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If you ever find yourself in front of the refrigerator, maybe for the 10th time in an hour, it becomes clear that you are eating out of boredom. So I started making myself do 10 pushups (can replace with situps, crunches, jumping jacks, anything really) whenever I found myself pointlessly rummaging...
I have moved my lap top to a lower level in my room so I sit on the floor. While I wait for pages to load I do crunches or planks just to do something productive.
Crank out 100 crunches, easily
Crank out 100 crunches easily by doing what are called pyramid crunches.
- First do 25 (pause)
- Then 20 (pause)
- Then 15 (pause)
- Another 15 (pause)
- Then 10 (pause)
- Then 5 (pause)
- Then 4, followed by 3, then 2, then 1
Done! That's 100 crunches (check my mat...
For a better crunch try holding in your stomach during the duration of your set. It will give you a better form and you will feel the crunch working your abdominal muscles!
I've started doing crunches and I did 20 today I'm so proud and am going to try and add 5 on each time.
The Guiltless Couch Potato
When watching your favorite shows, instead of using the commercial time to grab a snack, use it to burn a few calories instead. Get down and do some crunches, push-up or raise your heart rate with some jumping jacks or butt kicks. Then, you won't feel guilty about watching a little TV.
Work for a treat
If I want to eat when I am watching tv or want a special treat still within my calorie range or close to being out of it, I make myself do 25 crunches before I have it. That way I don't feel so bad about my treats.