After the rosy afterglow of marriage fades into a comfortable warm flame, it’s easy to get into a routine. While routines are great for work, they can become ruts for a relationship.
One of the best ways to break out of the spousal monotony is to branch out and try new activities together. You’ll have fun discovering new things and getting in shape.
Healthy for your body and your relationship! Below are some great things to try out together.
Playing a sport together may sounds scary, but it’s actually really fun! When my husband insisted I join a co-rec soccer team with him, my stomach dropped. I had never played soccer before and I was scared out of my mind. Turns out I loved it and we played for four years straight.
And when you score a goal, run in a touchdown or tag someone out, it’s great to have your partner excited and proud of you.
In the wintertime, there’s not much that’s more fun than spending the day at the mountain. Most people grew up snow skiing. So trying snowboarding together is really fun!
And it can be romantic to sit in the lodge afterwards, sipping a hot toddy and relaxing after a great workout on the slopes.
Planning a whole day where you spend the hours out in nature, pack a picnic, and enjoy each other’s company. If there’s a lake nearby or river, you can go for a dip.
Going for a hike is a great way to disconnect from the world and just enjoy each other’s company. It’s fantastic exercise and so beautiful.
My husband and I went river rafting last summer and what a thrill it was! It was scary and so much fun. Our ride was about 6 hours long and after you get used to sitting in the raft and navigating with the oars, it can be quite relaxing in the slower parts of the river.
And it is an awesome leg workout. At the end of the ride you’ll both be exhausted and sun burnt and ready for some relaxing by the campfire.
Most people have some outdoor tennis courts near them. If you aren’t super competitive with each other, tennis can be a nice and more tame option for an activity. It’s a great workout and it gets you outdoors. Plus it isn’t too hard to pick up for beginners. Win!
Whatever you choose, it’s important to keep your body and your relationship in top shape.
by Lisa Coronado