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Achieve Goals with Metric Tracking

How do you know if you are on track with achieving your fitness goals? Tracking metrics such as weight, body measurements and Personal Best achievements is a great way of measuring progress of achieving goals. In fact, without this essential component of a S.M.A.R.T goal, it is impossible to Measure progress or success in achieving […]

dadBod to dadRig: Week 1

Part 1 of the dadBod to dadRig Series Righto legends, it’s time to put my money where my mouth is and well, stop shoving so much junk food and alcohol into my mouth and get my pasty white rig moving again. Following on from the introduction to the dadBod to dadRig Initiative, the following article […]

dadBod to dadRig Initiative

New Years Shitalution It’s that time of year again when we reflect on the past year and relish the opportunity to hit the reset button so we can wake up on the 1st of January with a whole new lease on life, ready to tackle life’s many challenges and resolve our personal shortfalls (again). It’s […]

The Defecation Dilemma

There are countless things expectant parents are not warned about before they are blessed with the responsibility of raising tiny humans. I really wish someone had warned us about this one. Luckily for you, I am about to do just that. You owe me one. When toilet training our eldest daughter we were faced with […]

Book Review: Not a Diet Book

Verdict: I highly recommend reading this book if your goal is to lose weight. You will be enlightened with practical advice and a refreshing perspective on weight loss in general. The information is presented in a uniquely James Smith way, which personally resonated with me. Many of the ideas in the book are contrary to […]

The Key to Reviving Your Health and Fitness

I just went on a really short run to keep my little health and fitness venture heading in the right direction. I’ve learnt some really important things over the last month which I think could really help other blokes working to get their health and fitness back on track.  𝐀𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐡𝐨𝐥 has had more of an […]

Epic Study Fail

The implicit assumption with time is that we will have more of it in the future and everything will be easier. As if all of the things that currently consume our time will disappear and we will be left to achieve our ambitions in peace.

The Most Terrifying thing Parents Endure

Going to a public toilet with your child. Warning: this post contains high concentrations of toilet humour. You know how it goes. You’re in the middle of Woolies and your little one complains of a full bladder. ‘Awesome. Perfect timing’ you think to yourself. So you stop mid-way through the weekly grocery shop, abandon the […]

The FIFO Conundrum

I imagined the FIFO lifestyle would be the ideal working situation. Company funded jet setting across the countryside, racking up the frequent flyer points, set roster, good money and the chance to pursue a fantastic career opportunity on a $150M+ construction project. The truth is, I really struggled with the FIFO lifestyle on a personal […]

How to Holiday with Kids

Sometimes it feels like my kids will do everything in their power to ruin our relaxing family getaway. As if their evil little sub-conscious is aware that the adults need time to recharge and they get a kick out of seeing us stressed. Take our most recent holiday for example. Our youngest girl cut her […]

How to Overcome Gym Anxiety

Of my many excuses to avoid fronting the gym for a workout, anxiety is my main deterrent. When I walk into the gym, everyone stops mid-workout to cast their judging eyes over my unfortunate Dad Bod and ill-fitting workout attire. At least that’s what my mind convinces me is happening. Sound familiar? It is a […]

Dad Bod

I love beer. Any beer, any time, give it to me and I’ll drink it. Ironically, I am drinking a beer whilst writing this. Unfortunately, drinking beer excessively, along with poor diet choices and a sedentary lifestyle generally results in obesity. This is what occurred when I became an adult and began making my own […]

The Quintessential Dad Philosophy

Welcome to Quintessential Dad! My name is Ben and I want to introduce the Quintessential Dad philosophy firstly by providing some background about myself and my reasons for writing this blog. About Me I am an average Aussie bloke with a good job, perfect wife and two beautiful baby girls (eldest is 4 years old […]


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