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ELLIEPIE2 Posts: 19
3/8/20 9:12 A

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I am incorporating exercise into my daily routine by: walking to the bus stop (usually 7-8 minutes but when possible I leave the house earlier and walk to further bus stops); using the stairs (my office is on almost the top floor but my mail box and courtrooms are on lower floors).
I’m getting my 10,000+ steps and closing the exercise ring on my watch every day, but I’m still stressed out by the volume of work and sometimes having to work on the weekend.

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JWPSKINNYSKILLS Posts: 252
9/23/17 10:31 A

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Since my last post, I have added a few tools to my fitness arsenal: I use a stand up desk 50% of the time and if I am sitting doing work, I now have an under the desk bicycle. It is really cheap and gets my heart rate up, for sure.

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9/22/17 11:32 P

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I struggle with this too -- especially now that I have two small children -- but try to schedule my exercise into my day. I noticed other lawyers in my office doing that -- and that everyone quickly got used to the idea that (for example) so-and-so always worked out at 4:30 and didn't expect him to be around at that time (emergency situations excepted).

I've had less success with establishing a set time to work out, in part because right now I primarily work with a partner who has a somewhat chaotic schedule, but since I'm just about to come off my second maternity leave, I'm going to try hard to establish a new pattern. (We have a gym and locker rooms at the office, so it's fairly easy to either workout indoors or go for a run and then shower/change and go back to work.)

I'm also planning to take off one day a week, which I'm hoping can be my "long workout" day. I've been on a part time (80%) schedule since my first son was born, but ended up working more than 100% billables both years, in part because I was in the office 5 days. The idea was to work short days, but that basically never happened, and I still had nights and weekends. This time I'm trying to establish an actual day "off" -- and pray that it is mostly respected. We'll see! :)

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JWPSKINNYSKILLS Posts: 252
8/29/15 7:08 A

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Hi there, I work a condensed work schedule, which means longer hours per day but 1 day off every other week. I'm also a mom of 4 and three of my kids are in different sports. My tip is that I now use their sports practice times as my time to get in some exercise. I used to check email, chat with other parents, or go home and do chores. All that can wait. Now I come dressed ready to exercise, drop off the kids, leave the car in the lot, and go for a walk or run for an hour.

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8/10/15 8:54 A

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Hi, I'm new to the team, but not new to Spark People or to practicing law. Like almost everyone in the profession, I work horrendous hours -- and I'm not even in private practice anymore. I wanted to know if team members wanted to share any tips they had in how to get in exercise in. I started running about four years ago, but mostly only have time to run during weekend.

Does anyone have any good tips?

Kathleen

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