Simple enough -- vote in the poll and share personal anecdotes.
EDIT: Equal shape options added to the answers.
EDIT: Equal shape options added to the answers.
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I play in a beer hockey and soccer league, so by default I'm in better shape. She chases the kids around and takes care of everything at home while I get to skate/run around then go drink a few beers a couple times a week.Damn, who would have guessed that FootballGuys are actually FitballGuys? Surprising results so far.
If I see your wife's picture I may throw my underwear at her too. Just sayin'...culdeus said:There is no equal category?
I lift 4x a week and do HIIT/yoga 2x a week and women throw their panties at me.
Wife does pilates/barre 4-5x a week and has an ### of steel.
I would give myself the slight edge mainly because I think I'm putting a bit more time into it and getting more varied structure into my workout range.
When you already have a fit, hot, younger wife despite having a belly, half the incentive to get rid of the belly is already gone.My wife works out 6 days a week and is a healthy fox 8 years my junior. She would like for me to get rid of my belly but I like craft beer and am tired when I get home from work. I'm trying...
I don't have any panties to throw at your wife, but perhaps I can scoop up a pair from the mountain of thrown panties at Culdeus' feet.I'm in good shape, but the wife is doing crossfit 3-4x per week with a bit of running on the side. She's in legit excellent shape, so I'd give her the edge right now.
If you guys saw her you'd be throwing your panties at her.
I'll bite.Captain Cranks said:For those of you who answered that you wish your wife was in better shape, are you just as physically attracted to her compared to when she was? Does she believe you should be?
She sounds depressed and might need some subtle encouragement to do things that will make her feel better. For example, ask if she'd like to take a walk with you.I'll bite.
When her and I first met I remember texting my brothers that she had the best body I've ever seen in the flesh. They were married so I enjoyed filling them in on my adventures for their entertainment, that's what brothers are for. She was curvy in all the right spots. She enjoyed drinking beer. She enjoyed dive bars over a fancy place. It was fantastic.
That was then. She no longer is curvy in only the right spots. In the last year I've probably heard this 50-75 times, "I'm going to start my diet and workout tomorrow." It never starts. A prime example was yesterday when she texted me while we were both at work that said "Bang. Nap. Workout. That's my plan for tonight." Safe to say two of these three happened.
And to make matters worse all she does is complain about what she looks like now but refuses to take action. On most nights I'll go out for a run and return 45 mins later to find her in the same spot on the couch buried in dumb Facebook videos on her phone. I'm in a wedding in 2 months and when she found out about it she told me she wanted to be back to the weight she was when we first met. She has worked out twice in those 3 months.
So to answer your question, no I am not as attracted to her today as I was when we first met. And to make it even less attractive, I have to sit there and listen to her complain about it while she takes absolutely no action. I don't mean to make myself sound shallow, obviously other things are going on besides the weight gain, but it has had a direct impact on her mood where all she does now is take naps and watch Facebook videos. Sorry to hijack the thread with venting, but I needed to get this weight off my chest.
The good news - I am still young in regards of the FFA demo and we have no kids.
The best news - I'm not married nor engaged to her. So if things don't change soon, I can easily pack my things up and move on.
I tried that. For awhile right after the weight gain we went to the gym together and I'd run on the treadmill and she would do the elliptical. But then it became "I don't like working out in front of strangers."
See above. I've tried for over a year, even have gone on a mini diet with her to support her and ate the same stuff as she did. However she always has an excuse to not exercise. So I'm at the point now that I'm hoping my exercising without pushing her to exercise with me will motivate her to at least start.She sounds depressed and might need some subtle encouragement to do things that will make her feel better. For example, ask if she'd like to take a walk with you.
As I posted here several months ago, I made the mistake of directly admitting that I noticed my wife's weight gain over the past year. That really shocked her ego despite the fact that she knew she was getting heavier. I've since laid off the topic and she's come around to eating less sweets and going to the gym with me after seeing me up my own health game. Before she hated going to the gym, but now she looks forward to it because it's something we do together.
Exercise is a tiny component of overall body composition. Diet is at least 80%. Don't get hung up on that.See above. I've tried for over a year, even have gone on a mini diet with her to support her and ate the same stuff as she did. However she always has an excuse to not exercise. So I'm at the point now that I'm hoping my exercising without pushing her to exercise with me will motivate her to at least start.
Yeah there are a lot of other things going on I didn't share, everyone was discussing working out in here so I piggy backed off that topic. Ive said the same thing to her a million times and she tries to argue to the contrary. I think it came up even when she was telling a story how one of her friends girlfriend lost 100 lbs in a year and hardly worked out. She was in disbelief since the girlfriend hardly worked out during that. Not sure what more evidence she needs than that, but still sticks to her guns that the diet doesn't matter.Exercise is a tiny component of overall body composition. Diet is at least 80%. Don't get hung up on that.