By: Amber Karadsheh
Welcome to The Vital Life, where we spotlight Vital Proteins employees. This week, purchasing coordinator Amber Karadsheh gives us a peek inside her day.
About a year ago, a good friend of mine suggested I try Vital Proteins because I was looking to support my joint health. I heard that collagen supplements were a great addition to any diet, so I thought I would try it out myself. It didn’t take long for me to become completely hooked on Vital Proteins — I can’t start my day without it! Whether that means adding a dash of Collagen Creamer in my morning coffee or Collagen Peptides to my afternoon beverage, Vital Proteins has become my go-to supplement for any time of the day. I am actually really lucky that I fell in love with these products before I even started working at VP. Now I can wake up every morning and look forward to working at a company I truly believe in.
As I get older, I am learning to appreciate early mornings — I wake up around 5:30 A.M. every day — more and more. My absolute favorite part of the morning would have to be my workout. I like to go to a Pilates class before work to start my day off feeling energized and ready to work.
Anyone who knows me knows that the two things I love the most in the morning are a good cup of coffee and picking out my outfit for the day. I always make myself a cup of coffee with my beloved Nespresso machine. I add a scoop of Collagen Peptides, a scoop of the Mocha Collagen Creamer, and a splash of coconut milk. Once the coffee has fueled me with enough creative energy, I begin my favorite morning ritual: putting together an outfit. There’s just nothing better than flexing my creative muscles by pairing different colors, shapes, and patterns into a unique outfit before I leave my house. Now off to work!
After my hour-long bus ride, I get to work, settle in, and check my emails. I love interacting with the amazing people here at Vital Proteins! As purchasing coordinator, I have the opportunity to collaborate with people from a variety of departments to make decisions on major purchases for the company. I started working here earlier this year, and I can already tell that I am building long-lasting working relationships with my amazing co-workers.
As the day progresses, I am usually in need of a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. I have been trying to cut down on my coffee consumption, so I usually have a Matcha Collagen Latte made by our amazing barista, Becca! Once this heavenly matcha mix hits my system, I am ready to grind through some spreadsheets for the remainder of the day.
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When my work day wraps up, I usually head to an exercise class to release the last bit of energy I have. I typically do HIIT classes, which really gets my blood pumping, and then I head home to make dinner. My dinner specialty is a piece of salmon and sautéed veggies. After I have a nice home-cooked meal, I end my day with a warm cup of sleepy time tea and head off to bed! Even though some days can be long and rigorous, adding Vital Proteins to my diet has given me the energy to take anything on.