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AM_MORRIS87 Posts: 703
9/14/12 7:51 P

What type of exercises would I do? None, lol. I absolutely cannot exercise after work. I am too tired to put in enough effort, and I just want to give up the whole time.

If you can try exercising at the beginning of your day, you can relax for the rest of your day knowing the hard part is DONE! :) It makes me feel fantastic.

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9/14/12 1:04 P

If you're recovering from bronchitis, I'd give it a rest for a few days. Bronchitis can linger long if you don't let yourself heal.

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9/14/12 12:20 P

Perhaps a little of both. . My Husband and I are Salvation Army Officers. That means we are pastors/adminstators/employers/and so much more. This time of year 10 hours a day is pretty normal. During the holiday season it is closer to 14 hours a day. Very rewarding - but can be tiring...especially on the heals of recovering from bronchitis. The suggestions to get the work out done in the morning seem to be most logical.

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9/14/12 12:18 P

10 hours is very normal 6 to 7 days a week this time of year. When the holiday season hits it is closer to 14. My Husband and I are Salvation Army Officers. That means we are pastors/adminstators/employers/and so much more. Very rewarding - but can be tiring...especially on the heals of recovering from bronchitis. The suggestions to get the work out done in the morning seem to be most logical.

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9/14/12 11:31 A

Hi JEFEIST

What kind of exhaustion are you talking about?
Mental? Physical?

What's your day like?



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9/14/12 10:49 A

I would do my workout prior to working 10 hours.

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JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
9/14/12 9:18 A

Honestly, I don't do anything if I fell like that. That's why I get up early and workout before my day has begun, to insure that my workout isn't railroaded by anything.

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9/14/12 5:58 A

I find once I get moving, I actually wake up more.

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9/14/12 3:33 A

Is working 10 hours normal, or a once off? If it is a once off then by all means, don't work out. If this is your normal work hours then you need to get into a workable exercise habit. I work 9-10 hour days, but I still workout out 4 days a week after work, unless I am really exhausted. I'm now in the habit of going to the gym, and it is actually a pick me up! I either do a class (which keeps me accountable because I know everyone and they question when I miss a class), or 30 minutes of strength training.

Can you get up earlier and workout in the morning? Do something short, like a 15 minute walk? It all adds up! Exercise needs to work with your life, but sometimes your life needs to work with your exercise, if you get what I mean.

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9/14/12 2:04 A

Oh my goodness, nothing!

Why would you want to work out when you feel like that?

You have to fit working out around your lifestyle. If you've worked particularly long hours and already are feeling exhausted, you will not dedicate your best to a workout and receive the best benefit from it. You would probably be much better off relaxing and doing a little yoga or stretching. This will help your overall fitness plan without adding to your existing exhaustion.

Try to plan your workouts around long shifts.

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9/14/12 12:05 A

What kind of exercies do you do when you have worked for 10 hours and are completely exhausted.

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