Imperfect Progress: How Fit Father Mike Lost Over 80 Pounds … His Way – Fit Father Project Podcast, Ep. 134

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

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

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

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

imperfect progress

Episode 134 of the Fit Father Project Podcast is all about imperfect progress and how you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your health and fitness goals.

In this episode, you’ll meet Fit Father Mike, a 51-year-old husband and father who recently celebrated his one-year anniversary on the Fit Father Project. 

And what a year it’s been! Mike has lost over 80 pounds and has gone from wearing 42″ pants and XXL t-shirts to 34″ pants and M shirts!

Most importantly, he’s dramatically improved his health, mindset, and overall life!

The great thing about Mike’s story is that he did it his way. He wasn’t perfect, but he stuck to it and made it work.  

He gets real about what he likes and doesn’t like when it comes to exercise and nutrition, and how he’s been able to adapt the Fit Father program to work for him. 

So whether you’re just setting off on your own health and fitness journey or are one of our Fit Father veterans, you’re sure to gain some powerful insights from Mike’s story!

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The parallels Mike saw between his life and his father’s — and how that served as a wakeup call. 
  • What finally motivated him to get started, even though he’s never been big on exercise (and still isn’t).
  • How he continues to motivate himself to exercise. 
  • How he makes healthy eating fit into his lifestyle. 
  • Simple things you can do that will lead to big changes. 
  • And so much more!

So, if you want to get the most from your health and fitness efforts, listen to this episode on imperfect progress, take some notes, and check out FF30X!

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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 imperfect progress.

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

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

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