December 10, 2004
The Workplace Workout
With the holidays here -- and all the good food that goes with them -- like a lot of people, I’m worried about the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s weight gain I’ve experienced in the past. A busy life (and a dislike of gyms, despite many memberships) makes it hard to exercise. And as mentioned, I do like those sweets. I’ve also kicked off the holiday baking season at my house.
I realistically know I won’t lose any weight this time of year, but my goal is to be at the same weight on New Year’s Day that I am now. Since I spend most of my time at work, I’ve decided to make the office part of my weight maintenance solution. The Monster offices have been compared to an airplane hanger, so I use this to my advantage. I already use the time-honored Weight Watchers trick of parking far away, but I expand the theory to using the ladies’ room furthest out from my cube. I skip the elevator and take the stairs up and down when possible, and since we’re on the fifth floor of an old mill building, it’s quite a workout. And instead of losing my parking space when going out at lunchtime, I’ve been exploring Maynard’s cute little shops and getting some unique Christmas gifts to boot. Walking in the New England cold invigorates me, although I do sound like a drunk with slurred speech when I come in.
This article provides more tips on keeping your body healthy during the workday. Enjoy the holidays, but remember -- it will be nice to fit into all those new clothes you’ll get as gifts.
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unfortunately, just about everyone is familiar with gaining weight during the holiday season...(tis the seaon,after all) but, your Weight Watchers tips were nice to read..maybe i'll try one or two.
Posted by: mark | Dec 18, 2004 8:21:08 PM
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