My wife has asked me to start a blog for the guys (as she has the woman covered) so I wanted to touch on something that I get often… ‘The man I got a gut’ comment. This is also known as ‘Dad bod’.
Its true! One day you wake up and say, “Man, I got a gut (Aka Dad Bod), better do something about it”…
You tell someone, maybe cut carbs for a day or two and possibly even do a gym ‘sess’. You are on the up for a day, a week or maybe a month or two…. And then it happens…Life Strikes!
Yep, your new found habit is struck down by a sudden case of ‘life’ and bang, the man in you goes into ‘Mr Fix It’!
It could be that the Missus freaks out and needs help with the kids, or maybe work get’s really busy and needs your attention. Whatever it is…. the man in you will fix it!
But at a cost! Your youth, your hair, your sex drive and even your health!
I have seen it time and time again (most of my mates are very similiar to my description) but there are some men out there who seem to have it all.
So what can we learn from such men to create healthier habits and be the best men we can be?
- Find something that you actually want to do! If you don’t like it, well, it will be tough, so start with something that you can see yourself enjoying.
- Nothing beats a weight training session and ‘NO’ you dont need to be here for hours. You just need to be here. I have helped so many men, be better men with 1-2 sessions per week and the return on investment is exponential. Feel manlier, look manlier, be better at day to day tasks, have more energy…. the list goes on. Seriously thats 60 minutes a week!
- Ask yourself where you want to be in 5 years and if you are like me, the last 5 years have flown. My sons at school and time is racing. At 40 I want to be as good as I was at 30. You may want to be able to keep up with the kids or simply have a better health check. But it ain’t going to happen whingeing about it at the pub. Go do something and then go to the pub and trust me you will feel a whole lot better!