Monday, 13 July 2015

Is Tuna Mayonnaise a healthy choice for lunch?

Monday......

Yay!!!! everyone loves the thrill of getting up early on a Monday right? the chance to start again, the chance to put right the wrongs of the week before, start new trends, diets, regimes.....

I actually started mine on Sunday with the birth of this blog, and on Sunday evening I made my lunch  for today, two rolls with Tuna Mayonnaise. There was a little salt and pepper thrown into the mix but no salad stuff - I question wether this would have amplified the taste at all but it would certainly have provided colour to an other wise pasty looking meal option.

So at work today, I work as a support technician for a high end firm, I was busy helping set up a couple of colleagues and providing support for what had clearly given them sleepless nights for at least the last week when all I can hear in the background is another colleague shrieking

'this is outrageous' 'this is absolutely outrageous' 

I turn around to see the colleague standing in a fit of rage at a small stain on the carpet. I admit that in the realms of being professional the stain should not have been there, if anything it actually bothered me as well because it shows a lack of care and attention to detail, however I didn't feel the need to violently punch my thigh while screaming about the inherent lack of cleaning detail at my work.

This leads me to two things, the first being care. Do I care? well yeah I believe I do care about work and my job. Its not what I want to do for the rest of my life and through the process of the blog I hope to make changes and put together a new lifestyle however for the moment it pays my rent and other bills and allows me to enjoy a fairly comfortable life, what it does not make me want to do is almost rupture a blood vessel at a small stain on a carpet while aggressively taking pictures to which I am sure ended up in a passionate email to anyone in the company who would entertain it, this again puts into perspective about care. Can you care to much? Can you really get so engrossed in your job that something like this tips you over the edge in your pursuit of perfection at work? Maybe I just have not found the right career......

This leads me onto the second of my two things, Health.

Is it healthy to get so wound up at work and over something that isn't life or death? I admit that now I think about it my Tuna sandwich may not be healthy but it is certainly healthier than straining and stressing over things we can do little to control. I think that instead of making a scene, if the colleague contacted the team responsible and asked for it to be sorted it puts it back into the hands of who needs to deal with these things and takes away all your worries about it.

My overall thoughts are this.... Tuna Mayonnaise sandwiches are healthier than stressing over work.

Today me and my wife cycled to work, a distance of roughly ten miles. It is nice to cycle with my wife as we work around the corner from each other. We are lucky and also the ride in and home again helps to unwind from the day meaning when we get in we are ready to start our evenings.

Dinner tonight will be a healthy meal consisting of no meat.... go me, two days in and already cutting back. Tomorrow I have even planned to play some basketball with the guys from work, nothing major however small steps can lead to great things.

Have a good night

G

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Wimbledon 2015 - The day it all began

Hello,

I have just finished watching the Wimbledon final 2015 and it has set in motion a reaction inside me that I may never have felt before - actually I lie, I have had these thoughts before however I have chose never to do anything about them. Well no more, today I am going to choose life and choose to do more and then I will blog about my experiences and how I get on. 

Please be aware that I am not doing this necessarily to inspire others or to be some cheesy hey look at me thinking I am better than you type of guy, no what I am doing is looking at making a concerted effort at living a better healthier life with fulfilling experiences based on what I hope to achieve in my life.

So why Wimbledon I hear you ask? well its just finished and the winner of the men's tournament is 28 years old, thats roughly seven years younger than me and he has just won his third Wimbledon title which led me to turn to my wife and say wow I am seven years older than him, my wife replied 'I am the same age as the other guy'. 

Maybe comparing my life with a top athlete who has just won the number one tennis trophy may be a little harsh, actually its silly, however the relevance is in age and life and how we have made decisions in our lives effect where we are now. One is about to pick up a trophy and probably a million pounds and one is about to pick up a coffee and a handful of crisps. Now don't get me wrong I love coffee and I love crisps however it would be nice to get a million pounds as then you could buy a lot of coffee and a hell of a lot of crisps.

As a teen my choices included smoking, drinking, video games and standing around with others wanting to do the same while we mocked the decision of others to refrain from this lifestyle choice and do school study or sporting activities. My twenties where spent more productively doing things like travelling and stopping smoking and trying to not be such a douche bag, something I probably was quite a lot in my younger days. and now into my thirties I have steady career and a wife who I love to bits and wish to spend as much time as I can with having fun.

Looking at the last line, maybe I have so far in this blog been a bit hard on myself, and again this is more about me now wanting to push myself to achieve more and to achieve some dreams and goals and if not, give them a go and see what happens, any experience is a good experience.

So, moving forward what do I want to achieve? what are some of my goals....

More travelling

Travelling is an easy one, from the thrill of the airport to someone speaking to you in a different language, everything about travelling is fun and exciting.

Top places to visit are - Japan, America, Sweden, India, South east Asia

Sport

I love Sport, Sport Sport Sport.... Its just great. I can see why people maybe don't like specific sports however I try and enjoy or follow as much sport as time allows because deep down I inside I feel like a sportsman is waiting to break free

Sports I will try and take part in - Basketball, Football, I would also like to get into football coaching.

Food

MMMMMMM fish Tacos. I have had fish Tacos once in my life, I had them in Lagos, southern Portugal and they were just amazing. I am now obsessed with fish Tacos however I have not had them since Lagos and this must be remedied. 

My wife is a vegetarian, I am not a vegetarian. I am now trying to join my wife in healthier eating as my food choices are pretty appalling as they normally consist of white rolls and meat with cheese and mustard aka a Burger. Man I love Burgers.

Food I will try and eat more of - Salads, Healthy things

Food I will try and eat less of - mostly meat, fried things

Ok, I think this is enough to cover off for my first post as I don't want to run out of things to write, I will try and post at least once a day moving forward with thoughts and achievements as I look to choose life.....

Graeme