*Note: I am sharing a workout that I do. Please consult with your doctor before attempting any workouts.
I am new to this whole blogging thing (Read about Why I Started Blogging).
So, I am on the computer… a lot. In other words, I am sitting, staring at a screen… a lot.
This is new for me. As a kindergarten teacher I was constantly up and down and all over the place. Even as a stay-at-home mom, I have found myself running up and down stairs and chasing after W and Zig. Nap time was mostly used for cleaning and exercising.
Now a days, more often than not, I plop myself down at the computer whenever I get a spare second. It’s as if the computer is beckoning me like Sleeping Beauty’s spindle.
In order for me to prevent losing feeling in my legs and attempt to save my eyesight, I have come up with a plan.
How to Stay Fit While Blogging
I have decided to give myself a challenge. The idea came to me after reading about Sue Parke’s awesome September Fitness Challenge.
I’ve decided to take on her challenge for the month of September in addition to my own blogging challenge.
I’m locking the computer down.
Anytime I feel the desire to plant myself at the computer for blogging, social media, or mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed I am must complete a series of short exercises.
- 20 Jumping Jacks
- 10 pushups
- 20 Burpees
- 20 squats
- 1 minute plank hold
Once I have finished the 5 exercises, I am free to blog away.
It’ll take less than 5 minutes, and, depending on how much time you spend on the computer, it’ll really add up!
For instance, the other day I completed 60 jumping jacks, 30 pushups, 60 burpees, 60 squats and 3 minutes of plank holds. Not too bad.
So, if you start your day with a feeling that your time might be sucked away into the blog world, try out this challenge.