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This is going to be a short blog post but one that is important… Avoiding the dad bod. Let me first explain I am not a certified personal trainer nor do I exercise enough to be an expert. However, my wife does is and spends most of her time doing some sort of exercise.
First things first is to commit. This is by far the hardest part to getting or staying in shape. Here is where you will need to get creative. Find some sports or activities that you enjoy. For me, this is golf, tennis, and basketball. All three of these get your body moving and outside. If you are very serious about getting in shape you have to have someone to keep you accountable. You also have to have a goal. It is important to break your goals down to monthly goals and then have an overall goal.
Healthy diet. My least favorite part about avoiding a dad bod is the diet. Give me Chick-Fil-A, pizza, and burgers all day. Let’s face it, we probably won’t have the time to get into the best shape of our lives but a health diet may be the most crucial for the long term. I recently had my annual physical and found out I have high cholesterol. My diet has been insanely bad and this served as a wake up call for me. I have a baby boy on the way and a healthy diet is going to keep me around. It is so tempting to eat the fried greasy foods and it is okay to do so in moderation but try to avoid the multiple fast food trips each week.
Exercise plan. Finally, having commitment is good, eating healthy is great, now you put it all together with an exercise plan. This looks different for everyone, the only important thing is to get out and MOVE. Whether that is walking 9 holes of golf, doing a workout class, or playing outside with your kids just move. If you make a decent amount of money a personal trainer is the way to go who will stay on top of you and help you achieve your goals. Or find a friend, spouse, someone who will take a health journey alongside you.
I have struggled to find weights these last few months due to COVID. I also spend all my money on Amazon items. Below is an affiliate link for weights at Amazon. These are a great starting point (15 or 20 pounds) if you want to get a pump in. This is more of a test to see if my links work to be honest but I have bought these and got my parents these as a gift so I trust the product. If you are in the market for some weights us the link or picture below.
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