Welcome back to the Wholly Well podcast! I am so excited to dive into the topic of health and fitness today… but first, set down your preconceived notions for this topic. If you’ve been following the podcast for a while, you know how much I dislike the fitness fad diets that are totally unrealistic. So today, we are going to look at the topic of health and fitness as it incorporates into our normal everyday life in an obtainable way! If you’ve ever wanted to invest in your health, but didn’t want to be a 24/7 gym rat to do it, this is the episode for you.
Here to help me dig into this topic is Dr. Anthony Balduzzi. Dr. Balduzzi is a health and weight loss expert and the founder of The Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project. After watching his own Dad struggle with his health and tragically pass away at 42 years young, Dr. Balduzzi dedicated his life to studying health, nutrition, and exercise so that he could help other busy dads & moms get and stay healthy for their families. Dr. Balduzzi holds degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is a former national champion bodybuilder.
I am so excited to have Dr. Balduzzi with me on the show. Listen in as we dive into how fitness fits into your normal life, why your mindset is your greatest ally, and all things working out for moms, dads, and anyone desiring to incorporate fitness into a busy routine!
- The Fit Father Website
- The Fit Mother Website
- The Fit Father on Instagram
- The Fit Mother on Instagram
- Dr. Balduzzi on Facebook
- The Fit Father Project on Youtube
- The Fit Mother Project on Youtube
Things to Remember
1) It’s all about consistency! The reason people try diet fads and fail is because they follow it strictly for a few days or maybe even a week, but then they can’t sustain it. When it comes to your fitness, it’s a behavior game. Ask yourself, “How can I create a structure that is repeatable, enjoyable, and sustainable?” Instead of doing these drastic and unrealistic diets, let’s look at how we can consistently make progress toward our goal.
2) Every hobby and life goal is built on the foundation of fitness and health. We tend to think of fitness as the goal unto itself. But when we frame up fitness as the foundation to achieve our passions, hobbies, and life goals, it changes our mindset toward it. If we aren’t physically fit or healthy, then we won’t be able to enjoy our hobbies, be active parents to our kids, or get to go on fun trips where we walk up and down the beach. Everything we do is based on the foundation of our health. So when we choose to invest in our health, we are actually ensuring that we have the physical ability to achieve our life goals. I LOVE that.
3) Setting a structure of when you eat is more important than what you eat. This reminder was so encouraging! By setting a structure to your nutrition, you are actually instilling the behavior and habits which cut out craving snacking. Instead of starting with limiting what you eat, focus on planning when you are going to eat throughout the day. This will look different for each person. Once you have built the consistency of when it works best for you to eat, you can start focusing on improving the type of food you are putting in your body.
4) Daily activity is more important than high-intensity workouts. If you’ve been hanging out with me on Instagram lately, you know I’m slow clapping this one! Consistent daily activity is actually a great place to start and in many cases is better for your overall health than high-intensity workouts. So start with focusing on daily activities like walks, gardening, playing with your dog, or leisurely bike rides around your neighborhood. The key is to get your body moving every day!
The Wellness Wrap-Up
A new rhythm, perspective, or change you’ve made in your life to achieve a life that’s more wholly well.
Dr. Balduzzi says, “Adopt a mindset of ‘loving what is.’ Whatever is happening right now is ultimately working toward my growth and unfoldment, even if it is uncomfortable.” Such a great perspective!
Meet the Guest
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi
Dr. Anthony Balduzzi is a health and weight loss expert. After his own father struggled with his health and then tragically passed away at just 42 years old, Dr. Balduzzi founded The Fit Father Project and The Fit Mother Project. His life’s passion is to study health, nutrition, and exercise to help other busy dads & moms get and stay healthy for their families. Dr. Balduzzi holds degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is a former national champion bodybuilder.