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Working out over lunch hour.

This week has been pretty hectic at work, as preparing for two weeks off is never an easy task. It’s amazing how many loose ends there are to tie up and things that need to be accomplished before I can leave. I’m making good progress, though, and I should have everything squared away by Friday. I may even be able to cut out early on Friday if I’m lucky!

Something new I’ve been doing this summer is working out over my “lunch hour”, which I now take from 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM. I am really liking this new workout time! It’s late enough in the day to have three solid meals under my belt, yet not so late that I’m feeling fatigued from my work day. The endorphin and energy rush I get from my mid-day workout provides me a very nice afternoon boost: my productivity, alertness and mood are increased significantly.

If you have the opportunity to workout over your lunch hour, I highly recommend that you give it a try. I think most employers would be quite happy with this idea, as it’s “win-win” for everyone involved.

Another nice benefit to working out mid-day is I have my evenings free, and have more time to spend with my family.

The new workout time was an experiment, but I’ve decided to stick with it indefinitely.