Whatever you end up doing know this; once you find the time and get into the habit of exercise you will find you have much more energy and you will not be beat all the time. I know its hard to get started and logistically challenging, but once you make that commitment to it you will fast realize its the best thing you could have done for yourself.
If you can workout at home, I'd recommend some express workout dvds. My favorite are the "10 Minute Solution" dvd series. Don't be fooled, some of them are REALLY intense and overall I get a good workout in when I'm short on time! Even when I've just done a couple of them, according to my HRM I burned like 300-400 calories still! If you can squeeze in 1 - 3 of those workouts in every other day or so (along with a healthy diet), that'd work well for you.
I've read on this site before that breaking up your exercise throughout the day is just as effective for weight loss as getting it in all in at once. You might find that squeezing three or four 10-minute workouts into your day is easier than finding a free 30- or 40-minute chunk of time. (SparkPeople has several free 10-minute cardio videos.. I really like them.)
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3/21/13 2:49 P
Hi I'm in a similar situation. I take care of my mom with dementia and work 9pm to 5am. Plus husband has been out sick. Just hard to get to gym. The only thing I can think of right now is Getting up an hour earlier. getting on stationary bike or doing a home dvd. I say to myself there are a lot of people with similar schedules and they make themselves do it. I know If we don't take care of ourselves first we can't take care of our loved ones. So I'm going to really try by best. And I know for me if I have a good workout I am more apt to eat better all day. Make an appointment for yourself it is just as important than any other appointment. Good Luck to Us.. lol
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3/21/13 2:46 P
Can you walk on your lunch break? Or do you take your kids out to do physical activities? Do activities with the kids. How old they are depends on the activities I guess, but try to think of ways to do things with them. They need physical activity too, and if you do it together, your kids will grow up more inclined toward physical activities.
Rollerskating Basketball Walking Biking Swimming Family Gym
sorry I can't think of more, I am sick and my brain is a little foggy. lol
I work full time, raising three kids (mostly by myself, my husbands job has him gone 6 days a week), and I just started back to school (online so I am home with my kids). My day starts at 5AM and ends most of the time between 10-11PM. I'm beat... I'm trying to get some thoughts/advise from other people in similar shoes.
I have time here and there but I'm usually so tired from everything else I have no motivation to exercise. I need someone to give me a magic answer... or at least one that makes a lightbulb go off in my head. LOL
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