I've been doing this for awhile and thought I'd share. During the day, everytime I use the ladies room, I do twenty squats before I come out. At work, while out shopping, even at a friends house. I takes me about 40 seconds and makes the days when I don't do anything else (exercise wise) not a complete waste. Most days I average about 200 squats! You'll see significant results in just a couple of weeks.
Here's the problem I have with this. Squats are not easy for me so being in the bathroom grunting and groaning is probably not the most optimal place for me to be doing this -- especially here at work -- with people who will recognize me! LOL
One thing I have noticed for me is this. For the past year or so (probably more) I instinctively sucked in my stomach in public and then it just became a habit for me. Well, lo and behold, fat on my tummy is gone and I have defined abs underneath! All without completing one single crunch!
(On a more serious note, your idea is a good one!)
1/4/15: Restarting my journey exactly 4 years from when I first started in January 2011. Reached my goal weight in 2012 and regained half of it back.
nice suggestion babybird but squating in bath room just seem odd to me and not in a good way. then again i don't have room to talk i do randomly attempt to do scissor kicks and straight leaps in my living room even though I don't really come close to doing them all that well. XD
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Current Measurements 36" 30.5" 38" First goal 225 lbs- met 10/20/2010 Second goal 210 lbs- met 01/10/2011 Third goal onederland - 02/21/2011 Fourth goal 180 - 05/16/2011
Ultimate goal 165 Side goal 34" waist - met 02/15/2011
Side goal 30" waist Side goal no longer be considered Obese on BMI 03/09/2011
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I work a desk job, and I have my phone alarm set for every 35 mins. I get up and make one (HUGE) walk around the inside of my building, then I go the rest room... After peeing, lol, I usually do 100 side steps, or a 100 count of jogging in place, or 50 squats. By the time I get home at the end of the day, I've walked an extra mile.. It's great!
From 6/2011 - 8/2012 I lost 116lbs with 3FC help! Now I'm restarting post April 2014 baby!
I LOVE THIS!! We just relocated and it's about a 2 minute longer walk to the bathroom than in our old building. and if I'm alone in the hall way on the way there i will jog back and forth or throw my arms up or even pretending i'm boxing.. I actually think it helps! also we have only 1 elevator for about 200 people so I've been doing the stairs a lot more.. (its only 1 floor too so I think it would be silly to take the elevator when I'm trying to lose weight) and now I'm about to go to the bathroom.. I will be doing some squats!
Great idea! I'm going to start doing this. I also use the bathroom for assisted pushups against the counter (so basically, standing with hands on the bathroom counter and feet angled away so my body is in a kind of upright plank position, then doing 10-15 pushups). To avoid being "that weird girl" in the bathroom, I only do it when I'm alone in there!
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