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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 11:53
Help how do you add exercise when you work 12 hour days.?? Any one got a ideal.Confused

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 12:07
Some light streching for a few mins for the beginning. You can start with lifting weights and doing some crunches. You could invest in a home bike. I have mine for 8 years now and it's still like new. You won't need to spend that much time on exercise and still get a great workout. You can ride it while watching TV. And there you go, you worked out every region of your body. I workout even when I'm tired. You can do it at least 3 or 4 times a week. Once you are used to it then it's easier. Good luck Smile

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 16:29

12 minute workouts, everyone can workout. Smile

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Posted: 22 Sep 2012, 23:52
What kind of job do you have? If you can't get an actual workout in, then always take the stairs, park the farthest away or if you in the garage, park on the top floor and take the steps to and from your car. When you take breaks, opt to walk or stretch. When I warm up my lunch in the microwave, I constantly walk back and forth. If none of this work out for you, invest in a pedometer and get in 10,000 steps a day. I didn't exercise, just hit 10,000 steps a day (thats at least 5 miles) and still lost weight. Of course, all while watching my calorie intake.
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Posted: 23 Sep 2012, 15:52
If you work 12 hour days, then you should only be working 3 days a week. If you can't make it work, then work out on your off days.
I recently started working 10 hour days, but have a 30 minute commute each way. I get up at 5 am and workout for 20-40 minutes (less on hair days, more on non-hair washing days). I also do 20-30 minutes of weight training when I get home from work before dinner. I try to get 10k steps in before the end of the work day. I try to stand as much as possible and just simply try to keep moving which is hard when you have to sit and chart.
I recently changed jobs which is why I am now working the longer days. I have noticed that I am not as active at my current job and have found that I have struggled to lose weight. Now that I realize I am not burning as many calories, I am planning to cut out an extra 100-200 calories on work days if I don't starve Smile

It takes some serious planning. Clothes are put out the night before (or if I am super motivated, they are put out on the weekend for the entire week). Clothes for work are also put out. Lunch is prepared ahead of time on the weekend as much as possible. I also cook on the weekends and that allows me to just warm up dinner w/ little to no prep. All this helps me make time for the workout. I really want this, so I make it work.

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 07:56
I fill up 5 water bottles and set them on my desk, putting a different flavor in each one. I keep a straw in the water and sip on it without thinking too much about it.

When I have to go to the bathroom (which is often!) I go to the furthest away bathroom in the building (up 4 flights of stairs) and take the stairs back down as well.

5-6 stair climbs a day really gives a workout.

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 11:17
Where there is a will there is a way...but I can say that cause I only work 8 hours a day....Maybe just consider a 10 minute walk, while on breaks, that is how I got I am up to 90 minutes a day walking....

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 12:09
every litte bit helps. If you have a desk job there are lots of little things you can do at your desk. Google 'desk workouts". Here's a link to get you started.
Setting aside time to workout is ideal, but I think the main idea is to be moving as much as you can. Doing something is always better than doing nothing. Just don't give up!

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Posted: 24 Sep 2012, 13:15
Thanks for this link! I can't wait to turn my fellow office worker's heads with these!

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Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 01:02
You just have to do it. It sounds harsh, but there aren't really any secret tricks. I work 12 hour days (nights actually), have 4 children, two of them under the age of 2, and I just have to force myself to work out for an hour before I leave for work, or right after I get home. Sometimes this means I only sleep for 4-5 hours, but even then I feel better because I worked out. It is really hard, but once you push past that first couple of weeks it becomes a routine and you get used to it. Then you will feel bad if you don't do it. I promise it gets easier! Just decide to do it. "If it doesn't challenge you, then it doesn't change you." Good luck!
My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them. ~Jack Kerouac

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