Wednesday 15th March 2017
Today I am running on straight caffeine and sugar. It’s one of those days with all of the meetings and all of the running around wondering how I will get everything done – desperately attempting to please everyone, of course.
By the afternoon I have consumed a coffee, a sherbet fizz, another coffee, a $2 mixture (who even knew these still existed with inflation!) and a packet of Uncle Ben’s microwave rice. It’s dismal.
I want to be a clean eating Kathy, but I am a walking, working-woman cliché. A shit diet Sheryl. And I have a sugar crash headache.
When I am at home, I have no problem preparing a healthy snack. It is the busy work days that pose a threat to my clean eating habits.
I read an article once about “small but meaningful barriers”. How it is often the small obstacles in our life that can prevent us from reaching our health goals. On a daily basis, we are dissuaded from what is best for us by something as meaningless as “it’s raining and I don’t have my umbrella, I can’t go to the gym.”
For me, the embarrassingly tiny but meaningful barrier is a lack of healthy snacks in the immediate vicinity of my office. There is a Starbucks serving delicious mochas with whipped cream on top between me and the nearest healthy food establishment.
It’s as though I have no control of my legs – they carry me straight in the door and up to the counter with my bank card out. Then off I pop, back to the office with a delicious creamy chocolatey drink in my hand and a smile on my dial.
I think I might have to quit my job…
Much love, Katie xx
Photo: My own