Those who are friends with me on Facebook or Twitter are probably sick of status updates and tweets describing how happy, motivated and content I am. I must admit that it’s been a bit out of hand, but the fact is that it’s the truth and right now I feel super focused and happy.
After the last 15 months of working at home a few things have changed in my life. I’ve been afforded to work from different locations which is heaps of fun, I’ve been more productive and written more code than I ever thought possible, and my focus levels on work have been sky high. There has also been a couple of counter-effects, the most notable being my health.
I am not an unhealthy person in any way. I eat well, I get a minumum amount of exercise and I take care of myself. But the truth is that I have gained a bit of a beer belly over the time of working remotely and efforts have begun to shake that nasty little bad boy.
The side-effect of my health/gym binge is that it’s motivating me in every area of my life. I am more focused when I work, my memory feels improved and most importantly I barely ever stop smiling. Of course it’s not just the health and fitness, I also have my muse back, but it certainly helps.
So today is my “before” shot. I’m not sharing this photo with anyone, but it somewhat captures where I am starting from just a few weeks into my fitness program. My aim isn’t to be a bodybuilder, but I hope that in a few months time I’ll be at a point where I am really happy with both my appearance and fitness.