Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ramp It Up, It's A Purple-icious Hump Day!

Happy Wednesday! Here's today's look...

Purple Tee - Old Navy
Black pants - Express
Purple snakeskin peep-toes - Target
Black scarf - can't remember
Floral pin - gift from my cousin
Grey pearl necklace - gift from another cousin

I was cleaning out my closet in anticipation of my big move coming up and I came across these black pants from Express. I've had them forever and they still seem to have their magic. I swear no matter what size I am, these pants seem to miraculously fit. It's like those traveling pants except I am the only girl wearing them. I am happy to see they still fit!

And speaking of fit, of course I watched The Biggest Loser last night. The contestants were taken on a road trip where most didn't exercise because they didn't know what to do without the gym or their trainer. Here are some of my shortcut tips that give me that extra burn on any given day...

* Jumping Jacks - I sometimes do 30 jumping jacks as soon as I roll out of bed. Gets my heart going and it wakes me up, plus you'll be done in 30 seconds.

* Walking/marching in place while watching tv - I don't have a treadmill or any other cardio machine at home. Shows like Biggest loser are 2 hours long. You can still watch tv without being a couch potato.
*Household chores - Vacuuming, doing laundry, dusting, sweeping, mopping. You'd be surprised how many calories these burn, plus you can have a clean house. Ok so this really isn't my fav, but I'm always surprised I can bust a sweat when cleaning.

*Stroll around the office - My co-worker and I keep walking shoes at our desk and try to take strolls 2-3 times a day. If it's hot outside we just walk mini laps around the lobby for 10-15 minutes. It's our "smoke break"

*Ramp it up! On cool days, my fiancé or co-worker and I will walk out to the parking garage. We start at the bottom and walk up the ramps to the top level. When we get to the top, we sometimes do our Rocky moves :-) I always wonder if the people in the next building can see us. If so, I'm sure we give them a good chuckle.

All of these exercises require no equipment and aren't strenuous. They are just small things you can add to your day especially if you sit at a desk all day (like me). Hope this helps you to keep moving!


The Penny-Pinching Princess said...

Those are great tips! I'll definitely use the jumping jacks tip in the morning :o) After being out of the gym for 10 wks (Drs. orders), I am hitting my Zumba class tonight. I'm really excited. Oh, and your outfit is adorable. Don't you love it when something still fits after a long while?

KT said...

Funny! I was so close to wearing purple today. I will tomorrow for sure after seeing how cute you look in it!

Liza said...

I love the idea of exercising in front of the tv, that way there is no excuse!

E said...

It's a purple day, Pretty Lady!

I love your shared work out tips. Truly you are an inspiring woman! Keep up the excellent work!

Ally said...

Your skin just glows in purple. So pretty!