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Long hours at work, how to fit in exercise? Need lots of advice

I'm going back to work full time tomorrow and will be working 10-12 hours/day/5days/week. I would like some advice on how to fit in some exercise with those hours. They will last until mid Dec. I've had most of the summer off and have worked really hard to get into shape, lost 5 lbs, and am feeling really good about myself. I want to keep going and keep active and continue to lose weight, but don't know how I'm going to fit everything in. I have 2 kids who are very busy with activities as well. I'm 47 and don't know if I'm going to have any energy for this. I welcome your comments.

Mon. Aug 25, 7:41pm

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When you figure it out I want to be told too. I have 2 kids too, and we are in activities nightly already. Some people think that is wrong, but as a child I couldn't do anything and as long as the keep up on home work it's good for them. It just puts mom time down the drain! I am having health issues right now so I am not doing well with anything. But before that I tried to walk/run in between things they are doing at night. I am terrible in the am, I have to be up by 6 to get the kids ready I could never do 5 am. And by bed time for them I am shot, but I am too trying to find help finding time. Good luck, I hope your new job goes well....I would say walk as much as possible on breaks and park far get another long walk in!

Monday, August 25, 2008, 9:54 PM

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This is tough and I've been in our spot. What I did was walk at break and lunch time when ever I could at work, no matter the weather, and do the best I could to get to fitness classes on Saturdays and Sundays - usually 2 on Sat and 1 on Sun if possible. Lastly, I worked out to the shows they have on fitTV on cable, in the evenings. that was the hardest to accomplish since everyone wanted something at that time and I was already exhausted. here is another idea...turn the weekends into exercise possibilities with the family when possible - bike ride, hike, swim all with the kids. If you are at sports and practice things with the kids do lots of walking during that time. Hope this helps. GOOD LUCK

Monday, August 25, 2008, 10:13 PM

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run for a half hour in the morning outside. Its out of the way and you will never believe how beautiful it is when you actually do it. It will be tough for the first week but gets easier as you go. have you clothes out and ready so that it takes less time in the AM

Monday, August 25, 2008, 11:33 PM

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Unless you can get away during your workday for a workout - getting up first thing in the morning is the best way to ensure you get a workout it. Even if it means you have to get up at 4am - the odds are better that you'll go vs. waiting until the end of the day.

Monday, August 25, 2008, 11:37 PM

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Same Problem - a couple of ideas

I have three kids and a full time job. Until March this year I was unable to exercise more than once every two months (that is for the previous 12 years!). Then I got together with a friend (next door neighbour) and we have made a commitment to exercise together. We took a long time completing the c25K programme, but we did it. I could not have done it without her, and she says the same. These days we often exercise separately, because I am working 10-12 hour days, so I do a DVD in the evening after the kids sleep or jog in the morning before they wake up. I try to exercise 3 times a week. My husband is very supportive, which makes a huge difference.
I also do Yoga kids with my kids sometimes!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008, 2:50 AM

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