My physical health suffered during the last few years of my corporate career. I was working long hours and eating quick meals between meetings. In this case, quick did not equal healthy.
The stress of the job made me feel so tired when I finally did get home in the evening — after my family had already enjoyed dinner together without me. I would eat something alone and then sit on the couch with a glass of wine to relax with my wife as we watched something on Netflix. I frequently fell asleep before a show was over.
I was not making time for regular exercise in my life. I believed that I had no time or energy to give it. My work schedule was long and crazy, and I was too tired to wake up earlier than necessary to get to work.
That lack of exercise affected my energy levels, motivation, and mood. I was tired, depressed, and grumpy. When I stepped on the scale, and it read over 200 lbs (that’s not good for my height), I knew that I had to do something about my health, or I was going to …