House & Home My daily Work day plan

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  1. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    This would fit in all of the work, house and home and health and sport and fitness tags.

    Anyway, I've been WFH for 5 weeks now as I had ankle surgery (sustained from a bad dismount from a high unicycle). I think I've put on 2.5kg of weight due to WFH. I think I was raiding the pantry and fridge way too much out of boredom.

    So the day is not same-same and depressing and I don't comfort eat (this could go on for months), I've got this plan for me. It's a mix of activity, I've got things to look forward to and it really helps so I don't end up simply looking for things to eat out of boredom. l will still be productive at work and i'll end up with a cleaner house. (Which makes me happy) :) So I think it's a win-win-win.
    Additional ideas welcome.

    Btw, if I was working in the office, normally I would unicycle to the station 10 minutes each way (cardio), plus additional walking.
    Then I would go walk to people's desk (frequently) and go for a walk at lunch.

    My normal weekly activities include Sunday nights I would have women's comp volleyball (social event, fitness and fun), Monday nights I'd usually be doing an hour of aerial tissue (strength, stretching and social) and Friday nights I always try to go to Unicycling meetup (fitness, mental and social). Weekends I may do some riding (bike or unicycle) or go canyoning or help with the theatre set building etc.

    Morning - shower then breakfast.
    Start up computer and work.
    Mid morning break - 10-15 minutes cleaning/decluttering. Gets me moving.
    Lunch - lunch plus unicycling practice (weather permitting). Or walk (when my ankle is better!) or do any errand. If cooking lunch, also pack dishes/clean kitchen. Note: right now (this stage of surgery recovery), bike riding is way better than walking.
    Mid afternoon - Another cleaning blitz, 10-15 minutes. Gets me moving.
    Immediately after work - chinups, pushups and stretching. (Ok, I haven't done the pushups as yet). I realise I haven't really stretched since February, I think I've lost a lot of flexibility.

    (I think I need to add something to raise my heart rate, so maybe that needs to be part of the lunchtime plan.)

    After that - free time!!
     
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  2. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Today I de-cobwebbed. So happy!!!
     
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    Then you won't spend as much time caught up in the web.
     
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    Challenge yourself to clean out all the unwanted items in your pantry.

    The Smith's Crisps should be the first to go followed by Cadbury's Hazel Nut.
     
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  5. Big A

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    When you say clean out do you mean go and eat it all now so there is none left hence no temptation from here on? :D
     
  6. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    I’d end up buying more.... so, better to let them sit there.

    There’s a lot of other unwanted items though.... like I have some old pickle relish that I’ve been afraid to open.
     
  7. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Today's cleaning focus: Decluttering.

    Btw. I tried to balance on my left foot for 30 seconds last night while brushing my teeth, felt my calf muscles needed to fight hard to do it and I needed to put my right foot down twice in that 30 seconds. Right foot was really easy in comparison.
    So I'll hopefully be able to see improvement.

    Also I did 19 situps and 20 Girl pushups. Hopefully these numbers will increase over time.
     
  8. Joynz

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    Wow! push ups on your toes already - well done.
     
  9. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    "Girl" pushups... ie. On knees. Prior to my injury I would easily do 10 consecutive normal full length pushups without issue.

    I'm still missing some ankle dorsiflexion causing some issues walking down stairs, and I tried operating a manual car on the weekend (we don't have an auto) and found the pushing of the clutch hard. So I didn't drive it.

    Today is my first official "no moon boot" day, but to be honest recently I've mostly not worn it. :)
     
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    Oh, I see. At my gyms (25 years in different ones) they have always just been called push ups - and people do them on toes or knees (or one toe!) depending on fitness, injury etc.

    I’ve never heard them called ‘girl push ups’. Maybe it’s a Sydney thing?
     
  11. Gockie

    Gockie Unicycle - get exhausted but never two tired Premium Member

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    Maybe stems from high schools. Might be considered politically incorrect naming too though.
     
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  12. Scott No Mates

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    Invented by a shaming impersonal trainer "guys, guys, guys...i don't want to see any of those girl push-ups". :p