Do you exercise on your lunch break? How do you fit it all in? :)

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did do this on occasion in graduate school, and I think it’s a great way to break up your day! I would love to continue it, but I am starting a new job soon that I don’t think it would be possible, because I won’t be able to take real breaks like that and need to be available to troubleshoot pretty much all the time. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I go for a walk on my lunch break everyday at a park near by. Even if its snowing/raining. If I dont I just feel off. I also work a desk job and sit all day, so its nice to get out and get some fresh air and move around.

I would love to go for a run but I would be all sweaty and gross when I got back to work, do you shower afterwards?

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’ve wondered how y’all do it? Where do you change/shower? Does work provide locker room type places? I live in TX where if I go for a short walk I sweat, let alone run. Working out during lunch sounds great but I would come back all sorts of smelly, and there’s no where to rinse off or change in my office bldg.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to run on my lunch breaks.  I would change out of my scrubs into running clothes, run, come back, “wash up” with a baby wipe, reapply deodorant, and put my scrubs back on.  Sure, I wasn’t quite as fresh & clean as I would have liked, but I was marathon training and really just needed to put the miles on my legs. (ETA- I changed in the bathroom)

 

I think taking a walk or maybe even squeezing in a 30 min DVD is a great way to break up monotony and stay active!

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Creiddylad:  I wouldn’t want to come back to work all sweaty, and I also wouldn’t want to lug shower stuff and a change of clothes to the office (I already carry enough!). I just work out when I get home in our home gym.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Creiddylad:  Yes, we have bathroom stalls, forgot about that. I think it’s the lack of shower that my mind is hung up on.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I use the bathroom sink. Wipe my forhead, chest, neck and upperback with damp papertowels. I wash my pits, and reapply the deoderant and I’m good to go.

It’s not optimal- but it’s either DON’t work out and sit pretty or get some excersice and “shower” in the sink.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@Creiddylad:  Is your lunch break 1 hour or 30 minutes? We get a 30 minute lunch break and if I ran I’d be super sweaty and smelly (no showers here) and I’m in an office setting where I wear dress clothes.

BUT when I’m really into it I walk the stairs during lunch and eat at my desk before or after.

Typically I work out after work, but doing it during lunch is so much more relaxing and energizing! And it’s more routine. I get sweaty enough from doing the stairs that I don’t think I’d want to do any more than that in this heat or my cubicle mates might boot me out! If I had an hour for lunch I would at least try to work out for 45 minutes and use the other 15 minutes changing/washing up.

 

I love my job but I hate sitting at a desk all day :-/

However I also try to get up and go for a 10 minute walk around the office. If smokers can take a break for THAT I can take a break for something healthy J

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@vmec:  My grandmother calls “showering in the sink” a whore bath haha! But I’d still do it!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Creiddylad:  I *love* to run at lunch. 🙂 we have a small gym where I work so we can shower and change as well – its really nice to have this available.

I also liek to work out super early int he morning. I get up at 4:30 and go to the gym to work out between 5-6:15 – shower and get to work by 7. I like feeling like my whole day has started out on the right foot because of this. I am also less likely to sleep in – take too long getting ready – get distracted and end up folding laundry, etc.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I workout during lunch a couple of times a week. I agree, it’s great to break up the day. We have a gym next door to my work that gives us a discounted membership.  I get an hour for lunch so I usually just work out for a half hour then shower a change in the locker room.  I usually just do cardio but sometimes I pop in for part of a weights class (called Bodypump) or swim at the gym’s pool.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I walk when I can on my lunch break (if I have time for one), and I work downtown so it’s easy to avoid going outside for any length of time in the winter. In the winter it gets super boring, though… we have a mall nearby and everything is connected by pedways, but it’s the same ole same ole. I like to go outside in the summer… much nicer!

I don’t really do any hardcore exercise at lunch, though, because I don’t want to get too sweaty. We have showers available but I am not one of those people who can shower in 5 minutes, and I don’t really want to fuss with bringing lotions and stuff to work. I would just run out of time lol.

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