Wellness Fair

Today at work was Live Well, Be Well day. And to celebrate, they held a Wellness Fair! I couldn’t take pictures, because it’s against the rules at work to take pictures of the company property, but it was really cool šŸ˜€

They had about 15 vendor booths lined up in the atrium about everywhere from diabetes prevention to benefits of organic foods. I picked up quite a few pamphlets and a few other goodies!

And I just now found out that the company I work at gets a 10% discount at our local Organic/Natural Food store – Naturally Yours. Gahh!! How have I not known this? I’ve taken many a trip to this store without doing a badge flash. Good to know for next time, though!

They also had a body fat analyzer there, too. I had to get in on this! I’ve never had my body fat % taken from an official reader. It’s the one they use in the local hospitals. I was a little unpleasantly surprised when my body fat percent was in the “average” zone. I like to think I’m a little more toned than the average person. Oh well – it’s another incentive to make sure I get in my strength training!

I wore one of my Live Well, Be Well shirts when I worked out on my elliptical after work:

Yeah…all the had left were X-L haha. I didn’t care. I looove T-shirts (why do you think I’m signed up for all these races?! kidding, kidding ;)) I’ll just wash em in hot, right?

Eats at work weren’t all that exciting besides the fact that I love, love, loved the Barney Butter on my banana, almond butter and hemp bread sandwich! No picture, because I was crazy busy at work today (I had to eat lunch while working) but let me tell you, it was delicioso to the max.

Speaking of work, it’s kind of stressing me out right now. I stayed late today so I could finish what I was working on, and I’m a firm believer of leaving on time šŸ˜‰ haha. Looks like I’ll have to practice what I preach and put some of my stress management tips into motion.

So after workin’ it out in my (super large) white tee, I got to cooking some dinner. It was nothing special tonight – Annie’s Whole Wheat White Cheddar Shells and Cheese. I spruced it up a little with some browned ground turkey:

It was pretty good. In my opinion it needed more cheese, though. However, I’ve always been one to add two packets of cheese for every one box of macaroni – ha! My veggies were lackin’ today so I kicked that number up a notch with some carrots, cauliflour, and broccoli!

Mmm so good with just a lil’ butter and sea salt!

Well, mine only had butter and sea salt. Apparently I took a picture of Shane’s version, which had some cheddar cheese on top!

I’m so excited tomorrow’s Friday! For a half day, I sure packed it full though. After work, I’m going to see if I can get Niko in at the groomer’s. Then a little later, I signed up for a zumba class (my first!) from 4:30-6:30. It’s actually a zumba extravaganza (Healthy Madison would be so proud!!) A friend and I signed up today, because they had some zumba dancers at the Wellness Fair. Even though tomorrow’s supposed to be a rest day, as it’s the day before a 5K race, I couldn’t pass it up. I looked at it as a now or never type of dealio. They offer it at my gym too, but I always wanted to take it with someone else I know – and now’s my chance!! I’ll just take it easy and not push myself.

After zumba, it’s straight to Bunco night! Yikes..Friday’s aren’t supposed to be so daunting. At least it’s a daunting of funness I guess šŸ˜€

What are your plans for tomorrow??

Have you ever taken Zumba? What were your thoughts on your first attempt?


19 Responses

  1. Fun fair!!

    I LOVE ZUMBA!!!!!!!! Awesome class/activity šŸ™‚

  2. That's a cute picture of you!! That's awesome that you get a discount! I spend more money when I get discounts haha

  3. What a neat day at work! It's good to see when company's take health and well-being seriously.

    LOVE Annie's… such a classic. šŸ˜‰

    Enjoy your busy day tomorrow!


  4. Ah, getting my body fat % always throws a curve ball at me! Never tried Zumba but it always sounds so fun!

  5. I am way to scared to get my body fat checked! LOL, I think I would be discouraged. I am doing my first Zumba class next week, so stoked!

  6. Yay Zumba lovers!

    Rebecca, oh this will so happen to me next time I'm in there, for sure, haha.

  7. That fair sounds like so much fun! You are lucky to work at a place like that. And how wonderful to get a discount at the organic store?

    I'd just like to have an organic store to shop in where I live! I have to make do with the grocery store's health aisle, which leaves a lot to be desired.

  8. Lots of "yays!" from me:

    1) Yay for a free shirt, even though its XL–good to sleep in, right?

    2) YAY for a discount at a natural foods store!

    3) Yay for your company embracing good health!

    4) Yay for that mac and cheese with ground turkey–that is a good quick meal that I am going to add to my file for weeknights, so thank you.

    5) AND FINALLY YAAAAY for trying Zumba! Please please please email me or comment and let me know what you thought. I must know!


  9. Can't wait to hear how your Zumba class went! I've never tried it but want to šŸ™‚

  10. that's awesome that you had that health fair! how fun.

    I've never tried zumba, but have always wanted to – have fun today! sounds like some good plans.

    my friday is full of work, probably some grocery shopping after, then home for a lazy night. I'm excited.

  11. Yay for taking a zumba class! I took one once but it was too slow paced (I think it was geared towards older women). I've been trying to find another studio in my area because it was still fun, even though I didn't get as great of a workout as I'd hoped.

  12. 10% discount?! NICE!! Glad you liked the Barney Butter – that stuff is GOOD! Hope you enjoy zumba! I haven't tried it but I've heard great things!

  13. I never even knew Zumba exsisted until I started blogging, but it sounds like such a fun, great workout. I'm going to have to google to see if there are any in this part of Iowa.

  14. I really wanna try Zumba too, but like you I want a buddy for the first time. I hope you liked it.

    I'm hoping to have a pretty chill day today, but I don't know how that's going to work out.

  15. Wow that's so cool that you get the discount at the Organic/Natural Foods Store, how cool! I want to try Zumba!!!

  16. What a fun sounding fair!!!

    I'm so jealous you're taking zumba…I've yet to try it an I'm dying to!

    My plans for tomorrow include cleaning and yardwork; no fun, right? Ugh. We are in the process of selling our house so we have to have everything look perfect at all times.

  17. the fair sounds like it was cool, and hooray for the new found discount! sometimes i really love big Ts.

  18. I love Annie's mac šŸ™‚

    I've never tried zumba, I can't find anywhere around me that has it!

  19. T-shirt looks great! I love 'em too. hence I didn't blogged about them. haha!

    Ok seriously crazy, I had Annie's Whole Wheat White Cheddar Shells and Cheese last night for dinner. that stuff is SO good!

    My plans tomorrow is to get a long run in and then a birthday party for a friend that evening. Not sure of Sundays plans. But I'm glad the weekend is here for sure šŸ™‚


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