Main menu:



Girlrobot is a mix of funny and cool links, videos, and overall life tips. Read more

Girlrobot is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Comments



December 2006



8 Easy Exercises

I find it really hard to make time to work out…mostly because I’m lazy. And the fact that I am sitting at a desk for most of the day is bad news! Anyways, I just found an interesting article listing easy and quick exercises you can do throughout the day no matter where you are, sitting at the desk or even waiting in line. A few of my favorites were:

Seated Quad Shaper

Sitting at your desk, lift one foot off the floor approximately 8 to 10 inches. Hold your bent leg up for a slow count of 20, and then pulse your knee upward 20 times. When you finish the set, perform the same exercise with the opposite leg. Repeat this move several times daily.

Wait-in-Line Toner

While you’re on the phone or waiting in line, wrap your right foot around your left ankle and balance on one leg for 30 to 60 seconds. Pulse upward on the ball of your left foot for 20 counts. Now switch and work the other leg.

(hmmm, would I look weird if I was doing this while waiting in line?? hehe)

Cardio Shopping

Next time you go food shopping, hold a basket in your right hand for two minutes and then switch it to your left hand. Continue switching it back and forth until you’re ready to hit the checkout line. For an additional calorie burn, walk quickly up and down the aisles. You can also do alternate biceps curls with the basket.

Desk Curl and Chest Press

Sit at a desk on a chair with wheels. Lift your feet off the floor and grasp the desk in front of you with an underhand grip, pulling yourself to the edge of the desk and then pushing yourself back 10 to 15 times. Repeat the exercise placing your hands on top of the desk in a push-off position. The first move mimics biceps curls while the second position imitates chest presses.

See the full list here: 8 Easy Exercises You Can Do Anywhere


Comment from suki
Posted: December 19, 2006 at 11:37 pm

;) Would definitely get stares from people if I did any of that. I don’t exactly work in my own little cube…