Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Exercise to Prevent SAD and Get a Smaller Butt!

As promised....I call it the “get your butt off the couch workout”!

1. Pick 3 or 4 exercises, say, a push-up, a squat, an abdominal curl and a lunge (though it could be any others too). If you have any exercise equipment that has been lying under a bed collecting dust, (who me???) you can incorporate that as well.
2. Every time an advertisement comes on TV, get your butt off of your couch, do 10 of each and then sit back down.

Workout over! Don't tell me you can't do that?!

Think about it...an advertisement comes on every 10-20 minutes so you'll have done 30-60 reps over the course of an hour. That's probably a lot more than most people are doing at the moment, doesn't cost a penny, takes no time out of your day whatsoever...AND...You can still watch your favourite TV show!

If you're a little fitter and you're worried that this won't provide enough of a challenge then try this instead:

1. Pick the same 3-4 exercises (or others, as it suits).

2. Whenever an advertisement comes on, get your butt off the couch, perform 10 of one, move to the next and the next, and the next and continue the circuit until the adverts are finished (on average 3 minutes).  YOu can add some Dumbbells for more of a challenge.

I guaranteed you that you'll get an amazing workout if you do this just once. Do it throughout the evening and you'll be stunned at how much work you've done.

Here's a bonus tip for you....try hiding the remote control...retro TV!   You actually have to get up off the couch to change the channel...think of all those serendiptity squats! (she says, with a wicked smile!)

So, there you go, the ultimate indoor cabin fever busting workout!

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