Happy Hump Day fellow Healthy Chicks! Today I am proud to entertain you with a guest post from one of my favorite readers/fellow blogger Jenny Jen. She is one Blonde Bronzed Twenty Something who knows the ins and outs of relationships, dating and men (something I am totally clueless about). Alas, let me give the floor (er, blog) over to her! Jen, you may take it from here…
Healthy as we might be with other aspects in our life, we’re not so much with men. We are told to go for the good guy, yet fall for the bad. We are meant to walk away from a relationship without looking back, not wanting the ass hole even more. We are supposed to take the oh-so-obvious hints that he’s just not that into us, but instead we focus on the signs that show us he is. We my friends are twentysomething women who – although healthy and in control in other areas of our life – lack the same nutrients and wholesome diet in our dating life.
Well consider me your relationship trainer. I’m going to give you the core tips to energize your love life. So are we ready girls? Time to swap those Nike runner’s for a pair of Manolo thigh-high boots and start walking:
1) Keep a ‘dating diary’: The same way you would record the calories and eating items you intake to notice patterns and how each food makes you feel after consumption, do the same with men. We often forget the bad and overwrite it with rosy stories that are far from accurate. Keep this journal to understand your patterns, in hopes to prevent making the same mistakes again.
2) Everything in moderation: We are always told that too much of something is never a good thing. If he uses excuses such as work, studying, moving, etc., realize that someone who wants to see you will fit you into his schedule, no matter what. I’ve dated people in high demand jobs such (think doctors and hockey players), yet they still managed to make time for me. Got it? Alternately, be aware of spending too much time with the man of your affection. If you’re together 24/7, you likely don’t have room for other aspects of your life and wellbeing since he has become it. Neither of the two choices are a healthy alternative. Instead, indulge in him but make sure to make time for yourself and your friends, because at the end of the day, if Casa Nova and you break it off, you and your friends are the only one who can pick up the pieces.
3) Work it: You’re not going to burn calories, release endorphins and start noticing changes on your waistline unless you start working out. Wish as we might, sitting at home playing on our Macbooks won’t get us into shape. Same with dating. Though we can try to peruse the net for potential suitors, it’s going out, meeting people and putting ourselves in a social environment that will get us to reach our goal. So put on a hot little number, head out and make it happen.
4) Avoid Toxins: You wouldn’t dare ruin your diet with something that was unhealthy or distructive to it, so why would you do that you with your men? You know that hung over feeling you experience the morning (and day, and evening) after drinking? Those are the effects of toxins in your body. Toxic relationships are destructive to your well being. Not only do they halt motivation and make you less productive, but they also deter others from you (no one wants to get toxins). And deny as you will that the boy is toxic, listen to those around you who refer to him (and who you become with him) as such. No one should be bringing your fabulous, foxy-self down. A partner is meant to bring out the best in you, not worst.
We wouldn’t settle for a bad gym, we wouldn’t feel good from a half-assed work out, and we certainly wouldn’t feel clear headed and airy if we ate a meal full of junk. If you put in the same thought and awareness as you do with your health, I can assure you you will find that grade A relationship you so desire.
Thanks for such a wonderful, fun post Jen! You may contact Jen on Twitter @BlondeBronzed, read her hilarious, informative relationship blog here and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.