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January 14, 2014

100 Days of Workouts - Day 6 - January 14, 2014

After Thanksgiving last year my husband came into my office (he's one of the county's tech guru's and in my building often) and summoned to me to another office in my building. In this office they had just installed a standing desk. I don't wish for other people's things often, but I had wanted one for years!!!

I have a desk job, I have sat literally from 8-4:30, only leaving my chair to go to the bathroom or the mail room. I have read about this type of work lifestyle and how extremely unhealthy it is. We are not made to sit all day, every day. My tail bone still aches from the thought of sitting all day. I would get home and stand by the island and do busy work just so I wouldn't have to sit. Didn't watch TV at night, and even watching a movie with the family was not as enjoyable because I just couldn't make myself sit.

I went back to my office and asked my boss if I could order one, his immediate response "yes, whatever makes you happy". I have an awesome boss, truly. So, I got to ordering! The hardware was not cheap. But, as they say, "A happy wife is a happy life". I have 11 work-husbands and believe me, they want a happy work-wife!

I had to wait until last Tuesday (the 7th) to get my desk installed and have not been happier! It is by far my favorite piece of office equipment, even above my 2 computer screens. It has only been a week but I can feel in my core/abs and my legs that my blood flow is better. I can tell in the way I think more clearly and how I feel at the end of the day that standing vs. sitting is better for my whole body. I have the ability to lower my desk and sit if needed. I got a padded mat to stand on today and I will also order new shoes for work only. I'll have some adjusting to do too so I don't hurt my wrists while standing and typing. Even if I only stand for half of the day, it is better than sitting for all of it!



Day 6 Workout:
  40 minutes elliptical (4 miles)
100 crunches
Light upper body weights and cleans

I stopped at 40:21 but almost stopped at 7:19 because I wasn't feeling it this afternoon. I feel so much better knowing I made it to my goal of 4 miles or 45 minutes, whichever came the quickest!

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