Oh love… It can be all-consuming and make you feel amazing–so amazing that you start to slack on other areas of your life, like the gym! If I had to choose between snuggling up with my honey or running 5 miles, I’d choose the snuggle time, hands down! BUT THERE’S GOOD NEWS! It doesn’t have to be love OR exercise. You can keep your boo and your tight booty if you know how to mix the two. Here are some date ideas that you can do with your sugar-free sweetie pie so you don’t lose sight of your goals in your love haze!
Take a Hike (together!)– No matter where you live, you should be able to find a scenic trail that would be the perfect backdrop for your romance! Hiking can be an easy or intense exercise, depending on where you go and how high your trail takes you. You’ll get some memorable views, tone your tush, and there can be ample opportunities to make the man (or whomever) feel like a super-hero. Picture this: tearing down branches like Rambo, swooping in to stop a fall like Superman, or giving much needed encouragement along the way like… Robin?? You get the point.
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Kayaking and “Kanoodling”– A kayaking adventure is an exciting way to get closer to your carb-free love-muffin. Surprisingly, kayaking can be a full body workout. You’re obviously putting your arms to work, but your abs will also feel the burn with all those twisting movements from the paddling. If you pick up the speed, you can get your heart pumping for a cardio workout! I also notice that my inner thighs get some work from nervously pressing my feet into the footholds inside the kayak. A less fearful person may not notice the same sensation, however. On this date, you can kayak together or opt to get individual kayaks. I recommend kayaking separately if you’re both inexperienced because you might end up going in circles (literally) and possibly annoying each other!
Another date option for kayaking is night kayaking. You can do this with a group at some locations and relax to the soothing sounds of the water and your partner’s sweet nothings under the stars.
Running in Name of Love – Going for a run with your guilt-free honey bun can be the perfect date option, as long as you don’t try to push too far outside of your comfort zone. This is not the time to sprint, or double your distance, because you’ll be too tired to enjoy the company! An asthma attack, or the release of your “cookies” has a way of killing the mood. Keep your fitness levels in mind, and ask your partner (if a faster runner) to stay at your pace.
BONUS! If you map your route in advance you could aim to finish up with a satisfying meal at an outdoor restaurant.
DOUBLE BONUS!! Ever hear of the runner’s high? Mix that up with an attractive running partner and let the sparks fly!!
What are your active date ideas? Have you gone on a “fit-date”? Please leave a comment below!
Keep it Moving!
© June 2014