So much going on! So little time to explain….
For those of you following this little soap opera, you know I have a new job now. I think I have finally settled in the position now. I am still learing what all of my responsibilities are because there seem to be new ones that pop up every week. But that is OK….I’m finally in a cool position doing marketing. Which brings me to some new hurdles in life.
First hurdle is sitting in a car for a two-hour round trip to work everyday. Second hurdle, sitting most of the day for my 8-9 hour work day. Third hurdle, looking at a computer screen for most of it.
So now that I am no longer physical in my job, I have to figure out a way to keep the body looking good. Food has become more important than ever for me cause with my “Oooo Shinny” disease, hunger can play games with my attention span.
The drive to work can be a very stressful time. Most of my commute is spent in a “bamboo splinter shoved up my finger nail” type pain traffic. Thankfully my wife works in the same vicinity as I do so we commute together, which makes the drive that much better (can you feel the sarcasm?). She loves a traffic jam as much as a cat loves a bath. Most of her time is spent in the passenger seat with her head down playing games on her phone while I smile stupidly at all the A-hole Maryland drivers cutting me off, zigzagging all around me, and slamming into each other all over the road and causing even more havoc. My problem was solved once I took my Prozac!
So sitting most of the day has played one heck of a shake the puzzle box game on my spine. I have learned that we (those of us that sit in office type chairs) are destroying our bodies each and every day we use those blasted devices that hold our asses off the ground. My problem was solved two weeks ago when I brought in my exercise ball to sit on instead of using my chair. Hey, I’m blasting my core and working at the same time! Plus the majority of us in our office are doing a version of the biggest loser. So I now have a little added incentive to keep up an active lifestyle.
Those of you that have read me for a while do know I used to be a happy fat kid with a piece of chocolate cake in one hand and a stick of butter in the other. Now I have done a whole life changing event by going Paleo. The months I have been learning, experimenting, and living Paleo I have never felt better.
The day I said no more to grains, highly refined foods, anything in boxes, most things in cans, and all fast food I made a life decision that probably has added years to my life. I have taken some sage advice from some of the Paleo food bloggers that are extreme workout peeps and full-time professionals on meal prep. I cook huge batches of meals on Sundays so I don’t have to make excuses that there is nothing to take for lunch or there is nothing for dinner. I don’t want to fall into the eating out all week routine that I once was in.
So yeah, that’s about where I’m at right now. I work with a bunch of great people and enjoy what I do.
Oh, I almost forgot the funny part of my post! So I went on a run the other day with two of the girls that are doing the biggest loser at work. It was cold so I was wearing my black thermal tights and my black UA winter running jacket. The one girl said I had skinny legs for a guy then the other said with my bald head and what I was wearing I looked like Gru from Dispicable Me.
Yeah, it’s true, I looked like Gru that day.
OK, so you can stop laughing at me now….