How Do I Get My Husband to Eat Healthy?

“How do I get my husband to eat healthy?”

“My kids don’t want to eat better. How do you change them?”

Ever asked yourself this? Man, I have. Y’all would be shocked at how opposite Chris and I are in terms of “health.”

He thinks about the gym and gives himself a check mark in the exercise column. I mean hell, THAT took mental energy! Now where’s the beer to celebrate those calories burned!

I kid, but I spent years worrying about Chris. I worried about him not working out, worried about him eating burgers at Ruby Tuesday with a side of rice (because I honestly think he sees it as ordering a vegetable), and worried he was skipping breakfast and lunch most days.

My worry led to making his lack of what I would consider “good effort” a statement about his love for me.

“If you loved me you would take care of yourself.”

“Don’t you know how hard it is for me to stay motivated to eat well when you aren’t?”

“Why do you insist on not working out? I’ll give you a plan! You are married to a trainer for God’s sake!”

Nag. Nag. Nag.

The only person killing their health was me! My MENTAL HEALTH!

Then I realized some amazing things. Chris has run over 10 half marathons and lots of 15K’s, 10K’s, and 5K’s over the 10  years since I lost weight. He’s learned to lift weights because of videos I ordered for me. He may not have done this

He’s been watching, changing, and better off because of changes I made to me. Not because I nagged the crap out of him.

Does he follow my “manual” of what a healthy person does? No. Heck, I don’t even follow my own manual consistently. That’s a blog for another day.

But what he does is quietly observe. Just like Logan, he takes things in and changes over time because of what he sees. He sees me getting my exercise in, sees me eating healthy, sees my excitement when I food prep and layers it in where it is comfortable for him.

My clients recently met me in Vegas to do the Vegas 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. I had people doing all distances. Do you know what impressed me the most? The men.

This race we had so many husbands. And, they were there to join us.

Not because we nagged. Because we’ve been living what we believe. They see us in action which leads them to action.

Some of the men came to cheer because PNP means a lot to their wives. They see what the PNPTribe does for them. Some of them raced because they see how exercise and PNP has made their women strong in body and mind.

So, when you wonder how do you change the people you love most in the world I will tell you this: Walk the Talk. Be the example. Make it livable. Make it fun. Make it a part of who you are. Let them SEE you.

Enjoy these pictures. We had tons of photos from this weekend but these are a few of my favorites.

These ladies are some of my best friends in the world. I wouldn't have met them without PNP.

These ladies are some of my best friends in the world. I wouldn’t have met them without PNP.

A few of the PNPTribe!!!! We came from all over to celebrate health and friendship.

A few of the PNPTribe!!!! We came from all over to celebrate health and friendship.

These two. I love them. They are both spunky, blonde, and AMAZING in my book.

These two. I love them. They are both spunky, blonde, and AMAZING in my book.

First time meeting Mary Jo and I know she is the woman I want to be in 20 years.

First time meeting Mary Jo and I know she is the woman I want to be in 20 years.

There's no better picture than this to show the friends you make in PNP. Maggie and Amy had never met until this weekend but KNEW each other.

There’s no better picture than this to show the friends you make in PNP. Maggie and Amy had never met until this weekend but KNEW each other.

I had the HONOR of running with my friend and client Lindsay - her FIRST Half Marathon!!!

I had the HONOR of running with my friend and client Lindsay – her FIRST Half Marathon!!!

I don't know what was so funny but I love how happy we are. #untilIdrawmylastbreath

I don’t know what was so funny but I love how happy we are. #untilIdrawmylastbreath

 

  • Marla K says:

    I see this question so often about husbands and you are so right Corinne. The best thing we can do is be passionate about living healthy and they will join us in the quest. Maybe not in the exact same way.. but the changes are there. Without my quest to start running… my husband and I would still be on the couch. What started out as a “I’ll run with you on the short ones as support”, has turned into our Saturday activity and common love.

    This group of women truly have changed my life for the better. They have changed me in so many ways. They are the fuel that keep my passions burning for health and fitness and they are the source of strength when I attempt something new and are my soft place to land when I struggle and fall. I love that I can get together with them and feel like we’ve known each other for a lifetime.

  • Paula Weerheim says:

    It’s amazing how PNP spills over into our families. I too got to meet a few ladies I’ve only known virtually! It was an amazing weekend and thank you for Corinne for making PNP what it is … I love our PNP Tribe and my husband “gets it” too!

    • It’s so true that we have so many virtual friends. There are women I’ve yet to meet after years of being together but I have no doubt we “know” each other. It’s a special bond. Love you girl.

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