Monday, August 15, 2011

Working Out for Work Health? And Grilled Salad

Spin Day
Today was a fairly typical Monday. I hit up spin at noon. It seemed like everyone in the class was having a major case of the Mondays though. Normally it's a fairly lively class. Today...not so much. But it was still a great class, and I felt so much more energetic after class.

I had thought I was going to get in biceps before the class. But I just didn't have it in me today. So, I'll get to those tomorrow. Some days just aren't meant for lifting.

Workouts for Work Health?
Today was a fairly hectic day for me at work. When I get to enjoy a workout mid-day, it really helps me refocus. I feel so incredibly lucky that I am fortunate enough to be able to get in a workout during the day. I kind of think all work places should promote that to be honest.

I know how much better I feel, more energized, re-focused, just happier. It would seem to make sense that the company as a whole would benefit from all employees coming back feeling like they were ready to take on whatever challenges they are facing that day.

Sometimes I think health and wellness should trump time spent tied to a desk. Let's face it, that time sitting is NOT healthy. There are so many studies out now that talk about the detriments of so much time spent just sitting. And smokers take multiple smoke breaks that add up, but non-smokers don't get that time? So why not give that time in terms of workout time? Just a thought, totally rambling.

Are you lucky enough to have a flexible schedule that would allow for mid-day workouts? Do you work for a company that promotes health and wellness? I will say that my company does in terms of providing free gyms to employees. They are on site and I know ours (we have a few different buildings we occupy) has several classes like dance cardio and even yoga.

Grilling 
Our weather has cooled down tremendously. Today was only 90 degrees with low humidity. And yes, 90 feels very cool after days of 115 degree temps. I couldn't pass up firing up the grill. I just went with a Grilled Tempeh & Veggie Salad.

Nothing spectacular or fancy. Just lots of grilled veggies and tempeh that I marinated in balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, OJ, salt, garlic powder. So simple and the veggies don't need anything if you ask me.

This is definitely my favorite salad. Do you have a favorite salad combo?

Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Spin
  • Grilling 
  • Catching up on Big Brother