Chris Lopez

Chris Lopez

#AlphaDAD to 5 Amazing Kids, Husband, Coach, Entrepreneur, Minimalist. For more workout stuff, check out

Who’s Got Your Back?

If you’re a busy parent then you can understand the importance of having a great support system.

We have 4 kids. All are relatively low-maintenance in that they enjoy playing with each other, are independent in their own little ways and each is incredibly self-sufficient.

***Case in point…When my 18-month-old, Mikey, is hungry she has now taught herself how to get a bowl (our dishes are in a low cupboard), open the door to the pantry and grab herself a snack of Whole Grain Cheerios. And she is able to do that with minimal collateral damage.***

Back to my point….Sometimes, trying to do everything can really take it out of you and you’ll need a break. You’ll need to go into the bullpen because your starters are getting banged around or are just on short on fuel from having to pitch on minimal days rest (how’s that for a baseball analogy!?!).

If that’s the case, then we go to our support system (our bullpen, if you will) – my parents and in-laws.

This weekend, the kids stayed over at my parents house and that gave Rozanne and I time to catch-up on laundry, housework, reading, sleep and R&R. So now today, we feel refreshed, rejuvinated and ready to take on the organized chaos that has become our lives!

So let’s apply this support system to your fat loss goals and take a look at its importance.

Who do you have in your bullpen?

Days will (or have) come when you don’t feel like getting out of bed 30-minutes earlier to do your workout.

Or when the kids the don’t finish their chicken nuggets and you’re tempted to not wrap them up for later but to eat them all yourself.

Sure, we’re grown adults and we make our own decisions. But it helps us that much more when we’re accountable to another person (or people) whose goals are congruent with ours.

Fat loss is easier in a household when both partners are involved in the process. When both you and your wife have each other’s back.

Fat loss for dads is a lot easier when you can share your experiences with other dads who also want to lose weight.

So with summer right around the corner, isn’t it about time that you took control and made sure all your stars are aligned?

Get your fat loss workouts together and know what you’re doing in the gym today.

Plan your meals and snacks for the week so that your better prepared if you get thrown a curve ball.


KNOW who your support system is and don’t be afraid to call on them for help if you feel you’re getting knocked around too much.

We’ve got 2 months left until the official FIRST DAY OF SUMMER.

That’s more than enough time to get your butt in gear and be confident when you take your shirt off at the beach.

Need help, encouragement and support?

We can be your bullpen….

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Chris Lopez
The FitAndBusyDad

p.s. With 2 months left until summer, do you have your workouts all lined-up?

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