LOC101: Life of a Consultant

trying to close the gap between the eyes of a consultant and the eyes of the non-consultants out there.
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: got #bacon? Made sure I got some big f’n @mnstatefair bacon (ok - that’s not really the name, but I found it funny). All protein. It’s a good thing I don’t get these for breakfast - else heart attack in the works. #food #foodie #foodpic #travel #stpaul #minnesotastatefair (at Minnesota State Fair)

: got #meat? Ordered up three different kinds - spicy pork sausage, beef brisket, and chicken. All delicious in their own ways. #food #foodie #foodpic #travel #longbeach (at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing)

: got #spam? Prob my favorite thing on the menu. It’s a house made spam w/ pineapple and a fried egg on a Hawaiian bread. All stuff i enjoy eating separately but even better together. #food #foodie #foodpic #travel #losangeles (at A-Frame)

I want to stay away starving myself and focus more on eating right and getting in physical activity – just being smart with what I’m doing. Sounds simple enough, but I think part of the difficulty is traveling on a weekly basis and being “forced” to go out to eat allowed me to be careless in what I put in my body. So I recognize that will probably be the first thing I’ll need to fix. From there, it’s figuring out how to create a “healthy lifestyle” on the road.

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The two books I’m looking to start with and see if I can benefit from their health habits: “4-hour body” and “the abs diet”. Having an idea on both books, I’m going to start off with “the abs diet" to get my process in place and then look to "4-hour body" to figure out what I can tweak to maximize my efforts.

What other books/resources would you suggest? Please send them my way and I’ll look into as many as I can. 

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Over the past 8 years from work and travel and eating out like no other, I’ve put on some weight – actually, a lot of weight. In college, I think I ended up around 210 lbs and over the years, I’ve gained an additional 50 lbs. Writing this out, it’s crazy to think how heavy that is. It’s like what one’s carry-on would weigh.

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With that said, I’m looking to make some changes in to my body so that it can get back to a reasonable level. Life’s short and we only get one body and it’s not going to get any easier as I get older (Danny Glover said it best as Roger Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon series). So I’m now committing the rest of 2014 and 2015 to get back down to between 200-210 lbs.

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Doing a little research, different sources have been indicating that 2 lbs per week is the healthy goal. Assuming that is what I can achieve per week, I’m looking at 30 weeks… or 7.5 months… So by mid-April, I should be looking at hitting my goal. I’ll try to do what I can to document everything that I’m trying / testing / experimenting and the progress I’m hopefully making over these next few months.

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Wish me luck!

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: got #corn? Prob my favorite single item at the #minnesotastatefair and one I’ve gotten every year for the past 10+ years. I couldn’t even wait for the picture and had to take a couple bites before the snapping this one. #food #foodie #foodpic #travel #stpaul (at Minnesota State Fair)