Wave Runners challenge: Workout game

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

This was challenging! I see a lot of TV-themed games online, but I've cut down on my TV watching quite a bit lately. I do go to work every day, though, so that's the theme of my workout game.


Every incoming email = March in place 1 minute

Every outgoing email = Drink water

Complete a task = 20 squats

Every phone call = 25 wall pushups

Every hour = Take a lap around the floor

Bathroom break = 30 jumping jacks

Lunch break = 20 lunges


I tend to let myself get glued to my desk throughout the day, so this will be a nice way to get moving. I usually do squats and incline pushups during a bathroom break, but that doesn't help me the other 9 hours I'm here!

I'm keeping the jumping jacks with the bathroom breaks because, well, it's less embarrassing to do jumping jacks in an empty bathroom than in a cubicle. I did some jumping jacks in the bathroom last week and my pants fell down. No one needs to see that!


Mini challenge: Post an inspirational quote or image.

When I run, I often repeat this quote to myself. It's totally true! One second, I'm thinking that my legs are going to fall off and I can't possibly run another step. And the next, I repeat this quote and there I am, still running. Running is a mental challenge, losing weight is a mental challenge, all of it is - at least for me. My body is capable of incredible things, and so is my mind, if I just keep going.
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    That is a great challenge!! So funny your pants fell down when you were doing jumping jacks...yeah, that would have been just a little embarrassing if it had been in your cube!
    1913 days ago
    Awesome challenge!! Will try something similar. Your quote about running is so true. emoticon
    1914 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2013 12:12:17 AM
    Awesome game! Great blog. Go Wave Runners!
    1914 days ago
    This is an awesome idea! Much success to you on this challenge.
    1914 days ago
    Great idea!! And thanks for sharing the jumping jacks anecdote!! Made me giggle!!
    1914 days ago
    emoticon Neat challenge! And I love the quote. You are so right. The huge majority of this journey is mental. The power of the brain is off the chain!
    1914 days ago
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