Monthly Archives: March 2016

Working to Get Back in Shape

It is time for me to get serious about getting in better shape than I am right now. I need to lose a good bit of weight and that is something that you need to in a sane and sensible way. You do not want to get involved in all of the crazy stuff that you see on the web for weight loss. However you can find sites on the web which will help you with common sense strategies for fitness and weight loss. If you click here then you will see the site I am looking at right at this moment. My plan is to start out by making a plan, although it is a beginner's stage plan. The idea is that you do not rush head long into something that is too intense for you to sustain. If you try to do more than you are ready to do, then you are going to be at risk for a lot of different bad outcomes. Most of all you want to figure out how to find the correct diet and exercise regime. I am thinking that to start out I have gotten a stationary bike that I have put in my garage. I would run, but that seems to inflame my knees. I suspect that if I could lose some weight, that problem would probably be reduced. For now however it seems better to use something that you can do without all of the pounding that running would give your knees. I am thinking that I could take the 32 inch TV out of my bedroom and hang it on the wall of the garage in front of the exercise bike. Obviously that way you can watch basketball games and such while you are on the bike and have something to pass the time.

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Working to a Getaway Trip

I made a vow to take at least one vacation in the year 2016. I'm constantly working throughout the year and never have a chance to take some time off and just relax. In order to keep my vow, I needed money to pay for a vacation. I always wanted to go to Hawaii, so I looked at the cost of airline and hotel fees for a month vacation in Hawaii. With that total in mind, I used Quicken 2016 to figure out the best way to save enough money to pay for the trip.

I've created a plan that will help me get to Hawaii by the summer. Each month a little bit of my income goes toward the trip fund, and right now I'm half way to my goal. It's a little ironic that in order to take the vacation to get away from work, I have to do more work. I can speed up the process by getting a second job or finding some other way to get more money, but I don't want to put myself through that kind of stress for a vacation. I'd rather just use the plan I have now and save my energy.

I can't wait to get to the Hawaiian islands. The ocean will be such a lovely sight to see, and the beaches will be great to sit on and swim on. I've seen lots of pictures of the volcanoes in the area, and I would love to see some of them up close. I wonder if those legends about taking rocks from island are true. I doubt a curse would exist, but I don't want to take my chances. I'm really excited about all of the delicious Hawaiian food that I'll get to eat. I'm going to gain a lot of weight.

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