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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

So I've started a new project with work and it's is the staff we've brought on. I will have basically two full time jobs and one part time for the next several months. Thankfully, a large portion of my time is working from my home office. I'd rather be busy than not...but I'm looking at a lot of working.

I'm not very good at putting myself first and exercising. And this week as I've worked hard to get all the training materials written, scheduling the training, getting the project up and running...I haven't been working out.

I'm sorry Team Tangerine...I'm letting you all down.

I'm also letting myself down. My neck and back hurt a lot again...from too much sitting and having my head bent over charts, books and papers. I'm struggling with staying focused and keeping myself on track with everything.

I want to exercise every day...but I also have to work. How do I do all this? How do I also take care of my husband and the animals? How do I balance it all? What do I give up? What do I do differently?

I eat a healthy breakfast and a healthy lunch most days. I'm cooking dinners at home more often (yep...somehow finding time to cook too) so that helps cut down on calories, fat, etc. But some days I don't eat as well....and some days, like this past week...I haven't exercised.

I'm kind of lost right now in terms of how to do all do I juggle things? I'm not the greatest morning person. In fact, I hate mornings and despite wanting to get up and exercise just doesn't happen. And I've already put in 12 hours working today and still have another 3 or so to when do I exercise? When do I sleep?

Does anyone have any advice? I know a lot of you are far busier than I am and have kids to how do you do it?
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    I think you'll have to juggle better to jiggle less! Even to just do a little at a time adds up. Sometimes I get on a kick at work where I set a timer and do jumping jacks for 2 minutes every hour. In a 10 hour day thats a 20 minute workout! I work alone, thankfully, so nobody else is subjected to my jiggles. LOL!
    1649 days ago
    Wow you are busy! It makes it very hard to fit in time for you. Maybe fitting in a few minutes of walking throughout the day will help. Keep some dumbbells in sight and get in some strength too. 5 minutes here and there adds up fast. Take care of you! emoticon
    1649 days ago
    You've got a full load but if you can squeeze in a 10 to 20 min walk break during the day it will help your steps AND it benefits your work by clearing your head. On a 12 hr day, I would schedule 2 quick walks.
    1650 days ago
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    Wow, sounds like you've got a full load. Maybe you can do smaller things throughout the day, like go up and down the stairs a few extra times. Or, jog in place every time you wash your hands. Or do 'crunches' when sitting at a stop light. But whatever you do, don't give up!
    1651 days ago
    I'd try to put in 10 or 15 minutes of exercise a day. Have you tried yoga? It can help relieve your tension and stress and help you relax. I like to do it at night, especially when I'm having issues sleeping because I end up so relaxed by the end that I can fall asleep easily. There are some great 10-15 minute yoga routines.

    You may find that if you are able to do 10-15 minutes of fitness a night, you can start doing more.

    Hope it works out for you!
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