Denglish 56: My German Wife’s Well-Intentioned Fitness Goals

My wife and I are fairly healthy people and we like to keep ourselves in shape. However, before we were married, my wife came to live with me while teaching primary school in the United States for a year; a 12-month span in which spare time became one hell of a valuable commodity. Between the two of us working full-time, planning our marriage, sharing one car, preparing our lunches in advance each evening, my German classes and her doctorate degree research, our exercise options were pretty much limited to joining a fitness club, where we hoped the financial commitment would guilt us into lifting something heavier than our totally awesome beer steins.

So, The Wife and I went back and forth over the issue of jogging around the neighborhood for free, or paying money to sweat it out with a bunch of grunting Philistines. My wife articulated her point thusly:

THE WIFE: “I really like the idea of gym membership right now because I wanna work out with you and then we both look incredible and feel healthy as shit!”

Click here to learn more about the term “Denglish.”

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15 responses to “Denglish 56: My German Wife’s Well-Intentioned Fitness Goals

  1. Ve arrrr Hans & Franz, and ve vant to POMP YEWW OP! JA! Here ve ko! Ach! Djoo arrrr nicht dreddy! Vat deee Heil?

  2. I would love to read this woman’s doctoral thesis! :o) Or maybe you need to be her editor to keep it from being too heavy.

  3. expatmomgermany

    Wait, back up… German Classes vs. Doctorate Degree?! Oh, ok. It’s about even then. The difference is that she will finish someday and learning German takes more than a lifetime. But you’ll both be healthy as shit so, it’s all good. LOL

  4. I hope you guys were able to recover from it and now feel younger than ever :)

    ~Anja~

  5. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… Your wife rocks!

  6. I’ve always been about as healthy as shit and It’s starting to catch up with me. I don’t recommend it; avoid it if possible.

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