Meal preparation for couples

Breakfast is the most important element of any fitness freak’s regimen. If you miss breakfast you are going to miss a lot in terms of the good that you intend to do for your body. There are many options a couple can experiment with especially while exercising together. The fun of preparing the morning meal together leads to better coordination and a long term bonding with your partner as a couple.

My girlfriend and I believe in a holistic meal that is able to replenish our bodies with the essential elements required by it to ensure an alert body all through the day. We generally prepare breakfast together in the morning.

Green Smoothie for the immune system

This is my favorite and I am the one who generally prepares it for both of us. I am kind of a master in preparing a green smoothie for both of us. I blend 1 cup of spinach 1 cup of kale, 1/2 a banana, a small handful almonds, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 3 to 5 raw Brazil nuts, 1 to 2 tablespoons cacao or carob powder and 1/2 a can of full-fat coconut milk. I have been drinking this smoothie with a small variation in the ingredients almost every day for the past three years. She has also been able to develop her taste for it.

The most essential element of your breakfast – Protein

Since both of us are into exercising and gym training in a big way the constant demand for protein needs to be fulfilled right in the morning. Generally she takes care of the protein part everyday and for that she combines 2 to 3 large scoops of vegan protein with 4 to 6 ounces full-fat coconut milk (unsweetened), 1 to 2 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, a handful of organic coconut flakes (unsweetened) and a tablespoon of chia seeds.

Yes we like to splurge sometimes

Sometimes we both have time to splurge. Last weekend we didn’t have much to do and decided to make our breakfast a bit more interesting. We scrambled and fried 4 eggs in olive oil and added a bit of butter to change the taste (we like experimenting with food). On the side we had a large serving of Swiss chard, a handful of olives and one avocado. Adding sea salt and pepper along with sliced tomato made the breakfast awesome. It has been almost two years since me and she started having breakfast together and there is a mutual understanding that we need to keep up this regimen for a long time.


How I met my Girlfriend

Being the fitness freak I am I have always spent my time being in the gym or researching for equipment and diet which can give me the extra boost to create a healthy body. My best buddy and sister would always be by my side to assist me while making a choice between the various equipment and diet plans I wanted to experiment. One year back my sister got married and went off to live with her husband and around the same time my best friend for an offshore assignment. I was left all alone and then I suddenly realized how much dependent I was on both of them not only for the time when I had to make the choices but also for an emotional and mental support. While talking to my best friend a month after he had left he made me realize that I needed a partner to fill the void in my life.

Fitness Couple

Fitness Freak Couple

The search begins

Since I was not socially very much involved within the community the only option I had was online search for a partner whom I could share my emotions and depend for my daily dose of motivation, who would hear me out and would understand my feelings and ensure that I didn’t feel alone.

questions to ask before meeting

Online dating questions to ask before meeting

Searching for a dating website was not much of a task since interracialdatingcentral was a hands down choice as it was suggested by my sister and of course my friend who earlier coaxed me to join it. While making an account for myself I was a bit reluctant to share my bodybuilding and exercising interests however these were the only things I knew so I didn’t have much of a choice.

Compatibility was quick and easy

As soon as I was on the website I was flooded with suggestions and chat with girls that were located around me was pretty easy. Since I was looking to date seriously I purchased the subscription for the website which opened up a lot of facilities within the website for me. I was able to sift through the list and pick on one particular girl who a few images of her showing her exercising. It was an instant action from my side to contact her and send her a message complimenting her about the choice of fitness equipment she was using (I use almost same equipment at my gym).

We made sparks fly online

She was quick to respond. Later I came to know that I was the only one who complimented he on the choice of equipment she was using all other messages she received were about the king of body shape and face she had. She has a cute face. We started messaging to and fro on interracialdatingcentral right away. The conversation started on gym equipment went on to the diet plans, warm up exercises we did and ended by sharing our skype ids.

