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Keith A.'s Comment
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I find it particularly difficult to disconnect from work and use what free time I do have to seek out healthier foods and use that free time to get a little exercise in.... I don't know how to build a habit that isn't ground into me by work. I have all the conceptual knowledge but can't get it to stick in the real world. Any tips there?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Now that im in my own truck id like to start again but am worried about the way i feel when i first start the diet and wondering if i should wait for a hometime to go through that few day transition period.

No, there's no reason to wait. Just take it slow. You're in it for the long term. There's no hurry. Eat as much meat, eggs, and dairy as you like and try to keep the carbs and sugars to a minimum. Keep an energy bar or two with you at all times. If you start feeling really lethargic then grab an energy bar and get some carbs in you. Eat two if you have to. You'll immediately feel way better. Then you can just go back to the same plan. Eventually that will stop happening and you won't need those energy bars anymore.

No need to push yourself too hard. You know what they say - it's not a sprint, it's a marathon. Take it slow but keep easing forward all the time.

I find it particularly difficult to disconnect from work and use what free time I do have to seek out healthier foods and use that free time to get a little exercise in....

At first it just takes some good old fashioned grit and perseverance. You just have to force yourself to get in some exercise each day. The more consistent you are with it the easier it becomes. You have to turn it into a habit.

Make sure you find something to do that you enjoy and don't make it gruelling. Too many people go too hard and burn themselves out. They get sick of it. Make it pleasant. Maybe do a little light jogging. Maybe jump rope a little here and there. Do some bodyweight exercises.

Consistency is far more important than volume. It's much better to exercise 20 minutes per day, 7 days per week than it is to exercise for two hours once or twice a week.

One of the things I used to do was build a streak. Like decide you're going to do 30 minutes of exercise every single day without fail. Pick several different exercises that qualify, like the ones I mentioned earlier - jumping rope, jogging, and bodyweight exercises. Then do any combination of those three totalling 30 minutes every single day without missing a day. You can do 30 minutes of one of them or blend two or three together. As long as the total is 30 minutes you've accomplished your goal for the day.

Once you get a week or two under your belt you'll realize that missing a day means you've ruined the entire streak and you'll have to start over from scratch! You won't believe how motivating that becomes. I remember doing that with a friend one time as a challenge when I was on the road and we hit 72 days in a row. That was really fun.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Keith A., it is challenging to make changes. If you can start off slowly and keep at it things will come full circle. They say it takes 30 days of doing something before it becomes easier. If you are referring to exercise, start small, and work from there. When people are not doing any exercise, and then jump in full force with both feet, they have a tendency to get hurt and or get discouraged because they are sore, then they quiet. Baby steps is key in my opinion.

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