Welcome to the summer series of Mum vs Life. Each week we’ll bring you our favourite celebrity mum who will take us through their day. This week we feature writer and TV host Sally Obermeder who gives new meaning to the word BUSY.
I generally get up around 6.30 or 7 with Annabelle. Saturday and Sunday I alternate a sleep in with my husband Marcus. One of us sleeps in while the other gets up for Annabelle. I generally prefer a Sunday sleep in because even though I’m exhausted by the time Saturday rolls around, I prefer to have a Saturday afternoon nap. I kind of feel like this way I get an extra sleep both days! Cheeky I know but Marcus prefers it… I swear!
ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON?
I’m definitely a morning person. I wake up smiling and talking the second I open my eyes. Annabelle is the same. Marcus is the opposite. If I don’t work out early then generally speaking I don’t do it at all. Even if I’m dead tired, I’m usually ok with half an hour. A cuddle and a coffee usually do the trick.
I am ashamed to admit before I’ve even rolled out of bed I check emails. It’s a habit that’s been engrained in my after five years in daily current affairs TV. After that, it’s exercise gear on and straight for the Nespresso if I’m working out. Otherwise it’s straight into Annabelle’s room to watch her while she sleeps for the last few minutes. It always makes me smile.
PJ’S OR T-SHIRT?
Hehehe what a cool question. It varies widely. When I can’t be bothered a singlet and hipster briefs or in winter my ten year old Abercrombie & Fitch trakkie daks. When I’m feeling motivated to make an effort I choose silk or lace.
I find that If I skip breakfast I end up eating substantially more through the day and by dinner it’s an all-out blowout. Eating breakfast keeps my sugar levels and appetite on an even keel.
I’ve recently turned to green smoothies for breakfast and I’ve found that they’ve had a huge impact on my health. I have a Vitamix and so I make a smoothie filled with loads of veges for breakfast. Typically it would be something like broccoli, celery, kale, baby spinach, kiwi, banana and orange. I would then add Vital Greens powder, flaxseed, black and white chia seeds and a scoop of kefir. Since doing this my skin looks better, I’ve lost weight and I have more energy. I put it down to all the vitamins and minerals I’m getting. There’s no way I could eat that amount of veges every day so this is an excellent way to sneak them in and it allows me to maintain an alkaline diet which is a healthy way to live.
HOW ARE WEEKENDS DIFFERENT?
I still do the green smoothie but typically it’s as a snack and instead I like to go out for breakfast. Sonoma sourdough with avocado, tomato, smoked trout or smoked salmon and poached eggs. Sometimes on a lazy Sunday I’ll do a croissant with cream cheese and cured trout … or if I’m feeling decadent then just a croissant with loads of butter and a smidge of jam. I love butter, and I’m generous with it!