Get with the program!

Get with the program!

Where I used to be with the program

I remember my yesterdays when I was in high school or college and I could eat pizza, candy, and drink cokes every single meal and never gain a pound. I went out at night with friends and we danced and we roller-skated and we played tennis at the court at the park. I kept busy, so I guess my body didn’t think about those extra calories.

And now that I work 8-5, sitting in front of a computer all day, I really am in a perfect storm for gaining weight that is terribly unhealthy. So, I am going to make a concerted effort to work out more. My eating habits are still decent. I still eat steamed veggies and yogurt for lunch most days and oatmeal for breakfast. 

But when the workload is heavy, I am not going to move too much from my desk, so my calories just get turned into fat, which is bothering me a lot. 

The other day my friend offered for me to go with her to her gym. She has some sort of membership where she can take a friend along whenever she wants. I need to go. I haven’t gone to a gym in about a year!

Of course, after about 5 minutes of being on an elliptical, I will likely fall out. And if the latest fire drill at the job place is any indication, my leg muscles will scream at me for days afterwards just like they did from going down 8 flights of stairs.

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Why I feel this way about a program

I believe things like this are why I keep trying to make additional money from other means. I mean, static salaries are so wonderful because you can be at the gym for hours a day and STILL make an income!

A residual income would enable me to be at home with my family when I am needed. To make all the doctor visits that my hubby needs to go to and give me time to make a few I need to attend to for myself!

How can I do this as a new program?

Yes, I am working on more projects, so I can hopefully earn enough money for my future and I can create the sort of life I really want to live, the way I want to live it.

I’ve decided to start a workout program. I can go with my friend a couple times a week, get on my treadmill at home, and follow a strength training program or yoga program via Youtube the rest of the time

Life Reboot Program!

Part of the life reboot I want is to be able to be fit and strong and hopefully, look and feel better too. I’ve earned a few pennies through my efforts at ebooks, print books, audio books, affiliate sales, and so on, and I believe that if I want to earn more, I have to be healthy enough to go the long haul. No more coming home from the day job and falling asleep on the couch!

I will be sure to keep you posted on my efforts. If you want to follow along, and do a few of the things I intend to do, please feel free. And post up your successes in the comments! We can cheer each other on!

About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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  1. For a minute I thought I was reading something from my own mind!!! Youth has its advantages.,…lots of moving around…Age…seems we slow down, for many reasons…
    I have always been an active person, to NOT be active drives me crazy!! 6 years ago when we moved to this 2 acres of fields and woods…I went no where!! I walked all over this place every day, all day, doing things….that you do with 2 acres of dirt…you would think I would stay in shape…but that only lasts for the warm months..about 90 days….the rest of the time, as it gets colder, wetter, snowier…I am inside a LOT! TOO much!!!
    I am too set in my ways to go to a gym and deal with all that mess….riding a bike is boring to me…so..what to do?! A blogger I read everyday….started using a dvd, Leslie Sansone…and she would post which one she was doing, when…..and I got curious and asked her about it…..this Leslie has a ton of dvd’s out…for all levels of activity…but I got one that was a real basic, 30 mins a day…walking one….and she uses different arm, leg, movements….Turns out, I really like it…I can put it on mute..and just listen to the music….I was religious about it for a month..and I noticed a huge difference in my leg strength, firmer rear…and endurance……I need to get back to it again..I had a really bad Feb and sort of bad March…being ill….
    I do agree tho..we need to have a “program” for ourselves…we have programs for everything and everybody..but US! By the time I would get to me..I was beat!! No I try to get my 30 mins in…..just for me!
    I think you will have fun being with your friend….my dog sits and watches me and thinks I am nuts!! LOL!!
    Staying positive..in all you are trying to do..is the biggest thing…..

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