Dear Lennie, How can I get my girl to go to the gym without pissing her off and making her self-conscious?
Women are very sensitive about their physical appearance. You want to make sure to approach this the right way so that she doesn’t feel unattractive around you (bye-bye sex life). A great thing to do is to say that you need her to help you get motivated. Such as “I want to sign up for this boot camp class but I don’t want to do it alone. Will you come with me (insert puppy-dog face)?” Another tactic is to tell her that you want to get outside more and invite her on a hike, taking the dog for a run, snorkeling, surfing or diving lessons, a weekend trip to a national park. If she complains that she’s depressed you might want to share research with her about how exercise is universally recommended by psychiatrists, and it’s a great first step to feeling better and boosting your endorphins. This way it isn’t about her body, but her well-being.