Health Conscious: How Fit Father Bob Got in Tune With His Mind, Body, and Soul

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

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Are you trying to become more health conscious and get in tune with your mind, body, and soul?

It’s something we all do as we get older, but, unfortunately, not all of us do something about it. 

That was not the case with Fit Father Bob, though!

Bob is a 57-year-old father of two, and between work, family, and coaching basketball, he found himself feeling listless. 

He didn’t like what he saw in the mirror, and he knew he needed a change. 

Bob also found himself making excuses — he wasn't strong enough, he weighed too much, he wasn't in good enough condition, and on and on. 

But with the help of the Fit Father Project, he began making new excuses. 

Excuses to work out. Excuses to eat right. 

Positive excuses, instead of reasons NOT to do things. 

And then everything started falling into place.

Listen to Bob's Story on the Fit Father Project Podcast:

A Wake-Up Call

Bob coaches girls' high school basketball, and a recent unfavorable season brought his long-running general fatigue from life to light. 

“With COVID, it was probably a longer season than I’ve ever experienced. And the biggest thing for me was how I felt during the end of this last season, which was not good. I was feeling listless from the coaching, family life, and work. I knew I needed to make a change.”

Bob also didn't like seeing how big he was compared to the other coaches.

So, he started looking for fitness programs for men in their 50s and found the Fit Father Project.

He was drawn to it because he felt it would work for him and his age.

He also found an immediate personal connection to the program.

 “Dr. Anthony’s videos made me a little emotional. I felt that he was talking to me and not to a broad audience. And I felt good about that. I felt like I had somebody in my corner.”

Shortly thereafter, Bob joined the Fit Father Project.

He instantly felt welcomed.

“I knew Dr. Anthony had my back. His accountability and trainers are awesome.”

See how Bob’s body awareness enabled him to lose 80 pounds and become more health conscious!

Becoming Health Conscious

Like everyone on the program, Bob started with his mission statement to get the ball rolling.

“My mission statement wasn’t so much about weight loss. I just wanted to get more energy. I knew if I got into something with just exercise, I could lose weight, but I just wanted to increase my energy and be able to feel better about myself. So I set very simple goals and wanted to start with improving my diet.”

Learning better eating habits was next, and Bob was finally getting to the root of his issues. 

“The biggest thing I achieved throughout the program is creating better eating habits. I always knew what I should be eating and what I shouldn’t, but I had to buy into it and get into the habits of it, which I did right after starting the program. As a result, I felt really good.”

Bob also believes the Fit Father Project is a tremendous confidence builder, and he's highly appreciative of the Fit Father trainers.

“They actually care about every member ensuring that they’re not just rattling through this stuff.”

Bob went from 308 pounds to 225, but the victories didn't end there.

“My energy level and confidence were right through the roof. I’m getting stronger. My health overall is good. There have been some major changes in my physique.”

There have been several non-scale victories, too.

“When health is good, other things in life also start shaping up a little. I see it in the mirror daily, and I look pretty good. I get compliments from people at work and in society for my weight, and I greatly appreciate that. So overall, the frame of my conditioning and mental standpoint feels much better. I don’t feel like a 57-year-old person. I’m not intimidated by anything and don’t get tired easily, proving that I don’t have to ask my son to do some heavy lifting. I can do it myself.”

So what would Bob say to someone looking to join the Fit Father Project?

“You have to find excuses to work out. Tell yourself that you need to improve and get after it. You can do it; I’m living proof of it. I started at 308 pounds, and I’m now only 225. This program is set up to help you. The people here are up to help you at all times and will make you feel good through this journey. And with the Brotherhood, you have got a tremendous support system. No matter your situation, this program will work for you.” 

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3 Key Takeaways From Bob's Journey

To summarize, here are three key lessons you can learn from Bob’s successful health and fitness journey:

Lesson 1: It’s Never Too Late

Many people in their 50s or 60s just chalk things up to getting older and let their health and fitness fall by the wayside.

But, it's never too late to embark on a fitness journey.

There is a way for any person, regardless of their age, size, or level of fitness.

You just need to find the plan that works for YOU. 

Lesson 2: Find (Good) Excuses

Life is all about beating challenges and marching ahead.

It will always throw curve balls at you, and there will always be excuses for not doing something.

You can never accomplish your dreams and goals if you wait for “the right time.”

Find excuses to show up for yourself, each and every day. 

Lesson 3: Set Reasonable Goals

Goal setting is essential to a health and fitness journey.

Start off with simple, realistic, and achievable goals.

Unrealistic goals take a toll on you physically and mentally. 

Remember, small victories lead to larger ones.

What is FF30X?

FF30X is a simple, sustainable, and specific weight loss program that is designed especially for busy men over 40.

With short metabolic training workouts, an easy-to-follow meal plan, and an accountability team that is there for you at every step, FF30X can help you lose 30, 40, or even 50+ lbs — even if you’ve never picked up a weight in your life. 

Click here to see what you get when you join the FF30X program today!

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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Balduzzi founded The Fit Father Project and Fit Mother Project to help busy dads and moms get and stay healthy for their families.

Dr. Anthony Balduzzi holds dual degrees in Psychology & Nutrition from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a former national champion bodybuilder. He’s is most proud of the fact that he’s helped over 40,000 families in over 100 countries lose weight and get healthy for life.

*Please know that weight loss results and health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on becoming health conscious.

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

NMD - Men's Health Doctor & Founder, The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project

Founder, Fit Father Project
Founder, Fit Mother Project

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