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1st year working in an office reminds me of the "freshmen 15" when gaining weight

Posted by ThePacificBeach.com on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Under: Work Life 9-5
During my first year that I had an office job, I gained 15 lbs and I'm pretty confident that I ate the same amount of food as before. The only difference was I sat all day in a chair for 8 hours a day and was stressing while staying in one spot. That's bad for your body.

I became ignorant of my weight gain and just blamed on my dryer for shrinking my clothes. Then, I noticed that my face was getting rounder and my confidence became really low.

When my dad slipped and called me "fat", I realized I was getting fat because he's usually really afraid of hurting my feelings. This kind of reminds me of the freshmen 15 except I lost it faster back then.

Now, post college, I really have to work out and I think that happens to a lot of people too. The first obstacle is going in there and signing up for a gym membership. I couldn't believe it. When I walked into the gym to get signed up, I was nervous! I was afraid I'd be the fattest one in the gym! But in order to get rid of this fat, I had to suck it up (literally) and just go in there. I joined the 24 hour fitness in Pacific Beach and oh my god, a lot of people I recognized from the bar scene were there! But it's only half a mile from my house so it makes the most sense at the time to join this one.

Well, I did it. I joined the gym and then lost 10 lbs within a year. It took me a long time to lose the weight because I gain muscle pretty easily but a lot of people thought I lost 20 lbs. Muscle weighs more than fat.

So office workers, get motivated and join the gym! You have to. You must or you'll get fatter and then it's going to take a lot longer to burn all of it off. You'll also feel better and less stressed out at work. I guarantee it!

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