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Long post ahead 🤓. Life has been pretty crazy lately. Being a Dad, working, trying to sleep, being there for @marialanders , and attempting to keep up with fitness 😴. I have long hours at work, sometimes working on weekends. I’m traveling a lot in the car, my stress levels these past few months have been at an all time high. My struggle with my weight since I was a kid has always come from stress or sadness. When I’m not happy or have too much on my mind... I eat. I have learned over the years to not fall victim to the stress. Many people after losing weight gain it all back soon after. I told myself I would never let that happen. It has been a mental battle for 6 years. I have had my ups and downs, and honestly right now I’m not at my prime, but I still refuse to be who I once was. Even with work, lack of sleep, and being a new father, I still focus on doing what I can. I have to be honest with myself and know that sometimes I could do more and I could try harder, but being mentally healthy has always been more important to me than anything. My YouTube channel has always been about the mental aspects of weight loss. Because being mentally strong is the most important part of losing weight and keeping it off. I do miss uploading videos to YouTube and posting more to instagram. However I have so much going on that I don’t need anymore added stress. Social media has changed since I stepped back from it. Instead of trying to help others it seems like most “influencers” would rather say how it’s totally okay for your health to be morbidly obese. And that before and after photos are somehow “toxic” 🙄. Just wanted to say what’s been up lately. Kevin is such a happy heathy little boy, it’s pretty amazing being a Dad 😎. #workingonmydadbod #update

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fat_meets_fire. A little update with my little dude. Swipe ➡️ This has been some exhau

A little update with my little dude. Swipe ➡️ This has been some exhausting weeks with a new addition to the family. I love this little guy so much, and I’m learning a lot about being a Dad. It’s going to be so cool to watch him grow up. I wanted to post an update and let everyone know things have been going great. He is a healthy little dude! His favorite activities include: crying, having hiccups, pooping, and spitting up 😂👶🏼. I hope to get back into posting my gym stuff and fitness content. For now just know things are going great, and I have big plans for the future 😎. #myboy #prouddad

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fat_meets_fire. Kevin was born yesterday! Swipe ➡️. I don’t think it has sunk in yet t

Kevin was born yesterday! Swipe ➡️. I don’t think it has sunk in yet that I’m a Dad 🙈. It was a crazy day yesterday, and a long night last night. I was not prepared for the amount of 💩 and diaper changes 😂. @marialanders and I love this little dude so much, can’t wait to be out of the hospital and back home. #imadad #dad #vårlillason

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fat_meets_fire. The baby will be here soon 👶🏼. We are about 1 week and 5 days away.

The baby will be here soon 👶🏼. We are about 1 week and 5 days away. I know I have not been posting much but I just wanted to update for those that have been asking. Iv been putting my time and focus on work and family, and preparing for the baby. I know people say working out and everything gets harder after kids. However I want to do my best to push through and really focus on hitting some new goals in 2019. Hope everyone’s year has been going awesome! #babyontheway #update

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fat_meets_fire. Swipe ▶️ Tonight @marialanders and I had our baby shower back home in

Swipe ▶️ Tonight @marialanders and I had our baby shower back home in Louisiana. We had our gender reveal and we are having a BOY! 👶🏼 #babyboy #havingason

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Two years of being married to my love ❤️ #twoyearanniversary

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We are on vacation with the family for the week 🙌. Some to to relax and take time off work 😫.

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fat_meets_fire. Today I turn 28 🤓. I am so thankful for where I am, 5 years ago I nev

Today I turn 28 🤓. I am so thankful for where I am, 5 years ago I never would have thought I’d be here. To think that before my next birthday I’ll be a Dad 😳. Thank you all for the support and kind words on my last post 🙌. #birthday #august15

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fat_meets_fire. We have been keeping a little secret 😆 Feb 3rd 2019 👶🏼 #babyincomin

We have been keeping a little secret 😆 Feb 3rd 2019 👶🏼 #babyincoming

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We are in DC for a business trip. We went exploring today on some free time. #murrica

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***Read if you’d like to know what’s been up lately*** #longpost I have taken a step back from social media for a while now. I’v done a lot of reflecting and finding what I want to do with my life. I started my YouTube channel because I wanted to share my story, thinking maybe someone could see it and get the same motivation I found from watching others on YouTube. I got so much information and motivation from watching different channels and at the time there was not many channels that focused on losing weight. So I started making videos; filmed, edited, and uploaded, all just with my iPhone I had at that time. I found a true joy making videos, and continued to do so for several years. Overtime I feel like my original intentions of giving information and motivation began to get sucked into the “YouTube game:” (What title will get the most views, what thumbnail will make people click, what’s my view count, how many subscribers did I get today...) It led to me becoming jaded to see other people’s videos taking things too far. Thumbnails and titles that would draw people to watch, but mislead with bad or even harmful information (videos where a kid is telling millions it’s totally fine to starve yourself to lose weight) YouTube began to annoy me as I watched others buy views and subscribers to make their channel look more authentic, and then give out the most ridiculous information. So many people could not care less about who they were harming with the content they were putting out, as long as they were making that YouTube money. I never advertised products on my channel because there was nothing I truly would put my name on and back up. Some brands had things I liked, but then also sold things that would “burn the fat right off you,” (no pill will just burn fat off you) and I can’t back a company if I can’t back 100% of their products. Moving states and starting a new job has definitely taken a lot of my time. However, I do plan to make videos again, and I honestly can’t put a date or time when that will be. But I know when I do it will be because I know I have something to offer, not just to gain something from the people who watch. #fatmeetsfire

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a gym locker room selfie 🤓. I hope everyone has been continuing reaching goals that you have set. Always remember that if you fall off, or even back track, it does not mean that you have failed forever. It is just another step in the process, something you learn from and push forward. #fatmeetsfire #lockerroomselfie

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