I have been on a steady travel schedule for nearly a decade. When I was 23 I found the job of my dreams: it suited what I wanted to do with my life at the time and had potential for a little travel. When I left it two years later I landed a different job which was more geared to my life plan. This job had travel as a main feature, which suited me perfectly. The only downside was that within a year of traveling, deadlines and eating exotic food every chance I got I had gained weight. Not only that I was far from the fit girl who played netball three times a week and ran at least bi-weekly. WhileI was on my annual leave I devised a plan to help me stay fit in Hotel rooms.
Posts Tagged ‘Fitness and health’
April 5, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
I know it’s been so long since I last wrote here (March/April is always crazy with the public holidays!) But thankfully I have good news to report: as of Monday ( a public holiday) I have been a 9AM – 3PM girl! I have just scored myself a job with a local lifestyle boutique and my willingness to start on a public holiday was part of the test — these are grown up things, folks.
March 1, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
You lot (and my mother) will be please to know that my bed and I slowly getting back to out old tight-knit relationship. This week in particular has been one of the best this year as far as that relationship is concerned. My spur of the moment decision to join my friend’s 5am bootcamp classes these last few days has had me up at the crack of dawn and my body so spent by the the time night came I’d often be out for nine – ten hours.
February 25, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
Life has become one fast-paced roller coaster; for some reason we’ve all come to interpret living as constantly moving. Life means getting the next thing and our default setting being “Go.” There is very little appreciation for the small things like waking up in the morning, listening to the rain as it hits the window or the sun on your face. I remember being constantly tired when I was still a mover in the corporate circles. A constant lingering tiredness that I carried a “part of life.”
February 15, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
I’ve found that though being the efficient type who loves to plan ahead and draw timelines for goals has been helpful to me in the past it’s doing me no favours at present. In my timeline it says that I should have a job/internship in either PR or Events while I wait to graduate but as things stand I’m six weeks over deadline — still with no job prospects.
January 28, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
There was once a time when I kept track of my weight like clockwork. I don’t just mean during my teens or early 20s but long after that. Even thinking about it now I wonder where I got all that time because my life had always seemed so busy. Yet, I had time to step on a scale every other morning and check fat content on the packing of food before I consumed it. I suppose you’re thinking “well that’s what you still do to this day!”
January 18, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
A curious thing has happened in my life: being an almost graduate I have a lot of time on my hands. Time I want to spend being creative and keeping that part of my brain on overdrive. I also want want to get fitter but being the aforementioned almost-graduate(without a job) I can’t afford a gym membership or going to any classes. This led me to further investigate (thank you google) alternative exercise methods for which I don’t have to pay a fee and continue my at-home-workout lifestyle.
January 4, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
And the most important hello goes to you reading this. Though 2012 was a great year it was a busy and stressful one, with my final year of university. Writing on here was one of my favourite down-time things to do. My other favourite, before I got so busy I couldn’t hear myself think, was exercising. When it became difficult/near impossible to go to gym or to go for a run this is what I did.
October 3, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
According to the USA National Breast Cancer Foundation: ”one out of eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s also the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women and is the second leading cause of death among women.” October is international breast cancer awareness month. It’s been designed to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds.
June 29, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
Did you know that the most common sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy? I didn’t. I found this out in a bizarre way that included a thorough (Google) search of little known facts about F Scott Fitzgerald, who also suffered from insomnia.