GoodLife Begin DadFit

Project #DadFit – New Beginnings

Here we are again at this old familiar territory. Things were looking up for a while. I ran my first official 5K, was working out and running 5-6 days a week and even started eating healthier. I had never felt better in my life, mentally and physically, but I have let it all slip through my fingers. Now I sit here on the couch watching Real Housewives of (insert city here) because I’m too lazy to bother looking for the remote control, and I am not proud of myself at all.

All is not lost, however. I have faltered and regained footing before and I know that I can do it again. In fact, my new beginning starts today! My family were excited to welcome a video crew from GoodLife Fitness to our house this month so that I could share my story and struggles with staying fit. It’s not always easy to talk about our shortcomings but I do so with the hope that it will inspire me to work harder and possibly strike a chord in others who are dealing with the same struggles.

The GoodLife Fitness video is about Beginnings and I am really happy with how it turned out. Today is Monday, April 27th and on top of being my daughter’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Baby) this is the day that I begin my journey to a better me.

13 replies
  1. Kathy Black
    Kathy Black says:

    Excellant video and your honesty is inspiring. It is always so much easier to make excuses for our shortcomings but knowing them and doing something about them is truly rewarding. I have all the confidence in you as you start your “Beginnings”. Love you dear son-in-law!

  2. Daniel De Guia
    Daniel De Guia says:

    Awesome video, Chris! Love the reasons for beginning again because they’re the same ones I had when I started getting my act together a bit over a year ago. Keep up the good work and if you ever need an accountability/motivation buddy, you know how to get in touch with me!

  3. Emme
    Emme says:

    Good for you, Chris!

    That’s not an easy thing to share with the world, but is a wonderful step to take for both you and your family. Your family must be so proud of you.

    And I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my Dad a few years ago too, and am still not able to write about it. I miss him so much.

    Sending a hug,


  4. Claire Wise
    Claire Wise says:

    This was just incredible, Chris! Who filmed it? My son and his friends have a production company and it looks like their work, very similar style. Good for you for starting this journey…. I’m on the couch eating poutine right now. *sigh* Tomorrow will be a better day, I’m sure!

  5. Michèle
    Michèle says:

    Loved this Chris!! What an awesome investment you are making in yourself and for your family!! You got this! #keepmoving


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