself here and you’re one of the slackers who has let themselves go then do something about it. It’s never too late to change your lifestyle which will improve the marriage relationship.