As you may or may not have noticed, my frequency of posting on EndingTheGrind has slowed quite a bit over the last few months and there are a few reasons for this:
- I have been dealing with some highly stressful personal issues and it has taken its toll on me.
- I have been focusing the bulk of my time on creating content for my new website.
Just So Damn Good
Ever since I read the book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, I have been brainstorming on how to really use my strongest skills and experiences to create a business that will not only help the right people, but allow me to pursue my passions as well.
And although it was staring me in the face the whole time, I never really thought about using my 17 years as a fitness coach to launch a website geared towards helping guys like me.
As a 43 year old father of two, I know all too well the struggles with trying to raise small children, hold a (miserable) job, pay the bills, find a moment or two for yourself, and trying to get or stay in shape.
And I know there are countless dad’s out there who are desperately looking to find a way to get into the kind of shape they once were and have been thinking about getting into since their college days. And I know how daunting it can feel to be out of shape, listless, crunched for time, and stressed to the max and wanting to feel healthy, vibrant, and alive.
Finding the motivation to start an exercise routine and stay consistent is far more challenging that you might think and I’ve decided to use my nearly two decades of fitness experience to be the push you need to get you started on the right path.
I like to think I’m pretty damn good at what I do and it’s got nothing to do with my certifications or knowledge. I’m good at it because I care about people. I care about my clients. And I care about you.
What I don’t care about is you losing 10 pounds. What I do care about is you losing 10 pounds and now having the courage to walk on the beach with confidence because of it. I’m not motivated to push you to drop three pant sizes. I’m motivated to push you to drop three pant sizes so you can reach your personal goal of wearing the same pants you did 20 years ago and you having an incredible feeling because of it.
Fat Dad To Fit Dad
So I decided to start a website with these things in mind to try to help as many men, and more specifically dad’s, as possible get into the best shape of their lives. It’s based on my personal experiences as a busy father, single parent, certified trainer and fitness coach, and exercise enthusiast.
It’s called SingleDadFitDad.com and I’m really excited to share it with you all. My plan is to help those who need it most and struggle with the time, energy, focus, knowledge, and motivation to start and stick with consistent exercise and healthy eating habits.
I want to break through all the excuses as to why you can’t be in phenomenal shape and give you the wake up call you are so in need of.
And while my focus will be on reaching guys like me, there will also be plenty of useful information and ideas for anyone looking to get fit and stay fit.
The Future Of ETG
So where does that leave this site?
Back in early 2012, I shut down this blog to work on my marriage and when I returned to blogging earlier this year, I said that I wouldn’t leave it again. And I’m sticking to my word.
To be perfectly honest with you, I’m not entirely sure what the future of this blog will be but am strongly considering opening it up for a guest post or two per week. I still want this to be a great resource for people to find hope and inspiration and sharing personal accounts from those who have conquered their grinds will be a positive step towards doing that.
So if you would like to share your story of ending your grind or are working on breaking through your grind, please contact me and let me know a little bit about yourself. Please read the posting guidelines first to make sure it will be a good fit for the readers here.
And whether you’re a dad or not, I would love for you to stop by SingleDadFitDad and leave a comment or two. I honestly appreciate your feedback, good or bad, and welcome any suggestions on improving it in any way.
Looking forward to the future and sharing in many more conversations and experiences with you all…
Now let’s go get fit!