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work vs. workout

Monday, February 22, 2010

I am almost finished working my 7th day in a row (I guess I should say "night"). I love Monday mornings after a long weekend. I have not worked out in many days because I have slept all day and felt yucky when I was awake at home. When I am working nights, it seems like the only time I am not really tired and feeling crappy is when I am at work. I know that plenty of other people work odd or long shifts and still manage to live life or get in a workout. Not sure why I can't seem to do it. Anyway, I have the next few nights off and I am going to workout each day. I have been eating ok, trying to track what I eat but I sometimes forget if I don't write it down right away. I think that's all for now, I will go back to counting down the minutes until I can punch out....

  
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CHOPPER74 2/23/2010 1:54PM

    Leaffan, I always work nights but I am only scheduled 3 nights a week, the rest I pick up extra. If I take my workout clothes to work there is a chance I will get in some cardio as there is a wellness center where I work. I really should be taking advantage of that every time I work because it is so convenient and I still sleep just fine. Recently, at work, I have been trying to get in wall push ups, calf raises and simple exercises when my lunch is in the mocrowave or when I am waiting for a patient in the bathroom!

Maybe I will give working out before work a try. I have all the exercise equipment I need at home. Probably the best thing for me to do would be to workout as soon as I wake up at around 3;30 or 4pm. Then I would be awake and not lethargic all evening. Thanks, for writing to me. It's nice to know there are others who understand.

Angie, have a great trip. I will miss you!!

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ANGUMS 2/22/2010 9:26PM

    I'm so proud of you for doing what you can and trying to think of solutions to tricky issues. It IS a struggle to overcome fatigue and going against your body's cycle and try to fit in a workout.

I'm going to TX on Friday and won't see you until March 7th!!

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LEAFFAN 2/22/2010 5:07AM

   
I just read your blog and and so much of what you had written relates to how I feel everyday while I am working. I work full time night shift 10:30pm-8am for a Health Care Agency at a desk job. Anyway, it's so funny when you said you feel better when you are at work, that's exactly how I feel.

I have tried both working out before and after work and found working out at the gym before work works really well for me. I feel rejuvenated and ready to start my shift when I get to work and sleep really well when I get home from work the next morning.

I had actually gone about a month without going to the gym and said I would exercise at home.....well that didn't work out too well. With the kids at home, the computer, etc....I just sat around feeling like crap until I had to leave for work, so the last couple of weeks I have been packing my bag and head out the door around 8:30pm to get a good workout in before work and I tell ya I don't feel like it most of the time but once I am there I am glad I had gone to the gym because it makes me feel so much better!!

On a sidenote, I wouldn't be too hard on yourself when you are currently on your seventh night, I have done that before and boy do you get tired at the end of the week. Do you always work seven in a row?

Anyway, hang in there and I hope you find it in yourself to find the energy to get your workouts in because I promise you it will make you feel better.

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Today

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I started the couch to 5k program this week. I started with week one but found that it wasn't challenging at all so I skipped to week 2 day 1, which is what I did today. So in all, I spent 35 minutes on my treadmill and then another 32 minutes on my elliptical. I also used one of my 10 minute solutions videos to work my arms and abs. I feel pretty good about my workout. I should not have had a second latte this morning and wish I didn't like them so much. At least I have almost completely stopped drinking mt. Dew! I used to drink 1-2 20 ounce bottles every day, but now have it maybe once or twice a month if I am tired at work (I work night shift).

  
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ANGUMS 2/18/2010 8:59AM

    If you go to hulu.com, you can watch Season 9, episodes 1-6 online. It's sure motivating to get up and get moving! emoticon

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CHOPPER74 2/17/2010 10:34PM

    Angie, what episode of biggest loser was it? I would like to watch it!

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ANGUMS 2/17/2010 9:01PM

    I'm so proud of you Katy! Soda and coffee drinks are a hard habit to break! Don't beat yourself up too much, just try to drink them in moderation or make some healthy substitutions, like skim milk in your coffee drinks, etc. I watched an episode of Biggest Loser on the internet last night and it got me all riled up to eat right and exercise! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CARABELLE1 2/16/2010 1:38PM

    Good job on almost getting that MD habit kicked. I haven't had a full-strength one in about two months now I think and I am finally to the point where I don't miss them (much anyway, lol). Hopefully it will get warmer out so we can start walking/jogging outside soon! :o)

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EVILKLOWN 2/11/2010 2:45PM

    Way to go!! By the way, after some time goes by without drinking soda, one day you'll take a swig and go "Ooooooo, I can't take that sticky, syrupy, taste anymore ... spit spit."

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DLDROST 2/11/2010 2:41PM

  Wonderful workout keep up the great work...

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GARDNEAB 2/11/2010 2:26PM

    Great job on your workout today!!! Can't wait for the results to start showing!!!

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