Monday, April 10, 2006

Work Workout

Here's the situation. I am working 60 hours a week right now. 10 hours a day, 6 days a week of basically feeling my bum spread out to fill the contours of the roomy office chair. At the little firm I was at before I started doc review, one of the girls I worked with had one of these sitting on her chair. One day when she was out of the office we all noticed it and speculated on what it was exactly. I am proud to say that I figured it out.

Some of the other women were making fun of the seating disc and pointing out what a crazy workout fiend this girl must be. While this particular person did tend to be a little obssessive about what she ate and how her body looked, I thought the seating disc was a fabulous idea and secretly coveted her disc.

Well now here I am sitting for 10 hours and making enough money to have a teensy bit of disposable income after my bills are paid. So I ordered a seating disc the other day and I'm so excited.

This morning at work some of us were discussing exercising and one guy mentioned a contraption he wanted to buy that was essentially a tiny set of bicycle pedals that fit under your desk so you can merrily pedal your day away. I sat back and just did the pedaling motion with my feet and could totally feel it in my abs (did I mention my abs are sore? Oh yeah. Like punched in the stomach sore). So then I had an idea and made up a new exercise for the office, which I probably subconsciously stole from the pages of Self or something, but I'm going to take credit.

So you sit back and balance your arms on the office chair arms. Put your knees together and lift your legs up, twisting your knees to the right. Lower your legs without letting your feet touch the floor, then lift again, twisting to the left.

All I know is after a couple of these my abs were saying, "Do you not remember our Saturday workout, woman?! Cut it out!" So I did. But that little maneuver is tucked away for future, less ab pain-filled days.


Anonymous said...

You must have great office chairs!
If I tried that on mine it would fall over! LOL

Kelly said...

Yeah, they're pretty sturdy. However, they do tend to spin a little as you do the exercise, which makes the woman who sits next to me dizzy when she tries it.