Marriage Monday: Talking Taboo Subject of Dad Weight Loss
Not many dads talk about it, but it’s something that happens and it’s important to keep it real. It’s funny – whenever I’m with my girlfriends the subject of weight loss comes up. We talk classes we’re taking, food we’re trying, races we’re signed up for, you name it… we’re talking about it and how to keep ourselves in shape! And in all honesty… we share a ton online, too! Just do a quick search of my own blog and you’ll see a ton of posts about running and training and keeping myself accountable.
Not so much.
If you’ve followed my blog for a few years, you may remember that about 7 years ago my husband won a Body for Life Challenge. He literally went from 300 pounds to 210 pounds in 12 weeks. He committed to getting himself in shape and the transformation was so incredible that “Body for Life” named him Man of the Year and awarded him $25,000! It was amazing to see him really get control of his weight and stay on track. My husband was able to maintain his weight for a few years, but I’d say about 3 years ago… he started to gain again. It’s something he hates to talk about because it’s not easy to do. Let’s face it – not many people LOVE to try to lose weight. It can be uncomfortable and it can be difficult to maintain. I’ve always told my husband that I will help in anyway that I possibly can, but he’s always said to me, “Thank you, but I got it. I know what to do.”
Well… he’s opening up about his weight loss journey now and really wants to inspire other dads to get out there and do it, too. It’s more than just losing weight, it’s just trying to be healthy for himself and our family. I’m beyond proud of him and really happy for him. He’s already down 20 pounds from March and he’s done that through simply eating healthy and starting to workout.
We shot a video this morning touching on this TABOO subject that he’s fine with talking about now… hope this inspires you to stay healthy or get yourself going to the healthy version of you! Again – it’s not about the number on the scale, it’s about taking care of you and your body!
Love you Matty!
And – yes, my husband is a trooper! LOL!