When Haddie was about one month old, I posted “How to lose 30 pounds in 120 days” – well, 7 months later and I didn’t lose 30 pounds.
In fact, while I’ve continued to work out, I’ve fully developed my “dad bod” and put on some extra weight.
The rounding of a male body, often occurring after a child is born due to excessive eating, lack of sleep, lack of physical exercise, and poor eating habits.
“Oh man, look at Matt – he’s gotten a real dad bod after Haddie was born. He looks like a sloth.”
antonyms: fleek, in shape, The Rock, damn Daniel,
For the past 3 years, every Sunday I look Carlie in the eye, and tell her that Fat Matt is outta-here, and Skinny Matt is coming back. For the past 3 years, I’ve failed my diet by Tuesday – or, Monday morning. But, three weeks ago I followed through, and joined Weight Watchers.
At first I was really embarrassed – Weight Watchers! Really!!! What am I, a 70 year old bubby?? Their brand doesn’t exude youth and a healthy lifestyle – but it should, and I am sure it is changing. Their program is awesome. It is not a “diet”, and doesn’t promote quick weight loss. It is a healthy lifestyle, helping you make better decisions.
I embraced the program and go to their group weigh-ins and class once a week. I’ve become friends with the bubbies, and they are super helpful. Three weeks in, and I’ve already lost 12 pounds. Boom!
Whats really awesome is that it is a lifestyle. I can eat whatever I want, when ever I want – as long as I eat all my given points every day. Losing weight so far has been a breeze. Just commit.
But, why do I really love Weight Watchers? Because of their app.
The Weight Watchers app makes healthy decision making so easy. I can scan bar codes of packaged food to find nutritional points, or I can just type in “Swiss Chalet Half Chicken (skinless)” to see what the points are (6 points, 11 if you eat the delicious skin)*. They app is community focused, meaning that anyone in the community can add the nutritional points to food, making their list of foods very thorough. Additionally, there is 24/7 live support – which I seem to use daily.
So, get over your excuses of having a dad bod. Get going on changing your lifestyle.
* you know that delicious Swiss Chalet sauce??? One serving is only 1 point. Yay.
I am not endorsed, and I do not receive any financial incentives from Weight Watchers or Swiss Chalet – this post is from my three week experience to date.