By: Ashley Fern from Elite Daily
“There are two types of people in this world: the ones who make exercising an integral part of their lives and the ones who do not.
When you’re single, you can be either of these types of people without it really impacting your mindset, but when you get into a relationship, it becomes very apparent.
If you are an extremely active person, you know very well how demotivating and detrimental a lazy partner can be.
Your willpower deteriorates when faced with his or her lazy ways and, the next thing you know, it’s been almost a week since you last hit the gym.
It’s much easier to get out of a routine than into it, so wouldn’t you want someone by your side who’s encouraging you to push yourself? Well, this is just one of the many reasons couples who exercise together, stay together.”
1. You know neither of you is lying when you say you’re at the gym for two hours
“Oh you’re going to do cardio and lift today?! Good for you.”
Instead of getting pissed off that your boyfriend or girlfriend will essentially be unreachable for two hours, you encourage it. You know exactly what kind of day your partner is having and support it wholeheartedly.
2. You always have someone to spot you
Maybe you want to up that weight and need someone by your side to assist you. Well, look no further because you basically have that person on speed dial.
3. The guilt trip you experience is way worse when it comes from someone else
You can beat yourself all you want, but you will never feel guiltier for skipping a workout than when your partner calls you out on it.
You can rationalize letting yourself down all you want, but it’s a completely different story when it comes from someone else.
4. Between the two of you, you have access to unlimited free guest passes
You can try your hardest to recruit your friends over to your athletic lifestyle! And when it comes to free things, it’s really not that difficult to convince anyone of anything.
5. Sweat definitely does not disgust either of you
In fact, you’ve grown to kind of like it…
6. You’re on the same diet
Cooking and going out to eat is easy because you both want the healthiest, yet most fulfilling option possible.
7. Cheat days are twice as fun
You may have thought you were in all your glory at the gym, but when the two of you get in front of a plate of mac and cheese there is no stopping either of you.
You indulge as much as you want because you know exactly where you will be the next day — back at the gym.
8. Your sex life is definitely benefiting
Need we elaborate any further?
9. You push each other in different ways
Whether it’s through positive or negative words of encouragement, the result is still the same. Sometimes you need that extra push to get your butt moving.
10. You don’t feel uncomfortable meeting up after a workout
Neither of you is self-conscious about your physical appearance after a sweaty session at the gym. You don’t care what you look like because it’s about what’s underneath your clothes that matter.
Read the other 15 reasons why couples who workout together stay together at EliteDaily.com