My post yesterday brought a few comments which I want to address here. First off, Debbi asked if I really NEED to be working so much. The truth of the matter is that when I am in the office I don’t work really, really long hours. Do I work more than 40 hours a week when I am in the office? Sometimes, but often not. I do, however, run a small business on the side, which means I put in hours away from the office. The long hours I work typically come when I am traveling. To leave out of my local airport I have to leave my house at 4:15 AM. I still usually put a full day in at the office wherever I am working – sometimes more. My philosophy has always been to put in the long hours when I am away from home so I can work 40 hour weeks when I am home. Even so, last week was an exceptionally long week. I started the week very early on Monday, worked long hours each day, and didn’t get home until the very early hours on Saturday. That is truly an outlier. Even though I work a lot when I travel, last week was a real doozie. This week, as I said earlier in the week, is essentially a repeat of last week. The BIG difference is that I will get home at about 2:30 PM on Friday, after which I will swing by the office for a minute, and then head home for a long weekend.
Speaking of the weekend, next Tuesday is my wife’s birthday. I am thinking about taking off that day, but I am not sure yet.
Dawn and Kimberley both made comments that almost made me feel as if I was being pat on the back for juggling the very busy work schedule as of late and exercise. While I appreciate the comments, I really don’t deserve any compliments. I struggle to fit in any exercise, and when I do it is not as much as it should be. Although I do realize that any step in the right direction is just that, I don’t want anyone to look at me as the example right now. I am far from that. (My apologies to Dawn and Kimberley if I misread their comments) I look at some of the superstars in this whole weight loss and fitness arena and am truly in awe. I only hope to achieve some of what the rest of you have done. Right now I am just focusing on keeping this momentum I have had lately going. I can’t let this stop – it has to become a habit again.
Now back to the regularly scheduled message. Go ahead and mark today up as another success. That being said, I didn’t exercise as much as I wanted to exercise. My mind kept saying yes, but my body kept saying no. Even so, I did two sets of push ups, one set of front and side planks, two sets of curls, and one other arm exercise with the Gym-in-a-Bag for which I can’t remember the name. It was another IF day that ended with a plate full of Blazin’ Wings. This is eight days in a row, which is no great feat, but it sure feels good.
Oh, I forgot one thing – look at my excitement for the day:
You should be able to click on this and get a bigger image. This is a brush fire near (or maybe in) Oklahoma City, OK. Notice the bright light. I am supposing a transformer blew just as I snapped the picture.