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How do you exercise when you have a hectic schedule?

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

emoticon I'm thinking of adding workouts back into my schedule which has been slightly nuts with a family member in the hospital. The problem is that I'm running around all day and am tired all the time - the only time I have to realistically cram in a workout is really early morning or late at night, both of which times I'm completely exhausted.

Does anyone else have this problem? Any advice? I'm sure there's a workable solution..I just need to try different things.

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    When I'm being conscientious about exercising, and have no time, I promise myself 5 minutes (in whatever clothes I'm wearing - sometimes in whatever shoes I'm wearing) of walking around my house while doing something else. It could be "speed cleaning" where I grab one thing, rush to put it back, go get another thing. Sometimes it's when I'm watching TV and I just walk back and forth in front of the sofa, other things for the 5 min interval: around the circle of my living room, kitchen, family room; aerobic step, side-stepping, grapevining, going up and down the bottom step in my living room, shadowboxing. These are all things that I tell myself I'm going to do for 5 minutes, and then usually end up doing more BUT there is no guilt if I want to stop at 5. And 5 minutes of movement is better than 5 minutes of eating, right? Now, if I could just remember to DO it all the time...
    Good luck to both of us - no, to ALL of us here on Sparkpeople!
    2269 days ago
    I've had both my Mom and my daughter in and out of the hospital since last November. I learned to take the stairs, to do exercises as I was sitting there with them, anything - even it was marching in place.Whenever they needed something, instead of hitting the button to call the nurse, I walked to the nurse's station. It's hard, but do-able.
    2277 days ago
    Sorry working on the same problem. I am always best early or I talk myself out of it. I think it is something you have to "just do"!
    2279 days ago
    I do have the same problem! I've been making myself go to bed 10 minutes earlier and wake up 10 minutes earlier-- I'm now at 5:30 a.m. wake up and I get some exercise in that way-- by the end of the day though, I am spent, I am definitely not an evening exerciser (at least solo!)! Or you can break it into the segments when you have a bit of down time, which works for some-- me, when I have down time, I tend to veg out for a minute, whether reading a book or washing the dishes-- the morning works for me because I look at it like a neccisity-- I have to brush my teeth, wash my face and exercise... Hope you're able to find the balance that works for you! emoticon
    2279 days ago
    Hey you,
    I agree, several small sessions. Shoot, even some squats while brushing your teeth helps!
    2280 days ago
    Several small sessions (10 minutes) spread over the day
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