The hardest part by far was saying NO! I knew if I put my mind to it I could cut out all the crap foods when I was alone but at parties, functions, school ect it was going to be tough. I’d be at a birthday party and when they’d be handing out the chunks of cake I would politely turn my piece away. Someone would quickly snap “What’s a matter, you trying to loose weight or something?” “Come on one slice won’t kill you” I could see the person thinking too themselves “This kid is like 100 lbs overweight, he really thinks he’s going to loose weight by not having one piece” I would sometimes really feel the attention being drawn to myself. I could see it in people’s eyes. I could see people thinking to themselves, “Wow, that kids huge. The other kids are eating cake, how come he’s so big and they aren’t?” [Read more…]
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I was about to crack open my second drumstick while flipping through the TV channels. I put the remote down to open my drumstick and it just so happened to stop on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show (to my buddies: I swear it landed on that channel by accident!) Dr. Phil was on the show. Back then Dr. Phil wasn’t famous yet and he didn’t have his own TV show. He was just a regular guest on Oprah’s show. At the exact moment I put the remote down he was talking about weight loss. Now I’m not a Dr. Phil groupie or anything. I don’t own any of his books and I really don’t know all that much about the man. [Read more…]
So a bit of history. Growing up I was always a big kid. Usually one of the taller, chubbier kids in the class with the broad shoulders. You know…that kid that usually stands on the end of the class picture while everyone else is seated all nicely with their hands on their laps. Growing up I played a lot of sports through school and all my coaches loved me because of my size. I was big but I was also athletic. That started changing as soon as I entered high school. [Read more…]
Welcome to Dumbbell Daddies. Thanks for stopping by. This website is over 10 years in the making but never really materialized until just recently. The words POT BELLY are what really put this blog into motion! As a
soon to be new dad someone just recently told me “good luck with your diet and exercise thing, when the kids come you’ll have a pot belly like the rest of us in no time!” As someone that was once 285 lbs that really struck a cord. I figured there’s a lot of guys in my age group that are new dads and are going through similar life changes as I am.
It’s a struggle to try and find balance between family, work and staying active and healthy. Maybe other dad’s out there are interested in what I’m using to stay motivated or to keep my fitness goals on track? My goal with this website is and will always be to help people. By peeking into my everyday life I’m hoping to show other dudes that you don’t need to be rich, a professional athlete or have freaky genetics to live a healthy and balanced life. I would call this blog a success even if one person can say “Hey, this guy is in decent shape and he’s just like me. A regular job, family, a mortgage. Maybe I can get back in shape too.” I’m hoping this website serves as a FREE resource for the average dad to stay motivated, stay active and stay healthy.
Keep the blue side up.