Such a better day today, both with eating and exercising!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to engage with my journey in bettering myself and hopefully not only because you are interested in another person but because you too have accepted the journey to better yourself.  I did enter a conversation about the “dad bod” today that had me realize, not everyone knows what it is.

According to the Urban Dictionary:”

A guy who has kids and was once in shape and still has guns that can crush beer cans but also with a belly that says I drank those beers and I can eat 6 slices of pizza in one seating.”

The ultimate disappointment with this “dad bod” isn’t so much how out of shape we are but that it is becoming an admired body shape to others.  According to Mackenzie Pearson in an article written March 2015, Why Girls Love The Dad Bod, women are saying the out of shape dad bod is cuddly and doesn’t intimidate them – essentially without Mackenzie saying it – the dad bod allows women to not have to work hard to be the better looking person in the relationship and thus allowing all of Americans to become fatter and lazier.

This, in addition to me becoming that incredibly lazy and unmotivated individual is why I have such an issue with the “Dad Bod”.  I don’t want mine and I hope you don’t want yours and if the “Mom bod” is something – I hope you don’t want that either!

Speaking of America – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – turns out I wan’t that far off when I said “allowing all of Americans to become fatter” . . .   That link shows there is a 6.5% increase in obesity amoungst people over 20 years old from last year compared to year 2000.  The alarming part isn’t so much a 6.5% increase but that last year was 36.5% of Americans above 20 years old.  That still isn’t the most alarming part to me.

I am one of them.  That is the most alarming part to me and I am the part that I can change.  Today I managed to uphold the commitment to removing of the bad habits I have formed:


In my eating I feel like I under ate but I probably should be putting less callories in my system than I think are needed anyway.

  • Bowl of Wheaties with milk
  • Protein bar on bike ride
  • Left over Taco mix
    • ground beef
    • shredded cheese
    • corn
    • whole long grain rice
  • 2 Gatorade
  • 1 small piece brownie
  • Broiled Salmon (Ginger, Jalapeno, Honey Soy Sauce)
    • Roasted red potatoes
    • roasted Jalapeno pepper
    • Garden Salad
  • 2 glasses red wine
  • 2 litters of water
  • 6 cups coffee

It is nine pm and I am certain I am going to want to snack on something else as I sit up for another hour before going to bed but I am going to hold myself true and go for a cup of water.

What are your thoughts on the food?  I will tell you the salmon sauce was AWESOME and I should almost post a recipe with it. I do feel like my exercise is great and while my heart rate was alarming managing to maintain about 160bpm during the ride I am starting to wonder if I should also be doing something for strength training because muscularly I am feeling very week too.

I am no nutritionist nor fitness expert but I am doing some research and focusing on eating better food, better portion sizes and better exercise to ditch this dad bod and make myself, wait for it, wait for it, BETTER!