...staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.
In case you didn't get the reference, it's from the movie Office Space. And while my cubicle isn't little and I don't fill out useless forms, I do have two bosses. But thankfully, they don't drone on about anything...yet.
For most people, the hardest part about getting into shape is simply finding the time to exercise. For me, it's the opposite. I have the time, but I have the kind of job that isn't conducive to leading a healthy lifestyle. First, I'm sitting down for 8-9 hours a day. I try to make up for it by taking periodic walks, but that only goes so far. Then there's the environment, which on some days feels absolutely toxic. You're surrounded by temptations. Donuts, bagels, leftover pizza or cake. No matter where you go in the office, you'll find something bad for you. And no matter how hard you try to resist, sooner or later you cave. Then there are your coworkers. Most gave up on eating healthy a long time ago. It's hard to eat healthy when everyone around you is doing the opposite. Then there's the time you're actually doing work at your desk. You end up snacking out of simple boredom, not because you're actually hungry. Or worse, you hear your coworkers eating and that makes you want to eat.
I like the kind of work I do. It certainly helps to pay the bills. But I wouldn't mind changing my surroundings or the physical requirements of the job. There are days I envy the person who's constantly walking from client to client, patient to patient, etc. They may be tired by the time they get home and have sore feet, but at least they're moving around. The human body was meant to move. Maybe I need a pedal-powered workstation...like what the professor used to power the radio on Gilligan's Island.