Meet my new training partners!

 

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This past Easter will be one that I will never forget…

 

 

 

It started at 3 am early on Friday morning. My wife and I were jolted out of our slumber

by the sound of a ringing phone.

 

 

 

When the phone rings at 3 am you know it is usually bad news- but not this time.

 

 

 

On the other end of the line was my mother in law telling us to get to the hospital quick as our babies were about to make their entrance into this world.

 

 

 

OK- I know this sounds a bit confusing so let me tell you the back story…

 

 

 

My wife Janet and I had been planning on starting a family about 2 years ago but due to some unfortunate circumstances my wife was unable to carry a child.

 

 

 

Things were not looking good and we were about ready to give up on the whole idea when a friend made the most gracious offer to carry our child and bring him or her into the world.

 

 

This was absolutely incredible news and we decided to go down the road of IVF and surrogacy with the faith that everything would work out for the best- but at first it did not.

 

 

 

Our first go at IVF was a failure and this was very disappointing as my wife had to endure many painful procedures in order to extract the eggs. My contribution to the process on the other hand (pun intended) was far less uncomfortable!

 

 

 

This disappointment was compounded by the realization that Janet had to go through everything again PLUS it meant the additional expense which was significant to begin with.

 

 

 

But we decided to give it one more try and so began multiple rounds of painful procedures and injections for my wife- and one embarrassing visit for me to offer up my contribution to the process.

 

 

 

Flash forward several months and we were thrilled to hear that this time we were successful. So successful in fact that we were expecting twins no less!

 

 

 

The months after that pretty much flew by until the wee hours on Good Friday when the boys decided it was time to make their entrance into this world.

 

 

 

By the time arrived at the hospital Mary (our surrogate mother) was having steady contractions and she was rushed into the birthing room. A few hours later at 9 am Tyler was born followed shortly by Dylan about two minutes later.

 

 

 

It was the single most emotional moment of our lives.

 

 

 

It sounds cliché but there is nothing that can describe the first moment that you look at your newborn child. It is simply…miraculous.

 

 

 

But as anyone who has experienced newborns- it isn’t exactly easy.

 

 

 

For me, the biggest adjustment has been how to adjust to living with humans that require so much 24/7 attention- nothing can prepare you for this!

 

 

 

Gone are the days of doing whatever we want whenever we want to as we now adjust to life with feeding and caring for two little boys who must eat and be changed every 2-3 hours- regardless of what time I have to get up the next morning!

 

 

My first night of attending to them throughout the night wasn’t exactly a success as I found myself trying to catch an hour or two of sleep between feedings only to discover that this wasn’t as easy as it sounds.

 

 

 

The next day I was basically a zombie and couldn’t remember where I left my head- largely due to the impact that interruption of sleep has on memory. Performing my planned workout (10 sets of 10 barbell squats) was also out of the question as my energy level took a nose dive as well.

 

 

 

I have decided to take advantage of this temporary situation by turning it into a bit of an experiment to see if any of this negatively impacts my body composition and strength levels.

 

 

 

According to research a lack of sleep (as well as interrupted sleep) can seriously decrease testosterone levels. Combined with the added time demand of editing my new book and it will be interesting to see how I manage.

 

 

 

I don’t expect any of these changes to be easy- in fact I have been reassured by every guy I have spoken to that it is quite the opposite!

 

 

 

But somehow, some way it seems like these two little rascals know how their dad is feeling and at that moment open their eyes to look into mine and my heart simply melts…

 

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This post was written by

Bruce – who has written posts on Cutting edge muscle building and fat loss secrets.
bruce krahn is a best-selling author, writer, researcher, personal trainer and professional speaker. he has coached people for two decades both in person and online. he created this site to be an honest source of useful, practical information you can use to improve your health, build muscle, lose fat and get the lean body look.

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bruce krahn is a best-selling author, writer, researcher, personal trainer and professional speaker. he has coached people for two decades both in person and online. he created this site to be an honest source of useful, practical information you can use to improve your health, build muscle, lose fat and get the lean body look.

One Response to “Meet my new training partners!”

  1. Patrycja says:

    Amazing! So happy for you :-) )

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