My office is nice enough to provide us a kitchen stocked full of free food and drinks. This is a new thing my department started doing over the past 3-4 months, and I have to say that it’s been pretty nice to just walk over to the kitchen and grab a diet coke or a granola bar without having to shell out any vending machine money. The choices haven’t been the most exciting, but I wasn’t going to complain.
Well, today I went in there to fill up my water bottle and what did I see? Temptations EVERYWHERE. First of all, there was a box of snack-sized bags of Doritos, Cheetos and other types of chips sitting right on top of the cabinet. Right next to it was yet another box filled with sweet snacks (cookies, rice krispie treats, etc). And then inside the cabinet was the most surprising of all: full sized candy bars.
Well, I somehow mostly restrained myself (I did help myself to one of the Doritos bags, though they are the smaller size of only 1 oz), but I can foresee this being a huge source of temptation over the next few weeks and months while I’m trying to get in shape.
I’ve written before about how food in the office can be a big source of temptation, and it’s just one of those situations where I’ll have to exercise willpower. Can I do it?
This is the first full week back to the grind after all the holiday miscellany of the past few weeks. I’ve been doing pretty good with waking up early most days to get in my workout before the day starts. However, it is kind of sobering to know that there will be no days off for quite some time to come. I don’t even know for sure what the next holiday we get actually is, but there sure isn’t one this month.
The thing that’s keeping me in high spirits more than anything is focusing on my goals. I’ve found that it’s very important for my mental state for me to have something outside of work that I can work on and a goal to strive for.
How are you dealing with the first full week back to the grind?
Does your office tempt you with junk food?