well i know you have already gotten a lot of input, but i figured i would give a little more. lol. i usually wait until later in the evening after everyone has gone to bed. that may not work out so much for your situation, but it does work out for me. oh well. that's all i can tell you.
Thanks everyone for all your input I think I just need to get in a routine cuz Monday thru Friday is the same school from 10-2 but I drive about an hour one way. I'm going to a massage therapy school for nine months but I had no clue about all the homework I would have plus I have to take care of the kids so I was trying to get up early before I have to start getting ready for school & before the kids get up & workout but lately the babys been waking up but he's been sick so hopefully now that hes getting better he will get back to his normal sleeping habits so I can get back to my workout.
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Fitness Minutes: (21,772) Posts: 710 2/3/07 3:21 P
Working out with school is hard..I work full time and go to school full time. Thank goodness I don't have any kids though...One thing I have found that works is getting my fiance on board with my healthy eating and support for the days that I don't feel like going to the gym. for instance, if I am running late from work and won't be able to cook dinner and go to the gym and do my homework, I have him cook dinner, hit the gym for some really really intense cardio for 30 min (according to my trainer, 20 or 30 minutes all out at heart pounding rates is better then 60 min of slow jogging stuff)and I try to get as much homework done at work during my break or slow times (I work in a dialysis clinic, as long as the patients are stable, it's usually pretty calm). I just try to remind myself that every minute counts and getting in 20 minutes of rowing or running or swimming is better then zero.
It definitely all comes down to just finding the time to do it. I don't know how I manage to. Granted, I don't have to worry about taking care of kids and a husband, but I'm currently enrolled in a 120% course load, so I have way too many courses and way too much homework! On Mondays and Tuesdays there's literally no amount of time when I can get to the gym (I have classes from 8:00 in the morning 'til 10:00 at night, and also my placement in a school), but the rest of the days are light so I can fit in a workout in the afternoon or early evening.
It's all about adjusting to your schedule!
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 110 2/1/07 11:38 A
I agree with you aurical. The key is not to overdo it. Start out slow and work your way up with exercise. You wouldn't run a marathon without training. Eventually you will build up your stamina be able to do harder workouts without feeling burnt out at the end of the day. I also find that after a week or two of steady workouts, I feel much more energized. I'm able to concentrate better on my schoolwork too.
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I don't know what your schedule is like, but if you have a break between classes that's the perfect time to stop by the gym. On wednesdays I have class and work from 11:30 until 4:30 and then a night class from 6:45 until 9:45. I use the time inbetween work and class to work out and I usually have some time to do a little homework before I have to leave for my night class.
I hate going to class feeling sweaty and gross so I always bring a towel, deoderant, a full set of gym clothes (including underwear and socks), and a travel size shampoo with me. If I did a hard workout and finish with sweat pouring down me I hop in the showers and take a full shower. If I did an easier workout and I'm just a little sweaty I just freshen up with the deoderant and wipe my body down with a damp towel. Having a completely different set of clothes to change into is key because even if I was a little sweatier than I liked, but didn't have time to take a real shower, I don't feel too gross.
Another thing to keep in mind is that playing with your kids can count as exercise (it's even listed on SP!!). Also you can do lots of little things that add up like taking the stairs instead of the elevator or parking farther from class (when time permits). If you're worried about being too tired at night to do your work, I would suggest an afternoon/evening exercise routine. As long as you don't do too much, it will make you more energized and more alert for several hours.
Anyway, I Hope I could help some. Good luck with school!
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Hi everyone, my name is Amanda & I have 3 kids, a husband & 2 dogs & I just started school on Thursday. How do you all manage to workout while going to school & having homework to do? I've been a stay at home mom now for 2 years so adding school 5 days a week is a big change. I'm going to try & get up early in the morning to workout before school but then I'm worried I'm going to be to tired at night to do homework but I guess I won't know till I try. Well I hope you all can help me with some much needed advice Thanks
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