Group photo
Author:
TWINMOM512's Photo TWINMOM512 Posts: 90
5/6/10 4:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I usually exercise before I go. I work 12 hour nights, and I find that it energizes me to get through most of the night. I feel myself crashing about 3 am, but I always did anyway.

 Pounds lost: 25.4 
0
45
90
135
180
SISTAK's Photo SISTAK SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (8,104)
Posts: 1,304
5/6/10 3:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't like to workout when I get off,because it so hard to sleep after a hard workout. I try to get up early enough to workout before I go to work 7p. Sometimes its only 15-30 min. I try to make it up on my off days.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil.4:13

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
George Elliott


Gazelle Users Unite
Co-Leader


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
0
9.75
19.5
29.25
39
DARKMAGE's Photo DARKMAGE SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (43,975)
Posts: 1,811
2/28/10 3:35 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't have any energy after my 12 hour shift, so if I want to workout it has to be in the morning. I get up between 4:30 and 4:45 and do 15-20 minutes of cardio or weights. Sometimes I just do 6 sets of 10 push-ups, crunches, back extensions and squats. I find it wakes me up and gets the blood flowing. My day always goes better when I get up early enough to work out.

While at work I always take the stairs (I work on the fifth floor) and park far away from the entrance.

My trouble is in getting up early to work out the day after I work a 12 hour shift. I'm always so tired!

Leann, RN
Kyuki-Do, senior green belt
Son in Kyuki-Do, junior brown belt
Daughter in Kyuki-Do, senior yellow belt


 current weight: 141.0 
151
145.75
140.5
135.25
130
DSQUARE22's Photo DSQUARE22 SparkPoints: (54)
Fitness Minutes: (106,176)
Posts: 486
2/23/10 1:45 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
I get up at 0430, stretch and do 25 situps and 50 pushups before hitting the road about 0515. I run two miles, do 25 elevated feet pushups then take out my dogs.
Finally I get to shower and have breakfast about 0630. I'll leave for work between 0645 and 0700.

20 Mile Longstreet Race, Ft Bragg, NC 3-78, 2:45:05.
Adirondack AAU 8 Mile Run, Albany, NY 5-3, 1979, 54:52
Turkey Trot, Troy, NY, 11-79, 6.2 miles, 44:03
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Classic II, 15 KM, Albany, NY, 5-80, 9.3 miles 1:11:28
Indpls 500 Festival Mini Marathon , 5-83, 13 miles, 1:39:37
Indpls 500 Festival Mini Marathon, 5--84, 13 miles, 1:46:51
5K, New Cumberlland, PA, 9-09, 5K, 24:08
Great Pumpkin Chase, Harrisburg, PA, 10-10 5K, 22:54


 current weight: 152.8 
174
162
150
138
126
AMBERJEWEL13's Photo AMBERJEWEL13 Posts: 3
2/21/10 2:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I work nights and have found it easiest to exercise when I get home in the mornings. I either do Jazzercise at 9am, videos, or walk my dog. I usually work every Monday through Wednesday so my weekends are open. I'm planning on riding my bike every Friday through Sunday when the nicer weather gets here! Can't wait!!



 current weight: 231.8 
270
245
220
195
170
DSQUARE22's Photo DSQUARE22 SparkPoints: (54)
Fitness Minutes: (106,176)
Posts: 486
2/20/10 9:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
I had to skip my run today.
I got called in yesterday to work 3-11 then had to sleep fast to go right back for 7-3.
I did take my dog for a two mile walk in the evening.
But it isn't the same as getting out for a run.
Hey, the overtime in the check is nice!


20 Mile Longstreet Race, Ft Bragg, NC 3-78, 2:45:05.
Adirondack AAU 8 Mile Run, Albany, NY 5-3, 1979, 54:52
Turkey Trot, Troy, NY, 11-79, 6.2 miles, 44:03
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Classic II, 15 KM, Albany, NY, 5-80, 9.3 miles 1:11:28
Indpls 500 Festival Mini Marathon , 5-83, 13 miles, 1:39:37
Indpls 500 Festival Mini Marathon, 5--84, 13 miles, 1:46:51
5K, New Cumberlland, PA, 9-09, 5K, 24:08
Great Pumpkin Chase, Harrisburg, PA, 10-10 5K, 22:54


