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Balancing work with exercise; Last night’s workout; New photo.

Sunday, January 22, 2006 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

January
22
2006

Things went very well at work yesterday, so it looks like I’m going to be able to take today off. I’ve also managed to build up 4 comp days over the past couple of weeks. On the surface that sounds great, but in reality I don’t know when I’ll be able to take any of them!

Yesterday I made it clear to my boss that I had a prior obligation and, come hell or high water, I was done at 5:00 PM. That obligation was, of course, my 6:00 PM delts and traps workout. I take an hour each day to workout; that is a non-negotiable part of the package. I won’t make an exception, and I refuse to think that the company I work for can’t do without me for 1 hour each day. My workouts are all scheduled “after hours” (whatever the hell than means in IT), and I jump through hoops the rest of the day/night to make sure I’m available. I think every employer should encourage their employees to exercise every day. I’m a far better employee now than I was three years ago when I was a fat, bitter, out-of-shape pothead.

Speaking of my delts and traps workout, it was a good one! As usual, I’ve posted the details along with a 1-year progress photo in my forum journal. Here’s the direct link.

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