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Goodbye lunch hours - need a new workout routine

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The good news...

I got a promotion!!

The bad news...
Goodbye lunch hour workouts

Yes, with a new promotion, unfortunately means a bigger workload and more meetings. And those meetings always seem to be scheduled during the lunch hour.

In the past, I have used my lunch hour to workout. I am fortunate enough to work for a large company that has it's own, very large workout facility. The routine I had been following for this past winter was do cardio at home in the mornings and then do my strength training during lunch hour. Although, on Mondays, I do participate in a cycling class immediately after work. I also need to add that I live an hour and a half away from where I work.

So, it is going to be more realistic to just plan my workouts in the mornings, most likely at home to start with. My husband and I have some free weights, a weight bench, barbell and power rack in our basement. I would like to go to the gym at work in the mornings, but the winter weather makes the commutes pretty iffy, so I don't want to plan a workout there, and then have snow and icy roads make that impossible and frustrate me. So, it's more practical to plan everything at home in the morning. I think we have a good set-up at home, but I am without some things like a leg extension, leg press and leg curl machines.

I have enjoyed doing some plans from such as Jamie Eason's LiveFit and the Lean and Sexy Woman workout.

In March, I plan to start training for a 50K bicycling event I want to participate in August. So, I will be doing much more bicycling workouts in the mornings at that time, but still want to cross train with weight training.

I was hoping to hear some ideas from other women who only have the mornings to workout. What routines/schedule do you follow? I would plan on waking at 4:30 am and workout no later than 6am. I need to hit the road by 7am to get to work on time.

Looking forward to hearing everyone's ideas!
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  • BILL60
    In an ideal world, it's nice to have machines at your disposal, but you don't need machines to work out. Make do with what you have and you'll do just fine. Good luck and congrats on your promotion.
    1864 days ago
    Wow, that is a long day!

    It sounds as if you should get more equipment at home if you have the room. You can then mix your workout daily

    Good luck

    1865 days ago
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