I would be inclined to try to teach her the basics of exercise, but it seems pointless if she's miserable the entire time.Dating a Non-athlete wrote: Does anyone have experience in trying to encourage their non-athletic partner to exercise?She has a nice body, she danced - which can be a sport, and certainly is a physical activity. The worst thing you can do is trying to motivate her. Women who go to the gym and lift weights look better than both, but that's a different topic.[quote]but was a dancer (whatever that means). Side note: a girl once dumped me because I "exercised too much" (I workout an hour everyday right now- can't image what that girl would have thought of me when I was a college athlete).
genre, Genre Roulette can be hard to pull off seriously.Being active and exercising are something I highly value about myself.It's pathetic to me that someone who is so well-educated and driven is in the same boat with most Americans who are apathetic about being physically fit and healthy.In college she was a sorority girl and it appears she's more interested in being social than taking care of herself.Overall she has no exposure on how to exercise which is unbelievable since she's so type A and is going to be a doctor!If you are in your 20s there are NO excuses not to be somewhat active.We're both in medical school - I share that same demands and responsiblities and I make time for exercise.I appreciated her honesty in having no desire to exercise but I don't know what to do with this one.Is it really the shallow of me to dismiss her as a serious partner because she doesn't exercise?The desire to be physically fit is an organic process that must originate from one's own motivation.If medical school has taught me anything, it's that it's impossible to change someone if they don't recognize the problem and are willing to address it.