Daddy Shark...Doo doo doo doo doo doo

It’s not true of all sharks, but some must swim constantly to keep oxygen-rich water flowing over their gills. At first it sounds like such a terrible thing, never being able to stay still. The thing is, when you watch sharks they seem so peaceful while they’re swimming. They’re not thrashing or over exerting themselves unless they’re about to feast. Maybe we should follow their lead.

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Feeling Guilty or Selfish About Your Time

Let me know if this sounds familiar. You come home from work ready to be active, get in a workout, or go for a run. You’re determined. The only problem is the second you walk in the door your bombarded with, “Daddy!”. Your child, or children, run to give you a hug. Before you even have time to take off your jacket they’re pulling you to the couch or floor, imploring you to play or show you something they made. Playtime quickly becomes dinnertime, which quickly becomes bath-time, then bedtime, which quickly becomes collapse-on-the-couch-with-your-wife-time. By this point you’re exhausted, your motivation is shot, and it’s time to go to bed and start the day over again.

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Eating Healthy Made Easy!

I’m all about making healthy living easy! 

In order to maintain that, the foods I keep in my house are healthy and easy.

Here are a few of my favorite healthy foods that are almost effortless to incorporate into your diet.

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Dad Level Expert

So you're setting goals now.  That's awesome!  Hopefully you're using the stretch and smart goals to actually make some progress.  But as you do, I issue a warning: at some point you're probably going to feel like an imposter.  It's okay.  We've all been there, suffering with imposter syndrome.  It's kind of how you feel when it sets in that you're going to be a Dad.  Who the hell let that happen?

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Tips to walking more

Getting more active can be as simple as finding ways to walk more in your everyday life. Individuals who walk 10,000 steps or more daily have lower body fat percentage and suffer from weight related health concerns far less. Here are 10 tips to help you add more steps into our everyday life:

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Five Free/Cheap Date Night Ideas

Let's be honest, between a lack of time and money it's tough to have quality time with your love after you have a kid.  But you don't have to go out to a fancy restaurant or break the bank to spend some quality time together.  Here are a couple date night ideas that are cheap or completely free that will help keep the two of you connected.

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Ownership And Ego

We all have egos.  There's no getting around it.  While the ego usually gets a bad wrap because it's associated with a feeling of superiority, it can also make us feel inferior.  The ego is the part of us that tells us how we view ourselves.  It is the self between our instincts, or id, and our morality, or superego. 

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Dad Hab Approved Grocery List

If you want to be healthy, you need to balance exercise and nutrition.  The easiest way to eat healthy is to win at the grocery store.  So, next time you find yourself reaching for the junk food, take a deep breath and consult our Dad Hab approved grocery list.  You can supplement with things here and there, but this will provide a solid base for your healthy home.

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