MARIO Falcone has said he’s swapping his six pack for a beer belly since becoming a dad but still works out everyday.
The former Towie star, 33, insisted he needs to exercise after his mental health struggles to be a “better version of himself” for his son Parker.
Mario’s ditched his famous six-pack for a beer belly since becoming a dad
He said: “As parents we have this whole thing where your kids become your life, which is fine. But you still need to take time for yourself.
So in the morning I get up and train for that one hour I need. It’s not so I have a six pack, because I don’t.
Those days are long gone. I’ll settle for my beer belly any day. It’s more the mental aspect of it. “
He dotes on Parker and BeckyCredit: Instagram
Parker was born in November 2018Credit: Instagram
Mario says his six-pack days are long goneCredit: Instagram
Mario opened up about his mental health battle and how he goes as far as to switch his off phone in the evening and go for a walk to reset himself.
Speaking to Dancing on Ice semi-finalist Ben Hanlin’s parenting podcast Ben Behaving Dadly, he said: “It is that routine and feel good factor. Even in the evening I will go for a walk on my own when Parker has gone to bed.
I’ll leave my phone at home and just reset and think things through. Before Parker I never had a hobby. Now I play golf. Typically I go once or twice a week.
Because I’ve had my time, when I do come home I jump in and I’m ready to be dad. I’d rather be a better version of myself for the hours I am there than be resentful.”
Now he is just focusing on being a dad
Mario spoke to DOI semi-finalist Ben Hanlin about how his life has changed since fatherhood
He goes for a walk and switches off his phone everydayCredit: Instagram
Mario shot to fame on Towie
Meanwhile Mario recently credited his big sister Giovanna Fletcher with saving his life “without a doubt” following a suicide attempt.
The ITVBe personality spoke candidly about the I’m A Celebrity jungle queen stepping in when he tried to take his own life by overdosing on pills and champagne in 2012.
“She is super organised in a crisis and knew what to do and got me to counselling.
“As a man you have your guard up and I felt I had to put on this kind of bravado, but she told me ‘you need to open up’.
“That saved my life without a doubt.”
Mario credits his sister Giovanna for saving his life
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