Thanks for all the suggestions! I very much appreciate the help. I have shifted my workouts to to the weekends when I have the least homework like Thursday/Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon which has been helping! Slowly building my muscles back up to handle more...now if only this winter weather would go away so I can get outside more!
current weight: 192.0
Fitness Minutes: (30,726) Posts: 136 1/24/12 6:27 A
I think I'd start the studying a little earlier and allow time for a workout, followed by some food before going to work. That's a tough transition, and the exersize will increase your energy, which you don't need when you leave work. At that point you need to wind down and get some sleep!
I'm another that has to exercise first thing or it just won't happen. I'm a mum and work 40hrs a week and by the time I get home and cook dinner and help with homework and all that stuff I am so tired I couldn't face working out. So I get up 30mins early and go for a walk before getting ready for work. I find that if I get into my work out clothes and sneakers as soon as I get out of bed then I won't back out of it. So maybe you could try working out when you wake up before you start studying - it will probably help you focus quickly on your studies as well. I am amazed at the difference since I started walking in the morning, I am energised for the day and more focused at work.
current weight: 182.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,119) Posts: 263 1/20/12 8:08 P
for me, just getting started is the hardest part--try working out in the morning before you have a chance to think about it--or try telling yourself you will only HAVE to do X amount ( walk outside for the amount of time it takes you to listen to one fav song on an MP3 for example) then you may decide, well, the next song is pretty good too, so I'll walk a bit longer... and it may just turn into a whole playlist long!
I also find that if I sit down after work, I am done. Personally, I have to exercise during my work lunch or before i go home--because I am not likely to go back out. See if there are small chunks of time between your activities to get active!
My husband worked full time and went to school for his degree also--It IS a challenge--hang in there, it is worth it!
May you find joy in unexpected places, comfort in the little things and peace in your own corner of the world.
Pounds lost: 5.5
Fitness Minutes: (15,851) Posts: 1,228 1/18/12 7:41 A
I would suggest starting small. Can you fit in 10 minutes of walking 3 times a day? Even if you can only fit in one 10 minute session, that's better than nothing. Do what you can and get the routine going and then add onto it when you can.
I am a full time student and work 40 hours a week. I have got the food tracking going perfect but finding the energy after a 16 hours day has got me dicouraged. I work 3:30-midnight and do on-line classes during the day from 11-2:30. Any suggestions on getting that little boost after my work night to push me through a workout?
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