Taking Work Breaks with GaiamTV

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.

My husband and dog think I’m looney.

Don’t hate on my mad marching skills!

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.

Do you think you’d find this type of thing handy in your workout arsenal?

  • http://twitter.com/fitknitchick_1 Tamara Grand

    Thanks for the review Emmie! A great option for travel; I hear you about hotel gyms!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      seriously – between broken machines or the “mirror starers” – the guys who just lift weights slow and stare at themselves – hotel workouts can be a pain!

  • Elle

    Love Gaiamtv! Great review, Emmie.

  • http://twitter.com/sarahasec Sarah

    Thanks for the recommendation, I didn’t know Gaiamtv existed! I no longer have cable, where I would find those types of workout videos “OnDemand”, this is a great alternative.

  • Katherine Scott

    I love Leslie Sansone! She’s got such a great positive attitude and her walks are no joke! Nice review and workout!

  • Monica

    Your husband and dog may think you’re looney, I think you’re a rock star! Love the photos of you working out.

    Also thanks for the heads-up about GaiamTV – you’re right, it’s a good thing to have handy!

    I’m new to your blog – you’re definitely inspiring!

  • metheist

    Just a question–what are your tennis shoes? I desperately need a good pair.

  • http://twitter.com/debslosingit Debra Wilson

    Fat Sick & Nearly Dead is eye-opening, though its not for everyone. I briefly looked into following some of what it advocated, even just a few days a week and quickly found I’d have to double my grocery budget, which i can’t do. Its very much worth watching though!

    Glad you’re getting some exercise in during breaks!

  • KimBel

    Heck yes I definately LOVE Leslie Samsone. I have 12 different walking DVDs of hers and I love every one. This is the only exercise I do right now ranging from 3 to 5 miles and she has helped me lose 40 lbs along with WW.

  • amy smith

    If you’ve seen “Super Size Me” You should definitely watch “Fat Head” By Tom Naughton, I seriously was amazed at how much great information he shares and that he discredits the super size me guy (Morgan Spurlock). Anyway, I thought it was a really great documentary.

  • http://www.changeyourmindloseweight.com/ Rhonda and Sandrine

    It’s great that you’re taking a few minutes throughout the day to move. Just remind yourself to focus on the feeling after you work out. This way, you will stay connected to your positive feelings and this will motivate you to keep going. Good job!