Lose weight during Employee Break Time

It doesn’t matter who you are or how much you love your job, everyone needs a little break in the day to rejuvenate. Some people take some time to call home, others relax in the break room, run to grab something to eat, run errands etc. Our employees likes to plan a break around the same time so that they can spend their break together doing something that they all love. Take a look! You’ll find our chef, members of our housekeeping staff, front desk, dietician, kitchen staff, and our general manager all getting in on the action. This is what a 3 o’clock break for the staff at BLR UTAH looks like: 




It’s always fun to see some behind the scenes footage, right? What these staff members are doing is a brilliant idea! I know that not every job site has a basketball court on it, but getting in some exercise on your break is a great idea, especially if you are having a hard time finding the time to exercise with your busy schedule. Several years ago I started visiting a chiropractor. I became friends with the girl at the front desk and was shocked when she showed me a picture of herself from two years earlier. She had lost over 80 lbs and looked like a completely different person! When I asked her how she did it, she explained that just over a year ago she started a new practice; she started jogging on her lunch break. She was very slow at first, but she didn’t stop. Every day, even in the awful summer heat, she spent the majority of her lunch break running. She would leave a little time at the end to eat her lunch that she had prepared before work. She had children that she had to get ready for school in the morning and too much going on after work to exercise, but she wanted to change her life so she figured out a way to do it. It wasn’t easy. She hated getting ready for work in the morning knowing she was going to sweat it off in a few hours and have to do it again, but she did what she had to do. I learned a lot from her story. Time is one of the biggest excuses we all have, but as they say, “when there’s a will, there’s a way!” If you are struggling to fit exercise into your schedule, what are some things that could be shifted around to make it possible? I know it’s hard, but the results of feeling healthy are worth every bit of sacrifice!


Until next time, 

Sarah Nitta