Go Back   WAHM Forums - WAHM.com >

Welcome to the WAHM Forums - WAHM.com.

Welcome to WAHM Forums

Already registered? Login above 

OR

To take advantage of all the site's features, become a member of the largest community of Work-At-Home Moms.

The advertising to the left will not show if you are a registered user.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 09:32 AM
Registered WAHM
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7
Arrow Staying Active While Working at home...

I find that most work at home jobs require you to be at a computer, sitting at a desk or with a headset. I realize that this is very common in ANY job nowadays, but being at home all day I have found it's extremely easy to be lazy.

What do you do to stay fit, active, and healthy while working from home? What motivates you to get up and move? Have any of you lost weight while working from home?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 09:42 AM
danasurvey's Avatar
Grand WAHM
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 16,327
Default

I've maintained my weight since working at home.

I would not say it's extremely easy to be lazy, because we're doing work on the computer lol. It is easy to be sedentary though.

I make a point to exercise and try to do so every day. Even if it's just taking a long brisk walk, it's good to get away from the computer for awhile. I also find after exercising that I come back feeling refreshed and it helps me be more productive.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Success at Home's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Chicago
Posts: 33
Default

You know working at home can be extremely sedentary and it is very comfortable being in the confines of your own personal space. But you have to make a daily conscious effort to do something active everyday. I have a 5 month old and time management has been a challenge since she was born to include family time, work, health but it gets easier everyday. Having a schedule is key for me. Every morning when she naps I work out for at least 30 minutes. There are some great websites like Daily Burn, just $10/month and hundreds of amazing workouts. That is less than a gym membership. At lunch with weather permitting we always take a walk so we can both get some fresh air. I also pace when I am talking to prospects. I think better when I'm on my feet...literally lol! Also, 3 times a week or so I have my husband watch our daughter after he gets home from work and I go for an hour walk or jog whatever I'm feeling up for. It's nice to have that time for me. I say whatever you can do to stay active do it! It's good for both mental and physical wellness.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-16-2014, 07:28 AM
makemyday's Avatar
Registered WAHM
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 8
Default

I make it a rule: one walk a day, one workout session a day and sometimes I jive when I play some music. In that way sitting at the desk most of the day does not bother me too much. At least for now.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2014, 04:19 AM
mwldream's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Algarve, Portugal
Posts: 115
Default

The hubby and I work at home together and between us we have lost about nine stone between us. And we are on the final stretch now and attempting to lose our last 5.5 stone. Dominic goes out for a run in the park in the morning, I do lots of swimming and then we follow a healthy lifestyle with hardly any booze and no processed foods.

With working from home look at some home exercises for a break during the day such as the Wii or an exercise DVD.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2014, 09:01 AM
Registered WAHM
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Australia
Posts: 10
Default

I am working at home but I make sure to do some exercises every morning. I am doing some exercises like stretching, jumping, walking and running around the park. I want to be fit and healthy for my kids and family. I am also making my own ice tea or green smoothie it also helps me to increase my metabolism.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 08-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Organic Moms's Avatar
Registered WAHM
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: GA
Posts: 7
Default

I am a blogger and know exactly what you mean about it easy to be lazy at home! I am looking at either joining a gym and having my husband or mom watching the twins in the evening while I go work out. I am also looking into getting some kettle bells for at home they are a great work out in a short amount of time.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2014, 07:45 PM
camprunner's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 142
Default

I go to classes and a scheduled swim practice. I plan it ahead of time. Sometimes only a week ahead of time sometimes for longer. I look at the schedule of classes at the gym and mark on the calendar what I want to do. If it's scheduled and I have a plan for getting my work done around it, I go.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2014, 08:09 PM
floridalady's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 56
Default

Every two hours I get up and walk or do some simple exercises. This gives me energy to sit for hours in front of the computer. I also that a break and go outside with my dog and get some fresh air and sunshine.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-09-2014, 06:43 AM
dreaminqueen's Avatar
WAHM Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: The Big Apple
Posts: 16
Default

I got so lazy after a 40lb weight gain ( due to sickness& surgery). I'm just starting to get back into working out. I find that if I workout first thing in the morning I'm more likely to do it than if I plan to do it later. Usually I'll either forget about it , get too busy or just feel like not doing it if I wait. Lately I've been doing 20-25 minute workouts, it's easier to motivate myself when I kow it's just 20 minutes as opposed to an hour.
Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off