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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lunch break

For years, I have spent my lunch time out...  I need the change of scenary for my mental health! Also I found
that if you stay inside, you have a tendency to work throughout lunch or at least talk about it! Over the years, my routine has changed... when I first started that, I would actually go out to eat in restaurants... which ended up not being good on my waistline nor my wallet!  Then I ended up spending my lunch time at the shopping mall...  because it was close to my job...  This was better on my waistline as I would bring my own lunch but not much better on the wallet! If not worst...

Now, since I started at my current job, I have decreased the number of time I go out because we sometimes
do yoga at lunch and we have a stitch and bitch club once a week... 

However, the remaining days, I would spend at the shopping mall up untill January 1st!!!  In order to
avoid temptation, I decided to change my routine and spend my free lunch break at Chapters (Starbucks)...
there I would have a chai and read a book...  minimize spending and avoid temptation...  but after 2 months
of that routine I am getting fed up and need a change... 

So today at lunch, I decided that on the days were there would be no yoga and no stitching, I would go for
a walk when it is nice outside of course (if weather is not cooperative, I would go for a chai!)!
But by now, the weather should be going towards better times...
A walk at lunch time would be good for the wallet (no more chai) and for the waistline!  ;)))
And if by any chance there is a park near by, I could even stop a few minutes to read whenever I feel like
it so it would be a winning situation for me - take some fesh air, soak up the sun and read!!!
When we hit really nice weather, I plan on using my bike to work at least twice a week so then I could bike to a park, read and get back to work all refreshed!

What do you guys think?
How do you spend your lunch time?  Nurturing yourself? Or just keeping busy with work related issues?

2 comments:

  1. Always had a tendency to stay in at work, because since I've been working and most of my friends are at work and it was a time to socialize with them. But lately I really crave getting fit since I have been staying at the computer a lot and putting on the pounds!!! So I love the idea of yoga at work and going for a run so for an hour to take care of myself since I know well with the family life I won't have time at night. But Friday is the day where I don't want to stay in, it's been a tradition for me since I started working.

    So count me in for the walking, I love our conversation, and if I get fit from it...bonus ;)

    mel

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  2. I will start bringing my book at work and I will walk and go read in the park with you.

    I would ofter read at work at lunch time, but people might find it rude, so sometimes I eat at my desk to read on the Net... but to be able to read in a park...I'm definetely in!

    Isa

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