From our “Personal Coach”…Kris
FIRST and foremost you have to find what will make YOU do this – for me it was anger at everyone – Mark, Mike, my job life in general but it got me moving .
Here is my first “posting” – its hard to get into exercise but you will never lose weight without it – you have to understand that (my new thought process had to go from “oh I will just watch what I eat and after I lose weight then I can go back to what I enjoy” WRONG – I had to learn to work in what I like but in right portions etc)
Anyway finding time to exercise and right now a place is hard – here is a chart for doing things at work (that are not really obvious!) that you could do to burn more calories – try incorporating some of them to burn at least 200-300 more calories at work, combine that with a good eating habit such as not eating after 8:00 pm you will see results – ask Farley she lost a ton of weight and its because she’s hoofing it up and down stair all the time at her job.
Anyway – this could be good for you to start with:
Walk up stairs/15=128 (going upstairs @10 times over the course of the day depending on # of stairs)
Walk down stairs/10=33
Stand while chatting =58
Clean out desk drawers/15=40
Visit a coworker 5 times/20 =75 (find someone or somewhere that it takes about 2-3 min to walk to – I do this)
Type on computer/120=230
Do heel raises at desk/5=19
Touch up makeup/5 10
Total min/220=593 (amazing huh?)
(* calories burned are based on a 140 pound woman)
If you consciously make an effort to take stairs 2x more or walk and see a friend more often you will get more exercise – then you could take a walk for 15 min at night too.