More like ‘Fittin dis whole pizza in my mouth’. Awful joke out of the way at the beginning! Pheww!

Eating healthy and having an ‘active lifestyle’ has always been something that I think about a lot, as well as being the main thing I have struggled with throughout my 33 years on this planet.

Like a lot of people, I’ve struggled with my weight. Several years ago I went from well over 18 stone to under 13. I maintained that weight for a year but being settled and happy in a new relationship you start to let things go.

When I was at my lightest weight ever at 12 stone 13lb, the words I repeated to myself over and over again were – I’ll never let myself get big again.

Turns out I’m something of a liar- Oh it’s ok to have a few biscuits with a cup of tea, this then turns into oh it’s ok to have that 4th bag of crisps with my second can of Pepsi at 11am. And before you know it you’re out of breath going up a flight of stairs and the thought of a parking space not right outside the local Tescos’ fills you with fear that you may have to ………….. walk a few feet!!

The new relationship I started as slim me got a wee bit more serious. I’m now married and have a baby due in a few months which is the reason for getting healthy and losing the excess weight is at the forefront of my mind now.

I don’t want to be a ‘fat dad’, don’t get me wrong I’m not saying being overweight will make me be a bad father. Not at all,  I want to be there for my kid for a long time, I want to be able to play with my child without being tired or unable to play for a long period of time.

‘Sure we can play football little Jonny, just give me 10 minutes to have asleep and I’ll be ready.’

(Note: Child will not be called Little Jonny, hmmm now that I think about it, maybe he will, god help her if she’s a girl though………….)

What really hit it home for me this year though is losing my Step-Father to a heart attack at the age of 70, due to many underlying health problems all coming from being overweight.

It’s time for me to get my mind focused the way it was before, all those years ago, get my head down cut out the bad food and hit the gym more than once every 3-4 months.

Can this potential ‘Fat Dad’ become an actual ‘Fit Dad’ ……………………..

Stay tuned!








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Rich Gardiner is an aspiring writer based in Northern Ireland. This blog showcases his random thoughts on ...................anything and everything!

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