Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Nothing But a Chair: A Workout for the Office

I'm gonna be really honest with you here. Before I started Kennebec Valley Coaching, I had absolutely no idea how hard it can be for people to stay fit when they work behind a desk. A desk job is far and away the number one answer I hear when I ask people why they started to fall out of shape, or when their weight initially became a problem for them.

This is due to two different factors: lack of planning with food choices, and a good old fashioned shortage of moving around.

I've worked a desk job for about 4 years, and so far, I've been lucky enough to have stayed pretty fit. But believe you me, I can see how it happens.

I try hard to do two things to keep me on track. First I bring enough healthy food to keep me going without an everyday candy bar trip to the gas station:

Pear, Apple, Greek Yogurt, Carrots, Pistachios, Tuna, and Dark Chocolate
About 800 calories, with good fat and lots of protein.

And second, I do little exercises in my office all day long. Which, you'll be lucky enough to watch me do on my webcam. 

Who wants to watch me try to do one-legged squats in a pair of jeans that are way too damn tight? 

You do? Well okay!

video

I like to do walking lunges to the bathroom, too.

What do you do in your office? We're talking exercise here people, not facebook.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this one too! I'm going to be stuck on campus for school and can't really get sweaty (heck sometimes I can't even leave the building for a walk) so this will be great. I'll just find an empty room or the corner of the library!

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  2. Next time I'm talking to a customer on the phone and they are just going ON and ON and ON about how mean I am for taking their license away (blah, blah, blah) I'm going to do squats until they stop talking. Great ideas as usual!

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  3. tricep muscle.....bingo, we have a winner:)

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  4. you are all kinds of awesome. I think I will move to Maine. :)

    Jen

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