This article is simply unbelievable on so many levels. The first thing that struck me as especially obnoxious was the wife, who claimed "many women would have left by now. but not me" as if she's making some grand sacrifice. Her husband is an extremely successful man who provides well for her family and his biggest apparent flaw is being too interested in working out. Yeah, honey, you bagged a real dud there.
Absolutely agreed with the guy who said that "an hour of television" is no more conducive to "togetherness" than solitary physical activity. What's more, watching television isn't constructive in any way. That's not condemning TV in anyway; a lot of people enjoy watching TV and that's just great, but if someone wants to voluntarily improve himself over something which is purely recreational, why not let him?
As for the whole "body image insecurity" nonsense - ...what?? So because a husband or wife or significant other takes it upon himself to look good, that's not okay anymore if it makes his partner feel bad? That's just about the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Most people WANT a partner who looks good, and is invested in keeping in shape for the sake of both health and looks. Anyone who says otherwise has insecurity issues that stem from things very separate from their partner's exercise habits. If they're feeling so bad about themselves, they should get out there and start exercising too!
Heck, if that's the case, or if it's taking away from "family time," why not try going running or biking or swimming with your husband or wife? Take the kids to the park and exercise with them. If you REALLY need a workout that they can't do with them, have your spouse or significant other come along and play with the kids while you get your run in. Is it really this hard or that big a deal?
I'm not saying exercise fanaticism is okay. It's not. When you miss your child's baseball games, or aren't there for an awards ceremony, or are missing dinners and dates with your spouse, it's a problem and you need help. If you're taking time out of the day which doesn't interfere with anyone, especially early morning running (which doesn't wake anyone), I don't see ANY problem. Period.