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2/6/09 3:21 P

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I actually own a storefront, and I'm the only person who works there, so there is no such thing as breaks. We just got a new turntable, and we cleaned up our living room, and I told my husband he should spend like, a half hour out in our living room listening to records, and making some of his own music while I exercise every night in our bedroom, with the TV. hahah. I think it's going to work.. I'm crossing my fingers. Thanks for the advice!

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2/5/09 11:27 P

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Not sure what type of job you have, but you could always walk somewhere nearby for lunch instead of drive, or I pack my lunch, but it definitely does not take an hour to eat lunch and since you (might) sit down all day at work (thinking office-type job like mine) then you could walk around your building, inside or outside, on your breaks. Any time you can spare to get moving will help that much more. :)

I suppose your husband wouldn't particularly enjoy watching you work out, but he could give up the tv for just an hour or less a night. If he's a super sweetie and supportive of you he could even work out with you at night. Having someone else exercising with me not only motivates me to do it each day, but it makes me a little competitive and I get more out of my workouts.

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2/5/09 7:00 P

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Thank you!

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2/4/09 10:03 P

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I have volunteered to run to the bank or post office for my boss and walked. I also use the furthest office back so that I am constantly having to come to the front. And I study on the 4th floor. Also, I have a trainer who I meet with in the AM before I actually start work, she comes to me so there is no excuse. I trade her (otherwise I would never be able to afford it!)

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2/4/09 8:02 P

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Thank you Thalia! That's great advice. Anyone else feel free to keep helping...

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THALIA_82 Posts: 218
2/4/09 7:44 P

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I am very short on time too. I'm a full time postgrad student and I spend 5+ hours a day in class plus at least that amount of time studying. When I was home over my last break I went into a store and picked up a few "quickie" workout DVD's. I really like doing pilates, so I grabbed one 20 minute core work out and 1 DVD with 5 different 15 minute workouts. I get up 1/2 hour early and do these 4 mornings a week, 15 - 20 minutes of exercise, then a shower and even though I'm getting up a little earlier I am more awake. You could probably find 15 minutes of alone time to sweat a little (nice thing about pilates is you don't get really gross and sweaty). You could also play the DVD's on your computer instead of taking up the hubby's TV.
Also, I don't know where you live, but if you can walk places do it. Even if it's as simple as parking at the far end of the lot when you're going to work, that extra bit of walking could go a long ways. I walk to school every day (15 minutes 1 way) and even though I haven't lost a lot of weight from it, I have noticed I've gotten leaner in my lower body.
I've been doing the DVD's 4 days a week for 4 weeks and I've lost 4lbs, 1.25" off my waist and 1.25" off my hips. It's not a lot lost, but it's also not a lot of effort. I'm thinking of combining a few of the 15 minute exercises into 1/2 hour workouts to "kick it up a notch" :)

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2/3/09 8:49 P

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I have no time.. I have a (more than) full time job, and I go to school full time.
I have no exercise equipment...
I have one TV which is in our bedroom, where my husband is usually occupying it, not to mention, no exercise videos or dvds.
Plus, I'm sure he doesn't want to watch me work out.
And we live with another guy, who is ALWAYS around the house.
I'm not sure If I want him to see me working up a sweat either.

I know these sound like excuses, but has anyone found any helpful tricks, or discreet or ways of exercising on the go, or at work.. or in general.
This is the only thing I am lacking. I need to figure out a healthy way to exercise that isn't so few and far between.

Thank you!

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