Back in January I committed myself to one simple change that would certainly result in positive change in my life.
I began taking the long way to my desk every morning.
In my case, each day when I come into the our building, instead of taking the shortest path to my desk, I take stairs from the basement employee locker room, up 4 floors to the employee gym. I make a few laps around the walking track, depending on how much time I have before my shift starts. It’s amazing how many steps you get in with this trick! I’m able to walk the track and check email, read the news and review my Fitbit scorecard to see how the day is shaping up before heading for my desk.
I used to waste this 15-20 minutes each morning just piddling around the office(chatting), now I’m using it to take care of myself!
Yes, at first I would be huffing and puffing by the time I would make it up the 4 flights of stairs….
But it only took a few days before I was able to make it up the 4 flights without breaking a sweat. In addition to the better cardio fitness I was seeing; I saw the number on the scale drop 8 pounds in the first 4 months!
Now you may not have access to an employee gym, but you can accomplish the same type of benefits by parking a block or two away from your work, and walking the rest of the way. Do this everyday and it will make a difference!
I hate exercising as much as you do, but with this workday workout you can painlessly add 1,000+ steps to your morning 5x per week. What are you waiting for? Start today!