Lively: Thanks for sharing your day with us! To kick things off, can you tell us about what you do at Vital Proteins and what you enjoy about your role?
Melvin Williams: I am a Desktop Support Engineer at Vital Proteins. I enjoy the fast-paced environment and working with the Vital team to answer questions and resolve technical issues that help the company meet business and revenue goals.
L: Walk us through your morning routine – how has it changed (or not) since staying home?
MW: Working from home has changed the time of my work, fitness and nutrition regimen. Health and wellness are very important to me, and vitally important to me having an excellent work day. I start my day at 6:15 a.m. with 4oz greek yogurt, a scoop of Vital Proteins® Collagen Peptides and ½ oz walnuts.
This fuel is perfect for the 30 minutes of light weight training exercises I do that get my blood pumping. After working up a good sweat, I refuel myself with a scoop of Vital Performance™ RECOVER in Passion Fruit mixed in 8 ounces of water! Now I'm officially ready to start my workday!
L: Where have you been getting inspiration for projects or tasks you might be working on throughout the day?
MW: I receive inspiration from being on call and doing my best to provide IT support to each Vital team member as they work to meet daily goals.
L: Lunchtime! What's your plan?
MW: I eat a combination of roasted or sautéed vegetables with one chicken breast and one scoop of Collagen Peptides to seal the deal!
L: You’re hitting your mid-afternoon slump. How do you re-energize your afternoon?
MW: I drink one Vital Proteins Energy Collagen Shot™, followed by a walk up and down one flight of stairs. This is gets my blood flowing and helps re-energize me. Then, I head back to my office.
L: How have you been practicing #wellnessfromhome these days?
MW: I practice #wellnessfromhome by focusing on my nutrition and increasing my level of physical activity during work hours. Vital Proteins products are essential to my daily routine.
Then, at the end of another productive day at Vital, it's time for my evening regimen. I start with Vital Performance™ PRE 30 minutes before my workout. This formula energizes me and supports my performance.** I take Vital Performance™ RECOVER for the electrolytes that help to rehydrate me and to support improved recovery.** I end my day with Vital Performance™ SLEEP for a restful night's sleep!**
Favorite podcast? Motley Fool Podcast
Favorite workout? High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Binge-Worthy Show? The Mandalorian
Favorite Vital Proteins product? Vital Performance™ Pre, Recover and Sleep.