Fueling Your Workout and Your Workday

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It’s Monday morning and I’m standing in my kitchen trying to make up an excuse to skip my workout. According to my calendar, today is “hill training” day. After a long weekend, the last thing I want to do is head to the trails and trot up and down a steep hill. Gryffin, my four-legged accountability partner is already hovering by the front door, he’s ready to go. I grab my pack and we’re off.


On longer trail runs like this one, I always make sure to carry some essentials with me. Before leaving the house I check that my phone is charged, I have plenty of water, extra sunscreen and a snack to fuel the workout ahead. I recently discover goodnessknows®  snack squares and they’ve quickly become my favorite workout treat. They’re filled with fruit and nuts and just a hint of chocolate.


I’ve been running for years and still have to find ways to keep myself motivated. Even though there are days that I’m tempted to stay home, I’ve never regretted a run I DID go on.  Thankfully, Gryffin is great at keeping me motivated! Basically, I have two choices: take him out or listen to him cry at the door for hours. Pretty easy choice right?


The truth is, I feel more productive when I start my day off with a run. I get to my desk feeling alert, energized and ready to work. This is particularly helpful since it’s not uncommon for me to work 10-hour days during the week. Working from home makes it hard to “leave the office” for the day, so I’m always on duty.


It’s rare that I make myself a large lunch during the week. Instead, I prefer to graze on healthy snacks throughout the day. I love these goodnessknows® snack squares in the afternoon when I need a little pick-me-up. I just stocked up on these on my last trip to WalMart. I keep a few in my desk drawer so I can stop and take a break whenever I need to.


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  1. Samantha K says:

    You got an amazing accountability partner right there! Having a good snack always helps too 🙂 (client)

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