Balance: Work and Fitness. HELP!

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    Oct 05, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    I recently began my first year in grad school in Architecture and found that I have no time to sleep let alone work out.

    I'm in the studio about 6-7 days a week. I try to pack a lunch and quick snack, but I find that I have to stay longer than anticipated usually. Next thing I know, it's about 3 am and I have to head home to be up again around 7 for class.

    I went from working out 5 days a week to working out about 2 times this MONTH! I do try to run and swim at least once or twice a week, because I figure it's the best way to keep toned if i can't really hit the gym.

    I've lost about 7 lbs this past month and a half which is normal since other classmates have lost 9 or so.

    I thought I looked pretty good until I looked at old photos from earlier and realized how much mass definition I've lost.

    For those of you who work crazy hours, like doctors, engineers, etc, how do you keep a steady workout routine going?
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    Oct 05, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    shuichiro saidFor those of you who work crazy hours, like doctors, engineers, etc, how do you keep a steady workout routine going?
    While I was in college, I was working in engineering three 12-hr days per week (full-time weekends), doing 13 hours per semester four days per week, and doing flight training in the evenings 3-5 days per week, sometimes with overnight flights.

    Working out was not in my vocabulary.

    Now I'm self-employed and do what the fuck I wanna do.

    Stick with the college, sacrifice what you need to sacrifice for it, then pick up again when your schedule allows it, and do what you can when you can until then. It's worth the wait.
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    Oct 05, 2010 4:28 AM GMT
    Pretty simple.. Make it happen.
    What are you doing right now? Instead of surfing the internet, go hit the gym for 30 minutes or something. Then go back to studying.
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    Oct 06, 2010 5:43 AM GMT
    xrichx saidPretty simple.. Make it happen.
    What are you doing right now? Instead of surfing the internet, go hit the gym for 30 minutes or something. Then go back to studying.


    The man's got a point
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    Oct 06, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    [landscape architecture major] ...same situation. I, literally, lived in the studio 15-16 hours a day to get a project done. By the grace of god, there was a gym/fitness center on campus, so i utilized that at least an hour a day (when i had to stay on campus to complete projects).

    No matter how labor intensive your major is, you still need to make time for yourself BECAUSE if you are not comfortable with yourself, how can you continue with your schooling/happiness?
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    Oct 09, 2010 9:21 AM GMT
    I still look great, but yea...I've lost about 10 lbs this semester of muscle mass.

    I really need to start prioritizing and getting things back to normal.

    I find that I plan to work out, but then the projects usually take longer then expected so I push the work out back an hour, then another hour, and another.

    Do morning workouts work better?
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    Oct 10, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    This is the reason why 24 Hour Fitness exists.. they are open 24 hours a day, for people that have crazy ass schedules. icon_lol.gif