The commitment weakens as appearance increases that is, a client who now is physically fit may realize that he or she was unattractive before and now has more choices perhaps seeking to find a new relationship.
- The other spouse may see this as an opportunity to embrace exercise, not necessarily at the extreme level but at least at a level wherein both spouses may participate in some level of exercise to continue and/or enhance their relationship. The latter may involve participation in training, support through dietary and other non-physical training, as well as support at races.
Ultimately, it is a balancing act in that the extreme exerciser must be considerate of his or her spouse preventing the non-exerciser from becoming an “exercise widow.”
Wall Street Journal
, February 1, 2011, Kevin Helliker]]>