I sit ALL day. I sit in the car for almost an hour on my way to work. I sit at my desk for 9 hours (I eat my lunch in my office) then I sit for another hour in the car on the way home.
All that sittin’ does nothing good for my rear end. Neither does my puppy who has sapped up all of my workout time in the morning.
Therefore, I present to you my office edition of Workout Wednesday.
First things first. I gave up my office chair a few months back and sit on a stability ball instead. For $9 at Target, it is the best chair in the world! It helps me sit up straighter, it doesn’t bother my sciatic nerve, and I get to bounce around on it all day 🙂
Today, while participating in a webinar (really, I just sat, watched and listened), I decided that I needed to get moving. I had been freezing all day and had only left my office once in the morning. So, I stood up from my ball and started doing a few exercises.
I did the following “routine” at my desk (with my door closed because I was also in a dress!).
- Desk push ups
- Leg lifts while sitting on the ball
- March in place
- Crunches on the ball
- Oblique crunches on the ball
- Overhead press (without any weights)
- Biceps curls (again, without weights)
- Jumping jacks
- Hip flexor stretch
- Down dog
- Mountain climbers
- And anything else that tickles my fancy at the time!
I worked up a little sweat doing the above “routine” and had that extra boost of energy to get me through to 5pm. It wasn’t much of a workout per se, but every little bit counts and I need to do this more often! I actually used to set my calendar to remind me to do hip flexor stretches everyday at lunch, but since I’ve been using my ball, my hips haven’t been as tight. I plan to try doing more exercises at lunch when I’ve got the time in an effort to get me off my behind just a little bit more each day.
Tonight when I got home, I ran around outside with the dog for a bit, then ran up to my honey’s grandma’s house.
Why did I run up there? Two reasons. 1) I wanted to get a little bit more exercise into my day. 2) These bad boys!
Yep, she’s got raspberries! I know, I know! I just can’t get enough of the fresh fruit around here!!
When I got home, I made peach pancakes and topped them with peach jelly from a friend. Absolutely amazing!
Off to pick up my raw milk for the week 🙂
Have you ever exercised at work?