When I am at work, there is little to no time for me to get in a workout plus my lunch during my lunch break.
It’s next to near impossible.
I have to make do with the time I have, which usually means I go for a stroll around downtown (not too far, mind you, I’ve got to get back in time to eat).
Walking is the perfect lunchtime workout because walking doesn’t build up much of a sweat… unless you’re power walking down the sidewalk…
I do not power walk; I simply pump my arms and walk at my normal pace. If you ask my husband, I walk ridiculously fast for a person out for a leisurely stroll. Hey, I was a server/bartender for almost seven years. You HAVE to move in that field!
If I walk too fast, however, or if I’m in my running shoes, then all I want to do is run when I’m supposed to be walking. I don’t feel too weird about running around in my work clothes -not a big deal for me. But I don’t want to work up a sweat and turn bright red for an hour and half after running around.
I have no time and no place to shower midday.
And sweat smells.
Well, my sweat smells.
AND FEET SMELL! I can’t go back to wearing open-toed heels after running around in my old, nasty tennis shoes unless I have time to shower.
And I don’t.
So running and sweating are totally out of the question on my lunch break. Gross.
During my September Fitness Challenge, which went about as well as can be expected when it comes to me and burpees, I worked up a sweat almost daily during my lunch break. And I was so uncomfortable.
In graduate school, when I was teaching, I’d do a few stretches in my office or wherever I could be alone (usually in the stairwell) before or after classes just to keep from getting to stiff from standing. I almost miss being on my feet all day…
I will probably have to go back to doing modified yoga during my lunch breaks.
Power yoga is where it’s at, yo.
I want to sweat during my workouts. I want to turn beet red… literally like a beet. My skin turns soooo red.
I feel like I’ve had a workout when I sweat! It’s good for me to sweat during my workouts! Lets me know when I’ve had too much coffee and not enough water… Sweating is detoxifying. It feels good. It feels like… well, like I’ve really burned some fat.
Not in the afternoon! I’ll have to get up early. Ugh.
What are your favorite sweat-free workouts? Don’t say Pilates. I HATE Pilates ;)
How do you get your afternoon workout in?