My 2018 Weight Loss Challenge Starting May the 5th 2018
Hello and a welcome to daddy active the personal blog of me the 37-year-old daddy of a beautiful little 3-year-old girl called Imogen who means the world to me.
Since Imogen came into my life three years ago, I have let my self-go by eating too much junk food and now have a big fat belly and a couple more chins to show for it. To make it worst at this precise moment I am even eating a donut.
I work 12 hour shifts pulling pallets of yogurt around a warehouse, so I am active most of the day, but it’s my eating habits which is my main problem, When I get home from work I just overeat on junk food, and it is even worst on my days of because I have all day to eat rubbish and just sit around on the sofa.
My little girl has so much energy daddy is having trouble keeping up with her, she runs around and plays all day long and expects daddy to as well, but daddy is knackered by around 10 am, and this is the reason I need to get my bum off the sofa and get fit and healthy. I want to be able to play and run around with my girl all day every day I want to put a smile on her face as she does on mine.
This year I plan to change my lifestyle and thought it would be a good idea to blog my progress and hopefully make some new friends along the way.
To tell you the truth I am not a gym kind of guy, so you will not see me going to a gym. Instead, I will get fit by changing my eating habits and by getting more active, sounds so simple, doesn’t it? However, I know it is NOT it is going to be one hell of a long journey with some ups and downs along the way. However, my primary motivation is my girl, and I am sure she will help Daddy along the way, I plan to get my little girl involved by doing loads of new and fun activities with her and posting them on here for you all to see.
Ok now its time to see how much I actually weigh, It took me a couple of minutes to get the dust of my bathroom scales and then I stood on them for the first time in years and I was shocked what I saw there was a big spider crawling between my toes lol only joking I was shocked because the scales read 241.6lbs for a moment I thought they were broke so I ran up my mothers (actually I drove) and asked her if I could borrow her scales but they said the same 241lbs at this moment I felt quit low and wondered how I got to this stage.
I have decided to set my target weight to 180lbs so that means I will have to lose 61lbs I can do this well I have to do this. that is just the start the hardest part I think is keeping the weight off because I have been there before ive lost the weight but only to put it straight back on, I do not want to do that again.
So what other plans do I have for this site? To start with If you look to the right you will notice I have added a reward chart, this is to give me a little bit of motivation if I ever need it, So as you can see if I reach my target weight I will be taking the family on an extra holiday this year ( Only to Butlins lol I’m not made money, you got to remember I only work in a yogurt factory) I also have added loads of other little treats for the whole family.
Each week I plan to do weekly diary just to give you guys the insight of how my week went, what I ate and what fitness activities I did and so on, you will find this on the top menu somewhere (That is if I remember to put it on their)
Your also notice on the menu is Gavin’s kitchen, did I ever tell you I was a top chef in one of golden Ramsey’s kitchens? Well, I was last week for some strange reason I had a dream I was working with him, but he told me to F Off. I do have some wired dreams. Joking aside, I do plan to add some healthy meal recipes these will hopefully come in video format but will have to wait and see.
My little girl had a new toy coffee machine for her birthday which plays music. Every day daddy has got to dance to the different songs and copy her, and if daddy does it wrong she tells me off, so I thought it would be a good idea to add a Family activities section to the menu as well. Trust me you will see some crazy stuff in their. She is one bossy girl, and she is only three. (Think she gets it from her mother)
So, guys its now time to get active and work damn hard, Wish me luck
One last thing, I would appreciate it greatly if you would subscribe to my mailing list, don’t worry it doesn’t cost nothing and I wont be sending you loads of rubbish like other people do, instead I will just send you progress reports and from time to time I will have some subscribers only competitions where you can win some fantastic prizes like a holiday and a new car only joking be more like Amazon vouchers and little things like that. To subscribe all you have to do is put your name and email in the huge form below, I would make it smaller but got no idea how. Thanks Gavin