Tuesday, August 27, 2013
My team at work is notorious at pressuring everyone in the room to eat unhealthy take out lunches and baked treats, as well as candy during stressful times.
I've tried to combat it a number of times by bringing in fruit to share instead of candy... but we used to have someone who was allergic to and/or didn't eat fruit.
In my renewed activity doing the lunchtime Crossfit class twice a week, I've already dragged one coworker with me -- the one that promised to exercise with me when she came back from maternity leave.
Now, tomorrow, we might have two more join us. That's more than half of the room.
This might be a 1-time thing, because it's likely going to KICK THEIR booty, just in time for our "month end" close out with long hours (when they will be sore)... but it is still a step in the right direction.
I believe you can "indulge" in smaller portions of home-made banana bread and still lose weight. But I also know that you can't exercise yourself out of poor food choices. I hope to find a balance, and by encouraging those that are around me for 40-70 hours in a week to be more supportive of healthy choices, I think that will make it easier to get there.
I've lived in a home that did not encourage healthy eating; one that was entirely unhealthy in many ways - and I still lost 100 pounds. I know that I can do it in the face of adversity, and negativity, but if I can make this new daily environment positive, it should be easier.