Monday, March 29, 2010

The Workout. Bathroom Style.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I am a huge advocate for some working out in the bathroom. I have virtually perfected the process, and I think it's time that I share it with you, dear readers.

I try to work out 5-6 days a week, but with all of the activities taking place in my life right now, that isn't all feasible. And, even if it is, I don't have the multiple hours to spend sweating like I did in college, so, to solve the problem, I've nearly patented the Water Closet Workout. Each time I go to the bathroom, I make my way toward the handicap stall thanks to its spacious interior. I try to do at least one move that works my muscles. Usually it goes a little something like this:

Bathroom Visit A.M. - 25 squats, 1 minute wall sit
Bathroom Visit Pre-Lunch - 25 squats, 20 lunges
Bathroom Visit Post-Lunch - 1 minute calf raises, 1 minute wall sit
Bathroom Visit P.M. - Grab Bag! Sometimes squats, sometimes lunges, etc.

I also know that our bathroom floors are cleaned once a week, so on the day after the cleaning (and sometimes, honestly, even if they haven't been cleaned), I add push ups and crunches into the mix. It may not be amazingly sanitary, but my rock hard abs aren't apologizing. ("Rock hard" is both subjective and open to interpretation).

The only caveat about this little dose of physical fun is that your reflexes must be impeccable. Although, ideally, all of said exercises will take place safely inside the confines of a bathroom stall, you must still be on alert for entering coworkers. I have had to quickly scramble off the floor mid-crunch to avoid any awkward conversations. However, if you think about it, that's it's own work out. Give the Water Closet Workout a try this week and let me know what you think. Jillian Michaels, eat your heart out.

Happy endorphin seeking!


USCEmily said...

Oh my gosh, this is too funny! Our bathroom is not conducive to doing this, considering I'm in a large building that houses classrooms and offices- too many students in and out!!

Looking forward to lunch tomorrow!!

Samma said...

This cracks me up so much! I think our bathroom is too teensy for my to work out, but I would love to implement your plan!

The Pink Chick said...

I have a work bathroom that is perfect for this. I am definitely going to have to try your bathroom work out!

d.a.r. said...

Hilarious!! I am a little grossed out at the thought of doing crunches and pushups on our bathroom floor. Though, ours is so tiny that I don't know if I could do squats either...unless I was hovering!

Mrs. Dew said...

OMG i thought I was the only one that did this!!! I used to always do push ups against the wall in the bathroom and squats too!!! I love it!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

This is CLASSIC, and definitely the next big thing!! You are too much. :) And what is your twitter name?? I must follow you!!