Hi my name is Paul
I’m the dork above, wearing sunglasses to hide the bags under my eyes.
That picture was taken after working a 16 hour midnight shift. I’m very familiar with people saying “boy you look tired.” I act like I’m not, especially if there’s something really great going on at the time. In reality, damn right, I am tired. You know what I mean, those days when we try to put on a good face but inside we want to shout out to the world I’m f*****g TIRED! Actually, that probably wouldn’t go over so well. So I wear sunglasses, even when its not sunny, and put on a smile. That’s the easy part about being busy and tired 80% of the time. The hard part is what this site is all about. Paying attention to our health to prepare ourselves for those days when we are not so busy and may even retire. Instead of all those people saying, “boy you look tired” they’ll be saying “does that lazy in shape guy think he’s going to live forever?”
A guy can dream, can’t he?
I’m not a fitness expert. I’m just a guy who gets paid by the hour and works most weeks 7 days. Down in the trenches like you. I’m always learning and studying the fastest and easiest ways to stay in shape physically and mentally. Working at this has been the way I roll for the last 25 years.
This site is for busiest of busy people.
Thank you for taking a look at this site being the busy person you are. How many more years before retirement? A question that comes to mind too often. Even though I work on mindfulness, living in the moment, retirement is always in the back of my mind. You might be laughing when I mention retirement. If you are then you’ve probably said once or twice “I’ll never retire.” Well, hat statement is like taboo to me. Working hard year after year, I think we deserve to retire. Then again if you enjoy your work, and hope to work until your unable, that’s great too. Just don’t forget about taking care of your health. I can be lazy and just not feel like working out. A lot of times it’s what I think about least, because I’ve got so many things going on. The quick 20 minute workouts that I’ve developed over the last 25 years have kept me in decent shape.
I’m hoping to bring to together like minded people who are busting their ass everyday in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their family.
Most of us think there is nothing more important than providing for our family. As long as we bring home the paycheck, all bills get paid, and our loved ones are well taken care of then our job is complete. That job always gets done, but the most important job, taking care of yourself seems to be put on the back burner a lot of the time. We need to work on that, and make that first on our list. If not first, then moving it up the list. If that doesn’t happen we become overweight and unhealthy. When the time comes to retire we become another statistic and die a short time after retirement. DIE! After all those years of busting your ass and you die shortly after retiring.
Now this pisses me off.
Because I’ve seen it happen and the statistics show this happens. I didn’t believe this coworker of mine, who refuses to retire, he’s 73 years old. He explained that most people die a couple years after retiring. I told him he was crazy! Then just to verify that insane statement, I did my own research, and was shocked to find out he was right. This study was released several years ago. Oct. 20, 2005 — Early retirement is supposed to give you extra golden years to enjoy. But that may not happen, a study suggests. A study of Shell Oil employees shows that people who retire at age 55 and live to be at least 65 die sooner than people who retire at 65. After age 65, the early retirees have a 37% higher risk of death than counterparts that retired at 65.
That’s not all. People who retire at 55 are 89% more likely to die in the 10 years after retirement than those who retire at 65.
“This difference could not be attributed to the effects of sex, socioeconomic status, or calendar year of the study, although the poorer health status of some early retirees may play some part,” note Shan P. Tsai and colleagues at Shell Health Services.
My mission, our mission, take20today’s mission is to prove these studies wrong.
Let’s get healthy and stay healthy.
I need your help. If you are a busy person, like me, share with us how you fit in exercise or taking time for a mental breather.
I will be sharing my different exercises and meditations that I squeeze in after working 70 or 80 hours 7 days a week while raising 4 smart responsible kids. Those hours I’ve been working for almost 22 years.
If I’m lucky I’ll work for another 8 years, retire and live a long long time. 20 minutes a day to being healthy. You deserve at least 20 minutes to be selfish and think about yourself.