I’ve never been one who has hated work.  Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be able to not have to work and still live comfortably.  I certainly have my complaints about my job like I am sure everyone does.  But I know it is a necessary evil that provides for my family and myself.  There are about 3 things I do hate about work, however.  Going TO work, the difficulty of promotions and the stress that they can cause.stress

This past week was a pretty stressful week.  Some crazy things came through my inbox at work and they kept me on edge.  I work on a very specialized team (which recently expanded) but my small group does some pretty hefty lifting.  We are sort of the go-to-guys when things go downhill.  The ending of this week seemed to have an especially steep hill

That may be one reason I really was looking forward to exercising after work.  I know that it’s probably easier to go home and fall in bed and let the stress sort of bury itself, but I preferred to go and burn the stress off at the gym or down in my workout room.  It seems to help melt it away a little better than the comfort of my soft, warm, delightful bed.

Maybe that’s another way I can perceive exercise.  The day was crap, burn it off.  The day was good, use that energy to feel even better.  It’s like an all-in-one answer.


Breakfast – Protein shake
Snacks – Protein bars
Lunch – Green Bean Spaghetti
Dinner – Steak and garlic broccoli
Dessert – Donut


Week 1 of Weider X Factor ST

An hour+ of walking at work

4.82 miles on the treadmill alternating .35 miles running with .15 walking

2 thoughts on “Day 250… Why So Stressful?

  1. it is awesome that you find exercise de-stressing 🙂 it works so much better than sitting and eating chocolate/crisps/whatever 🙂 even if the second option seems like it might be easier!

    well done for working out and choosing the healthy de-stress option 😀

    1. Thanks! I seem to go in phases… I really, really enjoy exercising and then suddenly I don’t want to. Hopefully I can get it to where I enjoy it more and more often. As far as being de-stressful, I think it always has been. Not the easiest de-stresser, but the best. Or one of the best ways…

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