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Work not workout

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

If I didn't work I would workout. That's my excuse everyday. I'm so tired from working that I don't want to work out. I want to veg out! I mean I WANT to WANT to work out but I just don't feel like doing it after a long day at work.

I could get up earlier but I'm freakin tired. I could work out right after work but I'm freakin tired.

How do all you working girls out there manage to find the energy or the desire? I just feel like I'm stuck at work all day everyday and when I have free time I want to relax and rest.

UGH...I know...I know...get over it. If I want it I have to do it...period. I don't have a money tree growing in my backyard so work isn't going anywhere. I have to find a way to make it work. I have to view exercise as something much more valuable than vegging out on the couch.

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    HA! All great advice and ideas. Now to implement!

    Thanks everyone. I will try some of these.

    I really need to get my butt moving. The weight is coming off but I'm mushy! LOL

    2025 days ago
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    Try changing into your gym clothes AT work? You will be all ready to go to the gym, or walk outside, or whatever your exercise is. For me, once I get home, it's too late. I'm not leaving the house again.

    Keep a pair of sneakers at work to change into and walk during your lunch break. It will actually give you more energy to help you finish the day!

    Tell someone you're going to exercise...it holds you more accountable.

    If you take out the garbage, keep going...set your garbage on the curb and continue your walk around the block.

    2025 days ago
    Honestly, I've been trying to figure out that exact quandry! I get on streaks where I'm on track for weeks and then I go a month without exercising at all. In my opinion, it really has to be something you are wanting bad enough and can commit to. I say I want to, but at the end of 75% or more of my days, I don't do it. It's my choice everyday, though to exercise or not. Today is shaping up to be one of those "not" days...luckily I'm super consistent overall with nutrition, and my body does fairly well maintaining with that effort.

    Don't beat yourself up...work on little bits and pieces at a time and continue to build on that. If it's baby steps that include small nutritional successes and occasional exercise successes, then so be it. Just don't ever ever give up!!
    2025 days ago
    Once you make the decision, and are firmly committed to it - it will happen.

    All the best

    2025 days ago
    I started to work out DURING work. I do isometrics at my desk to build strength, I walk the building as often as I can get away with it, I use my breaks to do modified box jumps and pushups, and I just started taking a 10 minute walk around the building on good weather days.

    My evening time is precious and I really don't want to spend more than a few minutes working out, so I reserve a small amount of weight training (5 or so minutes 3 nights a week) for home and do the rest at work.

    The isometrics don't make you sweat and they're very discreet, so no one will know how you suddenly got buns of steel! The other ones could get you sweaty if your building isn't well air-conditioned or you can only walk outside. In that case you might consider reserving the walk until you leave at the end of the day, and then walk around the building or block on the way to your car or bus stop!

    I'm sure once you put your mind to it you'll come up with even more creative ways to get your activity in! (Dancing while you do the dishes?)

    2025 days ago
    I have an autoimmune disease so I never feel like working out either. I force myself to do it because I know that after I do will feel better and I almost always do. Do something you enjoy doing. it helps.
    2025 days ago
    well, the only thing i can say is just DO IT. get your gym bag ready, put it in the car. if it's there, you'll feel accountable and go after work. if you actually see your gym clothes after work, you will have no excuse to not go to the gym, otherwise you will get that feeling of guilt of not going especially since you had your stuff all ready. see if that works! good luck to you hun!
    2025 days ago
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