When I started working at my job about a year ago, I quickly recognized that I have extremely healthy coworkers. Most days, everyone brings their lunch, we take a break outside or in the kitchen, and then continue to ruthlessly make fun of each other for a solid half hour. There is no - holding - back.
Today I decided to take a picture of everyone's lunch and share the health benefits of each. You'll see I wasn't kidding (I didn't even warn them I was doing this today).
Some were excited to share (Maddy), others not so much (Souc). All kidding aside, being in such a healthy environment every day keeps us consistently motivated to eat well and exercise. When in an environment that is not as healthy, it makes it much more difficult to stay healthy, yourself. There have been quite a few studies regarding this thought. My advice to those who are in a less-healthy environment is to be the trendsetter. Tell yourself that you need to be the role model. Stick to it for multiple days at a time and see what starts to happen. Sure, you'll probably get asked why you 'eat rabbit food' or 'oooohhh you're so healllthy'. Those comments can be frustrating, but, know that you are doing your health and your figure a favor. Provide these folks with the facts and why it tastes good. Eventually, some should catch on. If not, keep up the good work and know that you are strong.
So how does you office compare to mine? Let me know.
Have an awesome night and GO BRUINS!!!! xo