41) Petrol-Pump-Pilates

I skimmed through an article yesterday about how we should all incorporate exercise into our everyday lives. I thought to myself “Well this doesn’t really apply to me, I’m pretty active and healthy.”

Then I paused and took a look at myself…I was lying on the couch with a glass of wine in one hand, a large chocolate bar in the other and a half eaten bag of microwave popcorn (with added butter) on the table beside me.
I decided that maybe I should give that article a proper read…
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It had all the basics in it like walking instead of driving, taking the stairs instead of the elevator etc etc.
However anyone who follows this blog will know that I don’t do things by halves, once I decide to do a task I go all out. So I decided that for AT LEAST the next 2 days (ie. until I get distracted by a new article/idea) I was going to be super active in my everyday life!
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Once I started thinking about ways to be more active the ideas started flowing.
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Here is my-do-it-at-home-everyday-exercise plan:
– Waiting-for-my-microwave-popcorn-mountain-climbers
– The-potatoes-are-boiling-push-ups
– Hair-straighteners-heating-up-high-knees
– The-kettle-is-boiling-kettle-bells
– Waiting-for-the-toast-to-toast-russian-twists
– Coffee-pot-crunches
– Pasta-boiling-planks
– The-wine-is-airing-arm-lunges
– I’m-in-a-bad-mood-burpees
– Hot-chocolate-is-heating-hammer-curls
– Running-a-bath-booty-kicks
– The-tea-is-brewing-bicycles
– Waiting-for-food-delivery-man-donkey-kicks
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I’ll admit this is the point when they started getting a bit out of hand….
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– I-need-to-pee-but-the-bathroom-is-occupied-obliques
– On-hold-to-the-electricity-company-crunches
– I-can’t-sleep-step-ups
– The-hot-water-isn’t-hot-yet-wall-sit
– Leaving-the-ice-cream-out-to-soften-skipping
– The-movie-is-buffering-butt-clenches
– Yogurt-aisle-yoga
– Leaving-the-house-lunges
– I’m-craving-cheese-calf-raises
– Petrol-pump-pilates
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*Disclaimer: A lack of dignity and social awareness is a must for many of these exercises

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