There is absolutely nothing better to do today then sit at my desk and fool the dear boss with the illusion that I am working right now. The art of deception.
What’s a new year without the good old resolution of living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Before the year was out; before I intoxicated myself with countless cocktails in my pajamas (knowing very well my bed was right there waiting for me); I decided to get back to into those jogging shoes and gym clothes and get fit once again. Little did I know I was going to depress myself with eating restrictions.
Technology is my saving grace this time round, and also my torturing assassin. Coming out of a credit card blunder – I wasn’t prepared to pay a trainer or sign up to the gym again this year. So out of the app world emerged my new friend and enemy – NOOM my weight loss coach. It’s easy to use and not anal in training. So far so good. Let you know if this thought changes.
Being an accountant, you’d think I’d enjoy counting and analysing. Don’t get me wrong, I do, just not when it’s the calories I consume! My app calculated that to reach my goal, I can only consume 760 calories a day! I love food. Absolutely love food. I have to keep reminding myself that I’m a healthy eater, the majority of the time, so it shouldn’t be this drastic but it feels that way.
Day one – 2150 of the allowed 760 calories. Ripped my heart out.
Day 2 – 1675 – better but boy do I miss my ice-cream and cake desserts after dinner.
I feel like I’m starving myself. How do you healthy people do it! How did I use to do it!
I’m determined though, so I am persevering with this challenge. (Yes, I only just started but I need to get the whinging out of the way so bear with me.)
So, I figured I should just increase my exercise if I want to eat more. I decided to walk around the neighbourhood to get things started. My neighbourhood is still expanding so at the moment the perimeter is only half of what I set my exercise goal to be! Not much luck at all. Thank God I decided to take up dancing. I’ve scheduled 3-4 dance classes to get myself active. I love dancing so it’s not too daunting. As they say “do what you love.” Let’s see when I actually take my first class though, give me two weeks.
Now I need an organiser to keep me on top of my tasks. Juggling healthy living with University and work is stressful and food is my dearest comfort.
Now I need money to afford this new lifestyle. All I can do is laugh because I started this trying to do it on the cheap – didn’t quite turn out that way.
Life is sweet – despite the setbacks 🙂
Now back to the reason why I’m getting paid – work.