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JENSTRESS Posts: 2,229
6/4/13 9:15 A

Good for you! Making a decision like that is the first step! Now, on to the next one! You can do it!

MIGHTYLISA SparkPoints: (2,452)
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5/30/13 11:24 A

Congrats to you for recognizing what your body needed and going after it! That is very inspirational!

LILLIPUTIANNA Posts: 1,038
5/30/13 11:01 A

There's lots of research out there that shows that night shifts, like the one you were working, can have adverse effects on your health. As I remember, weight gain was one of those effects. It's hard for our bodies, which were evolved to be awake during the day, to adjust to a night schedule.

That being said, I have a niece who has worked for a police department for nearly ten years, and she LOVES the night shift. It's one of the reasons she took the job.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (26,290)
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5/30/13 9:10 A

Yay for you!!! Sometimes it definitely takes making some bigger life changes (like switching jobs) to make you happier and healthier overall! Congrats on getting a workout in, and you can definitely do this!!!

KARLAJEAN2 Posts: 7
5/30/13 8:42 A

It is time I do something for me. I just took a new job so I don't have to go to work at 3am. I was always too tired to work out. I needed a change and more time for me and my health. I finally got a workout in for the first time in months and I'm feeling better...a little sore but better. My promise to myself is to make time for me before anything else.

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