Posted on November 21, 2012 by

Inspiration and Motivation

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.