Daniel Parten, a dad on a mission to healthy and lean

Daniel Parten Isagenix before and after transformation. I hope this inspires any new Dads out there.

So last year was nuts. My wife and I spent 5 years in the Army, but in May 2015 we got out and moved our lives to a new state, with new careers, new trajectories, and a new perspective. Oh and in October we became new parents. Which is awesome btw. But still, you see where I'm going with this.

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put yourself as a priority

My nutrition wasn't anywhere close to being on-par

Here's the deal though. When life gets crazy, if you don't put yourself as a priority, life won't do it for you. I spent the summer hitting the gym, but my nutrition wasn't anywhere close to being on-par. I traveled a lot for work, ate whatever everyone around me ate, and I had no goals. 

And the result is what you see on the left: in clothes, looks like a fairly-fit, 20something-year-old bearded dude, but quickly approaching "Dad Bod" status. Not good. Not good at all.

I made a decision to start Fatherhood off on the right foot

I decided to make changes but realistic me kept rationalizing, "You're about to have a newborn, go sleepless for months, and you're in a new career -- you honestly think now is the right time for this?" So I made a decision to start Fatherhood off on the right foot. To make Denver my reason, not my excuse. Then I went to work.

Daniel Parten Isagenix before and after transformation

I only lifted weights 4 days/week. Cardio between zero to 3x a week- nothing major. I've worked out much harder and more frequent in the past. The difference was that I took my nutrition seriously, realizing that it's actually 80%+ of the equation. 

I cooked clean food, stayed consistent, not perfect, and used a holistic nutritional system that brought convenience into my "new-dad" schedule. I never did double cardio, never depleted my water intake, never restricted myself in any way. 

The guy on the right ate 6 meals the day before taking that picture. I learned it's about nourishment and balance, not restriction and perfection.

For Daniel Parten being an example for his little girl is the best part

Overall, I dropped 8% body fat, 4 inches off my waist, gained +1 inch on each arm and quad.

But the best part is simply walking the walk and being an example for my little girl. Yes, I realize she has no idea right now whether I'm playing life at 100% or 50%, but here's the thing -- I do. 

And now I get to feel energized inside knowing I'm doing right by my little girl by taking care of her daddy.

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*Results not typical. Weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences of Isagenix Customers and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup. In a two-phase study performed from 2015-2016 by Skidmore College in New York, researchers evaluated use of Isagenix products for weight loss. As part of the weight loss phase, the participants took part in a calorie-controlled regimen of Shake Days and one Cleanse Day per week and lost an average of 24 pounds after 12 weeks. View the Research

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