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Postby Athena » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:32 pm

I have a lot of trouble finding time to exercise. I work during the week, leave before sunrise and come home well after sun set. Any exercise I do durning the week has to be done in doors and I don't have that much space. (about 5 squear meters) My weekends are pretty full on, it's rare that I have a couple of hours free for truelly intencive exercise. Joining a gym isn't an option- they don't have one in my town, or the next town. The nearest one is 70k away. Does anyone have any sugestions on what I can do in the time I have? I'm in a bit of a fix here because I know what I should be doing but life keeps interfearing.
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Re: Finding time

Postby shelbel » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:32 pm

Im not one of those people who will say you just have to make time! Sometimes life really is too busy to exercise.

So got a spare 10 mins?? Some research suggests that even 3 x 10 mins of exercise a day can be enough. If your just starting out or have a lot to lose, this could very well be enough. To me, every little thing counts!!

Perhaps you could buy a pedometer and aim for 100000 per day, then gradually increase it over time??
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Re: Finding time

Postby SarahC » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:40 pm

I have a Jump Snap ropeless skipping rope. There's info on http://www.jumpsnap.com That burns up a tonne of calories and you don't even need 5 square meters, you only need one!! I think I got it from global shop direct, and it comes with dvd's as well, which are great. One workout is 8mins and the other is 12mins :D
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Re: Finding time

Postby electrongirl » Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:49 pm

what I have found with this is I made every excuse in the book not to exercise. BUT if your serious about it then you will find the time.

Do you find the time to do all your other essential things in life eg: housework, doctors appointments etc? Well if you do them treat exercise as an essential thing you have to include in your day.
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Re: Finding time

Postby GoddessInside » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:07 pm

electrongirl wrote:what I have found with this is I made every excuse in the book not to exercise. BUT if your serious about it then you will find the time.

Do you find the time to do all your other essential things in life eg: housework, doctors appointments etc? Well if you do them treat exercise as an essential thing you have to include in your day.


I agree with you Nikki !!

I am working 3 jobs, 7 days, 78 hrs per week and I find time to exercise. Im not here to blow my trumpet or demean anyone. However if you are serious about losing the weight then you have to find the time to fit exercise in. Like suggested, break your exercise up into 10 minute slots if you dont get a full half hour. I know I do the Walk away the pounds 1mile express routine and that's only a 17 min. session and u're doing a 1.5km walk.

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Re: Finding time

Postby Tarz » Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:40 pm

shelbel wrote:Perhaps you could buy a pedometer and aim for 100000 per day, then gradually increase it over time??


Wow thats a lot of steps Shel, i think you, mean 10,000 steps. :lol:


Athena, i understand it can be hard to find time to exercise sometimes but it can be done. Helen is the perfect example of a busy person that still finds time to do something. You just gotta move things around. If you work during the day are you able to go for a 30 minute walk for lunch just around the streets near your work? If you only get 30 minutes for lunch eat your lunch whilst walking.
If you have to travel pretty far to get to and from work and thats why you don't get home till late, go for a walk before heading home.
Buy a treadmill or cross trainer for at home and while you watch your favorite shows jump on the trainer. Thats an hour of walking with out really noticing.
You can do stretching on the spot, marching, jogging, jumping all on the spot.
If your still finding it hard to find time then maybe you should focus more on your eating to lose weight.
Good luck with finding time.
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Re: Finding time

Postby Athena » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:23 pm

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Your right, I can find ten minutes every day I just need to plan better. Tarz it is the travel time that gets me, I'm on the road for a good 350km every day. On the plus side, it makes me want to move around a lot when I get home, so thats probebly the right time to scedule my exersice, even if it pushes dinner pretty late.
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Re: Finding time

Postby Tarz » Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:07 pm

Athena what sort of job do you have?
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Re: Finding time

Postby Athena » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:13 pm

I work in admin at a medium sized office
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Re: Finding time

Postby JP1 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:36 pm

GoddessInside wrote: Im not here to blow my trumpet


I didn't know you could play a trumpet? :mrgreen:

re exercise at home and in confined spaces.. push ups and sit ups are good..
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Re: Finding time

Postby Sussy » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:23 pm

Hehe.

Hey Athena,

perhaps even doing some squats would help (these are where you stand with feet slightly apart, hands on hips and squat down like your going to sit on a seat and then stand back up - but i'm sure you knew that :) ). Maybe 10 or 20 whenever you go to the loo. They're great for your butt, thighs and quads and don't take long.....every little bit will help.
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Re: Finding time

Postby GoddessInside » Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:30 pm

JP1 wrote:
GoddessInside wrote: Im not here to blow my trumpet


I didn't know you could play a trumpet? :mrgreen:

re exercise at home and in confined spaces.. push ups and sit ups are good..


You never asked !!! 8) :mrgreen:

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Re: Finding time

Postby Athena » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:35 pm

All right I think. I'm trying to do some basic exercise whenever I have a spare moment. It's really hard to tell how much it adds up to in a day but I'm hopeing quite a bit. I guess only time will tell if it's enough. I wish there was a safe way to work out while driveing, it kills me to be sitting down for so long doing nothing more active then changing lanes.
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Re: Finding time

Postby GoddessInside » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:46 pm

How bout your lunch break ? That is ... do you get one being on the road for so long ? :?
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