Losing the Dad Bod: Why Consistency is Key for Weight Loss Success
Updated: Mar 14
Weight loss can be a challenge for dads, especially when it comes to getting rid of the
dreaded "dad bod". If you're a dad looking to get back into shape, it's important to understand that the key to success is consistency. Having an online community for accountability, setting realistic goals, and having a workout program that works for you are all essential to reaching your weight loss goals. In this blog post, we'll discuss why consistency is so important for dads looking to lose weight and get rid of the dad bod.
Set yourself up for success
You can't rely on willpower alone to make a healthy change. You need to set yourself up for success with intentional habit creation. Studies show that only 8 percent of people achieve their weight-loss goals. That's a pretty dismal statistic, but it doesn't have to be you!
With an online workout program like the Virtual Coach, you can find an online community of other dads looking to lose the dad bod and become more consistent with their workouts. Plus, with a virtual coach who can answer questions and offer feedback, you'll have all the support you need to make healthy changes for long-term success.
Take Dax Shepard for example - he lost an impressive 75 pounds, going from 255 to 180 pounds. That's quite an accomplishment, and the best part is that he did it with the help of a virtual coach and an online workout program. He knew that he needed more accountability and structure to help him stay consistent with his fitness plan, and an online program gave him the support he needed to succeed. By taking advantage of the same technology, you can set yourself up for success and join Dax in his quest for a dad-bod-free life.
Have an online community for accountability
Community is one of the most important aspects of making a healthy change stick. But finding a supportive community can be tough. Having an online community is perfect for dads who need that support system while making that healthy change. The online world is HUGE and it is amazing to know that you are not alone in your struggle to lose weight.
Did you know that a recent survey found that 83% of people who used an online workout program had better success rates in sticking to their fitness plan than those who just tried to do it on their own? This could be because of the virtual coach-like guidance, support, and encouragement of a community. Whatever it may be, having an online community to keep you motivated and accountable can be a major key in helping you achieve your fitness goals.
For example, did you know that by joining an online workout program you're 5x more likely to stick to a workout plan than if you were trying to do it on your own? It's true! The virtual coach-like guidance of a community can help make sure you stay consistent with your exercise regimen and get one step closer to your goals. So don't forget to find a supportive online community to help keep you accountable. With extra motivation from your virtual support system, you'll be on your way to a healthier lifestyle in no time.
Have a realistic workout plan
Many dads who start working out and dieting try to do too much too fast in a simply unsustainable way. Start with a manageable workout program and diet that can give you some success. Over time you can build on that workout program, but saying that you will go from doing nothing to working out 2 hours a day and eating like a rabbit is not a realistic approach.
An online workout program or virtual coach are great ways to help dads stay consistent with their workouts. With an online program, dads get daily instructions emailed directly to them so they can track their progress and stay accountable. A virtual coach provides the same instructions as an online program, but also provides personalized feedback throughout their journey so they can make sure they are on track to achieving their goals.
It’s important to set short-term goals along with longer-term ones to stay motivated and keep dad’s consistency up throughout their weight loss journey. For example, if your goal is to lose 30 lbs., break it down into smaller 10 lbs increments so dads have achievable targets to work towards instead of feeling overwhelmed by one larger goal. Lastly, having an online community of other dads trying to achieve similar goals can be beneficial.
Taking action is the most important step. So take action today, right now! Join an online workout group that will inspire you to get in shape and stay that way. If you don't have a workout group to join right off the bat, check out the Dad Bod Transformation group. It's chock-full of other dads fighting the good fight to be the best versions of themselves as they can be. With this type of community behind you, sticking to your new routine will be easier.
Additionally, if you're having trouble deciding which kind of workouts to do or want some advice about what would work for your particular body type and fitness goals, consider signing up for The Dad Bod Transformation virtual coaching and workout program. Working with someone else virtually allows them to tailor a program specifically to your needs without having to travel or commit too much time or energy. You'll also get support from your virtual coach or from others within the program, which can help encourage you to stick to your goals. As long as you put in the work each day and follow through on the guidance provided by your coach or program, it won't be long before you start seeing results!