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8/27/12 10:28 P

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I am working on getting back into a rutine again after starting school and changes at work. My goal is to hit the gym every day.

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.

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8/27/12 7:24 P

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I'm allowed to use the equipment at our school. The students have gotten used to me working out down there and if I miss a day, I hear about it ALL DAY. I've also started doing more up around the room stuff instead of just sitting at my desk while they are working. This has benefited both my students and myself so far.


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8/27/12 3:36 P

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I wanted to start a discussion on ways people keep themselves focused on fitness (and/or nutrition) when at work.

After getting a promotion several months ago, I found myself dropping out of caring about my health and focusing too much on being a hard worker. Now that I'm back on track with looking out for me and my well being, I'm trying to find ways to balance both my health and my career.

So I'm looking for ideas others have tried to make sure they balance both, specifically ensuring when you're at work you don't allow those bad habits of snacking mindlessly or sitting for hours on end pull you off track from all the effort you make when you're away from the office.

My example for today is that, starting today, I've implemented a new format of my bi-weekly update meetings with my employees. Instead of sitting in a meeting room chatting for half an hour, I plan to head out for a half hour walk with them instead, this allows us the opportunity to catch up, gets us both away from the office to clear our minds and gets in some movement.

I had my first session like this with someone this morning and I really enjoyed it, and the feedback I received was positive too. By the end of the half hour instead of feeling all stressed by the topics discussed (there are many other issues in the office causing stress to others besides me), we both were relaxed and had been out enjoying the nice day.

As our office is connected to an indoor mall, my plan is that on rainy/cold days we'll keep the walks inside!

So, what things do you do to keep motivated on your journey at the office? Non-employed/stay-at-home parents, etc, feel free to chime in with things you do during the day to stay on track too!

Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.

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