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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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  • FORTWORTHFAMOUS
    @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
  • IGSBETH
    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
  • TEXASCATFOOD
    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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