8 Excuses That Are Keeping You from Getting Rid of Your Dad Bod

8 excuses that are keeping you from getting rid of your dad bod

I’ve been a personal trainer since 2008, so I’ve heard my fair share of excuses from dads on  why it’s not a good time for them to get fit once they have families.

It takes too much time.

I don’t have the money.

I’ll never look like The Rock so what’s the point?

Listen, I’m a dad myself, so I understand that it’s a unique time of life that requires creative windows of time to get anything done, let alone a fitness routine. 

But you can get fit as a dad and you NEED to get fit for your health and the health of your family. (Get ready cuz I’m about to flip the script on you.)

Instead of operating out of the scarcity mindset you’ve been in for so long, ask yourself this:

What will be the cost to your time, your money, your family (!) long-term if you don’t prioritize your fitness? 

(Let that sink in…)

I’m passionate about this topic because when you are fit and strong, everything changes.

You buy MUCH MORE time on this earth, you get more energy to give to your family, and you increase your ability exponentially to make more money when you look good AND feel good. 

Is there a cost upfront? Sure, but there’s an even greater cost on the flip side if you DON’T invest in your health.

(By the way, drinking water and running outside are still free last time I checked.)

Getting rid of your dad bod doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing scenario.

I’d much rather someone give 80% effort consistently than go all in at 110% and quit because it’s not sustainable. You don’t have to work out every single day for 2 hours to get fit.

Most of the time, “excuses” are really just limiting beliefs and they’re keeping you from the body and the energy you know you want. The best way is to overcome limiting beliefs? Not thinking about it some more, and taking freaking ACTION.

Stop making excuses: Now is the time to ditch the dad bod.

In this week’s episode of the Million Dollar Body podcast, I’m breaking down the eight most common excuses (**cough, cough** limiting beliefs) I hear, how they’re holding you back, and how you can start moving forward on ditching the dad bod for good.


  • The truth about your metabolism as you get older and why you can’t use it as an excuse starting NOW
  • How to break out of the scarcity mentality when it comes to your time and your energy
  • What to do when your “lizard brain” keeps you focused on the fear of failure

It really is time for the dad bod to go. For the good of all. Ready for it? Listen to the podcast


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