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.
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