Sep 082012

I know I have not posted anything on here since June, but does it count if it was the very last part of June?  Ok, maybe not.  Well, the deal is, I became employed.  I had not worked for a while when I decided to get fit and get this site up and running.  Who knew I would find employment just a month after finding this to focus on?  Anyway, with the new job, I have not ran since.  I know, I am a loser.  But there are reasons!  Kind of good ones, I guess.

With the new job, I am a QC Manager on a construction site.  Job site is on the other side of town.  I need to be in the trailer by 6:30.  To get the trailer by 6:30, I need to get up and start getting ready for the day sometimes by 5:15 to 5:30.  I could get out and run before, but that would mean getting up 45 minutes earlier.  Not my first choice.  Second, when I get home from work, I am gassed from working hard throughout the day.  I know that one is lame, but the reason I am tired when I get home, is because I am climbing stairs all day long.  The construction site I am on is a 6 story Medical Office Building, and i am in and out of the building many many times a day, and the elevator is not in yet.  I am climbing stairs all day.  So, as you see, there is my fitness!

An added boost to the whole health thing is I only get 30 minutes for lunch.  Not long enough to go and get something.  HUGE benefit there.  I was pissed at first, because everywhere i have worked since entering my field has had hour lunches.  But with the limited time, I am saving money by not going out for lunch all the time, and also eating healthier.

I used to HATE taking my lunch.  I had a million reasons why it was better NOT to bring lunch, and I totally convinced myself that they were all true.  They were so far NOT true.  Health benefits aside, I am loving the money savings all by it’s self!

Anyway, I am going to be posting a few inspirational images, similar to the Running one I did  a while back.  It will be geared more to the home gym workout.  I have been giving it a lot of thought over the last month, and I think I have it about worked out in my mind to give it a go in practice.  I also have been eating pretty healthy all along with the new job, enough so that I am going to create a Healthy Eating Habits image as well.  I certainly do not “diet” and honestly do not think diets work.  Sure, they drop weight quickly, but once you go off the diet, the weight comes right back.  The practice of just eating healthier is key.  Not so stringent  that you revert back to the bad eating habits, but good enough that you change your life from the day you start.  Listen, it can be done.  I have not had a soda since January 1st, and I do not miss it.  I have been at the same weight now since early this year, and sure, I would like to drop another 10 pounds, but I am not overweight any more.

So, with that LONG, wordy post, I am off to begin working on graphics for the new inspirational aids to share with you all.

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