Fitness Friday 8/28: Move Your Body At Work

"It's Friiiidayyy, Friiiidayyy, gotta get down on Friday!"  Horrible song, I know, but it's my mood currently.  =P  What's everyone up to this weekend?  I'll be heading down to the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT tomorrow afternoon for one of my best friends' wedding!!  I'm SO excited for her and her soon-to-be husband.  Can't wait to celebrate with them and see childhood friends I haven't seen in a while.  (I also can't believe that the time has come where she's getting married.  I've known her since we were on-again-off-again friends in 3rd grade... MAN how time flies!)

Anyway, fitness!  Let's do this!  If you're new to the blog, the reason I started this Fitness Friday series is to remind you to move your body throughout your workday instead if sitting at your desk for 8 or more hours straight.  There are plenty of exercises that don't require any equipment and are easily done in your office or cubicle.  The goal of these mini workouts is not so much to make you sweat (fair warning though: some might), but more to get you up out of that chair and get the blood flowing.  Today's mini workout is back to some basics with lower reps and easier exercises so you can do them wherever you find yourself today.  Ready to get started?  Grab a coworker and let's move!

Fitness Friday 8/28: Move Your Body

Fitness Friday 8/28

3 x 3 (3 rounds, 3 times today)

10 Curtsey Lunges - start standing.  Bring your right leg behind you and to the left, and lunge down.  Come back up to standing and immediately go into the same motion on the other side (left leg comes behind you and to the right as you lunge down).  Alternate lunges for 10 reps total (5 each side).

10 Push Ups - no need to explain here.  Just remember to keep your spine in a straight line by engaging your abs and keeping your neck neutral.  Drop to your knees if you need to here.

10 Side Bends w/ Opposite Reach - start standing.  Lean to the left side, reaching your right arm overhead as you lean and your left arm behind you in the opposite direction.  Come back to center and immediately lean to the right, reaching your arms the opposite way (left arm overhead and right arm behind).  Alternate bends for 10 reps total (5 each side).

Repeat those exercises 2 more times through, and try to get in 2 more sets of these throughout your day! 

Readers: chat with me!  What exercises are you adding to your workday?  Do you get your coworkers involved?  What's on the docket for the weekend?