office exercise | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans


Posted by crookedeyebrow on December 22, 2008

I’m all over the new mini challenge for this week.  You’ve seen it right??  The push is to exercise 5 times this week for 30 minutes(or more). Now that 30 minutes does not have to be done all at one time. While I’m at work I am breaking it into 3 ten minutes sets. Not bad and it usually gives me that little burst of energy I need during my work day.

First 10 minute mini workout:

*There are 3 sets of 10 for each*

wall push-ups

chair dips/triceps dips

squats with raised arms to front

Second 10 minute mini workout:

*3 sets of 10  for each*

Leg lift (each side) and with a kick out – So hold on to the door frame, lift leg and kick out.

lunge (each side)- hands on your hips, step forward and squat. Complete and switch sides

wide leg squats- I step out with a wide stance and point my toes out a bit

Third 10 minute mini workout:(I’m doing this at home later)

*3 sets of  10 each*

Reverse crunch- lay on back, cross feet and keep your hands behind your neck. Only move your lower body and bring knees in

Cross over crunches (each side)- keep your hands behind your head and with your left elbow sit up and touch your right knee. Change sides

Crunches-regular sit ups

So with the broken down versions I am trying to get my arms, butt and abs done in one day. Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to get cardio worked in there too.

What are your favorite workouts? Let us know how you exercise! Your tips could help the sisterhood!

Posted by crookedeyebrow on December 4, 2008

It’s one of those days. A day where by 10 o’clock in the morning I’ve had to repeat “stay strong girl, stay strong” to myself about 5,550 times. Really, that much…

Mood wise I’m doing great but I have this uncontrollable urge to go to the vending machine and eat every hostess cake there is, but I won’t. I’ll stay strong, but it’s not always easy to follow my own advice.

This may sound a little corny but I literally wanted to remind myself to “stay strong” so I did a few exercises while at work. Yup. I felt that I needed to focus on something else rather than caving into my empty calorie cravings. I figure I have done this good in one week, I want to keep it up!

In Between patients I have done the following:

*Chair squats and tricep dips

* Door way/wall pushsups

* calf raises( I actually do this all the time at work when I’m just standing around, you’d think I would have better calves!)

You know what? It worked! I pepped myself up and it got me past my craving while I managed to get a few minutes of extra strength building in. Not only did I gain physical strength, but emotional strength as well.