Don't Neglect Your Friends
This is the best way to stay in shape after starting a new relationship. Your friends keep you active with outdoor activities. Try to do exercise-oriented activities – sports, runs or planned group workouts. You can socialize in between your laps or lifts. Try to get together in the morning so you can't make an excuse later in the day to opt out.
Exercise With The Rest Of The Day In Mind
If you know that you are going out to a new restaurant later on, get in a morning or early afternoon workout. This way you won't feel so guilty when you splurge on dinner. Just invest another ten or fifteen minutes on your workout that morning.
Center some of your dates around activities like bowling, miniature golf, hikes, bikes, batting cages, etc. You'll eat less and burn more calories. Playing a round of miniature golf can be much more enjoyable than dinner and a movie.
Scour The Menu
If you eat out on a regular basis with your sweetie, take the time to read over restaurant menus in search of the leanest meals. Watch out for those simple carbohydrates like breadsticks, bread and pasta. Don't veer outside of your typical dietary habits just because you’re out on a date. Opt for salads, grilled veggies and light dishes, like fish. Avoid doughs, breads, fried foods and pastries. If you do choose a rich food, split it with your partner.
Don't Drink In Excess
If you've gotten into the habit of drinking excessive amounts of beer or other alcohol, it is time to stop. All that extra alcohol packs on hundreds of useless calories. A mere 12 ounces of beer has 100 calories per serving. The same is true of 5 ounces of wine. Opt for a mixed drink with club soda or flavored seltzer instead.
If you've packed on some pounds or if you’re afraid of doing so, be proactive and join the Downtown Athletic Club today. We have all the latest gym equipment. Check out our basketball court, racquetball courts, Keiser indoor cycling studio, hot tubs and steam rooms. You can also meet with one of our personal trainers for fitness and dietary advice tailored to your unique goals and body type.