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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Let's see how this goes considering my arms are not functioning properly. When I leave for work I will be away from the house for over 14 hours. That's a pretty good stretch unless I'm working overtime then we're talking 17 hours a day. I know you're wondering WTH does he do? It involves government contracts. Anyways, I'm not sure where my recent motivation has come from but I'm thoroughly enjoying it! I guess it could be from the last two weeks of eating very clean. I'm feeling so much better when I eat this way. Another motivator is the upcoming beach trip! I just realized I have successfully made it two consecutive weekends and didn't fall or jump off the wagon! I feel in control of more of my life just by fixing my lunch every day. More structure in my daily routine. A while back I started to purposely lock my wallet in the glove box during work. It really helped me stay away from the cafeteria and vending machine boxes of death. I kept a promise to myself this morning when I got home. The promise was to exercise! I didn't even change clothes. I checked on my family like i usually do and headed straight to the shop. Turned on some music and practiced my form with the barbell. I had to dust off the bench. It's been that long ago. I did a few sets to failure then went inside to the Bowflex. I did some lat pull downs and bicep curls. My arms were done! I put away my Ipod and hit the shower. I found it extremely difficult to work a wash cloth and bar of soap together. But I felt accomplished! Knowing I'm on my way to feeling even better. I think it has finally clicked that I have to make it happen. Nobody but me. So as I write this blog F sleeps next to me. I will fall asleep for the next hour tucking with him. Then be woken up by F saying, "daddy it's time!" Which means it's time to help him brush his teeth and do our little airplane routine. Put him in his car seat and send him off to school and my wife to work. All crawl back in bed and grab maybe 4 or 5 hours and do it all over again! So if I can find the time I believe you can too. Have an awesome day and stay positive! :)
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  • no profile photo CD15998960
    Fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    964 days ago
    Wow looks like you got it all figured out. Keep it up!
    965 days ago
    I admire your dedication to yourself your wife and child ( and cat) you’re truly an enspiration
    965 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    That's awesome! Keep moving in the right direction!
    965 days ago
    I love your blog! I'm going to share it with my son. He won't join SP but he needs a role model. He's a new dad, works 12 hour shifts at the hospital (He graduated from college as a nurse this summer.) I pray he can get inspiration from your decision to get back to working out even after a tough work schedule. I have lost 57 pounds since I heard I was going to be a grandmother. I knew I had to get healthier to be a fun grandma!
    965 days ago
    I do the same thing at yard sales.I leave my purse in the car.If I see something I want, it gives me time to think about it while i get my purse.Sometime it changes my mind. You're right,its your journey & its up to you to follow it.
    965 days ago
    You are absolutely right. We make changes, changes don't make us. And if you have passion for it (and who shouldn't have passion for themselves? Even tho d@mn few of us do) you make the time for it. We always make time for what we really, really want to do. And it sounds weird, I know, but I think there is no better 'hurt' than the feel of muscles telling you they are not happy with you making them work when they were perfectly happy all flabby and small and sleeping. Because that hurt tells you you are making progress. Rock on! emoticon emoticon
    965 days ago
    Great job! I know what you are saying about eating clean. I feel much better and more alert when I do.
    965 days ago
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