Putting In The Work: How Fit Father Keith Made Simple Changes That Led To Extraordinary Results

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

putting in the work

A health and fitness journey is all about putting in the work and making small lifestyle changes that lead to big results.

Fit Father Keith is an Air Force veteran, husband, and father of four. He’s also about to kick off a new phase of life, as he’s working on earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree!

Needless to say, he’s a busy man. And at 51, he could have used that (and a host of other things) as an excuse to just chalk up weight gain to getting older.

But that’s not Keith’s story!

Keith knew he wanted more, and he went out there and got after it. When he found himself over 200 pounds and on blood pressure and cholesterol medication, he knew he needed to make a change.

And that’s when he found the Fit Father Project.

Now, he’s down over 50 pounds, turned his gut into washboard abs, got off his blood pressure medications, and is almost completely off his cholesterol medication.

The best part of it all is that Keith doesn’t think he’s special or one with great genetics — he just showed up and put in the work. And by making some simple, seemingly mundane changes, he was able to see profound results.

So put away all your excuses and prepare to be inspired!

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

Health and Fitness Setbacks

Keith's journey began like many others, with struggles around weight and health. For years, he found himself neglecting his physical well-being, leading to a decline in confidence and energy levels. Like a vast number of men, Keith was caught in the cycle of unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle, and the toll it took on his body was undeniable.

“I used to believe that I was too busy to focus on my health. Work and family responsibilities took precedence, and I didn't pay much attention to what I was putting into my body.”

This all-too-common narrative often results in weight gain, lethargy, and a sense of dissatisfaction with one's own physical condition, and that was certainly the case for Keith. Then he had a defining moment, a profound realization that enough was enough.

“One day, I looked in the mirror and decided I had to change. I wanted to be a healthier role model for my family. I knew that I couldn't continue down this path of neglecting my health. I wanted to be the best version of myself, not only for me but for my loved ones too.”

This self-realization motivated him to take action and embark on his fitness journey with renewed determination.

And that's when he found the Fit Father Project.

“I had tried various diets and exercise plans in the past, but nothing seemed to stick. When I came across the Fit Father Project, it struck a chord with me. The focus on fathers' specific challenges and the emphasis on making lasting lifestyle changes resonated deeply.”

Upon joining the program, Keith was greeted by a wealth of resources designed specifically for busy fathers seeking to transform their lives. From customized workout plans to expert nutrition guidance, the Fit Father Project offered a comprehensive approach that addressed both physical and mental well-being.

I didn't want a quick fix; I wanted something that would empower me to make lasting improvements. And that's what I got with the Fit Father Project.

Listen to Keith discuss putting in the work and how making small lifestyle changes led to his big results!

Putting in the Work

Keith commenced his journey by prioritizing his diet. By making gradual and sustainable changes, he ensured that his newfound healthy eating habits would be enjoyable and maintainable in the long run.

“I learned the importance of fueling my body with the right foods. The nutrition guides were easy to follow, and I gradually developed healthier eating habits that were sustainable for the long term.”

He made a conscious effort to consume more nutrient-dense foods, emphasizing vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains while reducing his intake of processed foods and sugary beverages.

“Understanding what to eat and when to eat was a game-changer. The nutrition guides helped me develop healthier eating habits that were enjoyable and sustainable.”

Alongside a balanced diet, Keith began incorporating physical activity into his daily routine. However, he did not jump headfirst into rigorous training. He started with short, brisk walks, gradually increasing the intensity as his body adapted.

“Consistency was key here. I made sure to exercise regularly, even if it was just for a short period. The idea was to build a habit that would become an integral part of my life.”

As he made more and more progress, his exercise habits grew. One of the most significant benefits Keith found with the Fit Father Project was the accessibility of guided workouts tailored to his fitness level and schedule.

“Having a structured workout plan that aligned with my goals made all the difference. I didn't have to spend hours in the gym; the program optimized my time and ensured I was making progress.”

Perhaps the most essential aspect of the Fit Father Project that played a pivotal role in Keith's success was the sense of accountability and community support he received from the Fit Father Project Brotherhood.

“The online community was incredibly motivating. We shared our challenges, successes, and tips, creating a bond that kept us accountable and inspired.”

Having a supportive network of like-minded individuals helped Keith stay on track during moments of self-doubt or when facing obstacles.

“I knew I wasn't alone in this journey. The support and encouragement from fellow Fit Fathers pushed me to keep going, even on tough days.”

As with any lifestyle change, the real challenge lies in maintaining consistency. Keith admits that it was difficult initially, but he knew that persistence was vital for progress.

“There were days when I didn't feel like exercising or when I craved unhealthy food, but I reminded myself of my goals and the bigger picture.”

Again, the Brotherhood was there for him.

Being part of a supportive community was a game-changer for me. The camaraderie and shared experiences kept me accountable and motivated to keep pushing forward.

putting in the work

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

I literally could not have pictured me today, without the meds, being much healthier, being much fitter, being just so much happier with myself physically and where I can go and what I can do, and how I can lead my family, without the Fit Father Project. And for anybody else that wonders if it's something that they can do, I promise you can. Your goals are attainable. If you can figure out what you really want, this program can definitely help you get there.

3 Key Takeaways From Keith's Journey

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

Lesson 1: Start with Simple Changes

Keith's journey demonstrates that small, manageable changes in diet and exercise can lead to significant improvements in health and fitness.

Lesson 2: Embrace Consistency

Consistency is the key to success. Even on challenging days, sticking to healthy habits can yield long-lasting results.

Lesson 3: Seek Support and Community

Building a support network of individuals with similar goals can provide motivation, encouragement, and valuable insights to help you stay focused on the journey.

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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 putting in the work.

Written by: Dr. Anthony Balduzzi,

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

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