Sally Obermeder has given an interview to Sydney based lifestyle site, The Grace Tales.
Obermeder is the co-host of Channel Seven’s The Daily Edition and author of Australia’s best-selling green smoothie recipe book, Super Green Smoothies, which you can buy from her online store, SWIISH.
If you get the impression that the former investment banker might be busy, you’d be right.
In her interview with The Grace Tales, Obermeder talks about her career, being a mother and her Sydney beach lifestyle.
“I think there’s a lot of pressure these days to be able to ‘do it all’,” Obermeder says of being okay with not being Superwoman.
“We want to have the perfect wardrobe, attend all the school events, be successful at work, stay fit and make it to every social outing. But the truth is, it’s just unrealistic! It’s one thing to try and do everything to your best ability, it’s another thing to punish yourself if you can’t.”
She also talks about being diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with her daughter Annabelle.
After several years trying to have a baby, Obermeder and her husband Marcus successfully conceived daughter Annabelle through in vitro fertilisation. Obermeder was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer late in the pregnancy. Annabelle was delivered the next day, in October 2011.
“At first when I got the news, I was in utter shock. Then I just cried and cried. I was overcome with grief and it really took me a long time to accept it. Not only did I have to get my head around the fact that I had cancer at the age of 37, but I was also petrified I would be too sick to look after my newborn baby the way I wanted to,” Obermeder tells The Grace Tales.
10 days later, Obermeder started chemotherapy.