It is likely that I am the worst blogger on the internet. But hey, here I am (again), for the first time this year.
Last year was my final year at university, and final year law is no joke. It’s also not that much fun because you don’t really do anything except study and write essays. But I made it through, improved my once horrible marks (blame comp-prep brain) and graduated with honours.
I also started work. Real work. I have a graduate job in a big Australian bank and I’m super stoked to have finished studying and start working straight away. As you can imagine, however, it’s a huge adjustment. I live about 45km away from the city (#sydneyrealestate), which means my daily commute adds up to about two and a half hours. It’s taken some time to adjust to the fact that I have so little free time to do things like write, cook food and go to the gym.
Speaking of the gym – guess where I’ve hardly been the past year.
Up until about two weeks ago, I was permanently exhausted. I’m only exhausted some of the time now – thanks to a few recent changes.
I started getting up before 5am to go to the gym before work, which may sound counterintuitive but since making more of an effort, I seem to have more energy. I’m also eating much healthier. When a food lover gets a job in a company that has free raisin roast and peanut butter, things go south pretty quickly. I have started food prepping and checking my macros every now and again, and have felt a huge difference since ‘getting back to my roots’ and putting my health first. The whole clothes-getting-tighter thing was a kick up my (slightly larger) backside too.
So, that’s pretty much a summary of the past 1.5 years and a welcome to this new chapter: balancing full time work and not getting fat. I admire people who work full time and are still able to be fit, healthy and dedicated to a routine, and I’m determined to become one of them. Here we go…
I’ll be blogging from the bus using my strictly-for-work laptop and writing about my favourite things; 45 minute speedy sweat sessions, delicious but healthy food prep, delicious but unhealthy junk food and situations that are rant-deserving but provide great life lessons. I will keep using the word ‘journey’ and posting mediocre photographs and hopefully add some value to the time you give to my blog.
I hope you can forgive my absence and if not, I’ll make it up to you somehow.
Finally, if my writing seems a little delirious, my bus driver thinks he is a speed racer, I spent the last 8.5 hours sitting at a desk, the guy next to me is man-spreading like nobody’s business and I’m craving Dorito chips.
Until next time!