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Hi, that’s me on the left enjoying a much-needed time off with the bossy princess.

Growing up, I remember my dad being playful and never taking anything seriously.

But, as dad got older, he also became overweight and developed heart disease.

Dad’s energy dwindled. He lost his sense of zest for life.

I was just a 9-year-old when my father tragically passed away from a heart attack at the age of 55.

Fast forward to now, I’m a dad to a wonderful 3-year-old little girl. The thought of her growing up and possibly having kids of her own makes me want to ensure I’m around, and not just around, but in good health to fully enjoy those moments. That’s why health and fitness have taken the center stage in my life.

Initially, Healthful Papa was created to write about my health journey.

I learned how to develop meal plans, nutrition, what makes men tick, and how to be fit and healthy.

And I even got my personal trainer certificate from IAP College.

Also part of the International Association of Professional Organizations (IAPO).

Moreover, I have studied and reviewed many supplements for myself, my family, and my friends.

The Healthful Papa shirts

Now I want to tell you a story. In the not-so-distant past, I was your typical kind of guy – loved my family, loved my food, loved my gym time. But along with the arrival of my first child, something else arrived – what some folks like to call, the ‘dad bod.’

Life as a new dad was rewarding, no doubt, but it was also exhausting. Late-night feeds, diaper changes, lullabies – the works. Amidst all this, my fitness took a backseat, and the gym days turned into a fond memory.

One day, while I was attempting to squeeze into my old t-shirt, my daughter giggled and patted my belly. Literally she said, “You’re fat Dad.” It was a moment of truth, served with a side of innocent laughter. This was a wakeup call. I decided it was time for a change, but I want to do it in a way that would inspire and motivate not just me, but dads everywhere.

I thought of all the dad bods out there, the unsung heroes balancing the demands of parenthood, work, and personal care. And then it struck! What better way to celebrate this journey than with humor and a little bit of self-love? That’s when I started designing Healthful Papa shirts.

The first product? A t-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Dad Bod? More like Fit Bod.” I wore it proudly, turning amused smiles into conversations about health, parenthood, and finding balance. The shirt was a hit amongst my friends, who too, were fathers traversing a similar journey.

I want to turn my personal pledge into a movement of dads reclaiming their health. I want every shirt sold to be a piece of my story, my struggle, my journey from a dad bod to a fit bod. It was a reminder that it’s okay to embrace the dad bod, but it’s also okay to want to be healthier, to be fitter.

I want this space to be more than just a clothing line. It’s a community, a source of inspiration, and a testament to the power of embracing the journey – dad bod and all. I want my story to remind us that change is possible, one step, one laugh, one dad bod shirt at a time. And if you ask me, I will tell you – my journey is just getting started. So, here’s to dad bods, to health, and to celebrating the journey, one shirt at a time!

My Weight Loss Journey

I studied the science behind losing weight for 3 years and helped people, including myself, lose weight.

The driving force behind my quest to understand weight loss was my aspiration to lead a healthier lifestyle and ensure I’m around and energetic enough to support my kids for a long, long time.

So, with those goals in mind, I set out on a path to healthy eating and exercise. And I admit that I had a little help from natural supplements.

In 6 months, I completed the mission.

Shedding pounds isn’t just about breaking a sweat; what you feed your body matters immensely too. But hold on, the most important ingredient to weight loss is still to come! More on this later.

Now, I write about nutrition and foods to help you lose weight.

I came across an internationally recognized course in weight loss approved by the CPD Institute.

The CPD Standards Office prides itself on the thorough assessment and accreditation service. It offers training and learning providers to ensure the overall company mission is delivered.

The next step would be to get something tangible.

Combining my past knowledge and experience, I breezed through the course and finished with distinction.

I’m not the type who touches dumbells and grows Hulk guns, I am quite the opposite. My metabolism is as slow as snail and it’s not getting any better. My genes make it hard for me to gain muscle mass, plus, I love to eat.

To make it worse, I combine my gluttonous habit with my love for sweets. I had a lot to overcome to achieve my weight loss success.

The most important ingredient to weight loss

Successful weight loss has many ingredients. But, the most important one is mindset.

You could spend hours working out and munching on all things green, but if your mind isn’t in the right place, you might just find yourself back where you started or struggling to budge that pesky scale.

The wonders a resilient mindset can bring about:

  • Keeps You Focused: A strong mindset helps you stay on track, focusing on your goals, even when the going gets tough.
  • Develops Resilience: It allows you to bounce back from setbacks, reminding you that a single misstep isn’t a failure but an opportunity to learn and grow.
  • Promotes Consistency: A resilient mindset can fuel your dedication to maintaining a consistent routine, an essential part of staying fit and healthy.
  • Fosters Positive Habits: A powerful mindset nurtures the development of good habits, such as regular exercise, mindful eating, and adequate rest.
  • Supports Self-Belief: A strong mindset nurtures confidence in your abilities, reinforcing the belief that you are capable of achieving your health and fitness goals.
  • Enhances Willpower: It bolsters your willpower, helping you resist unhealthy temptations and choose options that align with your health goals.
  • Encourages Balance: A balanced mindset understands the importance of harmony between physical activity, nutrition, rest, and fun, leading to a holistic approach to health and fitness.

This space is dedicated to all the Moms and Dads out there, juggling the beautiful chaos of parenthood while striving to maintain their fitness and health. We’re all in this together!

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