LIFE IS HARD AS HELL FOR SOME OF US
The crazy thing is that if there's one promise or guarantee in life...its that it will be TOUGH at times.
It will knock you flat on your ass.
Nobody is waiting to save you either.
There's no fairy godmother or Peter Pan waiting to sprinkle weight loss or get rich quick dust over your head.
Life throws curveballs at you and all you can do is be patient and smash that motherfu$*er as best as you possibly can.
You might think "I got this" or "I'm ready" -- but when life happens...there isn't a playbook for the crazy situations you find yourself in.
Being a new Dad was one of these situations.
My wife and I both had never wanted kids. We'd had younger siblings and we both were very independent (at times selfish) people. Not selfish in a bad way. Just selfish in the sense that we liked to pursue our dreams and ambitions.
But when we met we decided that having a family together was something we now wanted so we took the plunge.
MY PARENTS WITH OUR 2 BOYS
Having my first son changed everything for me.
I no longer had the freedom to create the perfect schedule.
I couldn't get my perfect 8 hours of sleep.
There was no more unlimited gym time.
Fitness has always been the one part of my day that remains consistent, but after baby #1 it became much harder to remain consistent.
Of course having my son was incredible and it goes without saying that there's nothing I'd trade for my kids. I'd die for them plan and simple.
Notice I said kids. As in multiple.
Because when my son was 9 months old we found out my wife was pregnant again. We were shocked...how did this happen??
Must have been all of those late night "when the kid is asleep" workouts...
In May of 2016 my second son was born and I'll be first to tell you that there are no books, blogs or articles that can prepare you for the stress of having 2 (wild) kids under the age of 2.
I figured the best way to shed some light on how things change when it comes to health and fitness after kids is by giving you my top 21 RAW Truths of being a Dad and trying to be fit.
I'm a husband and father of 2 who stays fit year round and enjoys LIFE 24/7/365 - so I like to write about that.