CNN came out with a list of 10 jobs that keep you in shape. Granted, I would say that 8 out of 10 of these jobs that keep you in shape don’t require any kind of degree, so it’s basically for those who are satisfied living at home with mommy for the rest of their lives.
For those of you that have a little more ambition and work at a desk to afford your own place, it’s a little harder to lose weight (remember the Keith post, anyone?). Don’t worry, the Public Gym has your back.
For example, I have to get up two hours earlier than usual just to get a decent workout in before work. For those that don’t have kids, it would probably be more feasible to skip Happy Hour at your local watering hole at least two nights a week and get your workout in then. Getting up early is well worth it though. You feel great for the rest of the day if you get an early morning workout in!
There’s also plenty of things you can do at work to keep from growing the Secretary Spread. I, for one, constantly fidget…I’m incapable of sitting still in my chair. There’s plenty of other options, too. Whenever you need a break, you can get up and walk around the office instead of sitting there surfing the Net.
You can also stretch. Stretching burns many calories, look at all of those skinny Yoga people! When you recieve a phone call, if you don’t need to be in front of your screen, take the call while walking around your desk. You can even stand up, walk down the hall and visit that hot new secretary that just got hired last week and see if she needs any assistance as an excuse to see her in her low-cut top (Pervert)! There’s plenty of things you can do and they all burn calories. And, every calorie burned contributes to weight loss and weight maintainence.
Now, on the food front….DO NOT go downstairs to that awsome, yummy Mexican restaurant everyday! Instead, pack a lunch, it’s usually healthier (if you’re one who wants to lose weight) and it’s a lot cheaper. If you really want to go to that fantastic Mexican restaurant, order something light, like a salad or soup. Don’t order the sizzling fajitas with an extra plate of rice everytime. This goes for any restaurant: Order light!
To those of you who are trying to lose weight, good luck and remember these tips!