It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at work and it all started with this message from my colleague Aaron last night.
Thanks to Az’s heads-up, my normal pre-dawn stumble into the Triple M office had a bit of a spring in it this morning.
You see for the past few days boxes crammed with stars, fairy lights, baubles, tinsel and Santas have popped up on desks, behind chairs and along hallways in preparation for festive season decoration domination by the Southern Cross Austereo (that’s Triple M and B105 radio) Brisbane news and research crews.
This is serious business peoples with the winner taking home some mega prizes and, from all reports, my gang have held the title for the past couple of years so I can be forgiven for having high expectations (I ALMOST couldn’t sleep last night).
Let me just confess I did NOTHING to help although I did pick up a candy cane which had fallen from one of the trees. Notice I said ‘one of’, I know, it’s like a forest in there.
I’ll stop talking and let you check it out, starting with a panorama shot…
Ok, now the up close and personals…
Are you walking in a winter wonderland yet? If you’ve still got your Scrooge face on, maybe this is for you?
Anyways whilst I’m trying to update you guys on what’s happening in the morning news, with a funny looking squirrel staring at me through the window, I’m not spending time with my Personal Training clients.
Sadly, the 4am newsroom starts make me one cranky girl in the afternoons which also means a rubbish personal trainer. It’s not fair to rob my clients of my full commitment and attention as they’re paying for the best and deserve all the support in the world. So, the Personal Training is on hold which has given me reason to reflect. Yep, the good old reflection line. I really don’t like that word – it reminds of school and the teacher asking me to reflect on my behaviour or reflect on the chapter I’ve apparently read. YAWN.
Anyways, I’ll just call it pondering…so here they are…
Five Things I’ve Pondered:
1. Everyone has a health and fitness battle. Sure, they vary big time but that doesn’t mean someone’s goal is less important than another’s.
2. Everyone hurts. If it was easy, the streets would be packed with people running to work.
3. Exercise is a great leveller. Everyone is ugly when they work their butt off (even Lorna Jane models).
4. Results come…but not after two sessions.
5. YOU have to want to do it. I can’t move your body for you, drive you to a session, or be there to confiscate a packet of Tim Tams in the middle of the night. Well, I could be but that’d be weird.
In reflection, I mean, in my pondering…I’ve realised we’re all pretty much the same cool cats trying to make the best of our lives. I’m so grateful to have met my clients, who are also friends, and wish them all a fabulously successful 2014.
This also means my news peeps are now stuck with me for good AND so are you if you tune into 104.5 Triple M.
PS. Got to give a little shout out to my tree at home. He’s a beauty!