Keeping A Routine: How Fit Father Todd Built a Successful Eating and Workout Schedule

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

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

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

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

keeping a routine

Improving your health and fitness is all about keeping a routine and getting all aspects of your health, fitness, and life in order.

That's what Fit Father Todd did, and he's been kicking butt on the Fit Father Project!

Todd initially joined us when he saw my personal story of losing my dad, and it struck a chord with him because he lost his dad at a young age as well.

The parallels in our lives were very striking for Todd, and he felt it had to be a sign.

Four years later, he's still getting after it!

Todd has maintained the 50 pounds that he lost on the program, and the shifts he's made to his mindset, energy, and the way he shows up for his family are just phenomenal. 

He’s keeping a routine, and he’s crushing it, and he shares a lot of wisdom about what it was like getting started, what it's like continuing, and what it’s like today.

So, no matter where you're at in your journey, keep walking the path!

The benefits will continue to accrue, you’ll become more resilient, and you’ll bring it all together, just like Todd has!

Listen to Todd's Story on the Fit Father Project Podcast!

The Demands of Modern Life

Todd's busy lifestyle, combined with work pressures and family responsibilities, gradually took a toll on his well-being.

“I was putting everyone else's needs ahead of my own. I neglected self-care and prioritized convenience over health.”

His diet had become centered around quick, unhealthy meals due to time constraints.

“Fast food and processed snacks became the norm.”

This shift in dietary habits, coupled with a sedentary routine, contributed to his weight gain and declining fitness levels.

Moreover, Todd was dealing with the mental and emotional strain he experienced as he navigated the demands of daily life.

“Stress became overwhelming.”

The combination of work-related pressures, family responsibilities, and neglecting his own well-being created a vicious cycle that further exacerbated his health struggles.

Then, there was the pivotal moment that kickstarted his fitness journey.

“It all began with a realization. I looked in the mirror and knew I needed to make a change.”

That's when Todd found the Fit Father Project. But before he could change his body, he had to change his mind.

“I had to change my mindset. Instead of viewing proper eating and exercise as a chore, I started seeing it as a form of self-care and self-improvement.”

More than anything, Todd just did it; he got started.

“Don't wait for the ‘perfect' moment. Start where you are, with what you have. Every small step counts.”

Progress is made through consistent effort, and as the weeks and months rolled on, Todd was seeing profound improvements.

I transformed not only my body but my entire life.

See how Todd built his own successful eating and workout schedule and completely changed his life!

Keeping a Routine

As Todd dove into his fitness journey, he focused on setting achievable goals.

“I started small, setting realistic goals that I knew I could accomplish. Consistency was my mantra. I established a routine that worked for me and stuck to it religiously.”

He started with nutrition, completely changing his approach to eating habits and adopting a sustainable and enjoyable eating plan, rather than falling into the trap of extreme diets.

“I shifted to a balanced diet. I focused on nourishing my body rather than restricting myself.” 

Once his nutrition was dialed in, Todd turned to exercise, finding ways to fit fitness into his busy schedule.

“I learned to prioritize my workouts. By treating them as non-negotiable appointments, I made sure they happened.”

Everything was coming together, and Todd was making drastic improvements, both physically and mentally.

“I embraced the concept of ‘micro-progress.' Even if I had only a few minutes, I'd do something active. I realized that taking care of my body wasn't just about the physical aspect. It was about honoring my well-being as a whole.”

This holistic approach resonated with Todd, and it highlights the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional health. Todd's emphasis on mindfulness highlighted the connection between mental clarity and physical progress, emphasizing the importance of a balanced approach.

“I incorporated mindfulness into my routine. It helped me manage stress and stay focused on my goals.”

Todd was also grateful for all the support and accountability he found from his friends and family and from the Fit Father Project Brotherhood.

“I surrounded myself with a positive community. Having people who believed in my goals and encouraged me made a significant difference.” 

Todd also shared his strategies for overcoming moments of doubt and low motivation. “I reminded myself of how far I'd come,” he said. “Looking back at my progress fueled my determination to keep going.” This tactic underscored the power of self-reflection in boosting confidence and reviving commitment during challenging times.

As his health and fitness journey rolled along, Todd faced setbacks and moments of discouragement, but his perspective was unwavering.

“I treated setbacks as learning opportunities. They were chances to grow and refine my approach. Failure is a part of growth. Every setback is a stepping stone toward success. Consistency isn't about perfection. It's about showing up for yourself, day after day. This journey isn't just about physical fitness; it's about reclaiming control of my life.”

Todd quickly found the significant impact that personal transformation can have on family dynamics and self-esteem, and his life hasn't been the same since.

There was a moment when my daughter looked at me and said, ‘Daddy, you're strong!' That was a feeling I can't put into words. I realized that this journey isn't just about me. It's about being a role model for my family and inspiring others to take control of their health.

keeping a routine

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

The Fit Father Project provided the structure and guidance I needed. Their approach aligned perfectly with my values and the challenges I faced as a father with a busy schedule. It wasn't just about workouts. It was a holistic approach that covered all aspects of a healthy lifestyle. Being part of a group of like-minded individuals made a world of difference. They didn't just give me a plan; they gave me the tools to transform my life.

3 Key Takeaways From Todd's Journey

Here are three key lessons you can learn from Todd’s life transformation.

Lesson 1: Harness Personal Motivation

Let personal experiences, like Todd's encounter with his daughter, serve as potent motivation to ignite and sustain your journey.

Lesson 2: Embrace Micro-Progress

Even small, consistent efforts add up over time. Find opportunities for physical activity in the nooks and crannies of your day.

Lesson 3: View Setbacks as Stepping Stones

Shift your perspective on failure. Embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth, learning, and eventual success.

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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 keeping a routine. 

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