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Postby electrongirl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:15 pm

I am finding it really hard to find time for exercise.

This is a normal day for me:

6am: wake up, wake up son, get him in shower. Make his brekkie, get his lunch together, get my lunch together.

6:30: my toilet, shower get dressed time.

7am: make sure son is ready, do last minute running around.

7:15: sons bus arrives, I leave for work.

4:15pm: arrive home. talk to hubby about day, relax for 15 mins. More often than not have to go to shops for something.

5:30pm: start making dinner.

6:30: eat dinner.

7pm: Biggest Loser

7:30: do dishes, clean kitchen. Organise lunches.

8:30: sit down with hubby and relax.

9:30 - 10pm: bed


Can anyone see where I could possible fit some exercise in there?

And before anyone suggests I go for a walk on my lunch break here are a few reasons why I wont:

1. I work in an industrial area and its not the nicest place to walk around, eg: smell etc.

2. My job is fairly stressful and my 30 min lunch break is my time to get away from the phone and relax.

3. I can't eat my lunch at any other time. I don't get a tea break or anything.

I try to make things easier at home by having veges already all chopped up etc but it still seems to take forever!

And my husband helps me too.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:19 pm

i reckon every ad break on tv get on the floor and do sit ups and push ups until your show comes back on. i dont see my fiance all day cos he works long hours but i have been going for a run 3 nights a week for half an hour and he understands that i need to have that time to myself and to help keep the weight off.

just need to make some sacrifices sometimes- also i dont blame u for not going for a walk in your lunch break- poor woman!
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Postby Mandie » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:20 pm

wow you certainly are busy!

maybe you can do something during the biggest loser - i know that's your "veg" time but maybe if you jump up and jog on the spot during the ads or something? i know a few people who do that...

and maybe during your relaxing time with your hubby theres something you two can do together? like a dvd or something?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:23 pm

Mandie wrote:and maybe during your relaxing time with your hubby theres something you two can do together? like a dvd or something?



hehehe or naughty things...
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Postby electrongirl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:24 pm

I really REALLY want to get a treadmill or something that I can use at night while watching telly but we are trying to get out of debt and save up for a trip to the US at the end of the year so we can go see his family.

Being an adult sucks.......... where's my winning lotto ticket?
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Postby electrongirl » Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:25 pm

kate_turner2000 wrote:
Mandie wrote:and maybe during your relaxing time with your hubby theres something you two can do together? like a dvd or something?



hehehe or naughty things...


well there is always that!! And they say thats the best form of exercise!! hahahaha
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:16 pm

ah yes the dreaded "D" word- debt!! *sigh* i know it too well. keep your chin up nikki you will find a way
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Postby milkyway » Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:31 pm

Hey Nikki, is your son around 10 or 12? Is it possible you can start getting him to become a bit more independent and make his own breakfast and organise his own lunch which might give you a bit more time in the morning to get a quick walk or some other kind of exercise in? And it will give him a bit more responsibility.

Or can you get him to do the dishes and cleaning up once or twice per week so you can get some exercise in after BL? Believe me, his future girlfriend(s) will thank you for it!

It doesn't seem fair that you have to cook and clean up after 2 other people everyday and organise lunches and stuff as well :( How much does your husband help out?

My mum used to make us make our sandwiches on Sunday nights and store them in the freezer for the week. I HATED doing it, but I did it :evil: and I've been making my own breakfast for as long as I can remember.
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Postby Dee » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:15 pm

Keep an eye out for the specials - kmart/big W, or check the trading post, ebay, etc. You can pick up a bike for under $75 if you look around... Much cheaper than a tready, and you can still do it while BL is on...

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Postby grugwashere » Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:22 pm

You should try Ebay, they have some bargains
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Postby bluebox451 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:56 pm

How 'bout if you tape the loser and use that 30 mins to go for a walk or jog together? You can watch it together later when you get home. I know my hubby's probably more addicted to it than I am!!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:02 pm

LOL @ LIZ

mick is the same... he will say to me 'i only watch it because you watch it' yeah right buster!
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Postby Dee » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:10 pm

Hey Kmart has Treadmills for $149. Keep an eye out for 20% off sporting and you can pick one up for about $120. They're magnetic treadmills, (manual) but still better than nothing. I'd check out Target and Big W, too.

(Sorry, I know I post a lot of Kmart prices and info - but it's the only local department store, and my dh spends 18hours a day there, so it's pretty much all we know. LOL)

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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:16 pm

18 hours a day!! sheesh!! i thought micks day was a long one 4.30am-6.30pm

thats ok that you mention kmart dee, its close to me too!! and my aunty works there
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Postby aramat1980 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:29 pm

have lots of censored?! :oops:
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