How do you and your significant other handle a house divided? For me and the Mr, this comes into play with our football team loyalties. My South Jersey Boy loves his E-A-G-L-E-S, while I root for the Big Blue. Two days a year we can’t watch football in our own home, so we go to “Neutral Territory” (aka. the local sports bar) for game watching. That’s the compromise we made Year One. Likewise, when a major shift in eating habits come into play, you and your significant other need to be in communication with how you’ll work that out. Hopefully you’ll find your own Neutral Territory.
In honor of FLOTUS Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign turning 5 this year, I’m challenging my couples out there to #GimmeFive days of eating meals together cooked at home this week! Share your creations with me in the Comments and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #NNsaidGimmeFive. Share 5 days worth of home-cooked meals and enter for a chance to win a $25 Amex gift card towards your next grocery shopping trip! Last day to enter is Sunday April 12th.
Remember healthy kids grow up in healthy homes. Start good habits now and new family members will join right in. For more information or ideas on how to get moving, visit Let’s Move!
NEW RESEARCH! Among couples, when one person adopts a healthier habit, their partner is more likely to make a similar change. Talk about positive peer pressure! 2/3 of adults became more active when their partner started a fitness routine, vs 25% who tried on their own. Read on for more info!