Much of the Dad Bod craze has to do with the mental side of it. If you can manage to conquer the mental aspect of the Dad Bod, you can become fit with no problem. Many people fall victim to the idea that they will never achieve their goals – that they’re too hard and unrealistic.
This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Fitness goals are achievable for everyone. Many people fall into this trap because after a few weeks of working out, they haven’t seen many distinguishable results.
Even if they are healthier, they can’t really see it – so to them, they feel as though they haven’t made any progress. If these people just stuck with it for a few months, and eliminated the bad habits they sometimes continue pairing with the healthier ones, they would see results.
You can’t work out every week, only to sabotage yourself by indulging in unhealthy activities after work and on the weekends. Having the right mindset in exercise will help you stick with your program until you reach your goal.
A big part of the Dad Bod mentality that you should rid yourself of is the idea that it’s okay to just be average. In reality, that’s what the Dad Bod is – just an average man’s body.
Some people are okay with just being average, but you should be encouraged to go above and beyond expectations. It’s better to have an above average body than it is to have a standard body.
It’s like the difference between getting a C and an A on a school assignment. C is average, and it’s fine, but you could get an A if you applied yourself a bit. The A is much more rewarding and much better overall.
Those afflicted by the Dad Bod should know that they could achieve their dream body if they just applied themselves for about a year. If you went from a Dad Bod to a dream body already, it’s important to note that it can be easy to fall back into that old body.
If you don’t maintain your body once you achieve it, you very well may fall right back into that old body that you had. Many people begin thinking that they’ve reached their goal, and now they can go back to drinking beer and eating pizza.
This is far from the truth. While you can let up on your health routine a bit, you can’t fall back into that old routine that got you the Dad Bod in the first place. Maintaining a good body requires the right mindset. You have to stay a bit strict on yourself or else you’ll lose all of the progress you worked so hard for.
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