Guest Blog Post featuring Kyle Fox
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Being an accountant is challenging enough as it is, especially when you are a tax accountant like myself. You must be knowledgable about both state and federal rules, know state apportionment and depreciation of assets. But let’s be honest, I don’t want to talk about it anymore than you want to hear about it. I will tell you though, that staying on top of your nutrition during a regular work week is a tough task. You have to have a lot of mental strength to overcome the feelings of wanting to crush junk foods all day, drink sugary drinks and coffee, and sit all day in your cube.
I just made it out of a busy season for my job; busy season for a tax accountant can pretty much be summed up by saying you have little to no free time and are working around 50-60+ hours a week. That was my life for about a month and a half... basically end of July to September 15th. During this time, I was not able to workout as much and was not able to dedicate a solid amount of time to my nutrition as I usually do. Let me just say, it was a struggle.
Here is a quick rundown of what a normal busy season day would look like:
Now lets get into the nutrition side of things. Typically, my fellow accountants will snack all day on high carb and high fat food options while not really getting the protein that they need. Along with that, there are endless take out lunch and dinner options that typically look like good meals, and don’t get me wrong they are, but looking at them from a macro standpoint, the proportions are whack. They end up being super high in fat and more carbs than you need in a day. But fortunately, I was able to sway my coworkers into choosing healthier options and actually not snacking aimlessly all day! Rather I gave them basic nutrition facts that I’m assuming gave them some awareness of their eating habits and now there are less unhealthy snacks eaten and hardly ever take out! Ok, we had to order take out twice because those nights we were working until 10-12 at night, you can only imagine what that must’ve been like.
If I could change a few things or provide some insightful tips that would help during that period of time and apply them looking forward I would have to say they include:
I am passionate about creating a healthy lifestyle for myself & helping those around me.