You can be an athlete and lead a happy family life. There is just one condition – your other half must also be a sports nut!
As the saying goes – in a healthy body, a healthy spirit. But does a busy training schedule allow you to find time for your beloved one? Does a sports enthusiast have to rely solely on the company of gym mates or members of a sports team? The good news is that it is possible to combine family responsibilities with active sports practice. The chances of success increase significantly if your other half is also attracted to physical activity. It’s always better together – tough training sessions or failures at sports competitions no longer look so dark.
Waking up early in the morning, having a quick breakfast and then training – this is what a sportsman’s morning often looks like. As long as they are able to reconcile their training with the time they devote to their partner, everything is fine. The problems begin when the day gets shorter and there’s not enough time to accomplish all the planned points of the day. Then you have to choose – training or going out together? At least some of the athletes will choose training without hesitation, after all, thanks to it they gain not only a great figure, but also a sensational mood and strength to fight against daily adversities.
A person, who is far from being passionate about any kind of physical activity, will probably not understand such a choice and this is where the first stairs start. The situation looks completely different if your partner also trains. It doesn’t even have to be the same sport – it’s important to understand each other and give each other space to pursue passions and training goals.
The best situation is when two people are passionate about the same activity, such as cycling or mountain running. Then they can spend time together not only on romantic dinners or at the cinema, but also on intensive workouts. It is in such extreme situations that all character flaws come to the surface. If you want to get to know another person inside out, start training with them! A shared passion for sport has already cemented many a relationship. Endorphins released during physical activity make the butterflies in the stomachs of lovers stay with them for longer!
If you live together, spend every moment together, and additionally train together, after the first period of euphoria a bit worse days may happen. Spending most of your time together can be at least as destructive as a long separation. So it’s a good idea to take a little breather from each other from time to time. Let everyone go for a separate workout. This will give you a breath of fresh air and break the chain of monotony. When training together, it is important to understand the other party well. For some couples, the extra sporting competition can cement a relationship, while for others it can even contribute to its demise.
Probably few people look at the issue of combining partnership and sports lifestyle through the prism of savings. But it turns out that you can save a lot of money by being passionate about the same sport. Think about it for a moment – when going to a competition, travel costs can be divided in half. Similarly, when it comes to renting a place to stay. You’ll also spend less on accessories that you can share.
Of course, it takes more than a shared love of sport to establish a deeper relationship between two people, but there’s no denying that people who share a passion are often much happier than partners with different hobbies.
Featured Image: Adobe Stock