1. What is stopping me from starting a work out?

    I think that it is laziness. Sure, we’re hurting financially, but that isn’t what stops me from waking around the block. It doesn’t stop me from doing some push ups and sit ups. I’m 37 (middle aged), and lazy. The most exercise I had in the past two weeks was using the “walk-behind mower” to mow my yard this morning. At least it had me walking.

    I’ll tell you what… I’ll walk tonight. I’ll get started tonight. I need to. My kids (two young sons) need me to. I need to be a better example.

    Thanks for this post.


  2. Tim, I’m glad my post is moving you to take action. If you need ideas on exercises you can do, let me know (reach me at http://contact.charlieprofit.com). I’m happy to help you achieve any fitness goals you set, so you can be a better example to your children!

  3. Eddie

    Hi Charlie. Great post.

    I have recently adopted the same sort of mindset for the benefit of my family. When my first child was born 2 years ago, I was 37 years old and a flabby 220 pounds. Wanting to be able to keep up with my son as he grew and set an example of a healthy lifestyle for him, I made some major changes.

    Currently, I’m 185 pounds and stronger than I’ve ever been. I chose to do the P90X program you mentioned and it’s been fantastic to see the changes in my strength, endurance, mobility, and energy levels. I can toss my son around with ease and my family’s diet is almost entirely made up of natural, healthy foods.

    I’m starting a new round of P90X now, hoping to be in even better shape by the time my daughter is born in August. I have no doubt with this new lifestyle that my kids and I will enjoy each other more and that it will be that much easier for them to develop healthy eating and exercise habits of their own.

    Kudos to you for living up to the title of “Father” by making the changes necessary to give yourself and your family a better life. It is a wonderful feeling to accomplish something of such importance.

  4. Eddie, thanks for your reply. Glad to hear your on P90X! Feel free to keep in touch if you ever need a little extra motivation to stay on track.

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