Caution...Woman at work!
Friday, November 20, 2009
The harsh reality of work is...that it takes a lot of your time!
Having been out of employment for...ahem...well...a WHILE ...I guess I started taking for granted the time it takes to plan, to cook, to exercise, to sleep. So my new routine of getting up early, driving, seating down most of the day before driving back, cooking dinner and preparing next day's lunch then bed time is coming a little as a shock. Gone are the dinners that start cooking at 5 (I don't get home until at least 7), gone the late morning workouts, gone the peacefull mid-afternoon mid-week shopping, gone the ad-hoc Wii-fit sessions whilst watching TV.
I need a new routine.
I can't believe I am even about to write this: I miss exercise, and I miss running!
One lonely running session on Sunday morning, as enjoyable as it is will not be enough to get me to my goal, especially as a lone fighter against the endless supply of cake and chocolate that appears to make a daily appearance in the office.
I am weak when it comes to sweets, and social pressure means it is difficult to pretend to be too full to accept a sliver of birthday cake with my morning green tea....especially since said cake is home-made and looks delicious. And I know there is little point in me denying myself small treats as it would only result in frustration and eventually giving-up.
I have taken to doing secret wall push ups in the bathroom stalls, but I need a plan!
So far I am planning my day's food consumption to the best I can, bringing my own lunch, and making sure I finished my bottle of water before I leave my desk to go home.
But that's not enough. And with a limited time for lunch and long working hours I find it hard to add a good size walk to my lunchtime.
But besides the fitness setback, I am truly enjoying the job, it is interesting, the people are lovely, and having to put make-up on every day and smart-ish clothes forces me to look after myself...so it's all good!
Time for some brainstorming (and a new bigger freezer, and one of those automatic hoovering robots...)