From Online to phone to the first date

AS soon as I logged out from interracialdatingcentral I received a notification on my skype and guess what she had added me on her skype. She was quite excited to talk to me and I had butterflies in my stomach. We had a video chat but was not able to catch a glimpse of her. She just showed me around her personal gym and we talked a bit more on our schedule and fitness techniques. At the end of the skype call we had exchanged our phone numbers with a plan to meet on the weekend.

Online dating questions to ask before meeting

Dating Questions

It was still 4 days for the weekend to arrive and I was excited for the first date. We were texting each other online via skype and there were still a few questions in my mind which I needed to ask before the actual meeting. These Online dating questions to ask before meeting are quite important for any individual since they will decide the way your date and your relationship is going to shape up in future.

I didn’t have a long list neither did she have too many questions still the questions we had while dating online that we were to ask each other before meeting were quite important. The serious one from my side was just one question “What are you looking from for in this relationship”. The answer she gave was something that made me feel that Yes I need to go in for this relationship. She told me that she was looking for love, stability and emotional support. Of course I was looking for emotional support and love and stability was a bonus for me.

She had questions about my idea of my weekend, my family, my embarrassing moments, education and of course the passion about my fitness. We were now eager to meet once another after the initial round of questions and answers while dating online. Come weekend and we met at an upscale café which was chosen by me. She came and I was floored by her grace. We had planned a one hour meeting but we spent six hours together and I ended up dropping her home. WE have our homes at a driving distance of 20 minutes. She joined the gym I go to exercise the very next month and it has been almost one year and we are still together.

 


Couple Training

Best workout for couples

Couples that workout together have seen to be having a much better bonding and health than couples that do not work out at all. Keeping a healthy body and a healthy mind with your partner is something you can do with regular exercises and a few yoga poses. Having someone at your side while exercising keeps the motivation level high. Many exercises need a person to help you and if it is your girl friend who is your partner when you are exercising the motivation level is bound to go high along with the bonding of the couple. There are a lot of couples you are going to find who exercise together and keep themselves fit. There are quite a few exercises that can be done together as a couple and will be of immense benefit for the couple. Given below are five couples with their instagram handles that will motivate you to work together.

Doing Yoga together will is a great option to keep your body and mind fit

Couple Training

Couples that workout together

Yoga is the most preferred technique of keeping fit. It is not really a set of exercises; it is a lifestyle which if embraced by both the partners will surely create a healthy existence for both. Yoga is one technique that requires a partner since some of the poses are quite tricky which cannot be done all alone initially. There are some techniques in Yoga that have an inherent requirement of a partner. The tree pose is one of those techniques that has an inherent requirement of a partner. It is simple and easy you just need to stand beside your partner with your hips touching. The leg that is on the outside has to be bent from the knee to pull the foot up so that it presses against the opposite leg’s inner thigh. Once you press you knee back it will help your foot to stay put and opens the hips even more. Now you need to take your inside arm and wrap it around your partner’s lower back. Once you are comfortable bring your outside hands together at the center pressing your palms together. Hold for as long as you can.

Double Dance pose for couples that workout together

The double dance technique is another Yoga posture that can be implemented with your partner only. You need to stand facing each other. Open your hands and join the palms then with the other hand you need to pull back your leg without bending at the knee. This pose will require a lot of practice from your end. You need to make sure that you warm up before actually making this pose with your partner.

@yogabeyond

The Double Boat technique will help your legs and circulatory system

 

The Double boat pose is one easy pose for couples that workout together since it can also be used as a warm up technique for the more tough poses. You just need to straighten your legs and with the soles touching for a hamstring stretch. And then hold hands till the time you can. You will find a bit difficult initially however once your back muscles are toned up it is going to be a cake walk for you.

@evolutionyoganc

Pressing the body weight of your partner

Body Weight Training

This is one pose that is going to help you strengthen you core muscles. However you need to be sure that you can lift up your partner easily. Make sure you do not injure your backbone while doing it. One just needs to make his or her partner sit on his shoulders and do sit ups.

@crossfit

Backbands with your lady in your arms

Your woman needs to be quite flexible for this exercise. She needs to keep her body straight and stiff so that you can pick her up and bend backwards. This move requires a lot of flexibility and stability.

@ankofit