Changing my fitness habits for the better

I struggle to be physically active.

My job keeps me at a desk for eight hours a day, 5 days per week.

I often work overtime. My job is quite demanding and stressful. By the time I’ve reached the end of the workday, I’m exhausted. I don’t want to go for a run or a bike ride. I don’t want to lift weights or do ab crunches. I look forward to collapsing on the couch. I used to grab take-out for dinner and eat while watching television and then head to bed. I realized that I was in danger of developing health problems. I’d put on weight over the last couple of years and had begun to struggle with soreness in my neck, shoulders and hips. I knew it was from too many hours just sitting and staring at a screen. I decided to make some changes. It took some serious dedication. I nearly gave up several times. However, I eventually got into the habit of setting my alarm extra early in the mornings. I am fortunate to have a fitness center located on my way to work. I now stop there every morning before heading into the office. I workout for an hour. I take advantage of the treadmills, stationary bikes and ellipticals. I use the weight training machines, free weights and battle ropes. I make sure to target all of the different joints and muscles. I take the time to thoroughly stretch and always work up a good sweat. I use the locker room to shower and get dressed for work. I feel amazing after a good workout. I have more energy. I am far more productive for the rest of the day. I’ve also been inspired to change my eating habits for the better.



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