ďWe cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.Ē Ė Albert Einstein
And thus, starts the typical cycle in America(and Canada too). I got myself into this mess, and I can get myself out. No, I donít need anyone to show me a better way. I already know it. I just need the right circumstances to implement it. I just need something good to happen to me, so that I can change my ways. I just need this first. I just need that first.
As of my typing this, Iíve been at home for nearly 2 weeks. Nothing really going out from where I am. But, I can afford it, since Iíve done well with my budgeting. However, Iíve forgotten something quite important while at home. Hydration.
When Iím on the road, Iím always refilling my water bottle. Itís a habit. But, when Iím home, I donít have the same habit ingrained in me. So, here I am, almost 2 weeks in to being at home, and JUST NOW, Iím realizing why my stomach is tightening
This post is for those who have quite a few pounds to lose. Maybe itís 50lbs. It could be 75lbs. Hell, you may have 100lbs or more to lose, before youíre looking and feeling healthy again. So, with such a high number, are you feeling discouraged? Are you thinking that itís too much to lose, and that it will take too long? Well, letís break it down with real life numbers.
As of the date of this post, it is August 16, 2010(although I admit, I typed this out over a week ago).
Youíve been looking at yourself, and noticing that expanding waistline. Itís not what you used to have. Itís not want you want to have. So, what are you going to do about it?
First off, analyze your liquid intake. If you drink pop, stop. Quit cold turkey. Switch to water. Or, if youíre like myself and canít handle the taste of water, make better decisions than what you have been.
When I made the switch from pop to something healthier, I switched to diet iced
Iíve discussed budgeting a few times before. Iíve said that budgeting is one of the most important things a person can use to get themselves out of debt. However, there is a category that should be on EVERY driverís budget. Blow Money.
Following a budget can be quite stressful. Especially if this is something new to you. So, youíve looked at your expenses, and looked at your income, and decided you will allocate every dollar NOT going to expenses, into getting rid of your debt.
Driving all day long sure can make oneís body start to seize up. The uncomfortability factor starts to ratchet up after a few hours of straight driving, and keeps on increasing as the day goes on. So, what can you do about it?
Quite simply, take your load check/tire check time to do more than just check your load and tires. Walk around the truck and trailer briskly, 2 or 3 times, to get the blood moving a little faster throughout the body. Then, do a little bit of stretching.
Iím not sure how it happened, but it would seem that the wages for drivers has gone down over the past few years. So, quite a few drivers are having problems making ends meet on their wages. Now, if you donít care for driving anymore, then you may as well find something else to do, as youíll probably have more success in another area, if you like it more. However, what if you still love driving for a living, but need more cash?
Although itís not an easy endeavour, it is always
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