Staying Fit in a BUSY schedule


Becky
on Apr 04, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

Hi ladies

I know most of you can relate to this:  I am BUSY!   I mean really, I'm so busy sometimes I have to touch my hips to make sure I remembered to put pants on in the morning.  I work full time (at least 40 hours a week) and as life would have it, we're going through a lot of projects at work that I'm also involved in.  I recently started taking full time classes as well.  Don't even ask how I'm managing to do TWO "Full Time" activities at the Same Time.   Anyways.  Needless to say I have no time for myself :-(   Basically 200% of me is given to those two areas, nothing left for moi. 

I'm very sad to report that I've canceled my Goodlife gym membership today.  It just didn't make sense paying for it when I absolutely never have the time to go. 

I find I'm getting fatter and unhealthier by the day. 

Can you girls recommend anything I can do to help myself get fit and stay fit in this situation?

I really wanted to buy a bicycle and bike to work everyday but according to everyone who knows me, apparently I'll never do this and it'll be a waste of money to buy the bike.

Any other recommendations? 
 


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beachbabe
Pinterest! on Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:04 pm

I feel ya! Although I'm only a full time student and I'm super busy so I really respect how hard you're working - that's dedication!

I actually do alot of my workouts from Pinterest now because I also have like no time to go to the gym. Ever. There's like full body work outs posted that you can do at home. You can look at my board! I have a few posted. http://pinterest.com/mrsguse/exercise-and-health/. Or you can even just search "exercises" on the site or something.

I find these are really good for me because I can do them totally on my own time at home, I can switch it up so I don't get bored, and they really do work. I'm trying to tone up right now and I've been doing some of these work outs about 3 times a week and I'm starting to notice a difference.

Good luck!
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Ali de Bold
Bike on Apr 09, 2012 @ 05:04 pm

Becky, I actually love your idea of riding your bike to work. That's probably the most realistic way to get some solid exercise in every day. The toughest part would be to actually stick with it. You'd have to prove all of the naysayers wrong!
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Becky
thank you! on Apr 09, 2012 @ 07:31 pm

@beachbabe: I'm going to have to checkout pinterest when I go home! I'm hearing so much about it at chickadvisor, it's blocked at work so I"ll have to find it and look it over once I'm home. If you like at home workouts I highly recommend "Insanity" workout. I did it for a week, just the workout, I didn't follow the diet or anything, and I could see a change in my body. Get this, I did the abs video one night and woke up the next morning, my stomach was tighter. Those videos are insanely good!! Highly recommend them! The name sounds a bit scary but they're really good and they really work!

My problem is this: I come to work around 9-ish. I work and school-work all day, and because of school-work I stay LATE every night. Like tonight, it's 7:30pm and I'm still here (I'm typically done at 6pm). I'm actually not well (pulled my back pretty badly so took Robatexen and now feeling super woozy dizzy and disoriented) so I'll be going home shortly. But it's not uncommon for me to be here until 10pm, 11pm, etc. I stay until I finish my days school-work. I just can't concentrate at all when I go home so if I want to get anything done, it's better I am at work and doing it. So once I get home I'm so beaten-up-bone-liquified-exhausted that I just don't have the energy to spend even a few more mins to work out. Getting ready for bed feels like a workout at that point!

This is the reason why I thought biking would be a good solution, 'cuz I have to go to work / go home anyways, I'm not spending extra time out of my day to exercise, and honestly TTC sucks big time so biking would either be faster, or the same as taking the streetcar (especially considering how long we have to wait for streetcars!!)

@Ali, I really want to but I'm always so enthusiastic about starting something and then fizz out like a punctured balloon right after I start...I'm afraid that I'll do just that if I get a bike. I'll do it for a day or two and then stop biking. I wish I could buy a bike and test out biking to work / back for a week and see if I actually stick to it, and if I don't I get to return the bike.

There are a lot of cool looking eBikes out there but that would defy the purpose of biking to work, I wouldn't be getting in any exercise.
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Becky
got my bike! on May 09, 2012 @ 03:04 pm

Hey ladies

I bought my bike and its sooooooooooooooooooo pretty <3 :-D It's white and bright metallic pink with a black basket in the front and a shelf thingy behind to strap stuff to. Anyways, it's really cute.

So far I've managed to bike 1/3rd of the way to work. And then I biked back home. Lol. Thank goodness I tested during a weekend so I wasn't actually late for work! My work is 11km away and according to google maps it should take me about 40mins to get there by bike which isn't impossible....I think? It takes about that same amount of time to get to work by ttc. It will just take practice. I'm printing out the bike map route right now so I can get that practice this weekend! :-)


Can you ladies think of any other active hobbies someone like me can take up? Not necessarily to get into shape, but just to offer some sort of break from workschoolworkworkschoolschoolschoolHOME routine I have going?
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DawnMackie
Kickboxing class? on May 09, 2012 @ 03:36 pm

I am in love with kickboxing such a great workout!!! I had to stop as I was diagnosed with osteomecrosis of my hip bones but after I see the orthopedic surgeon and find out what the solution will be (most likely surgery) then I hope to get back at it, it's so intense and it's not only boxing and kicking they also make you do squats and Burpees (yuck!)

Swimming is also a great form of exercise with zero impact on the joints!

Or get shaking and either take a Zumba class or Zumba video game! I think biking to and from work is a great idea!!
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