Working Out When You Have Kids…

Posted: May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized
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As some of you might have heard, my wife and I gave birth to a baby boy last year.

Having a child is definitely life changing.

I think I was only out past midnight once in the last year and I am happy to say I have seen him every day that he has been alive.

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with dropping junior off with the grandparents for a weekend while my wife and I go for a short vacation, but I haven’t felt the strong urge.

I wanted until age 38 until have a child, I am in no rush to go back out drinking and traveling.

But how does it affect my training?

At least 10 of my chump friends and acquaintances told me my working out days would be in trouble.

I am happy to say that they are 100% wrong.

My training has changed, it is still hardcore.

What are some of the changes?

  1. I can’t goof around as much.  Before the child I could spend the entire day at the park or the beach and take my time.  Now as soon as I get to my training spot, I run, then back home.
  2. Less sleep.  I try to sleep when my son sleeps, but he is definitely tiring.  You kind of get used to it after a couple of months, but there are some days where I am going into work exhausted.
  3. Harder to get a sun tan.  I look really cut when I get a solid tan, but now I don’t have the time to spend outside with my shirt off for 4 hours a day.
  4. Weights are exactly the same.  Maybe even better.  I work out every day at lunch, so my weight training was not effected.  If I couldn’t go at lunch I would go before work or right after.
  5. Diet is the same.  Unlike financialsamurai who likes to complain about his child making him gain weight, I don’t see any difference in my diet.

Overall, there really isn’t any excuses for not working out because you have kids, it’s even sometimes beneficial.  Less late nights and distractions.

Once your kids can walk, go out to the park.  I was chasing my son around for about an hour in the sun the other day, between lifting him up 100x and playing, it’s a good workout.

I  also drink 95% less than I used to.

And most importantly, my son needs me to stay alive.  If you weren’t working out before child, you better start working out post-child.

Don’t make excuses.

-John Andre.

Lift Heavy/Run Fast

 

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