Really the auto topic was titled…..What’s the first thing you do when you get off work?
But I like my title better.
The very first thing I do when I get off work is get the heck out of there. I think it’s kind of strange when people hang out at the work place off the clock. I want to ask those co-workers, “Whatcha doing? Let’s blow this Popsicle Stand!” (No, I don’t work at an ice cream shop)
One frustration of my employment is I never know what time I am going to get out of there until I arrive in the morning. It can be a bit of a challenge to make any kind of plans for the remainder of my day when I don’t know the time that my remainder begins.
My job is physically demanding so if I do put in a long day the last thing I want to do when I get off work is go to the bank, get gas, shop for groceries or any kind of shopping for that matter. And the very last thing I want to do if I have worked hard all day is go to the gym. (Maybe I should have titled this post…Whatcha Not Going To Do After Work!)
My new PCP recently asked me if I exercise daily. I answered proudly, “Yes, my job is physically demanding.” Well, apparently that wasn’t good enough in his doctor mind. He tells me I need to go to the gym after work and get my cardio up for 30 minutes a day, at least.
“No. You don’t understand. I work out all day long!”
Then he asked, “Whatcha going to do for an exercise program when you quit your job?”
I never said anything about quitting my job…..I get paid to work out!
I do go to the gym occasionally after work.
I just happen to go out to dinner after work a lot more often than I go run 2 miles.