I agree with the coach. I definitely did not have an hour commute, but i found once i got home, exercise was the furthest thing from my mind once I took my shoes off. If the only gym you can use is close to your house, put your exercise clothes in your trunk. Go straight to the gym and work off some of the fatigue and regain some energy. maybe you should also look at what you are eating. If you are eating lots of processed stuff or other junk, that can sap your energy too.
I find that when I exercise either at home or in the gym (which i no longer belong too), I find the energy to keep going in about 3 to 4 minutes.
do some tabata training or HIIT at home. You don't need equipment and even though I wouldn't advise it (unless it is a DVD of such routines), you can do it in front of the TV. I don't exercise while the TV is on because I find that I am paying too much attention to the tube and not to the intensity I need to work at.
not sure where on the east coast you live, but maybe start a walking club at work. We have one here from my work group and once the weather is nice enough we go for a half hour walk.
You can get away from your desk and walk the stairs for five or ten minutes. We have three flights at work and I can run up and down them several times. I find the exercise taps into an energy I didn't know I had.
Lastly, not to be callous-- but if your health journey is important enough to you, being tired and whatever other excuse you can come up with can be pitched out. Don't let excuses make you fail. If you want it bad enough, you will find the time and the energy.
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