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3/15/13 11:47 A

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I also have a full time job working 8 hours a day and have 4 children. When i finally get home after picking up my kids all i want to do is sit on my couch and take a nap. i litterally dream of it. #SAD. But the question is how bad do you want it. if we can stay up to do homework, cook and run the errands we have to put in a liitle more energy and remember that its for us. i have to somehow fit in exercise everyday. that is my nex goal

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12/12/12 5:46 P

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I can completely relate! I work in an office eight hours a day at a desk, and I am also a full-time graduate student doing online school, which means lots of sitting and reading or sitting in front of a computer. I have a gym membership, but am usually so exhausted from work and school that I find it hard to motivate myself to go. I have been trying to make changes in small ways, such as parking at the far end of parking lots (extra walking) or moving my supply storage at work upstairs, which means at least a few times each day I climb a flight of stairs. Now that I am committing to a new routine, I am hoping for three gym visits a week, plus lots of walking, hiking, yoga, or using weights at home. Another thing that has been helpful lately has been yard work (raking up lots of fall leaves) and housecleaning. Finding the time to work out when you already have a busy life is hard, but I always try to remember that the energy I will get from exercise and losing weight can only help me to handle all that business even better!

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10/9/12 1:31 P

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I am a buyer and spend a minimum of 9 hours a day at work sitting in front of a computer screen so that's where finding exercise breaks are fun!

Some of the things I do:

1. Park further from the door to get in some extra steps
2. I've been wearing the new "exercise" shoes so that every steps makes a bigger difference
(Chrissy since you are on your feet all day these might be a good idea so then you can sit back and relax for lunch)
3. Get up at least once every half hour (fax machine, printer, bathroom)
4. I keep a glass of water at my desk instead of a bottle to force me to get up and fill the water glass.
5. I have a little foot cycler under my desk
6. I stand up whenever I am on the phone.

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10/6/12 12:53 P

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It sounds like you have the right idea. It is always better to listen to your body and take some time off to recover then to try to push yourself too hard and end up being out longer because you hurt youself. Just remember to take it slow when getting back on the wagon. And remember you can do it.

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10/4/12 7:19 P

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I just started a new job as well on the 27th of august and I have been wanting to get back into exercising the last 2 weeks. Unfortunately I have been stuck with a cold/flu for most of it and then found out Tuesday I have a severe chest infection so its put a damper on beginning an exercising routine. I'm on my feet the whole time I'm at work except lunch so I'm finding it hard to want to stay on my feet longer for that hour I can relax. I'm assuming I will think differently when I lose some of this weight and my feet aren't hurting so badly. I've decided and have started to put my own workouts together so when I'm able to get on the wagon again I'm set to go. Home workouts are not for everyone though its just easier for me financially right now and with being at home more then not. Good luck to both of you :D emoticon

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9/17/12 10:46 A

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I am right here with you in finding a new routine. I went from working full time to working full time and going to school 2 days a week, but am hoping it will make it easier to get into a routine.

One thing that can sometimes be done is going for a walk on your lunch break that will give you time to relax and get you away from people and just give you some time to think. Going swimming is a great plan if you can get yourself to do it. just keep working on getting in a standard schedual. You can do it!

*** Sharleen *** Motivational captain 30 something challenge

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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9/12/12 11:57 P

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This is the first time I am working full-time and getting in my exercise has been difficult. There is a really great swim center near my home. My goal is to swim at the very least on weekends and one weekday each week. The ultimate goal is to have an exercise routine.

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