A couple months ago, I wrote about the One Small Change I Made to Improve My Health — creating a standing up desk at home, or my “perch”, as Matt calls it.
At home, my perch is the breakfast bar area facing the kitchen.
And I created one at my dietetic internship the other day, too, by putting a box on top of my work table. Not exactly pretty, but it gets the job done :)
Since my post, I’ve heard from a bunch of you that I’ve inspired you to create your own perches, too, so I asked that you send me photos of your perches, at home or work.
Here they are! :)
Theodora rocking out at home — she uses a similar set up to me at home with her breakfast bar!
Here’s Rachelle’s “fancy ergonomic desk” set up at work — love the creativity with the different size boxes! She says she stands about 4 hours out of the work day now.
Abby found a new favorite “perch” spot at her local coffee shop!
Anna uses a little stand and some books to put her laptop and mouse on at work:
Love that she has my blog open on the laptop! Hehe.
Colleen is rocking her breakfast bar at home, too… reading my blog, of course! ;)
Thanks for sharing your pictures! I love that you guys are making changes for the healthy, too. Keep it up :)
Have you guys ever thought about making a standing up desk? Do you think your workplace would allow it? I’ve heard of some really cool desks attached to (very slow) treadmills and even bikes, but I have a feeling most offices wouldn’t be on board for that… but there’s always the options to just place a box (or something nicer looker) on top of your desk, too!
We’re teaching kids how to cook this morning at my dietetic internship! It’s day 1 of a four day class called “Cook Smart, Eat Smart” we’re running with 4-H kids. Should be interesting — I’m bringing my camera for sure! It’ll be fun to interact with kids again — sometimes I miss teaching! It will be nice that these kids actually speak my language ;)
Also, stay tuned for a fun recap of me and Matt’s second brick workout (bike + run) for triathlon training! We did the workout after work last night and it was a success :) So tired this morning, though!
And in the meantime, check out my guest post over on Tina’s blog about how I got into running — and you can, too!