So what exactly is Family Fit? Initially, it was just a term I made up, so that I had a cool name to put on my DietBet games. It does sound pretty cool, right? There's no website, or program, or success story designed to motivate the bejeebers out of you.


But what does it actually mean? Now that is the question you should be asking.


Family Fit has a different meaning to everyone - now I know that sounds like a cop-out, but bear with me (get it, BEAR with me). Being Family Fit means to be fit enough to be able to do ALL the things that your family needs and wants of you, so that you can get the most out of life. Whatever shape your family takes will dictate what you need to become to be Family Fit. Whether you have no kids, fur kids, young kids, old kids or even teenagers you can become Family Fit.


The aim is not to become ripped, with a single digit body fat percentage and abs that you could bounce a quarter off (or 10c piece if you're in Australia like me). The aim is to be able to be strong enough, fit enough and a good enough role model for your family. It's having the flexibility to crawl around in a fort with preschoolers. It's being strong enough to wrestle your 7 year old, and all 5 of his friends that are sleeping over. It's being athletic to keep-up in a game of 1-on-1 with a teenager. It's having the fitness to be able to go for a hike in great outdoors with the love of your life. 


So, you can see, being Family Fit is not a one-size-fits-all type of thing, and it doesn't pretend to be. It's about you, your family, and what you need to do to be the best parent/partner/person you can be.


So, I hope this motivates you to make your own journey to getting Family Fit. I've done 3 things to help myself, and others, along this journey:

  • I've set up a DietBet game designed specifically for this journey, and will have a monthly game going (starting on the 3rd Saturday of every month). In each game I'll be helping to keep you all motivated and on track (or getting you back on track), with some tips, pictures and quotes (mostly from our 5-year-old).
  • I've started a Group for people like me, who want ot make this journey. I'll be sharing tips, pictures, thoughts and quotes from my family (again, mostly from our 5-year-old).
  • Lastly, I'll be writing this blog on a weekly basis (or there-about) to provide some thoughts, insights and whatever else I decide to share (or possibly over-share, sorry in advance).


So, that's it for my initial blog. I think I've said enough (as you can see, I have bored the kids!). I hope you got something out of this, and hope to see you back again next time!


PS apologies for the puns: I'm a Dad, so I have a daily quota to fill, and my kids are beginning to get impervious to them, so you guys will have to put up with them!