Since the twins were born, I’ve had one selfish complaint: why does my wife instantly get to drop twenty pounds of her pregnancy weight while my pregnancy weight remains?
The stupidity of this complaint is wrapped up in the cause itself. My wife never demanded I eat like crap during her pregnancy.
In fact, for the most part she ate relatively healthy while I let stress & work fatigue influence my decisions.
All that changed this week when I finally resolved to get my body back.
I may not be taking the all-or-nothing approach of our pre-wedding diet. That said, I find every time I go to the gym for even half an hour, I make better choices over the next 12 hours.
Smaller portions come more naturally.
I think to stand up to burp a child instead of sitting.
Popping out an extra ten push-ups or squats before jumping in the shower for work Is no sweat.
I was using my career & time as an excuse. “Once they allow me a personal chef, trainer, & SoulCycle membership, then I’ll get back to my aspirational body.”
Unfortunately, as dads we have a responsibility to be healthy. My forties are closer than I realize, & if I’m saving for two colleges I want to be sure to see my kids graduate!
So until the day when discipline comes easy, it’s up to me to find the will myself.
Thankfully my wife fully supports my choice.
Then again, why wouldn’t she?
Special Thanks also to Krave Jerky for supporting our family health goals!
They hooked it up with a bag of products at the recent Great Big Family Play Day & it has been making post-workout simple snacking easy.
What simple tips have you used to keep your #dadbod at bay? Comment below for a chance to win a Krave Jerky bag/bar/stick combo from us!