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working long hours and working out

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

How am I supposed to fit my workouts in??!! I took a raise where I am going to be working very long hours till the end of the year at least. I only work 4 days a week but Im at my office from about 8:30 am till 10 pm at night. Im loving the extra $$ but I cannot find time to workout. I'd rather be working 5 days a week with more normal hours per day. Im lucky to cram in a few unhealthy meals and snacks since I have no time to cook. And then by the weekend Im so exausted that I just want to lay around for the 3 days I have off. Do I need to just get motivated and deal with getting up at 6am and cramming in a workout. Get only 5 hours of sleep a night?? This is really taking a toll on me. These days are long...I can easily hire someone for the extra hours but I really need the extra $$ right now. I'll be completely out of debt by the end of the year and its really helping me towards that goal. Im unhappy with my body, I want to change it but I don't have enough hours in my day!!! Also, I don't know my neighborhood well yet, its in the middle of nowhere so I am uncomfortable with just taking off walking like I used to do at 6:30 in the morning.
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    @texascatfood, thank you so much for that comment! That is a really awesome idea, so glad you decided to leave me this message! Its giving me some hope, never thought about just saying 10 minutes. That's very do-able! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2955 days ago
    I have the same problem right now. I work and work, and have no time to eat or workout. I ordered the Spark DVDs, hoping that if I have DVDs with 10 minute workouts it will help me do at least that much perday.
    2955 days ago
    What if you commit to WALKING ONLY 10 MINUTES IN THE MORNING of the 4 days you are working? Put on some good tunes, clear out a path, and walk inside your house where it's safe. I work 12 hour shifts. If I don't do something in the morning before I go to work, I certainly do not feel like it at all after the work day has more or less beaten me to a pulp. It makes a huge difference in whether it feels like fun or feels like some horrible punishment you have to "cowboy up" for. Try it. I wish you success and happiness as you get fit (and get out of debt)!

    2956 days ago
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