Great Big Wellness Geek

Geek

Today Mr Amazon Delivery Guy confirmed something I didn’t even realise I was dreading – confirmation that I’ve officially become a ‘Great Big Wellness Geek’ (GBWG for short)… and I’m not quite sure what to think of it.

Basically Mr Delivery Guy brought with him my coveted BPA Free 2 liter water bottle, the one that was as cheap as chips (€12 including postage and package!!) the one I got from these guys at New Wave Enviro Products, the bottle I wrote about here and have been only dying to receive.

Here’s a pic of him (the BPA bottle, not the Delivery Guy you ninny!)

BPA Free Bottle

Isn’t he a cutie?!

The strange thing was that when it was delivered to my office I was too embarrassed to take it out of it’s box and have a good old ‘New Delivery Inspection’ (like I used to in days of yorn when my delivers included Dermalogica products).  You see half my office already thinks I’m mental – what with the green juices I do be sup’ing, the homemade green lunches, the herbal Nettle and Green teas I have stationed beside their Nescafe and Barry’s Tea and the floral pouch of supplements I have on my desk (I deservingly get a guffaw of laughter every time I take a spray of my Vitamin D!!) so I think I just felt this BPA bottle went that step too far for what I’m ready for just now.

Basically I’ve decided there’s a few stages involved in Wellness:

GBWG Stage 1: This is the stage where you’re toying with becoming a GBWG. It’s a stage where you Google ‘cleanses’, ‘effects of sugar’, ‘benefits of raw food’, tentatively replace your beauty products with natural ones, drink a green smoothie once a month (and only get through half cos you think it tastes like grass) but generally go with the flow and keep your beliefs and preferences under wraps.

GBWG Stage 2: Then there’s the next stage, the one where you start requesting veggie options when eating out (instead of not wanting to rock the boat), actively count the number of fresh fruit and veg you’ve eaten each day and panic if it’s less then 4 and have a freaker if someone sprays Antiperspirant Deodorant near you in a confined space (‘agghhhh my poor lungs’!!).

The thing is I feel like I might just have pushed through into Stage 2… and I’m not yet sure how I feel about becoming that person.

We all find ourselves a bit cringy at times right?!

(There is a Stage 3 but I’m not even going there today)

Well anyways I know what Oprah (does anyone else have a mental block on how to spell that woman’s name?! My first attempt is always Opera!) and her cronies would say…

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And other fabulously motivating (but oddly irritating) phrases. But sometimes it all gets a bit much and you’re just a bit daunted about being out on your own, and basically you just aren’t bloody well ready for being at GBWG Stage 2.
Who knew an Amazon delivery could invoke such emotions eh?! 😉
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5 responses to “Great Big Wellness Geek

  1. elizabeth burns

    Don’t feel alone Eimear! I’m probably somewhere between 1 and 2, but I know that positive change benefits me and makes me a better person to be around so a bit of ribbing or ‘would you look at your one…’ comments are best ignored. Take pride in following your own path- ultimately it makes you a more interesting person and less of a sheep, so try not take on other people’s judgment.

    A question- what do you drink your juices/smoothies out of- have you got special containers? I’ve been using jam jars which are not so practical on the go!
    Thanks!

    • Aw thanks Elizabeth. I’m feeling better about it today and the bottle is proudly sitting on my desk beside me!

      Yea I’m a great one for the old jam/ pesto/ mayo jars too but I also have a few Kilner jars from Avoca/ random hardware shops which are that bit fancier looking!

  2. elizabeth burns

    Thanks! finally going to join the juice revolution when I get this month’s pay cheque 🙂

  3. I would say I’m a wellness Geek to others but in our blogging/wellness/fit community I think we are all quite normal. Its everyone else who’s lost their way after being mislead by media/marketing for all these years. Can I say I’m in stage 1.5? I don’t demand veggie options but I seek them out and if they aren’t available I won’t be back to support that business 😉

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