Thursday, February 6, 2014

Exercise and Pregnancy: a Treadmill Desk and a FitBit

Apparently I am incredibly open to being swayed by seasonal marketing. So in January I had the immense need to get fit, which is not exactly the easiest thing when I'm already in my third trimester of pregnancy.
Treadmill desk hack- use a computer shelf and you can read blogs and walk at the same time!

Still, if the magazines and blogs are telling me to do it, I want to jump on the bandwagon. Which is why I found myself trolling the aisles of Amazon and Target to no avail for a Fitbit Force . (They are back in stock now! Also, they haven't sponsored this in any way, I just wanted one after much research).

I finally found one at BestBuy, brought it home, and became slightly addicted to the stats it offers me. Time, number of steps, flights of stairs climbed, hours slept etc. Since our house is 5 stories tall, I'm totally rocking the stair climbing metric, but since I'm 7 months pregnant the steps part is harder, since everything in me tells me to sit on the couch eating a donut and watching the Kardashians.

Reading blogs while working out- brilliant

Enter my new fantasy- the treadmill desk. I could blog and read blogs, and online shop and "work".

Treadmill desk hack- use a computer shelf and you can read blogs and walk at the same time!

An actual treadmill desk is costly, so I just added this little computer shelf to my existing treadmill, the SurfShelf Treadmill Desk . It helps me to get to my 10,000 step per day goal, plus if I limit my blogging, and blog reading to the treadmill, I get at least 20 minutes each day, yay!

Attach your computer to your treadmill for a makeshift treadmill desk

Note- I'm super scared to track my sleep once baby #4 arrives, so I think I'll take a month or so off from wearing the FitBit to sleep, who can handle that much reality?

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Brittany Fry @ The 26th of August said...

This is so cool! I have been wanting one of those treadmill desks forever but they really are so darn expensive. I am going to have to get one of these instead, thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Genius! What a great way to multitask!

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