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Love/hate relationship

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Today I had a big breakfast and then set out for a walk with my DH. He has multiple injuries from the sports he plays. I love to walk with him but he can't walk as far or as fast as I can. It's a conundrum. walking by myself definitely fits my fitness plan but walking with my hubbie is more fun but not at all part of fitness.

What is a wifey to do?
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    I’d say walk with hubby. I’d give anything to walk with mine.
    1167 days ago
    If he is willing to walk with you, then I would use those days to weight train. The walk is your warm up, you do your weights and then so a cool down. Who knows, he may be willing to weight train with you too!
    1171 days ago
    After a bunch of strokes my hubby can't move quickly anymore, either. There can be no improvement for him, he will just get slower and slower over time. If I want to walk the way I want to walk, I have to do it by myself. I can't even go shopping or sightseeing with him anymore, I could go faster if he were in a wheelchair, which he won't do.
    1171 days ago
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    Have the same issue with my friend. I have me walks too
    1172 days ago
    Yeah, my DH is slowing down as well - I'll be interested to hear what you work out.
    1172 days ago
    I have a similar challenge with my DH. I exercise both with and without him. The activities shared with him do not challenge me and that's fine. I'm happy to share his company and move some. We both enjoy spending time together be it walking around the block or training at the gym.

    Good luck finding a balance that supports you.
    1172 days ago
    some days with, some days without. When you're retired, you can do that.
    1172 days ago
    Sounds like a great problem to have. I wish I could get mine out with me but he's resistant! Maybe when the weather warms up he'll be more receptive.
    1172 days ago
    Do both and be twice as wonderful!
    1172 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I have the same issue but with our dogs...lol. When I walk out three it is more for their needs as it is a “sniff and pee” every few feet. I’ve started walking another dog (much younger than our three) and it’s a win-win. Not meaning to say your husband is a dog !!!
    1172 days ago
    Walk backward by his side -- that uses more calories, but definitely keep walking with him... for the relationship and to encourage him to keep walking.
    1172 days ago
    Walk with him some, then you go again by yourself. That is if you have the time.
    1172 days ago
    You walk your pace perhaps 3 times a week and 3 times a week walk with him for your rest/cross training days. That might work. My hubby won't walk with me because I walk too fast. I would slow for him, but he isn't having it.

    Or you could use your walks with him as warm ups and then do treadmill or a different walk.

    Hope you find what works for you. -Marsha
    1172 days ago
    Talk to him, see what he suggests
    1172 days ago
    Maybe walk twice a day? Hopefully, he's understanding and takes it in stride.

    1172 days ago
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