…. while sitting down. Impossible? No. Doable? YES! I used to have firm, well-defined arms until about a few years ago. Then, I started noticing that they were becoming big and eventually flabby, giving in to the force of gravity. Whenever I raised them, they looked like oversized turkey necks flapping in the air. Ugh! Not too flattering if you wear a sleeveless top, right? Honestly, it’s depressing. I am not one of the courageous ones who can wear a tank top and just let it all hang.
So I scoured around the net for free tips on how to solve my problem. Some of them were just trying to sell me a video after a free trial while others were the tried and tested personal trainor stuff. I couldn’t do both. Between homeschooling, household chores, digiscrapping commitments, and my part-time graphic layout stuff, I just don’t have the time to squeeze it between all that. I needed something that I could do while I was doing all the stuff I needed to do.
Then, I read an article online (I’m sorry I forgot where… out of the many I have read in my desperate pursuit of flab-free happiness) that listed a few exercises that seemed doable to me. I tried it and tweaked it a bit to fit my daily routine like washing the dishes, sitting down in front of the computer, watching the news, daydreaming about a Las Vegas hotels getaway (cough cough), and guess what, I’m starting to see results!
Here’s what I’ve been doing so far:
- Raise your hands to chin level and make a fist.
- Punch 20 times in front of you with your right.
- Punch 20 times in front of you with your left.
- Punch 20 times diagonal across to the left with your right.
- Punch 20 times diagonal across to the right with your left
- Raise your elbows to chin level, bring them to the front and squeeze them together for twenty counts.
- Repeat these steps wherever you are, whatever you’re doing as long as people don’t look weirdly at you.
Of course, it does help a lot if you eat healthy and choose what you stuff yourself with. I’ve been on a one-meal-a-day fast so I think that made it a bit faster. Who knows I might dare to go sleeveless in the next few weeks. LOL
As with all exercises, consult with your physician before you do the above. Here’s to flab-free arms for all of us!