I (Frankie) know without a doubt that you have been asking yourself that question every Tuesday. I know you're asking yourself this every Tuesday because Tuesdays are when we do our #HealthMatters posts. Sometimes we forget that just because we know what we're doing, that doesn't necessarily mean it's clear to anyone else. so, I thought since we just dove into this without warning, I'd take this Tuesday to give you an explanation.
Are you ready? We talk about healthy eating and fitness because it's important! I know you know it's important, but we think it's even more important when you work from home. When you work from home you can get a little lazy. I know I did. There have been days when I never got out of my PJs, never even went outside to do so much as walk to the mailbox. That’s bad. That's really bad.
When you work from home it's also very easy to get in the habit of eating whatever is easiest to grab. If that's a bag of chips and a coke for lunch, then that's what you have. You may even start to skip breakfast. Before you know it you've packed on 10 pounds and can't fit into your jeans, that is if you ever decided to get out of your PJs long enough to put your jeans on. That's bad too; really bad.
When you work from home you have to work a little harder at eating healthy and exercising than you do when you work outside the home. You have to plan your meals and not keep junk in the house. Maybe prep a few healthy breakfast and lunch meals and have them in the fridge so you can just grab and eat. Make time, 30 minutes will work, and do some type of exercise. Maybe you go for a walk or do a workout video or just dance around the house for 30 minutes, but do something. Put on some clothes besides the ones you slept in last night. That one simple thing helps me be more active.
The point is we talk about healthy eating and fitness because it's important. And, it may be even more important for those of us that work from home because it's so easy to get into bad habits when no one is around to see it. So eat right, get moving and always remember…#HealthMatters.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.