Know your audience

My degree is in communication and all through school my professors hammered the importance of knowing your audience.  As in, understand who you’re talking to.  Giving a presentation to a room full of designers?  Don’t run through a million spreadsheets, make it visual.  Talking to kids?  Make it fun.

What does this have to do with being fit?  Well, yesterday my co-workers surprised me with some birthday treats and instead of the standard muffin/cookie/bagel spread, they brought out humus, veggies and sesame crackers.  And it just made me so happy.  Obviously it’s great that they care about me, I couldn’t ask for cooler people to work with.  But beyond that, it made me feel so good to know that they GET who I am. I try every day to lead a healthy life, and be an example to others.  And it makes me realize that my daily treks to the gym, protein smoothies in the break room, and random emails about the newest health trend don’t go unnoticed.  That whether or not they chose to follow my lead, they’re at least aware of where I’m going.  They knew I would never eat a bunch of brownies but that I’d dig right into some carrots and dip.  They knew their audience.

It totally made my day.  And if any of my co-workers are reading, thank you.  It meant a lot to me.

Healthy snacks

And flowers

The rest of yesterday was relatively uneventful.  20 minutes on the elliptical and 25 min on the bike.  Not the hardest workout, but a nice way to ease back into things.  I went to the grocery store after work which meant I got home later than normal and had the most random dinner ever.  While Chris had a leftover steak burrito, I had a cherry cheesecake protein shake (recipe to come, still perfecting it) and fresh crab leftover from Saturday (can I still call it fresh?). Told you it was random.

I’m heading off to the gym for cardio intervals on the treadmill and some weights.  Tonight we’re celebrating my bday with some friends in town at my favorite Mexican restaurant.  Can’t wait for another large marge.

Have a great Tuesday.  Do you have any fun co-worker stories to share.

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8 thoughts on “Know your audience

  1. Unfortunately I’ve seen many coworkers try to force treats on others often (for some reason especially on those trying to eat healthier/diet), so that is so wonderful of your coworkers!

  2. Happy (belated) birthday! Hopped over from The Indie Chicks and it looks like you are my kinda gal…glad to have found you!

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