Kent Bicycles | A Fun Way to Exercise

Sponsored by Kent Bicycles

Happy Friday everyone!

I'm so excited to share our newest collab with Kent Bikes today! It's very fitting that our first collaboration is focused on getting outdoors, having fun daddy time with your kiddo, and staying fit because that's what we're all about at The Overwhelmed Dad!

I know we all fall into the trap of getting caught up with work, errands, appointments (whatever it may be), and not make time throughout the week to get active and have fun outside. So what better way to break that cycle than tossing a helmet on you and your kiddo, buckling them into a comfy Wee Ride child seat, and taking a ride around the block or on the nearest trail?

Truth be told, I haven't ridden a bike consistently in years. But man, after seeing Ava's face light up as I rolled out our new mountain bike and hearing her cheer out of joy on our first ride, this is going to be a daily activity (whether I'm exhausted or not!).

All-in-all, Ava has a blast, daddy gets some cardio in [riding will help me get a 8-pack right? :)] and most importantly, I now have a new way to get some extra daddy time with my little cutie pie. What more could a dad ask for?

 

Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Floral Baby Bike Helmet - Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities
Kent Bicycles -- Baby Bike Seat Attachment | A Fun Way to Exercise - Fun Summer Daddy + Me Activities

Keeping the Dad Bod at Bay

We've all heard the infamous term 'dad-bod' before, probably far too often. When my wife and I found out we were having our first baby girl around two years ago, one of my first thoughts (outside of overwhelming happiness, joy, and excitement) was "man, I am NEVER getting a dad-bod!" With fitness always being such a huge part of my life, whether training for football in college or weight training post-college, it just didn't deem like a possibility.

However, soon after our amazing little girl was born, five trips to the gym a week turned into a few at-home workouts, and I quickly realized those at-home workouts weren't helping me get closer to my fitness goals. And don't get me wrong, priorities absolutely change. Supporting your spouse and baby trumps everything else in life. But, it's also important to stay healthy and strong for your family and strive toward personal fitness goals.

At home workouts for dads

So where am I at now? I'd like to say somewhere in between body builder and dad bod (hopefully closer to body builder :)). The best advice I can give is to be relentless in taking steps toward your fitness goals and don't be afraid of improvising. Whether your goal is working out 7 times a week or 1, make the commitment to yourself and be flexible when you need to. No time to get to the gym? No problem, just wake up a little earlier or stay up a little later! Too tired once your little guy or girl goes to bed? A quick cup of coffee fixes that! Keep your end goal in mind and you'll find a way.

But most importantly, have fun and get your little bundle of joy involved with an at home workout for dads . It may not fit in your workout plan perfectly, but nothing beats throwing on the front pack and going on a hike, or doing push-ups in the living room with your kiddo on your back. Trust me, everyone will have fun and you'll get one (baby) step closer toward keeping the dad-bod at bay. 

38 Disney Dad Shirts

Sponsored with love by Etsy

My wife and I are huge Disneyland fans so for Ava's first birthday, we decided to take her to the happiest place on earth. And I've never been more excited to go in my life! Naturally, I had to sport a Disney Dad shirt (because cool Dads love Disneyland, obviously 😎).

Scroll down to take a look at 38 fun Disney dad shirts for you to wear for your next trip with your family and if you see one you like, just click on the image and it will take you right to the shop where you can buy it!