19 Jun Father’s Day, Kettlebells, and Life.

Dad and his DaughterFirst, I’m a Dad.  Father’s Day is a wonderful day for me right now. I’ve got the best family a man could ever ask for. For me, Father’s Day is about spending time with my family.  It makes me realize how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful wife and 2 amazing, beautiful little girls.  If you’re a Dad, hear me out and stay with me on this.

Being a Dad has changed my life in many ways.  People who tell you that your life will change when you have kids.  The thing is, you can never understand that UNTIL you go through it and experience it yourself.  It’s just one of those things.  You truly can’t understand it until you experience it, no matter how many people tell you about it and describe it.

One of the best things about being a Dad is my strong desire to be an outstanding role model for my children.  With that said, one of the best ways to do this is to live healthy and be fit.  I don’t eat crap and I make sure I exercise regularly.  I make sure my family sees me doing positive things, such as exercising, reading books, eating healthy foods, having some fun, and living a high energy lifestyle.

This is the ultimate role modeling.

I’ve come to realize that the most important thing I can do for my family is live in peak health.  Your health is the most important thing you’ve got and if you’ve got a family, your family is counting on you!

No matter how successful you are or how successful you want to become, everything depends on your energy and your health. Don’t take that for granted.

This Father’s day I’m proud to be a role model for my family.  I’m proud and grateful that I have my health.  The reality is, it can turn on a dime, but there are many things we can all do to help prevent major diseases and the destruction of our bodies. Exercise, nutrition, and having the right mindset are all things we can do to keep ourselves in ‘optimal health.’

Now, where do kettlebells come into play here?  For me, kettlebells have been the catalyst to my personal re-birth in my quest for peak health.  As a matter of fact, as a man in my forties, I now feel healthier, stronger, and more fit today than I did in my twenties! And, I was pretty hardcore into weight training and bodybuilding back then, but I have a level of total health that is actually much better now. I hope that make sense to you.

Kettlebell training has been transformative for me for many reasons.  The sheer effectiveness and time efficiency of this training simply can’t be beat.  I’ve been training for many years now and this has been the single biggest positive breakthrough in my own health and fitness training in nearly 30 years!  Yes, that’s pretty bold, I know, but it’s absolutely true.

If you don’t know much about kettlebells, refer back to the recent article called Kettlebells 101 explaining much more about this type of training.  Kettlebells have been the tool for me to get back in the best shape of my life.

Your kids observe everything you do, remember that.  It makes sense that the things you do need to be positive things. Would you rather have your kids observe you flopping around the house eating a bag of popcorn or exercising in a peak state?  The choice is yours.  Our kids learn from our actions and inactions.

My life is completely different today than just a few short years ago.  Having a family and discovering a simple, but elite training method are some of the ways my life has changed and dramatically improved for the better.  Remember what I said about not really understanding about having kids until you actually experience it?  Well, it’s kind of the same with kettlebells.  I can tell you about it until I’m blue in the face, but until you experience it for yourself, you won’t understand.

Father’s day is a great day to remind myself that I am fortunate and grateful to be called “Dad” and that my health is the most important thing for myself and my family. No matter what tool you use, just remember how important your own level of health is, not only for you, but for your family.  Kettlebells have been the tool that has improved the quality of my life and made me feel like an outstanding role model for my family.

Now here’s my call to action for YOU.  Make sure your doing all that you can to take care of yourself. Exercise, eat well, keep improving, live healthy, and never stop learning.

Shut off the TV, throw out the chips, and take control of your health and your life. Be the ultimate role model for your family.

One more thing you should know.  I got a late start with the family thing.  Like I said, I’m in my forties and I have 2 small children now.  But this has been incredibly motivating for me to get in great shape and to live in peak health for the rest of my life. I don’t know about you, but to me, age is just a number.

If you put the right foods in your body and work hard at living fit, the rewards pay off big time.  I want to be strong, fit, and the pillar of health and energy for my family for as long as I possibly can. When I envision myself being “older” I still see myself working out, looking great, and having tons of energy because of the way I choose to live my life.

Now, how about you?

Father’s Day, Kettlebells, and Life. You see the connections?

To all my esteemed ‘Dad’ counterparts, I want you to live strong and live fit with whatever method works for you.  Be the pillar of strength and health for your family. Cheers!

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