Post # 1
My wedding is less than 3 months away and I’d like to loose about 8-10lbs by then.
Here is the issue, I’m super busy. Fiance and I just purchased a home. When we are not at work, we are at the new house, painting, cleaning, fixing this and that. We basically work, work on house and sleep. No time for anything else.
I know I can’t be the only one is this crazy busy situation. How are other busy bees squeezing workouts in? I’d like some advice.
Post # 3
I try to give myself at least 3 days. If I can’t even do that, then I try to walk everywhere I go as much as possible. And I walk F-A-S-T. It breaks a sweat easily. Though it is still not as intense as an actual workout, I get the feeling that I have accomplished at least SOMETHING instead of nothing.
Post # 4
I walk as much as I can (ie – during lunch breaks, walk the dog a little longer) and I’ve been playing Wii dance games that way I can have fun downtime while still getting a workout.
Post # 5
I was hoping to wake up around 5:30am and get a workout in before work. With everyone going on, I just want my sleep.
I’ll have to try walking on my lunch break.
Post # 6
I hear you. It’s hard getting the workouts in.
I just force myself to wake up early and go running. Sometimes I run to work, which is actually pretty efficient–instead of running and then traveling to work, my workout and my commute are combined. Of course, this only works if you live within a managaeable distance from work…. otherwise, I say stick with waking up early!
Post # 7
I know I’ve seen some threads from bee’s doing the 30 min shred, and I’ve tried the kettlebell workout from jillian michaels. It’s a great workout in 30 min, and you feel like you’ve really achieved something. Hopefully 30 min isn’t too hard to come by.
Post # 8
I know it’s tough but you just have to make time to do it. Schedule an hour to do something after work and just do it. The house will still be there after the wedding and doesn’t have to all be done now!
If I could work out while working 70 hours a week, you can too!
Have you thought about your diet? The best way to lose weight is through controlling your diet. Most people can’t lose a lot of weight with exercise.
Post # 9
My diet could be better but I’m thinking for 8-10lbs I really need to step it up with some workouts.
I’m going to try to set at least 30 minutes from when I get home from work to workout. Or I might try the early morning.
Post # 10
When I used to have an hour lunch, I’d run for a half hour at least during that break. Now I go every day after work. Pick 3 days that you can get a workout in (sometimes weekends are easier, sometimes not) and then find a class, video, etc that you want to do for those three days (I need fitness classes so I can’t delude myself into thinking I can skip a workout).
I’ve also (in the past, when I didn’t have to be at work at 7am) used to get up at 5:30 or 6:00 and go to an early class at the gym near my old work. Then I could get some weights in too, shower, and get to work by 8:30 am.
Post # 11
You really just have to make time for it. I do workout classes, because I workout a full hour, instead of just 20 mins on the treadmill when I get bored. I really have to treat them as if they were a school class and take it more seriously. So, for example, I really like this cardio class and then it’s a yoga class right after, so I do not book anything on Wednesdays and if someone asks me to do something, I say I’m busy unless it’s the only day they are available. Problem is, if that happens, I never go the day before or after to make it up.
Put your health first.
I set a reminder in my calendar at work to do 3 x 15 tri-cep dips at 3pm. It’s not much, but at least I feel like at least I did something!
Post # 12
Thanks everyone for the advice. I decided that I’ll be driving straight home (to the ‘rents house) and jog/walk to my new house. It should probably take me about a half hour to get there. At least it will be something.
Post # 13
Honestly I echo what was said above about diet- I lost 10 pounds in 2 months EASY just dieting and not changing workouts- I did half hour on the eliptical 3 days a week. Now that I run constantly and train for races I actually weigh more.
Post # 14
the sad and simple answer is. . . I don’t. Wish I had some wisdom to pass along! But for me, when things get busy, workouts get cut.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens
We just bought a house and between packing, working, wedding planning, (oh and blogging) it is tough! But I just make the time. I go to the gym most days after I get off work and then I get home, eat dinner, and do some packing. Oh weekends I wake up early, get in a really long, solid workout, and then get home, eat lunch, and pack.
Post # 16
I’m in the “you just have to make time to do it” camp.
I look at working out as something that isn’t optional. And really, it shouldn’t be! It should be a priority and necessity for your health, wellbeing, and happiness. You feel better about yourself when you are healthy.
I also walk just about everywhere I go if it’s within 4-5 miles. It requires extra time, but it’s a good way to get a workout without really exerting myself. I also pay monthly for exercise classes, and I’m a bit cheap so I REFUSE to miss classes because I know it’s just money out of my pocket.
Really the only answer to you is to make it a priority in your life. There are always things you can cut out to make time, and you will actually find that you have MORE energy when you get in the routine of working out and taking care of yourself.