New job, but too tired to workout

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    Apr 02, 2013 7:14 PM GMT
    Hey all -

    So, I just started this waiting gig. I run around all night serving people. I come home, have a glass of wine, go to bed. Then I wake up intending to go to the gym....but I'm just so damn tired. (I at least attend a martial arts class on my days off, so that's nice.)

    How do you balance work life with working out and not overdoing it? I had the same problem at school. Over the summer I'd be in the gym everyday, but once school started up, I found it very hard to balance both.
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    Apr 02, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    I have 2 jobs, am in school, on a race committee, studying for personal trainer certification .. I am busy but the gym is important enough for me to make the time and I rarely miss. I think it's easy because I know what motivates me to keep going.

    find your true purpose and motivation for the gym and the commitment will be easier to make and keep.
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    Apr 03, 2013 4:16 AM GMT
    Good advice. I value the martial arts I've started, so I make sure I go.

    But I value the weight lifting, yoga, etc. It isn't hard to go when I'm not busy. In fact, I feel awful if I don't go. But I don't know why it's hard to get to the gym before a work shift.

    I suppose my main motivation is strength. Some size. Perhaps I'm just afraid it will make me feel bad at work...when it will probably make me feel better. icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 03, 2013 4:33 AM GMT
    you got the wrong gig... Porn star, go-go dancer or underwear model are probably the best work/work out life balance that i know of seeing as the gym is part of the work, the rest of us 9-5ers, labor over this issue all the time, think how much worse it would be having a husband and a couple kids to raise, why do you think the hetero community, esp married ones go to pot physically and start shopping at Walmart, no time for gym and who needs to look good anymore for their spouse...you dont want to end up like them...do you? icon_wink.gif, icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 03, 2013 4:39 AM GMT
    Hahaha. My last job was great, because I was dancing a bunch. And while I sense you were being somewhat facetious, that is all very true...
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    Apr 03, 2013 5:41 AM GMT
    Go to the gym when you wake up. Wake up early.
    Make sure you take care of yourself first or you will get out of shape, get old early, and die sooner.
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    Apr 03, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    Work 12 hour shifts here. I go to the gym BEFORE work, when I still have energy... And it actually wakes me up and keeps me up all day!
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    Apr 03, 2013 6:31 AM GMT
    ^That. Gotta get the workout in early in the day. After work, I'm usually too exhausted. Plus getting the metabolism going early helps for the rest of the day.
  • Lucky350

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    Apr 03, 2013 6:48 AM GMT
    Stupid job!

    Always getting in the way of my workout =P
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    Apr 03, 2013 7:04 AM GMT
    If you want the results bad enough..
    You'll Make the Effort..
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    Apr 03, 2013 7:06 AM GMT
    And it might also be my nutrition lately. I'm a pretty good eater, but might be cutting some corners because of time. Garbage in, garbage out....
  • goodmagic

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    Apr 03, 2013 10:43 AM GMT
    I have the solution for you! oxyelite pro @ gnc. I work a labor job but this gives me the energy I need to go to the gym right before work.
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    Apr 03, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    Maybe I just needed to write my thoughts down. Just got back from the gym and hopping in the shower before work icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 03, 2013 7:59 PM GMT
    I feel ya it's tough working a serving gig and going to the gym (plus school) but I have class at 8am everyday then after class before work I go to the gym and then school work and then work. It's tiring but you just gotta do it, way I make myself go is I bring everything with me so I just go from class to the gym to library and then work this way I keep myself in check (although sometimes I have a hard time motivating myself to do all of that).
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    Apr 03, 2013 8:10 PM GMT
    art90 saidHey all -

    So, I just started this waiting gig. I run around all night serving people. I come home, have a glass of wine, go to bed. Then I wake up intending to go to the gym....but I'm just so damn tired. (I at least attend a martial arts class on my days off, so that's nice.)

    How do you balance work life with working out and not overdoing it? I had the same problem at school. Over the summer I'd be in the gym everyday, but once school started up, I found it very hard to balance both.


    I know it might suck but try packing a gym bag and go after work (most gyms I know of are 24/7). Don't go home first. I run around all day lifting heavy boxes, but because my bag is packed it motivates me to go. Just saying what helps me!
  • MarvelBoy23

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    Apr 03, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    beetsfan said
    art90 saidHey all -

    So, I just started this waiting gig. I run around all night serving people. I come home, have a glass of wine, go to bed. Then I wake up intending to go to the gym....but I'm just so damn tired. (I at least attend a martial arts class on my days off, so that's nice.)

    How do you balance work life with working out and not overdoing it? I had the same problem at school. Over the summer I'd be in the gym everyday, but once school started up, I found it very hard to balance both.


    I know it might suck but try packing a gym bag and go after work (most gyms I know of are 24/7). Don't go home first. I run around all day lifting heavy boxes, but because my bag is packed it motivates me to go. Just saying what helps me!


    I agree. I do yoga as soon as I get home. I try to make it an extension of my work day so that it gets done daily. All these other things we have to do always take priority, so I just make it a priority and it works well.
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    Apr 03, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    beetsfan said
    art90 saidHey all -

    So, I just started this waiting gig. I run around all night serving people. I come home, have a glass of wine, go to bed. Then I wake up intending to go to the gym....but I'm just so damn tired. (I at least attend a martial arts class on my days off, so that's nice.)

    How do you balance work life with working out and not overdoing it? I had the same problem at school. Over the summer I'd be in the gym everyday, but once school started up, I found it very hard to balance both.


    I know it might suck but try packing a gym bag and go after work (most gyms I know of are 24/7). Don't go home first. I run around all day lifting heavy boxes, but because my bag is packed it motivates me to go. Just saying what helps me!


    +1 I always take my gym bag to work with me.

    A workout doesn't have to be an hour for you to benefit from it. A focused 20-30 minutes is just as good.
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    Apr 03, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    I had a similar issue until i started eating healthier. I have a salad for one or two meals now every day which gives me a lot more spur-of-the-moment energy when i finally do have time to exercise. My secret is yogurt dressing, since otherwise i'd get sick of balsamic vinaigrette.

    My schedule is insane and not regular at all. I might work 6am to 5pm one monday and then the next i might not work at all.