Monday, Bloody Monday…

I really hate working Mondays, it might sound like a cliche but it is so true. There are 4 more days until the weekend, and if your business is open over the weekend a pile of work has probably accumulated through Saturday and Sunday. This happens without fail every weekend.

There is light at the end of the tunnel though, I am off from Friday 4th of May at 5pm until Monday 14th of May 8am. That is going to be so nice 🙂 Though of course there will be a mountain of work waiting for me when I get back, but let’s not worry about that until I am in fact back.

Just to show you how much I HATE MondaysI made a list over the most annoying things about Mondays, so here goes:

1. Traffic is busier than the rest of the week making me late unless I leave home 1 hour 30 min before work (this should be a 30 minutes journey betw), don’t ask me why this is, but it does consistently happen every week.
2. 50 e-mails waiting labelled IMPORTANT, they so blatantly aren’t!
3. Rested bosses suddenly full of energy themselves demand every informations you can possible think of.
4. Something went wrong in the weekend, so your boss automatically comes over to you and looking sever and asking “How could you let that happen?” I WAS NOT THERE!!
5. The cantine has not yet received it’s delivery for the week so of course they do not have anything you would want for lunch (plain chicken sandwich how f***ing hard can it be).

At this point i relaised i was getting kind of over worked, it is after all only a day not unlike other days, and things will probably go wrong for other times in the week as well.

Thank f**k there is a yoga class tomorrow

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Getting healthy

Yesterday I went back to the gym after months of absence, I’m so lazy it’s ridiculous.
Since I started working at arvato I have been sitting on my arse and eating crap food from vending machines because I haven’t got the time to go and buy a  proper lunch. It’s a lame excuse I know, because I could just bring my lunch from home.
So as a result I have piled on the pounds and I’m having a hell of a time shifting them again, not that I have made a committed effort until just recently though.

So what have I done? Well I’m trying to eat something in the morning, in the last 6 years I have rarely had breakfast because I just don’t feel hungry in the morning, but since everyone is harping on about it being the most important meal of the day I thought it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. I tried eating yogurts because they go down quite easily, however English yogurts are not as nice as Norwegian ones ( I am seriously considering importing Go’ Morgen Skogsbær), I tried to make my own yogurts with natural yogurt and fresh berries in my smoothie maker and then add muesli, it was nice (not as nice as Tine’s) but just too much effort in the morning. So I discovered Cereal Bars!! There are so many different ones, but eventually I found my perfect match – NutriGrain Blueberry cereal bars (though cherry, mixed berry and apple are nice ones too). I try to eat one on my way to the bus and one when I get to work, I still haven’t been able to get the hang of sitting down and eating, but I have high hopes for the future.

My next problem with food is that I usually just ate junk, sweets, crisps, chips, bacon butties etc, and though my will power is not good enough to stay away from these foods completely I have cut down on them. I have not had chippy chips for months, just ones at home drained of oil/fat, and bacon butties or no longer a daily occurrence (once a week max!!), at work I no longer have multiple intakes of chocolate, though I do still eat more of it than I should. Instead I eat more fruit, we actually have a day at work where we give fruit out to everyone, so that is a great help 🙂

I still buy my lunch in town, I should really be preparing it at home but at the moment I’m not. I do try to eat healthily here though, jacket potato with cottage cheese and salad is my new favourite, along with just plain chicken sandwich with a little salad, no mayo, no butter, whole grain bread, so yummy. I have banned sweet drinks at work, I can have pure fruit juices or smoothies (love M&S smoothies), now I just need to ban sweet drinks at home as well since we drink too much of it in the evening. We are quite good with our no added sugar squash, but its the sodas that are just too addictive. I tried leaving them out completely for a month  and ended up drinking wine every evening instead, not good.

Then of course there is the gym, I have had my membership for a year now, but I have hardly been there. I have continued to pay for it because I know that if I had cancelled it I would never have gone back (it’s good to know yourself). So this week I took the plunge, went back and had a fitness test (pretty much non-existent), then I had an exercise schedule made for me. It is brilliant, I feel so motivated, my plan is to go at least 3 times a week for an hour each time, then when my fitness level increases I’ll up it. I feel so proud of myself and I’ll keep ya’all posted 🙂

The first post is the deepest…

…well maybe not, but it is the rambliest. Though if you do read my posts you will find that most of them do ramble on. This is my 6th or 7th blog, they usually start out quite good but then I forget about it for about 6 month and after that I just can’t give a damn.

My post will be about what I’m doing , what i want to do, what’s happening, what annoys me etc, to keep it quite simple it will be about me and my opinions. Quite narcissistic of me, huh?!

If you have any comments at all, please leave them. I love reading comments both good and bad, as long as they are constructive 🙂

Well that’s all I have for you right now, this post is just to introduce my blog so now that ranting can commence…

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