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There's no place like home!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

I technically live in Denver. However, I have been working in the four corners area since the beginning of May. It's been great for my weight loss. I had time to go to the gym after work and not much else. In fact, other than hiking and the gym, there isn't much to do out here. I've kept in touch with friends back home, but basically had no social life. Getting myself to the gym was easy. I worked 12 hr days, I worked out, I read, and I saved a boat load of money.

Soon, though, this job will be over and I'll have to head back to Denver. All the temptations of real life will come crashing down on me at once. The office candy jar, drinks with friends, pretty girls I want to take to dinner, breweries, and cocktail parties... I'm terrified that I'll go back to my old ways. I'm worried that I'll make excuses to eat out more than I need to, that too often I'll skip the gym to go on a date or hang out with friends. I miss my old social life, but I know I can't go back to it. Things need to change. Rather, things need to stay changed. I need to stick to my new habits.

This transition is going to be my biggest trial yet. Despite the change of pace and scenery, I need to stand my ground. Fit, active, healthy... this is me now. This is who I want to be. This is who I'll remain.


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