 current weight: 152.8 
174
162
150
138
126
DSQUARE22's Photo DSQUARE22 SparkPoints: (54)
Fitness Minutes: (106,176)
Posts: 486
2/20/10 9:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
After ten years of nights and about seven on evenings, I finally work days. I run in the morning before work because I can't bet on getting home early enough to run and still have time for my wife.
I get up about 0430, stretch and exerecise before hitting the road about 0515. I run my two miles and cool down in about 20 minutes before taking out the dogs for their "business". I hustle through a shower and breakfast to get in to work for 0730.
I wish I could just get out and run with out all the preparation time involved.

20 Mile Longstreet Race, Ft Bragg, NC 3-78, 2:45:05.
Adirondack AAU 8 Mile Run, Albany, NY 5-3, 1979, 54:52
Turkey Trot, Troy, NY, 11-79, 6.2 miles, 44:03
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Classic II, 15 KM, Albany, NY, 5-80, 9.3 miles 1:11:28
Indpls 500 Festival Mini Marathon , 5-83, 13 miles, 1:39:37
Indpls 500 Festival Mini Marathon, 5--84, 13 miles, 1:46:51
5K, New Cumberlland, PA, 9-09, 5K, 24:08
Great Pumpkin Chase, Harrisburg, PA, 10-10 5K, 22:54


 current weight: 152.8 
174
162
150
138
126
SHYGOOFYONE's Photo SHYGOOFYONE Posts: 27
2/18/10 10:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've just been walking on a treadmill before work. My neighbor and I leave the house at 4:45 and leave the gym at 5:30 (or a little after...we live a few blocks away). It takes me 20 mins to shower and blow dry my hair, and I've got a very short (same 5-6 blocks) commute to work. So, it works for me. On my days off, I still get up and go with my neighbor for my treadmill...then, I come home and do housework. But, I'm thinking my 10-minute trainer dvds are going to be coming out soon...especially for ab and arm work.

 current weight: 318.0 
330
322.5
315
307.5
300
RYLEE381's Photo RYLEE381 Posts: 308
2/17/10 6:10 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i hate working out on the days i work as i work 3a-3p and sometimes after i get home and have dinner i run my 9 yr old to karate class and then come home to go to bed.

I have worked out after working but find it extremely challenging.

For those of you that do work out on the days you work... what do you do?

~amy~
“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


 Pounds lost: 46.0 
0
30
60
90
120
NORMEROD1 Posts: 7
2/17/10 1:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have been working out after my 12 hour day or night shift. I need to do this because I need that "me" time. As nurses we give to everyone but ourselves and by doing this I feel it is for me.
emoticon


emoticon Go Canada Go

Edited by: NORMEROD1 at: 2/17/2010 (01:38)
 Pounds lost: 66.0 
0
67
134
201
268
L*I*T*A*'s Photo L*I*T*A* Posts: 235,091
2/15/10 10:36 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
when i worked the 10-12 hour shifts found it much easier to workout on my days off versus on working days especially when you need to be at work for 7:00am.........

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

Pacific time


 July Minutes: 1,800
0
943.75
1887.5
2831.25
3775
SHYGOOFYONE's Photo SHYGOOFYONE Posts: 27
2/15/10 3:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Granted, I've only been doing this for a week, but I do work out prior to going into work. I work three 12-hour shifts, usually in a row, and have found that the work out leaves me with more energy and handling the stress better when I'm at work. I keep up on my water during the day, as well, which I also thinks helps.

 current weight: 318.0 
330
322.5
315
307.5
300
MKAYRAS's Photo MKAYRAS Posts: 8
10/22/09 3:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I work 12's - and my hospital is odd- day shift is 3A-3P. It's nice getting off work at 3 pm, but trying to workout before work is a little difficult(would have to get up at 0130) I'm trying to motivate myself to workout when I get home, but so far has only been on my days off.

