I believe a fit freelancer is a more profitable freelancer. From a fitness point of view, I dig the idea of having a job that allows me to work outdoors and do physical work. That way I could enjoy being outside, keep fit and make a good living. As it turns out, I’m worth a lot more behind a computer and for the most part, love being there.
The downside of being a nerd is having my body atrophy when I don’t push myself to stay active. I mean, we all know that keeping in shape is a great idea (for a so many reasons) but I think it’s especially true for us desk jockeys who are in long-term peril of turning somewhat chair shaped.
So I got to thinking about making my fitness more accessible. About a month ago I purchased a set of dumbbells. You know the ones with metal handle and you slide the plates on each end; and I’ve been keeping these off to the side of my desk, on the floor. And I gotta say, I’m lovin’ it!
Nowadays, when I need a break or figure it’s just time, I get up and do a set or two. Dumbbells rock as there are tons of excercizes that you can do with ’em. My faves right now are:
- Hammer curls
- Shoulder press
- Lateral raises
Admittedly, lifting weights felt gross for the first couple of weeks; as it always does. It had been awhile for me and when I got started I was shakey (read: weak). Those shakes went in less than a couple of weeks as my muscles adapted. So yeah, about four weeks into it, I’m already feelin’ that much stronger and … well … better!
Any of you got tips on keeping active while at work?
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