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    Is your TG active?

    This is probably our biggest mismatch in our marriage.....Just wondering if anyone else has this also.

    My wife is not lazy, hell she wakes up most days at 5:30am to go to yoga.
    But if she has no obligations, she has no interest in getting out of the house. She will sit inside and watch TV all day
    A day like today, 25C and sunny.....I can't stay inside the house but she is content in not leaving the house.

    Maybe it is just sort of learned behavior? We are so used to changing weather that when it is nice out we want to take advanatage and be outside? Whereas a Thai is used to it always being hot so doesnt have that mentality to " get outside"

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    Home=safe, outside = unsafe?

    Go out, do what you have to do and return to your safe spot?

    And home = luxury! TV, computer, sofa, fridge full of food.. What more can a person need? 555

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    Yes my GF is much the same. However to my surprise yesterday was a nice day and she suggested we ride the push bikes down town for lunch. Maybe she is getting use to our life style.

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    JK tells me what you speak of is very NORMAL for tg, i am guessing we mostly knew this.

    However you have seen my pics of us cycling the bush, camping etc, so maybe i was a little lucky in that department, i did push a little and had her try a few sports early on ... tennis, took her to the golf range to hit some balls, a few others

    But M26 my question to you is why or where did you fail in not getting her involved in the early days of her arrival to your hometown...

    Look back at those first few times you made suggestions etc to come with you on a active outing... did you have a go at taking her to try some sports, if she resisted what was your response ???

    Because IMO anyone who gets up at 5.30 AM to go to Yoga like you say isn't lazy, so had you pushed her in the early days to to try some things, its quite possible you would have found some outdoor things she would have taken too.

    My post has a few assumptions of coarse... 555

    And if you really want her out sometimes of the house with you doing some active pursuits i am sure its not to late, maybe you just need to try a different approach..
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    ^^^ eww. I just got mental image of Paul in yoga shorts!! 55

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    I took a TG snorkeling at Koh Phi Phi. At first she was nervous and clumsy because the first spot was off the boat. But when we stopped at a beach and she was able to learn the fundamentals she was swimming like a fish on the remaining stops. That was active. Good thing you got the dog...55
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    Quote Originally Posted by slampay View Post
    ^^^ eww. I just got mental image of Paul in yoga shorts!! 55
    I didn't so thanks for that...55
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    My wife likes to be out and about,we both get up about 05:30 am shower out give alms have a wonder round looking what to buy for breakfast.
    About 10 am of to the local market if we are cooking that day 5 minute tuk tuk ride to get there we might be out for 1 1/2 hr looking around a couple of markets.
    Back home we prepare food together she cooks,she doe's most of the house work i do the washing up though 3 bedroom house gets dusty quickly needs mopping everyday.She will have a bit of a television watch until 4 pm then we head out to have a walk in the park for an hour or so.When that dreaded hour arrives 20:30 pm she stops and watches lakorn only time she stops fidgeting,hence her nickname fidget.

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    I think it is a learned thing. Many poor Thais do not have the money to take up other interests. If they are not working they do nothing. They have learned to sit for long periods of time doing nothing. That would drive me crazy. I even get bored doing the same thing more than three days in a row. That includes things I enjoy such as fishing or art work. I think a lot of westerners are the same if all they've ever done is work. Men who have no outside interests often die shortly after retirement because they've never had another interest other than work. Thai women are often very involved with their small children, but when the kids are grown and leave the house they are lost with nothing that interests them.

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    Being someone who likes to exercise, I was pleasantly surprised to see just how many locals were out either jogging, walking or cycling around the lake at Nong Prajack Park, Udon Thani.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteGill View Post
    Being someone who likes to exercise, I was pleasantly surprised to see just how many locals were out either jogging, walking or cycling around the lake at Nong Prajack Park, Udon Thani.
    There is definitely a group of active Thai hikers and bikers. I see them every day I go up Doi Sutthep.

    But, I would say they are the exception rather than the rule. I have known many Thais who would not walk 100 meters if they could ride a scooter.

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    My ex TG belonged to a gym before I even met her and went every day. She also runs about 5km most days. And can swim like a fish... cooks like a chef and shags like a nympho. We did used to fight over who cleaned the toilet though...

    I'm depressed now that she's an ex... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    My ex TG belonged to a gym before I even met her and went every day. She also runs about 5km most days. And can swim like a fish... cooks like a chef and shags like a nympho. We did used to fight over who cleaned the toilet though...

    I'm depressed now that she's an ex... 55
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    Men who have no outside interests often die shortly after retirement because they've never had another interest other than work. Thai women are often very involved with their small children, but when the kids are grown and leave the house they are lost with nothing that interests them.
    Even men who do have outside interests often die shortly after retirement.

    I say it's a highly skewed population. Men at that age start to have more serious health problems anyway. However, the sample is even more skewed by the fact that a lot of men retire because of ill health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Forbes View Post
    There is definitely a group of active Thai hikers and bikers. I see them every day I go up Doi Sutthep.

    But, I would say they are the exception rather than the rule. I have known many Thais who would not walk 100 meters if they could ride a scooter.
    I know quite a few people around where I live too who are just the same, except they will drive their 4X4's 5555

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    I know what you mean M26. CJ made me carry her walking stick the last 2 hours to base camp, and here she is taking another break. Very frustrating!

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    I do wonder though just how physically active I would be if I did not put on a kilo each time I just looked at a piece of cheese cake????
    I have been running and gyming for 30 odd years now, people sometimes ask how I manage. my usual reply is that I am too sh1t scared to stop... If I just maintained my weight and did not gain, I think that I would still have been active, but I cannot absolutely vouch for that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    I know what you mean M26. CJ made me carry her walking stick the last 2 hours to base camp, and here she is taking another break. Very frustrating!



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    And then there was the time she was so lazy she refused to even walk to the elevator...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nit Noi View Post
    My wife likes to be out and about,we both get up about 05:30 am shower out give alms have a wonder round looking what to buy for breakfast.
    About 10 am of to the local market if we are cooking that day 5 minute tuk tuk ride to get there we might be out for 1 1/2 hr looking around a couple of markets.
    Back home we prepare food together she cooks,she doe's most of the house work i do the washing up though 3 bedroom house gets dusty quickly needs mopping everyday.She will have a bit of a television watch until 4 pm then we head out to have a walk in the park for an hour or so.When that dreaded hour arrives 20:30 pm she stops and watches lakorn only time she stops fidgeting,hence her nickname fidget.
    All that stuff is things my wife would do
    If it has a purpose, like her yoga......she walked to work with me at 5:45am on her way to yoga
    But just to be out because it is nice, go for a walk, chill outside.....it holds no attraction to her

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    I know what you mean M26. CJ made me carry her walking stick the last 2 hours to base camp, and here she is taking another break. Very frustrating!

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    Funny enough I would probably be able to convince her to do something like this than just everyday activeness

    It would take a lot of convincing though 555

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