 Pounds lost: 15.4 
0
21.25
42.5
63.75
85
MODREAMWEAVER's Photo MODREAMWEAVER Posts: 1,414
10/20/09 9:16 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I work evening shift , so depending on the night I had before, If I got to sleep at a decent hour say around 1am or so , I try to fit in at least 30 minutes before I go to work. And now with my osteoArthritis in my hips I have found that doing some Yoga stretching exercises before I try to go to sleep really helps to ease some of the pain I have from pushing the med cart and treatment cart up and down the halls all evening. It also helps me relax when I come home from work. But then again I don't work 12 hour shifts, I don't think my body would handle working 12 hours then trying to fit in exercise to.


Edited by: MODREAMWEAVER at: 10/20/2009 (09:17)
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.


The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future.


MODreamWeaver



 Pounds lost: 11.6 
0
18.75
37.5
56.25
75
MITSRN's Photo MITSRN Posts: 217
10/19/09 11:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I usually don't even attempt to work out after a 12 hr shift. However, today I made it a priority to try to get some excercise in. I discovered that 10 times around the the track downstairs is 1 mile. I did that in 15 mins and then ate lunch for 15 mins. I also did some arm work at the computer and feel really good about this. Although we can't leave the floor usually for lunch, I was able to today and think I can do this regularly by carrying my cell phone during lunch so they can call me back for emergencies. Although our lunch is supposed to be our own (and the hospital deducts that 30 mins whether you take a lunch or not) I am going to attempt to get some workouts in during my work days. Since I work 4 or 5 12 hr shifts a week, this is the only way I can get some exercise in.



 Pounds lost: 38.4 
0
24.5
49
73.5
98
MRSGIBALERIO's Photo MRSGIBALERIO Posts: 70
10/19/09 10:27 P

My SparkPage
Reply
I couldn't when I worked 12s. I tried for a few weeks, but ended up being so exhausted, it wasn't worth it. Working out on my days off really works, I get to spend more time at the gym and not be rushed to get home.

~Karen

The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Pope John Paul II

I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.
Romans 12:1


 current weight: 183.0 
195
185
175
165
155
SHOAPIE's Photo SHOAPIE Posts: 34,087
10/19/09 5:24 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I didn't when I worked 12's but since they've cut me to 8's I do. emoticon

 Pounds lost: 7.3 
0
8.75
17.5
26.25
35
FAMILYTRADITION's Photo FAMILYTRADITION Posts: 706
10/19/09 4:32 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Honestly, it depends on your work day :) What I've found that really helps me, even energizes me on a work day is stretching and doing a few light exercises BEFORE work. Getting up maybe 15 minutes early isn't so bad and if it helps you do things better, give you more energy and wakes you up...it's not so bad. Walking that extra distance helps, but it just depends on your personality, I guess.

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. "
-Ayn Rand


 current weight: 150.4 
160
152.5
145
137.5
130
L*I*T*A*'s Photo L*I*T*A* Posts: 235,091
10/19/09 4:24 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
i am the same as WALKINGGRANDMA...too pooped for any thing more......so i get it all done as much as i can on my days off..... you have the right idea though by also creating small ways to increase ones activity other than exercise is great!!!

Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 10/19/2009 (16:24)
There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

Pacific time


 July Minutes: 1,800
0
943.75
1887.5
2831.25
3775
WALKINGGRANDMA's Photo WALKINGGRANDMA Posts: 23,182
10/19/09 4:12 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I usually walk between 5 and 7 miles at work. By the time I get home, I've been gone 14 hours most days. I don't have time to do more than get supper, pack lunch for the next day, and go to bed.

If you work 12's, you have 4 other days a week to exercise. Use the time wisely. It should balance out.

Call me WG
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde

You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.
Charles Bruxton


 Pounds lost: 12.2 
0
5
10
15
20
RJZIMMERMAN's Photo RJZIMMERMAN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,674)
Posts: 72
10/19/09 3:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I find it hard to get motivated enough to exercise on work days because I usually work 12 hours and its ALWAYS busy and I come home EXHAUSTED! I've already tried exercising before work and it makes me so tired after work that I feel like it's a real effort to walk to my car in the parking lot! SO instead of exercising before or after I will just park the farthest away in the lot and walk into work and also walk up a few flights of steps. Do you think this enough? Open for ideas.....thanks.

 current weight: 220.0 
225
223
221
219
217
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Nurses Everywhere General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:



Thread URL: https://sparkpittsburgh.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x982x29173242

Review our Community Guidelines