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A Perfect Fit!

05/31/2008 05:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

He Said:

When my wife and I decided to get healthy and lose a few “post-wedding” pounds, I was totally gung-ho on the idea. We both looked a lot better before the wedding, and I knew she had the motivation and enthusiasm to get us both back in the gym and on track.

Dr. Deb Says:
Uh oh… You’re counting on someone else’s motivation and enthusiasm to magically translate into a change in your behavior? You’ve got to find your own!

He Said:
Thing is, I already enjoy going to the gym. It’s a great escape from my crazy work schedule. I love getting on the treadmill and sweating my stresses away. Lately, though, things at the office have been a little more hectic than usual. I’m up for a big promotion and that means later hours and more post-work schmoozing with clients and co-workers. I know my wife isn’t too crazy about me spending my evenings at the bar chowing down on buffalo wings, but it’s all part of the job. We both want this promotion for our family. If that means fewer hours at the gym for now, then that’s the way it goes.

Dr. Deb Says:
I’m guessing your boss cares more about your contribution to the bottom line than how much time you spend schmoozing. And if I’m wrong, and you’re in a job that really depends on being out drinking on a regular basis, you have a bigger problem than a few pounds. That type of job and parenting a child and having a healthy marriage are incompatible.

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