(Closed) When do you find time to go to the gym?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh Quiche you read my mind! Now that I’m in school AND work full time, it is really really tough to get my butt there.

When I only worked….i worked from 7-330 and either worked out from 4:15-5:15 or looked up a class I was going to take (say at 4:45) and either flexed my schedule so I could go right after work or really made sure I went after I came home (change right into gym clothes for starters and make sure I eat a proper pre-gym snack).

I have no problem going when I’m not in classes…but man, if I did that, by the time I got home every day, watched a lecture, showered, and ate dinner, it’d be 7:30pm and then I only have like, 2-3 hours to do all the stuff around the house (pack a lunch, laundry, feed the cats, put clothes away, grocery store, etc) and study and/or do homework.

On a side note, I used to go 4-5 days/week, 1-1.5 hours each time and my nutritionist is trying to get me to understand the mentality of 3 days a week, 45 minutes each time.

It’s finals week, so the only exercise i’ve gotten is “open mouth, insert food” unfortunately

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I work out every other morning at 5:30 am.  I travel to work an hour and back an hour. There is no way I can go after work.  I say try to go in the morning on your off physical therapy days, but save one day to rest and weekend sleep in and try to go later in the morning.  If you really want something, whatever your goal is, you will make it happen! Good luck! Smile

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You girls are crazy!  I cannot get up a minute earlier so usually I go to the gym at night.  When school was in session, I was going after my class on Monday and Wednesday so class got out at 8:30 went to the gym on campus and did cardio for about 30 minutes so I left by about 9:10-9:20.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oooo it’d be really helpful if everyone can post a schedule of their day! Like here’s mine for the upcoming winter break (no school! Goodbye 10 post-wedding pounds…)

Up at 5:30am

Work 7-330pm

Gym 415-515pm

home at 530

quick shower/dinner at 6

6:30-10:30–nightly stuff like laundry, pack a lunch, set out clothes, other necessary things, tv, etc.

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I go straight from work or I won’t go at all.  Sometimes I run in the morning when it’s warmer out, but not now.

I have classes two days a week from 6-8:30 so I either don’t go on those days, work out at home in the morning, or hit the gym quickly after class.

A day’s schedule without school would look like this:

6:45 – up for work

7:45 – leave for work

9:00-5:00 – work

6:00 – gym

8:00 – dinner, relaxing, etc.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Fiance gets up at 5am to be at his office by 6am, so I usually roll out of bed leave with him at 5:45am and take the dogs out.  Since I’m up, that’s when I usually head to the gym.  Waiting till after work gives me waaaaay too much time to come up with an excuse.  We’re fortunate enough to have a great gym in our building which def helps me get there.

I also consider myself lucky to have a 1.3 mi walk each way to andd from work.  For those mornings I just can’t get on the treadmill, I feel better knowing I at last have that (even when we were apartment shopping, I refused to look at buildings too close to my office).  Also, if I don’t make it to the gym, I’ll tack on a few more blocks to the dogs’ AM & PM walks.

I’ve found the best thing to do is schedule it like a class or your PT appts.  You have no trouble getting up for those at 5:30am, try viewing your workouts that way.  Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@twalila: Good point!  Fiance and I also both walk A LOT for our commutes!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Good idea ejs!

Here’s mine…

Up at 5

Workout 5-6:15

Work 8-4:30

MWF Errands 4:30-5:30 (live out of town, so have to fit them in when I can) T & TH 5-6 workout with a friend! Our version of girls’ night!

Home at 6 or 7

6or 7ish – bedtime Supper. And do all the crap that makes me wish I didn’t have a commute eating up my evening :). During the summer this is gardening time! Oh summer… how I miss you…

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I need to start going and I have nearly no excuse – the gym is in our building.. or more specifically, down the hall from my apartment.

Here’s my schedule:

6am – up

7:40 leave for work (it takes me about 1 hour to shower & get ready, the rest of that time is admittedly putzing around the house)

9:00 arrive at work

5:15-5:30 leave work

6:30-6:45 arrive home

7:30 ish dinner/die on the couch

 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Yeah looking at my schedule this way really shows I have to just do it in the morning. At night I’m famished when I get home, want dinner, and then dinner just removes ALL motivation to do anything.

 

Post # 14
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My schedule makes me look like a loser!  Hopefully I can get a job next year and this will change!

6am: Wake up when alarm goes off, make sure husband gets out of bed then fall back asleep

12am: On Monday and Wednesday spinning, on Tuesday and Thursday pilates

5:30-8:20pm: On Tuesday and Thursday class at school

I’m hoping that I can find a place to take classes if I go back to work since a lot of the classes at school are when I would be in class so I can’t take them!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

MissAsB, I want your schedule..

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s all about making time – if you are looking for time you are never going to find it!

Make it be a part of your day instead of an extra!

I am with some others that CANNOT wake up early to work-out I would rather sleep and so I do it on the way home from school which can vary from 4-7:30!

Speaking of which I am going to spinning for 5:30!

Good Luck!

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