Biking Bliss: Taking Time Out Together

20 Jul

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It’s strange how sometimes the simplest things mean the most to you.  On Saturday Dr. B and I slept late then lounged in bed until about noon.  Then we went on an hour-long bike ride through our surrounding neighborhoods.  We took a slower pace than usual, which gave us the opportunity to take in our surrounding, enjoy the scenery, and talk.  I had the wonderful time with my husband!   Which…um…seems a little odd because we bike together all the time.   It’s nothing new or special, we’ve been biking since we first met.  But, it was just ‘something’ about this particular ride, that made me feel so much more closer to Dr. B.  Maybe it was the opportunity to talk and share as we rode along?

There are a few lessons learned from Saturday, such as perhaps Dr. B and I aren’t taking the time to have meaningful conversations throughout the week.  And when I mean meaningful I’m speaking in terms of conversations that don;t include work, money, or other people’s problems.   Life comes at you fast, so it’s important to engage in meaningful conversations, and recreational activities as a couple.  I believe it’s especially important for newlyweds to make the most of the early years, as you are setting the foundation for many years to come.  Once that time is gone…it’s gone!

On Bethenny Getting Married (yes, I do watch this show), Bethenny talks to new husband about being nervous about missing out on their “newly wed” years because she already expecting.  Here’s a short clip:

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I did a little research on working out together and came across this a great article on ‘Life Mojo’ about working out together.  The author lists the benefits of working out together as a couple.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

“When we exercise the brain releases chemicals which stir up feelings of happiness, thus reducing stress and tension. These chemicals also increase arousal and libido. Studies show that partners who enjoy exercising together report having better sexual relations with each other thus deepening their bond.”

How important is for couple, especially newlyweds, to spend recreation time together?  What about the husbands that spend Saturday morning playing golf, is that justified if the wife doesn’t enjoy golf?  I’m curious to hear your opinions….

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2 Responses to “Biking Bliss: Taking Time Out Together”

  1. Happy Nappy Bride July 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    I think it’s important in that it’s time together without the typical distractions. My hubby and I go for walks…it’s not for exercise, just time together. We both like to be outside and it’s a great time to chat.

  2. Cindy July 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    I don’t think Matt and I ever stop talking. Even when we are doing other things or are on completely different floors. TALKING. We wake up talking, we fall asleep talking. We might have a talking problem. That’s the one aspect of newleywedship I think we have our hands on but I do know that feeling of doing something you always do and having it feel special, like when we took our motorcycle trip a couple of weeks ago. A spur of the moment thing to do together and, you guessed it, we talked a lot, about a lot of things, dreams, fears, hopes, Matt’s injured pinky.

    It’s nice to have that kind of time with the husband.

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