When I just started working full-time about 2 years ago fresh out of college, I gained a few extra pounds thanks to sitting on my bum in front of the computer 8am to 5pm. When I could not fit in most of my clothes anymore, I realised I seriously need to lose weight so I started running. Then, I was struggling with finding a balance between running the corporate race and running for miles on my feet. I became mentally and physically exhausted. These days, I have accepted that there will be days when I will be preoccupied with my career and I won’t beat myself up if I miss a work out, because I have learnt how to stay in shape despite having a busy schedule.
Basically, there are 3 main points that everyone should always keep in check:
Ultimately, the goal is to seek a work-life balance to prevent the onset of other harmful sedentary-related diseases that will accumulate in time, such as mental burn out, back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, or worst, heart attack and obesity.
Until next week,
The Weekend Runner.