Think, and grow rich. Work at home, and grow fat. That seems to be the fate of Internet marketers and writers. Because there are pros and cons of living the dot-com lifestyle:
Advantages: You don’t have to get up early, catch the bus, stand up half an hour, because there are no free seats, walk for hours in the wind, rain and snow.
Disadvantages: You don’t have to get up early, catch the bus, stand up half an hour, because there are no free seats, walk for hours in the wind, rain and snow.
When you work at home in your underwear, you’re not burning many calories. So either you’ll gain weight, or you’ll have to take action and fight the fat.
Obviously, you could go to the gym, if there’s one near you. That’s not an option for me. The closest gym is hour away on foot, up-hill all the way.
Another great option is this little thing that works wonders if you use it daily.
Or you could just incorporate a lot of small routines that don’t take more time, but will leave you fit and in shape.
How do you live as you do, and yet burn more calories and build more muscle? I’ll give you a couple of examples here.
Take this funny test and figure out where you should be living according to your fat scale. Right now, I should be living in
Chile Suriname , but I have been a virtual inhabitant of Tonga few years ago. I’m glad that I have shed a lot of fat since.
Who says you have to sit still and work? Did you know that you could actually train your seat muscles while typing blog posts?
You can! According to a great book by Valérie Orsoni (who’s coach to the good-looking and famous Hollywood stars), you can train almost anywhere. She gives different tips to train your body, build muscle without going to the gym, and almost without spending extra time on it.
She has the obvious trick – use the stairs instead of taking the elevator – but she even elaborates on that one and says: Take two steps at a time.
Or why not contract your seat muscles while you’re writing? Orsoni mentions how you can do that without even getting noticed by other.
Are you uploading a file? Use her tip about working your abdomen muscles while stopping for red light. Pull your stomach in and keep it in, until the file is uploaded (at least 5 seconds).
The book is filled with that kind of small tricks and she gives ideas for working on all your muscle groups to shape a perfect body.
I’ll add my own tip for you here: When you go shopping, or carry heavy things, use a backpack. That helps building your pectoral muscle, which in other words, girls, means great boobs!
Have a weight loss tip for Internet marketers? Share it in the comments – oh, and please let me know where you are on the global fat scale.