It's been 2 and a 1/2 months now since I have had my baby. Now that I am feeling myself again I felt the need to share an activity with my husband other than watching tv, eating, and taking care of our baby. We took walks together with the stroller, but that got old pretty fast. Since my husband prefers sports I had to think of something we can do together. I don't think he would have much fun if we played basketball together, since he is really good. So I have convinced my husband to start playing tennis with me. Neither of us are very good, but it's something that the two of us can share together. And when we travel it's something you can do all over the world.
I don't know how many times I hear complaints from different people that they don't do any activities with their spouse or significant other, except eat and watch tv. I feel every relationship should try and share something together that they can do outside. Since my husband and I have such different interests when it comes to activities, we have finally found something we can do together.
I can't tell you how perfect is has been to start this. Our neighborhood has a tennis court walking distance from us. We are able to stroll Lyla over to the tennis court. She either sleeps in her stroller or stares at her little toys hanging from the top. When she starts getting fussy we know it's time to end the game. Tennis has now taken the place of my cardio. I have never been one to enjoy being on a machine at a gym, when you can be outside playing a game. I feel I get just as good of a workout and having fun too!
So for those who hate cardio, I recommend finding something you love to do that happens to be active. You wont even realize that you are working out!