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For those about to Rock – Episode 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-84tmt-b92ffc

For those about to Rock is a segment of the Fatherhood Rocks Podcast with tips for new Dads, upcoming Dads or if you are thinking about becoming a Dad.

In this episode I talk about Dads baby weight, its a real thing, and I share 3 tips of what you can do. All of this with 5 awesome AC/DC songs in the middle.

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Check out my website: http://golukewygand.foundation

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Rock it!

Richard Wygand – A Dad on a mission!

 

A case of the Mondays Episode 4

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k8gz9-b8b928

A case of the Mondays Episode 4, my way into fatherhood,  a pretty funny story on how I found out we were pregnant. 

This a an AC/DC special since this past week they celebrated 40 years since they released High way to hell, one of Luke and I favorite songs. 

Check out my website: http://golukewygand.foundation

I am also adding two new segments to this podcast:

1- For those about to rock: With tips for new Dads or Dads to be.

2- There is no heaven without a hell: This segment is a little more mellow where I talked about my views in life, and spirituality (NOT religion).

Rock it!

Richard Wygand – A Dad on a mission!

A case of the mondays – Episode 2, Slayer Special

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-9dbff-b71f10

A case of the mondays Episode 2 – Slayer Special.

First episode was a success in downloads for me and my debut, thank you very much. This episode 2 is a slayer special. Slayer and I have a long history together and it helped me with my life challenges in many different ways. Check it out! 

Playlist will be public later on on google music.

Please check out the campaign of the month: https://www.bonfire.com/got-midlife-crisis/

Rock on!

Richard Wygand – A Dad on a mission!

A Case of the Mondays – Episode 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-n9etw-b66056

😜 A CASE OF THE MONDAYS 😜

A new segment in my fatherhood rocks podcast: The case of the mondays, with real things commonly known as life, and lots of rock and roll (5 to 6 songs each episode). 

The goal is to start Monday in a good vibe, so subscribe and listen while you poop, shower or drive to work. 

Btw if it sounds sarcastic, don’t take it seriously.
And if it offends you, just don’t listen to it 😂

Rock it,

Richard Wygand – A Dad on a mission!

Fatherhood Rocks

Fathers day in US just happened last Sunday the 16th, and I was thinking, what it means for me to be a father. Well, I think I have to start from the beginning.

For years I have been “looking” for something else, that I did not know what.  I remember clearly during my night time walks with my dog (Bolt) and I would look to the sky and think what is missing, and I could not quite figure it out. Until one day…

It was right around Christmas time, my bike was broken and I went to a friends/client house to borrow a bike so I could train. When I got to his house and I saw the kids playing and having fun. That was my ah-ha, the search was over. Fatherhood is what I was searching for all this time.iron lulu

After Luke was born was the first time I didn’t feel alone. The very first time I felt complete. Becoming a Dad was like completing a puzzle that started long ago when I met my wife. This is something very hard to explain, but super easy to FEEL. lulu

The other day I heard “fatherhood is being responsible for a life that you have no control of it”. Therefore, I can say that fatherhood is one of the biggest blessings you can have in life, and with big blessings comes big responsibilities. I believe our goal as fathers is to accept our kids exactly how they are and to empower  them so they can navigate thru their life journey the best way possible.

Fatherhood made me see life in a whole different way. Sometimes I ask people, if your life was a movie, what would be the soundtrack? For me, the answer will be rock and roll. Because rock and roll pumps me up, and makes me feel alive, happy and vibrant. That is why I say, over and over again, fatherhood rocks and nothing else matters (thanks Metallica).

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Rock on!

Richard Wygand – A Dad on a mission!

 

I am not an Ironman, I became one

When people see my tattoo, or when they find out that I did 18 ironmans, I always get the same reaction: “oh but you are an ironman!”. Does not matter what I am doing, the minute the word ironman comes up people automatically think that you are super strong or something like that. However, the reality is different.

chubbyLet me explain. When I decided to follow my dream and become a pro athlete, I was literally 260 pounds, smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day, drinking a 6 pack every night, depressed, and working on a job that I hated (I was a manager at Wendy’s, by the way don’t ever eat there LOL). All I had was a dream, and I did not even knew where to start.

My first Ironman sucked. Everything went wrong, I threw up 12 times in almost 14 hours of racing but I crossed the finish line, and instead of putting the head down I used my “failure” to motivate me and embrace the challenge. I end up completing 18 ironmans including winning the hits triathlon 140.6 series in Naples right before Luke was born. Naples.png

During my ironman training and racing years I learned how to face my demons (limitations). Facing my demons, was the only way I could overcome them and become the athlete I was wanted to be. The same can be applied to life.

Life, for me, is a sequence of ironmans (like a championship), each phase of your life is a different race that you are running with different challenges. We must embrace the challenge because they are part of who we are. I always say, “its not about waiting to the storm to pass, neither about learning how to dance in the rain. Life is about realizing that you are the storm.”

I never had a natural talent, neither was I an athlete as a kid. However, I embraced my challenges, dedicated myself and became an ironman. So embrace your challenges/crisis, be grateful because they are here to make an Ironman.

Feel Good,

Richard Wygand – A Dad on a mission!

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