How to stay healthy while working full time

We’ve all been there. The good intentions, the niggling thoughts of staying on track and the feeling of fuck-it when in between back-to-back meetings and endless emails you reach for that charity chocolate box to get you through that afternoon slump. The constant feeling of not having enough time where the week goes by and the weekend goes by even faster. And that’s just one day. Being healthy is HARD. I have to plan when I want to exercise and usually because it ends up being after work, I’m tired and hungry and really just want nothing more to face plant into some McDonalds. The nature of my work means I’m never around in one place and can’t always make something healthy to eat. For those of us working full-time jobs, or even full-time lives filled with children, family, study and then trying to have a semblance of a social life – our health is usually the last thing on our minds. More and more people are trying to cram into their days and the excuse of “I don’t have time for that” seems to be getting more common. But it doesn’t have to be (that) difficult (there ARE still days when I do face plant into some McDonalds. No guilt) – with a little dedication and creativity you can be sure you are making the best choices all day. Here’s a few tips on what works for me – I’ll be making this into a post series and going into each one a little more to help you guys out as well, so stay tuned! Food EAT BREAKFAST...

Day 27 – My name – #marchphotoaday

Funny story – my mother was apparently that knocked out on the drugs from giving birth to me that she insisted that I smelled like basmati rice. Hence my name. Thanks Mum. Sugandha = fragrance in...

Day 19 – Funny (not so) – #marchphotoaday

For once in my life I got to work early (before 8am) and then spent the next hour with IT telling me my laptop was dead and I’d have to travel ALL the way back into the city to hand it in. Not funny. (although right now I actually have an excuse for not doing any...

Overwhelmed

It’s just been one of those weeks. I’ve been feeling like I’m being stretched in every direction imaginable, with a crowd of faceless people pulling at my clothes, my hair,my skin to get that coveted piece of me. I want to run away and hide. Work…well….let’s just say the consultant life, as glamorous as it sounds – sometimes the reality isn’t what it’s made up to be. My patience is wearing thin to the amount I can take and I found myself yesterday, frozen, staring at my laptop screen, thinking to myself – “What the fuck am I doing here?”. I don’t readily admit this to myself – but I am stressed. Work is getting to me and I feel so alone. I’m not good with dealing with stress. I don’t speak up when I am stressed – it bottles up inside me and I find myself in the ladies bathroom, hands against the sink, forehead pressed against the mirror, eyes closed just focusing all my energy into breathing deeply. In. Out. I try and remember what my yoga teacher said those many months before – no matter what, your breath is always there with you. It seems to be going from worse to even worser – my sniffling nose from last week has been slowly turning into a racking cough that has me gasping for that same breath each morning as I try and clear my lungs. I rush out of the door in the mornings, a piece of toast in between my teeth and the need for caffeine overwhelming me as I go from meeting to meeting....

Day 1 – Up – #marchphotoaday

So I’m posting these a little late, but here goes… The view when I look outside the office window is that of Eureka Tower – the tallest building in Melbourne – and for a moment in time – in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s at the top of this building where Sam proposed to my sister,...

Day 22 – Where I work – #febphotoaday

As a consultant, I move around a lot – from the office to different clients around the state and country. And sometimes, when I get the chance –  I can work from home as well (please excuse my messy desk – its a work in...

Day 8 – Sun – #febphotoaday

After a day stuck inside, the first bit of sun I see is that of it setting. While stuck in traffic. At least the view is...