A Drastic Change to My Days

I’ve been offline for several days now moving to a new home. Let me tell you about my new home.

For the last two years I’ve worked in a city about 42 miles from my home. The commute was using up two or more hours of each day. There were days I could work at home, but not many and I recently took on some new responsibilities, including managing a small team, which meant my work-at-home opportunities basically disappeared.

In my hierarchy of necessities, time for exercising and eating right is very high, so I’ve been running myself ragged these last two years working around the 2 or more hours each day I spent on the road to get in all of my priorities. I looked at my needs and did a financial assessment and decided that for me to save time, improve my exercise opportunities and increase my sanity, a move was in order. It’s been a roller-coaster getting here, but I spent my first night in my new home last night. Here is why this has anything at all to do with weight management:

Starting Monday I will be able to walk or ride my bicycle to work any day it isn’t raining. On my list of criteria when looking for a new home one of the most important items was finding a way to make exercise not just a priority but a requirement of my daily life. Sure, I’ll have my car as a backup if it’s raining or the temperature is below freezing or I need to go to a doctor’s appointment in the middle of the day, but my commitment to myself with this move is to transport myself to my office and back again most days under my own power – ideally I’ll only drive my car on the weekends. It’s a change I’ve been wanting to make, something I’ve been craving for years, and now I’ve finally made it happen. Today I’m exuberant, just so incredibly pleased to be able to make this change for my health and sanity.

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5 Responses to “A Drastic Change to My Days”

  1. snapshotstacy Says:

    Congratulations, hon!
    One of the best things about my job is that it’s a mile from my house. I _love_ walking to work when the weather is decent. I plan on riding my bike to/from more come spring, as well.

  2. Bluezy Says:

    I am happy for your change. You have it made!. A job.(lol) and within walking/biking distance! And if the water pressure is good…yep you got it made, girl! (LOL) Happy Holidays!

  3. Beth Says:

    I love exercise with a purpose – what a brilliant decision you have made. Best wishes in your new home and enjoy the commute and good health that comes along with it!

  4. Yoko Olsgaard Says:

    I’m so happy for you! Lucky you! 🙂

  5. Donna Says:

    Biking to and from work is so great.


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