It's a luxury I don't often get, but I think it makes the difference for...well anyone, really. I was going to say parents, but I would have appreciated a day to work from home before I had kids, too! After completely spacing out this morning and leaving my laptop at home, after feeling like an idiot for about 15 minutes, I thought - this is my chance! - and I declared it a work from home day just like that. It's a little easier to do when the boss is out of town, but that is neither here nor there. I digress.
I had some morning meetings, so by the time I left the office, it was almost time for lunch. I grabbed some carrots, pita, and hummus, and decided to make it a quick lunch and head outside for a workout! I ran about 1.5 miles to the Biker Barre studio and took a barre class. I am so out of shape so the run there was probably pushing it - I arrived breathless and red-faced to the studio, and barely had time to catch my breath before the class started. Shaking legs, shaking arms, sweat dripping, etc. Man! In 45 minutes, the class finished, and I walked home.
Caught up on my email, listened to a teleseminar on the walk home on energy efficiency and climate change, then made myself a big quinoa bowl and a salad. I love having access to my kitchen while I work. I love the light that comes in through my windows. I love having a quick dance party break. And I can do a bunch of loads of laundry while I work! It's really a win-win, and makes my week so much smoother when I have one day to work from home.
I'm also really excited that started working out again. This is going to be the start of something beautiful, flabby old mom bod!