#DadFit Hard Work

Project #DadFit – This Sh*t Is Hard

I knew the journey to a healthier me would be challenging but I had no idea it was going to be this difficult. Late last year I started running, hit the gym multiple times a week and even had P90X3 going strong. Nothing could stop me. Or so I thought.

Enter the busy Christmas season, snow on the ground and a bout of laziness and everything I had worked for is now far in the rearview mirror. I’ve wanted so badly to get back into my routines but I’m struggling to find the starting point. I’m now back to my old ways, which happen to include non-stop snacking, shortness of breath, sucking in my stomach to fit into my clothes and a complete lack of motivation to do any of the things I used to love doing, such as blogging and podcasting.

Inconsistency seems to be the only consistent thing in my life right now and I’m slowly working my way through it. What is this thing that holds us down even though we want nothing more than to move forward? I’ve watched all the motivational videos, seen what being out of shape can do to you and even interviewed a bunch of health experts, yet here I sit, unable to muster the strength to get off the couch.

I took a first step yesterday when I signed up for a trial membership at my local GoodLife Fitness and plan on attending my first session in the coming days. There is a lot of work to be done and I honestly have no idea if I’ll be able to get it done, but I’m going to keep chipping away at it in hopes that it’ll eventually stick.

I’m going to go ahead and assume that others are going through the same struggles that I am so I can feel like less of a failure and more of an every man. If you are struggling, feel free to share your story in the comments and maybe we can work through this thing together.

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  1. Kirsten G.
    Kirsten G. says:

    You are not alone in this struggle! I want to get healthy and have no idea where to start. I would love a gym membership but they are costly. I’m trying hard to find some way to make a change.

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  2. Jason
    Jason says:

    Who are you partnering with to get fit? I mean, who is trying – at the same time as you – to also get fit with you? You can build each other up and keep each other accountable. I know that I am having some great success partnering with my partner. We encourage (not nag) each other to make healthy choices. We congratulate each other on all our small successes. We support each other when things don’t seem to be progressing. Signing up for the gym is a good, but not really necessary, first step. Without someone to hold you accountable to your own decisions you’ll find it really difficult to maintain your course.
    Good luck to you!!

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