How to get your husband onboard

Leah Segedie, Mamavation Creator, shares advice on how to convince your husband to join you in eating healthier and living a healthier life
How To Get Your Husband Onboard For A Healthier Lifestyle
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How to get your husband onboard

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My husband started out as a 40 inseam and now he is at basically 6 pack abs. It took 6 and a half years to get him to that point, and it wasn't nagging and it wasn't harping on him. It was just sweet role modelling. It was just doing what I do everyday and just being the rock of health, and little by little by little he came around. He used to tease me about organic food was about eating bugs. Today he's buying more than I am. My healthy living started with just me. So I was essentially preparing two meals and I wasn't complaining about it you know, because I needed to do this. And my husband wanted to eat different food, so I totally did that for him. I made 2 different meals you know, one for me and my kids and one for him. And for him it wasn't about doing it because it was healthy, it was about loosing control in being a man. It's not that they like the potato chips that much, it't that you are relinquishing control from them. You are taking it away and they don't want to be like hen pecked. So you know, what you need to do is to role model in a very sweet way. So you need to be nice about it and then you need to encourage them when they are doing it right. And so that means a little bit more in the bedroom when they are doing something well, and giving them a little bit more attention and doing things for them that they like. But if you do it slowly and gradually, it's going to be painless than if you do it all at once. If you do it all at once, you are going to loose that battle because you are going to have the whole family against you and you are eventually going to loose. But if you do it gradually, it's not as painful

Leah Segedie, Mamavation Creator, shares advice on how to convince your husband to join you in eating healthier and living a healthier life

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Leah Segedie

Mamavation Creator

Leah Segedie is a fitness matriarch in the social media realm who helps “digital moms” learn and sustain healthy living practices to combat obesity. She has lost over 170 lbs. over two pregnancies and is an inspiration to women all over the Internet with her communities Bookieboo.com and Mamavation.com.

Leah has been recognized for several feats in her professional and personal life such as being named “Mom of the Year” by Shape Magazine, also being named the 4th most Influential Mommy Blogger by Cision Media, compared to Lady Gaga for her unique social media tactics in The Huffington Post, and Bookieboo being named a “Favorite Weight Loss Blog” by Fitness Magazine.  Leah has a master’s degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. She was also Commencement Speaker during her 2001 Graduation Ceremony at the University of Southern California when she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She lives in Simi Valley, California with her husband and three young children.

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