I've made a conscious effort the past couple of weeks to get more activity in during the day. I'm at my computer for hours on end, so to help get some movement, I've transitioned part-time to a standing desk situation. My “standing desk” is actually a counter on a wet bar, but it's the perfect height and there's ample light and an outlet for my laptop cord.
This week, I started taking little workout breaks with GaiamTV. There are so many workout videos of all types, as well as documentaries and wellness videos, that it was easy to find some that I knew would help break up my workdays. Everything is played on-demand from your computer, and it can't be easier to use. I was excited to see that they had Leslie Sansone “Walk Away The Pounds” videos, because I did them when I first started exercising and liked how they didn't require much room to complete, and they were really quick. Thursday, I took a break during my work to do a 33 minute video that equaled 2 miles of walking.
I felt so good to have gotten that short “walk” in, so I didn't have to go after all my work was done in the cold and dark of night (I hate that it's so dark around 5:30pm). I went ahead and spent some time going through the videos making a playlist of videos I could do during the middle of a workday plus a handful of documentaries I've wanted to see for a long time, such as “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” I also think this video library will come in handy when traveling. Let's face it, not all hotels have the best gyms.
Want a free, 10-day trial to GaiamTV? Just go here and you'll be on your way. It's a great way to check out all the titles they offer and see if there's anything of interest (and I promise you, there will be).
Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.