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This is a great program that is tied to the Biggest Loser Show. Check out how former members of that program are continuing to change lives for the better.

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"Adjusting to a new routine is a challenge that only time and effort can mend. Keep at it!"

The Danger of a Slow Down

This will help if you are adjusting to a new pace at work. Be careful if you are use to going a mile a minute to fast slow irregularity. See the body may think you are going into hibernation mode. This causes a spike in hunger, you think you need more food. Often this occurs with young athletes in off season. ( Eat like your burning a ton of calories when you are not) It is hard to adjust, but try to trick that urge with sugar free gum or fill up on low cal foods ( like slaw).

Understand that you need to train your body to adjust to the realistic portions and learn/ read something to help distract you! Two to Three weeks should do it. Stay strong…and if you can get into a gym do it!

Handling Set backs

As I have mentioned in earlier post, to get injured means starting over. To struggle with uncertainty, the pain and anguish: well it is not the stuff I try to dwell on.

Frustration isn’t a new emotion for me, but it is one of my least favorites because it temps a rash approach. Somethings are not yours to solve. Sometimes you need to try a different approach. Getting help is good during these times.

I don’t plan to “fall off the wagon” but I do need to approach the next few months with a clear head on health and a realistic body image.

-Guy

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"Been trying to work through it, but still a lot I can’t do. I don’t think I will be ready to return tomorrow."

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"Still waiting to get checked out by a doctor. Need a code from a 3rd party to go to a doctor.
WC limbo, not a place a part time hourly wage worker wants to be. Promised money, no money, can’t work, injured. Will be writing on this till it’s resolved. -Guy"

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"Boy that was not fun. Fortunately, if everything checks out, I’ll be back at full speed in a couple of days."

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"Recently I found myself back down below 300 again. As before, I am concerned with exertion levels passing the fatigue barrier. This is probably the first time age has me concerned with recovery time. Too much can be as dangerous as to little. Food has been a challenge as adjusting to higher water consumption and those effects."

Thoughts on labor jobs as cheap exercise

Admittedly, in theory this sounds like a great idea, consolidate work with exercise (that is SO brilliant). But be warned, most labor jobs are repetitive and require continual excursion (even after fatigue has set in) well beyond a standard rep workout. In short, you will need to workout to do the labor job, don’t consider it a workout in itself.

When your starting out in this situation, don’t workout on the same day as a big excursion day at work. Off days are the best times to build a routine, and it gets you off the couch. One day of lazy a week is ok, but remember the old law, “objects in motion tend to stay in motion”. That means you too!

Use the work to help you get moving, but play it safe, just like prior warnings on overdoing it, injury will trump any issue of pride you come across.

All the best- Guy    

Working out in basements

Yard maintenance, dog walking and basement aerobics are the ways I’m working on trimming the fat. Suggestions? Let me know what your summer routine consist of. Thanks, Guy

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