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Help Please!!!


Wednesday, August 03, 2011

I need some motivation. I've let 3rd shift completely take over my life and have gained almost 10 lbs in the past 4 months. I'm always too tired, too moody, too lazy.... always too something to go to the gym. And I miss working out. I miss it badly. I just need some motivation before I lose control completely. Also my eating is out of control. I eat to keep myself awake at work. I don't eat like I should because I'm always too wore out and when I do eat, I am starving and I over eat. I know what it takes to lose weight. I've done it. I just can't seem to get that spark lit inside of me again. I'm tired of feeling like this.

If you have any advice... I am willing to hear any of it.
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TERRIPAL1 8/3/2011 6:12AM

    Be patient you're going through a hard time,your spark will return!
It's there just dormant!
Take a walk for 10 mins & see where it goes!

Good Luck! emoticon

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DONNAKOVAC 8/3/2011 6:02AM

    Good advice already given. Shift work is hard, no matter what. I've been trying to do better to pack healthier snacks and meals. Your body's not even meant to eat in the middle of the night, but you still have to have strength to get through your shift and perhaps even drive home safely! I don't usually work nights, I'm a morning person and cannot sleep during the day, so night shift is killer. I did work one, not too long ago and I did push myself to walk out in the fresh air during break, too. It helped.

Working nights, especially (working at all, some days!) is like a marathon. You have to eat right, train right and get enough rest to get through it. Avoid crash and burn as much as you can- caffeine, sugar, etc. Orange juice is my drug of choice for dealing with exhaustion. :-D Get what exercise you can - increasing your oxygen flow is VERY helpful! Maybe throw a skipping rope into your lunch bag if you can! I'm starting off as a commercial driver, very soon and plan to carry a jump rope with me at all times! :-D

When you come home and want to work out but you are too tired (and you've had your rest), choose exercises that seem manageable. If you can only do a little, a little is better than none and helps create momentum. Once in motion, it's easier to stay in motion. :-D LOL, but I've done upper body work out exercises while laying in bed. Grabbed two larger water bottles for weights and pumped them a few times. Gotta start somewhere! :-D It's sometimes also easier to do some leg and core work while lying in bed! :-D Just take note of the fact that you don't have the solid support you'd have on the floor and be careful!

You can do it! Keep working towards your goal.

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SPARKCHANTAL 8/3/2011 5:31AM

    always easy to give advice if you're not in the middle of it...
well...
there are some pretty good quotes on your sparkpage, did you put them there?
and...
just pretend it's the beginning, go through 'fastbreak' again, start easy.

i find when i hit a plateau, i just have to give my body time to re-group, but be very careful not to let the yo-yo effect take over; this period can even be more strenuous than losing phases. plus: when you take weight off, you change your whole life feeling. are you willing to do it? not joking!
smile... and good luck to you

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