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NOBLEEQUESTRIAN
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5/5/13 6:30 P

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I'm currently a zookeeping intern and am on my feet all day long. During these days I don't work work out as walking for 8-10hrs seems like more than enough exercise.

And yes, I am very physically fit and healthy.



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5/5/13 6:08 P

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For many, many years I worked on my feet (on concrete floors!) in a busy (aka=stress!!) hospital lab. My absolute favorite way to unwind turned out to be heading to the swimming pool---not for fatiguing laps, but for water exercise. See if your local pool offers parent/baby /or family swim classes--its a great way to unwind, exercise some, and interact with the kids!! Babies do extremely well in the water. If its at a community center, they may even offer childcare...and then you might be able to do some more intensive exercise. Best of luck, and Take Care!!
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Funny thing about exercise, it actually can be energizing instead of exhausting. So after those really hard days where I feel exhausted, I remember that exercise will actually make me feel better, not more exhausted. Now, obviously this depends on what your doing but generally, if you aren't overtraining or hurting yourself, you will most likely get a kick out of the endorphins that you probably REALLY need after those tiring days.

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I work in a stockroom so not only am I on my feet much of the day I am also moving around boxes.

I used to be of the mind set that if I did not exercise in the morning than it would not be done because I was too tired after work but I recently have tried to change that. The time between when I get off work and dinner time is a hard time for me when it comes to munchies so I have changed my exercise from morning to after work to fill in that time. There is not real secret to it. Just do it. I have found that once I get started I am not as tired as I thought I was.



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I wondered how other did it. I work at McDonalds, a shift manager so it can be very stressful almost upsetting some days, but I have two girls under 3, youngest about 5 weeks old. I know my schedule is going to be busy even after work so was trying to figure out how to fit in an exercise. I am going to be working 8 hours, pick up the kids,come home, and probably feed the baby if she's hundry or play with her, etc. Right now she still sleeps most of the day.

I haven't figured out how I will exercise once she's bigger and staying awake longer.



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My job is both physically and mentally draining but i have found that after going home and working out it lowers my frustration level and keeps me from "unloading" to my husband for an hour about my day. So in the end, while yes i am very tired...it helps me to unwind and unload from my day in a healthy way. I always feel much better and much more relaxed for the rest of my day.




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Hi KATHYLOOP

My days are 9.5 hrs + driving. I'm out the door at 6am and home by 5pm.
While my job is not what you would call active - it is mentally exhausting.
There are some days, as I'm driving home, I find myself trying to talk myself out of doing my workout. On those days, I focus on why it's important to keep going. I will literally say out loud to myself "come on, you know you're going to workout so cut it out."
More often than not, once I start the workout I perk up mentally anyway. I'm always glad I didn't talk myself out of it.

It took practice, in the beginning, I would give in far too many times.
But now, even when I still play the mental game with myself I don't give in.

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5/4/13 6:18 P

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Just wondering if you're exhausted from work and how you put in exercise time after being at work for 8 hours a day?



 
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