It took a long time for my wife to convince me, but after ten years of marriage she pretty much knows how to get what she wants from me if she puts her mind to it. The story is a rather common one unfortunately, but in this case has a great conclusion.
One of the biggest problems in marriage, and one that is not given enough attention is the problem of getting fat. What happens is that after you commit yourself to another person for the rest of your life you tend to slack off on maintaining your physical appearance. This is more common for women then for men in my opinion for the simple reason that once a woman gets pregnant her body goes through dramatic changes and after she carries a baby for nine months in her stomach she not going to fit into her old bikini.
Like most things in life it is much easier to stay “on the boat” then to climb back onto it. In other words, it is easier to stay this then to gain a lot of weight and then lose it. I don’t mean to sound judgmental or superficial but the facts have to be faced, if you don’t watch yourself you’re going to have problems. But I think you can forgive me in this case because I am the one who “let themselves go”
I put on 35 pounds in ten yours of marriage and my wife’s not to subtle hints were not getting me motivated to do anything about it, that is, until I got a year’s membership to a new gym in the area for my anniversary.
And now we come to that part of the article that made the difference to me as I hope it does to you. The gym had the most novel and innovative concept incorporated to every part of the gym. It was muscular mannequins of both genders stationed next to the exorcize machines. But that is not it. The mannequins had certain specific muscles painted red; they were the muscles that you would be working out if you used the machines that they were standing next to. This might not sound so amazing but I assure you it was very inspirational. If you are like me that you ether can’t afford or don’t have a schedule consistent enough to hire a personal trainer. So what people like me do is go to gym (after they receive an anniversary gift) and mess around with some machines and don’t real get results. We ask people for advice and then forget it that next day. What these mannequins did for me was much more than the little pictures that are attached to the sides of the exorcise machines. They made me actually conceptualize how I could look if I would use the machines. It really worked. I lost almost 25 pounds and look the best I ever did.
There is no question as far as I am concerned that this gym has a future and it is because of the innovations and the use of life sized and like life looking mannequins that made the difference for me.