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The Waiting Room Workout

Friday, February 26, 2016

Yesterday I had a routine check-up with my doctor. Since I typically use my mornings (and ALL my morning energy) to work out, I went to my appointment dressed in gym attire. The appointment was early enough that I could leave right from the doctor's office and head straight to the gym, as long as the appointment didn't run too long. The concern for me was whether or not I would have enough time to get home, change clothes and over to the elementary school to surprise my son with lunch from McDonald's (him not me - haha).


After the initial check in process of weight, blood pressure and confirmation of medications, I found myself sitting alone in an exam room just waiting for the doctor. And it was freezing!!

I figured a little cardio, maybe some jumping jacks, would be a good idea to get me warmed up. Next thing I know I found myself into a full session of waiting room circuits!

I started with 25 Jumping Jacks

Then 20 chair bicep lifts

Then 20 Chair Leg Ups

Then 20 Chair Incline Pushups

Then 20 Chair Split Lunges

The amazing part was that I manage to get through 3 complete sets before the doctor ever showed up!! Good thing I'm a patient person (this is total sarcasm by the way).

Turns out someone booked a new patient for her in a 15 min sick visit slot. And the new patient was elderly. So.......yeah. She was an hour late to my appointment, but the good news is I seized the opportunity to get in a workout. By the time I got to the gym, I only had to do my usual cardio and a few other dumbbell exercises.

And I was still done in time to get to the elementary for lunch with my son!

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    1421 days ago
    woo hoo good idea!
    1422 days ago
    Wow. I am soooooo impressed! You utilized the time exceedingly well.

    At least you didn't have happen to you that happened to me once: I was seeing a doctor that had about 12 examining rooms. (Yet there was only 1 doctor....weird)! They placed me in a very back room....yeah, you know where I'm gong with this....they forgot me! When I started hearing everyone leaving the office, I came out and asked when I would see the doctor. They had to run out to the parking lot and get him.

    Everyone was very apologetic. Boy....I could have gotten a lot of exercise in if I had given thought to that.
    1422 days ago
    Good job! I hate waiting! Your time wasn't wasted.
    1424 days ago
    I will do this next time! I waited an hour last week for the doctor! :)
    1424 days ago
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