I had finished up a job last Saturday and was luckily able to stay home until this past Thursday when it was time to head back to work. Since I work in the oil field there's no declining work right now because who knows when more will come along. So I'm back to work near my alma mater and even better is it's just a couple hours from home.
Since I was home I hardly got any writing done although I am just about finished with my series that should hopefully be posted this week on Seeking Alpha. While I didn't get much writing done that didn't mean the ideas stopped coming. Unfortunately I have a huge back log of drafts and ideas for posts that I need to work through but now that I'm back at work there should be ample time to write.
I finally got started on getting back into better shape because I've seriously let my body go over the last few years. And by let my body go I mean completely lost it. I know the why and it's not a surprise at all but enough is enough and I need to to do something about it. I started the 24 Day Challenge from Advocare and have started eating better while at work too. My diet has been the biggest thing holding me back because it's usually about convenience whenever I'm at work because I'm usually short on time and the cooking equipment is subpar to say the least. That's the reason but it's no excuse for what in all actuality is my laziness.
I've also started a quick workout routine that includes yoga and kettlebell exercises and once the weather clears up will likely include running as well. I'd much rather get back into a gym and throw some weights around but it just doesn't make sense financially given the instability with my job at this time. Just 3 days into my new program before I left to go back to work I was already down about 3 pounds which is a great start. Unfortunately there's a lot more to lose but we all have to start somewhere.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.
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Now on to the links!
Eight Years Dividend Growth Investor by Dividend Growth Investor
"Satisfaction" Sucks. Do Something You Love by Retire29
Canadian Banks - US Investors Should Look Out for this Threat by Roadmap2Retire
Ask the Readers: Time to Say Goodbye? by Income Surfer
Seven Things I Know for Sure About Dividend Growth Investing by Dividends in Hand
Which "Always Buy" Stock is the Cheapest? by Dividend Diplomats
Getting Defensive with Defense Stocks by DivHut
My Lessons from the Market Downturn by Financially Integrated
Dividend Aristocrats Part 47: AbbVie by Sure Dividend
The Rise of Dividend Growth Investing by Freedom35
Quarterly Review: Q4 2015 by DivGro
6 Powerful (And Low Risk) Financial Maneuvers that Put Extreme Frugality to Shame by Retire Before Dad
When We're Not on the Same Page About Money by Our Next Life
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I hope you all have a great weekend!
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