(Closed) How do you fit in time to work out?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 16
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Bumble bee

I have NO energy after work, so before work or late at night it is (especially when I can’t sleep).  It does give me energy when I get it done first thing!  Bought a Life Fitness Inspire treadmill online or go to the gym.  Sometimes I even sleep in my workout clothes so all I have to do is put my shoes on, brush teeth and go.  

Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I keep a gym bag in the car and go on the way home from work. If I go home I never get to the gym. The only problem I have is making sure I have cold water from work before I leave. If I forget the water bottle in my car could make tea, not so great while working out

Post # 18
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Busy bee

I used to get up early and run for 30 minutes every day but since meeting my SO, who is on opposite shifts to me, it hasn’t happened. I have felt gross and sluggish for a few months now and this morning I bought loads of veggies to get back into making my smoothies for breakfast with my Nutribullet. This thread has given me the motivation to get back on track, thank you. Until now I keep telling myself to run at night – and it doesn’t happen. This has made me realise how important it is to keep to a schedule that works for me. Which means early morning runs. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

maplebacon:  I find it helps to start my 6-day a week regime on a Sunday and finish on a Friday, taking Saturday off. I do my workouts RIGHT after work or else I will get lazy 😛 If I started work at 9am instead of 8am, I would definitely try and squeeze one in the morning before, but I am not a morning person haha.  

 

I found a guide that works for me where you don’t need a gym membership and its a 45 min total workout a day tops – Kayla Itsines BBG (Bikini Body Guide).I have seen amazing progress so far and I recommend giving it a shot because its portable and can be done anywhere. When I am home in Toronto I workout on the exercise bike while watching TV with my family in the living room for my cardio days. That way I spend quality time with my family, but I am moving instead of being sedintary:) 

 

I would say its not just about getting a workout in, its about the type of workout and whether or not you like it. Pure Cardio is not the way to go – resistance training and weights are just as important for toning and losing, if not more. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

Ive been really slacking, but I used to do an hours walk at lunch during work hours, and then after work hit the gym for an hour. But Ive been a very bad girl.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

How the heck do all you people manage to get up so early?? I WISH I had the will power to wake up and get my workout done before work.

I’ve been trying to get in the habit of working out around 8 at night.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

maplebacon:  I forgot to mention: SUNDAY MEAL PREPS ARE A LIFE SAVER!!! Seriously, I cook my grains and veggies for the week (as well as make my salad lunches in Mason Jars) and it saves SO MUCH TIME to only have to cook my chicken or lean meat right after my workout. I HIGHLY recommend meal preppin on the weekend or a day off. Turkey Chili is also a great meal prep option because my fiance and I will eat half the giant pot during the week and freeze the rest in individual servings for “emergency” meals. 

 

My Sundays are as follows: sleep in a little (because its sunday!) get up and have a big healthy brunch, do some housework, workout by 2 or 3, shower, meal prep by 4-5 whihc usually takes me until 8 by the time I clean up and finish dinner.  I also cook a TON of chicken breast once a month, chop it up and freeze it for my mason jar salads. That way everything is so quick when I am prepping and getting ready. 

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

maplebacon:  I work out after work! It’s the only time I feel motivated and energized enough to hop to it. It does result in late evenings home though which is a bummer.

ETA: Like above posted, I do meal prep Sunday afternoons and I buy ready to cook veggies as often as I can. This Sunday, I made two turkey meatloaves and a big batch of turkey chili. We ate that for lunch and dinner Monday and Tuesday. Today, since I’m going straight home after work, I’ll prepare something fresh. Tomorrow? Back to something already made.

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I’m still trying to figure this out. I try to walk 1 mile during lunch whenever the weather is cooperative (PA so that’s not year round). I walk around a nearby housing plan that is a circle. It’s a flat bit, up hill, down hill, up hill, and a flat bit and takes about 17mins to do. I love doing that but anything else is a hassle to convince me to do.  

I used to belong to a $10/mo planet fitness and when I was driving 37 miles each way to work, it was on my way home and easy to stop at. Now since I moved close to work, the only local gyms are more like $50/month and paying that is completely unattractive to me. I’d love to do yoga or pure barre or zumba, but again the price of the classes is enough to de-motivate me even if i like them. I just see the cost as being money that doesn’t need to be spent. 

Before we got married, I’d do Blogilates videos at home after work because my fiance wouldn’t come over until ~6:30/7 but now he’s home and ready for dinner as soon as I walk in the door. By the time we make, eat, and cleanup dinner I can’t seem to convince myself to workout. On the evenings that he’s not home (Monday/Friday), I usually do laundry and paint my nails and get other chores done and watch tv and of course working out isn’t attractive then either. I used to workout weekend mornings too, but now I’d rather cuddle in bed then go get sweaty before breakfast. Plus if we have somewhere to be early on a weekend morning, I don’t have time and it gets me off the habit quickly.

I need to get back to it. I’ll probably start by trying to get back in the habit of working out as soon as i get home from work on Mondays and Fridays when my husband isn’t home. I wish i could convince him to walk with me after dinner or something but he has a physical job and i can never convince him. 

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

MrsCallalily:  seriously! I can barely make it out of bed at 7 to shower and get to work by 8. Plus I feel like my muscles are jello in the mornings.  after lunch at about 2 or 3 would be my ideal time to workout… but i’m at work so that can’t happen. 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

MORNING.

Yes, it sucks to lose that extra bit of sleep. And I used to dread it. But for me, I NEED to get it out of the way or I’ll just not do it. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Also a morning workout person here. Used to be incredibly difficult for me to get up but I’ve started doing spin at 5:45am and it’s been amazing. Helps jumpstart my day, wake me up, and before I’ve touched down at my desk my workout is done for the day!

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a 16mo old so it depends on the time of year.  Now since it is so hot I usually run at 8pm alone after she goes to bed or if it’s cloudy I take her running with me at 5:30pm.  On the weekends maybe at 8:30am.  Otherwise, I go to the gym either at 8pm weeknights or anytime I could on the weekend.

When it gets cooler I will probably run with her at 5:30pm (like I do during the spring) so I can get back in time to feed her dinner.  That way I don’t have to leave her at home (I don’t want to go to the gym after work when I only get to see her from 5-8pm) and I get to do both at once.  Winter will probably be mostly 8pm gym during the weeknight and run/gym on weeekends depending on the weather.

so usually I cook between 5:30-8pm hours while doing other things like picking up and feeding LO dinner.  I work full time.  So real chores like mopping the floor or doing bathrooms I do on sundays during naptime and Darling Husband helps do some of the chores.

I like to workout so that’s not a problem.  But you just make time for it, just like you make time for anything else that is a priority to you.  I used to always go right after work before I had my LO so I would recommend that- don’t even go home.  But I can’t do that anymore so this is my current situation.  I’m not really a morning person so I don’t do early mornings- I find a way to work around it lol.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I pack a gym bag every night when preparing for the next day, and I get changed before leaving work and head straight to the gym or go for a run before heading home…on the weekends, especially if Fiance has plans, I’ll head out for a nice morning run.  I squeeze in workouts and runs whenever I can.  I am training my mom now, so Wednesday nights is our bootcamp, I get to spend time with her and workout while doing it, win win!  It’s hard, but I’m dedicated and try my best to squeeze in me time.  It’s my therapy.  I started over 10 years ago, lost 70 lbs and have kept it off all this time…I’ve worked too hard to go back!

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I work out after work, and the house stays a mess until the weekend. 

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