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Exercise space can I make the most of what I have?

For the next month (and the past month) I've been working and living in a different city, unlike my usual place I only have one room to my self (I'm renting out a room in a house) its pretty crowded, and has to function as a bedroom/office/ small entertainment venue haha. I'm working really weird and long hours... 11am-8pm and the commute to work is about an hour. So I've gotta be out the door at 10 and I dont get home til around 9. I keep trying to find a way to incorporate exercise into my day, but its seriously difficult! I have a small area in my room with a yoga mat and weights etc but its about 6ft long and 4 ft wide. So my plan is to get up every morning at 8, exercise for an hour at home and then get ready for work. The problem is that I cant do much with what I have to work with! I can do crunches and push ups etc, but cardio isnt possible (think rickety old house that shakes when jumped in). I've thought about going for runs in the morning, but i'd really have to crunch for time and then have enough time to shower and get ready for work....same goes for a gym. I know I need the cardio to drop the pounds, but it feels like its one or the other. Either I only have time for cardio, or I only have time for strength training. I know I could split up my week and do one some days and the other the rest. But I have some serious weight to lose and I really wanna push myself to the fullest!
This is sort of a ramble, I apologize...but it makes me so anxious! What would you do?

Tue. Jul 31, 12:46am

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Why don't you split your days between cardio and strength? You don't need to do both in the same day to see results. There are lots of strength exercises you can do in a small amount of space and if you did that 2-4x a week and alternate that with cardio on the other days I think you'll have your bases covered.

Good for you for trying to work this all out while you're our of your element and working so much!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 9:23 AM

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can you incorporate some walking into your commute? I guess if you're driving, you couldn't really do this. If you were taking a bus or metro, you could leave earlier and walk to a further stop, or do the same after work.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007, 10:27 PM

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