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I Need Motivation to Exercise

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Working out became a habit of mine a few months ago. I enjoyed it! I didn't think about going, I just went. Now, with all of the changes in my work schedule I can't get a routine together. Now I am started a new job and I am trying so hard to figure out when I am going to get my butt to the gym.

I worked midnights for so long, that my body isn't on a schedule yet (I just started day shift yesterday after working midnights for almost 13 years.) I am thinking that I am going to go to the gym after my daughter goes to bed at 8pm or it might be better to go right after work.

I don't know but I am ready to get out of this rut and stop working out haphazardly.
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  • BEANTOWN18974
    give yourself some slack... when you make it a priority, and the rest of your schedule gets regulated, I'm sure you will get back to your habit!
    2641 days ago
    Try working out right after work...and see if it works for you! Good luck! Keep us posted! emoticon
    2641 days ago
    What time do you start work in the morning? Just wondering if there's any way you can get up a bit earlier and work out? Or go as soon as you get off work like the others suggested.
    You're having to adjust to a major change in your schedule and it will take a little time before you can get it all worked out, but I know you'll figure it out.

    2642 days ago
    OH SO YOU'RE A DAYSHIFTER NOW, HUH...don't know if I like that...lol. J/K. Take a little time and see how your new schedule goes. With me starting school again, I was kind of confused when I should exercise also. But, after about a week I was like oh ok! I have time here and here and just picked. I do agree about going right after work, don't give your body too much time to relax.
    2642 days ago
    you gotta get it started! one tiny step at a time, gonnalose is right. you gotta set yourself up to suceed. if you exercise early when your energy is highest, fatigue wont be an excuse. i work out twice a day, once in the morn and once at nite. i started by making a sheet on the wall by my computer and this little memo pad had exactly 21 lines on it. everyday i worked out i would write ithe date down with a happy face next to it. my goal was to try to get 21 consecutive days to fill the page completely. (i'm looking at it right now cause i never took it down, it still motivates me even tho it's more than 2 months old) when i first started, i worked out every day for 4 days,( emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ) then i skipped 5 days(summers birthday preperations)then i was back on for 9days,( emoticon x 9)then i was off for 2 days(thanksgiving)and then i hit my stride at that point i realized that i was coming back to my workouts even when i missed one, and that missing a workout was like missing an important appointment. by the time i had (wait a sec, let me count'em) 15 days on the sheet(even with all the skip days) i felt obligated to work out!!! and after i had filled up 2 sheets i didnt need to write it any more! now i work out twice a day no matter what! try it. maybe it'll work for you ! emoticon
    2642 days ago
    I would the one right after work, because your body is going through a change right now, if you wait until 8 pm you might not get it done, because you have already been home, relaxed and ready to call it day, so try going right after work, pack your bag and carry it with you in the car.
    Let me know how it works out!
    2642 days ago
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