Fitness Minutes: (23,651)
1,503 1/30/13 10:51 A
the stairs at work have a few short flights (less than the normal 12 steps) when I am on them I always change direction and go up or down one more time on the short sections. Does not add much more time on the stairs but it does add steps for the pedometer.
Fitness Minutes: (108,129)
4,292 1/30/13 6:44 A
Quick power walks with the pups, going toward a hill so I get a bit of incline on the way back. Sometimes up and down it.
Dear Lord, set my sights on You and Your great attributes. Help me to live in Your presence, dependent on Your guidance each day. In Jesus� name, Amen.
Fitness Minutes: (20,370)
1/30/13 5:41 A
wall push ups or counter push ups at work
History is not destiny.
Fitness Minutes: (31,614)
1/29/13 2:37 P
i like to walk through the house while i say my rosary. it's my physical and spiritual wakeup warmup each day comepraytherosary.org
Fitness Minutes: (4,768)
135 1/29/13 12:42 P
I like to walk around the house while I'm talking on the phone. It keeps me moving, but also helps me pay attention to the conversation rather than being distracted by other multitasking activities. It's a bit like taking a walk with that friend.
Happiness comes not from doing what one likes to do, but from liking what one has to do.
I stand on my feet all day. For a time I am in a room all by myself standing at a table. So, while I am standing there working, I simulate walking on the spot. The door is usually closed because of the loud machine noise in the room next door, so I get in a few extra 'steps'. Every little bit helps.
There is no such thing as impossible. The word reads, "I'm, possible." - Audrey Hepburn
Optimism is the faith that leads to acheivement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence - Helen Keller-
Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is increased. Thus we refute entropy. - Spider Robinson
What fits your busy schedule better: exercising 1 hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day? - Glasbergen
People who don't like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.
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2 1/28/13 12:40 P
Like so many others listed below, I find myself TAKING those extra trips up or down the stairs to put something away in the linen closet (up) or storage shelves (down). I find myself smiling at myself for simply making that 'extra effort' without complaining.
Fitness Minutes: (19,864)
335 1/28/13 11:43 A
Spend some time playing with the children, forget all the boring adult stuff, its great to get moving and it really lifts my mood.
Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
1/27/13 6:27 P
Standing up while using the phone!
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do." - Helen Keller
1/27/13 4:27 P
"pull my navel to my spine" whenever I think about it; a great Pilates technique to engage core muscles. I noticed how helpful engaging my core is during physical therapy so if I do it long enough, I just might get that flat stomach.
Edited by: MOINSDEMOI at: 1/27/2013 (16:31)
Practice habits of excellence.
1/27/13 3:34 P
Mostly I work from home, and the bathroom is upstairs so....every time I need to use the bathroom, up and down I go, steep stairs. Puts a smile on my face everytime.
Edited by: BODDHISATTVA123 at: 1/27/2013 (15:35)
Betty Chicago Illinois
There's no starting over, there's only Keep Going!
Fitness Minutes: (2,557)
482 1/27/13 8:23 A
Dance... not cool dancing just have music on..and move in seat of off.
Just Do It yesterday is over
Fitness Minutes: (41,738)
523 1/26/13 11:14 P
I like to fidget.
Mostly I just can't keep still when I'm sitting for a long period of time, but you'd be surprised at how much more you burn if you constantly are changing position.
"One step in the right direction won't change the world, but it's a start. Someone's got to see the good in everything." -- Said the Whale, Banks of the English Bay
"Everything that you believe is everything you need right now." -- David Lanz, Whispered in Signs
1/26/13 9:40 P
when boiling the kettle do calf raises or counter pushups.....
Fitness Minutes: (79,546)
7,732 1/26/13 3:30 P
Each time I have to go upstairs, I go up one or two extra times.
Eastern Time Zone
1/26/13 12:36 P
When I'm cooking I put on the radio and dance as i'm cooking. It boosts my energy and is a fun way to burn some extra calories!!!
1/26/13 11:52 A
When sitting at the computer (like now!) I sit up straight with ears over the shoulders over the hips. This forces the back into a normal position and uses back muscles. I didn't used to be able to do it for one minute, but my back is stronger and I can do it much longer.
While waiting in line at grocery store, drugstore, post office, etc., I do calf raises. At the end of the errands, my calves can be burning!
When driving, I do cheek (butt/glutes) squeezes. Do that for an hour and you can get sore!
Anytime when sitting, standing, waiting (even at church or in a theatre), I pull my shoulder blades together. This forces the shoulders to go back and helps keep your back strong and you in good posture.
There are hundreds of ways to do little exercises all day long. Keep looking for more ideas! Be creative with it!
Fitness Minutes: (23,601)
843 1/26/13 7:40 A
Walking to see colleagues, or to the school library, rather than emailing a request. I am also a fan of the wall pushup. I have a big empty wall in my bedroom and I do 20 or so whenever I pass it. Not as strenuous as a regular pushup, but since I've started it, I can see more definition in my arms.
If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: french-fried potatoes are out. ~~Jean Kerr
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~~Anais Nin
Life is too short for self-hatred and celery sticks. ~~Marilyn Wann
Fitness Minutes: (13,708)
1,383 1/26/13 6:29 A
Every once in a while I will stop what I'm doing and do some exercises ( legs, arms, abs.) And sometimes just do some stretching.
Fitness Minutes: (9,521)
1/26/13 6:12 A
I can't sit while on the phone, so mostly I have it either on speaker or wear a headset and pace (the assistants joke that there's a visible groove around my desk). Being in Europe, walking to and from things is also a lot more common, especially where I currently live, so for lunch, I normally walk close to two miles (altogether).
My favorite "extra" is the little tai chi training session one of my colleagues has recently started in some of our pre-dinner break. It's not so tiring that I would sweat (and thereby ruin my professional look), but it's a centering (and demanding, if done right) exercise that gives me that little extra boost of staying power to last through dinner (and later) meetings.
I walk my dog with several short bursts of jogging thrown in..He loves it, and will often start jogging when I'm walking! I also turn music up very loud while I vacuum...and try to move very quickly through the house....
I take the stairs instead of the elevator on my way back from a class that's on the fourth floor. Come to think of it, it would probably be even better if I took the stairs up, too ^_^;; In general, though, I get quite a bit of exercise walking around campus, taking my dog out for walks, and walking when I go shopping (extra movement is easy when you don't have a car!)
every time my very grumpy 3 year old starts to drive me bananas, we have a dance party - just turn on some music and shake our booties for a few songs... it gets the heart beating and makes it impossible for either of us to stay grumpy!
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Fitness Minutes: (1,753)
13 1/25/13 1:48 P
I'm a live-in nanny, and the kids live about a mile away from their school. On nice days, we'll walk back and forth instead of driving. I love getting the extra activity in, and the kids have grown to love it too!
Fitness Minutes: (17,714)
434 1/25/13 10:27 A
going up and down the steps lots of times during the day (15 steps with 8" rise)
"My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in me, whom I have from God, and I am not my own. For I have been bought at a price, therefore I will glorify God in my body and in my spirit, which are God's." (paraphrase of I Cor. 6:19-20
Fitness Minutes: (37,019)
5,092 1/25/13 10:19 A
I work in a touristy town in the summertime and parking is a pain in the butt, so instead of circling the block looking for a spot close to the building, I park about a quarter to a third of a mile away and walk. My coworkers think I'm weird, haha.
Fitness Minutes: (27,174)
1/25/13 10:00 A
Mine is pacing with a wireless headset while I'm on conference calls. What's yours?
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"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.� For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.� ~ Unknown
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