« on: July 25, 2014, 12:30:42 AM »
I live in England but thankfully im not obese. Approaching my mid thirties and still have 34 inch waistline but I can already see myself letting it all slide. In my old job where I had been working since I was 25 I was within walking distance from the office, then I moved further away, so I cycled.
But now my new job is an hours drive away. And as Im higher up the career ladder, I have more spending power but less free time as overtime is the norm, often getting up in darkness and getting home at night especially if there is a deadline looming. working 20 hours straight over several days isn't unusual for big jobs or important clients. On top of that there is more stress. When you are that knackered and stuck for time it's a struggle to prepare healthy food. It doesn't help that I pass 5 McDonalds on the way to work (there are also KFC + Burger Kings too).
I'm trying to fit a 30 minute jog in here and there as much as I can but my body just cries out for more sleep. I can really understand how you can let it slip once you start getting a more demanding job which usually goes hand in hand with a more demanding home life (kids, DIY, etc) so when you do ever get a moment the temptation is to reward yourself for your hard efforts with a few pints and a gourmet burger in Wetherspoons.