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Getting a Rhythm

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

For me, one of the biggest roadblocks to creating better habits is my wacky schedule. I can pretty much count on being at the office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but after that ALL bets are off. I usually work at least six days a week, often work seven, and 12 to 14 hour days are more common than I'd like. It's really hard to establish a pattern for working out and eating healthy when you're never home at the same time each week.

So I am trying to plan ahead, and focus more on 'getting it done' than being on a schedule.

For instance, I've given up trying to work out in the morning. I am NOT a morning person. Used to be, but no longer. Won't go to the gym after work, either - way to crowded. Standing around waiting for equipment is not the way to burn calories, and I'm not the aggressive type. So, for the last week or so, I've been going later at night. Last night, I went to the gym at 11 p.m., did 30 minutes on the treadmill and my eight stations of strength training. Got home about 12:30 a.m.

Is this an ideal situation? Probably not. Is it better than not going? Absolutely. Will I keep doing my late-night workouts? Yeah, I think so.

And in case you were wondering- I wasn't any later to work this morning than I've been any other morning this entire year. emoticon
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    Sounds all too familiar to me, Carren! But I have yet to find a good time to get it done. Hopefully I'll get myself motivated either early in the mornings or late at night like you. That's awesome that you are able to combine your hectic work schedule with healthy fitness habits too!
    4016 days ago
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    Good for you! I am glad you are getting into a rythm and I'm glad you're hitting the gym no matter what the time! Sounds like you are night person like me but I don't think I could do the gym thing that late at night! I like to get it done in the morning then I have the rest of the day....however my schedule allows for that and yours is CRAZY!!!

    Keep it up girl!!
    4016 days ago
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