I’m Ben Ford – 37 year old Dad to Drake – a 2 year old boy – and Derek – a 6 year old dog.
Here we are. Good looking bunch, huh?
I believe life should be simple, but, after the birth of my son, I found out the hard way that it’s not. Something that should have been the best thing in my life became a cause of extreme stress and I paid the ultimate price.
Worse still, so did my family.
I had pretty much everything you could ask for: a beautiful, effervescent wife; a show-stopping baby, a mischievous dog, a house in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and a combined income in excess of $300k per year.
So why was I so unhappy?
Acknowledging that things weren’t perfect would have been an act of weakness so instead of dealing with the problem, it festered like a poisonous potion until it was too late.
I’ve spent much of the last year rebuilding myself from the inside out. My building blocks have been:
- Distracting myself with exercise
- Cleaning up my diet
- Cutting out alcohol during the week
- Personal and business mentoring
- Joining elite fitness communities
- Reading and listening to personal development material
- Becoming certified in various fitness disciplines
It was to this end that Super Fit Dad was born – an accountability check for me and a place to share some of my methods, successes and failures with other time-poor fathers.
If my failures and mistakes can help one other Dad avoid the same pitfalls then this exercise will have been a success.