No fitness anymore ..

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    Nov 11, 2008 9:44 PM GMT


    So that's it .. I'm studying at the university .. I can't register to gym cuz it's too expensive , no weight gainers / protien powders anymore .. and no time for nothing .. the traviling to and from the University is about 5 hours daily .. so I only have time for studies and work and ,barely, sleep ..

    I can keep complaining and crying here .. I'm not looking for an advice or something .. Just wanted to say it ..
    it's not a life .. and I'm wondering when I'll start to live .. and have some good self image, belive in my self , have a goal, friends ,time ...

    Thx for everyone who read this ..
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:24 AM GMT
    can you rollerblade on campus to classes? I have a friend who did that. Ankle weights are also an option if you don't over do them.icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:26 AM GMT
    learn how to do exercises using your body weight and opposing resistances. now you can do pretty much everything in your own room and still stay very fit and toned.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:34 AM GMT
    Brother, buy yourself a set of resistance tubes and you've got all you need to keep yourself fit. You may not have time to hit the goals you're shooting for, but you can keep yourself in shape until the time that you do. Trust me, the last thing you want to do is get out of shape because of university, because it's so hard to get back into shape. That's what happened to me during college, and I can't tell you how hard it was to get back in shape (hell, I'm still not where I want to be).

    Don't slack on your fitness too much. You don't need an expensive gym, protein powder and weight gainer junk, or really much time to keep yourself in shape. Plus, fitness and staying in shape will keep your mind sharper.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:35 AM GMT
    Why is travel to and from the University FIVE HOURS daily? That's an insanely long commute.
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    Nov 12, 2008 8:39 AM GMT
    GHoSTa said

    So that's it .. I'm studying at the university .. I can't register to gym cuz it's too expensive , no weight gainers / protien powders anymore .. and no time for nothing .. the traviling to and from the University is about 5 hours daily .. so I only have time for studies and work and ,barely, sleep ..

    I can keep complaining and crying here .. I'm not looking for an advice or something .. Just wanted to say it ..
    it's not a life .. and I'm wondering when I'll start to live .. and have some good self image, belive in my self , have a goal, friends ,time ...

    Thx for everyone who read this ..


    I can totally relate. Over the summer I was swimming, running, lifting almost every day, and was totally getting into it. But now have to spend all my free time writing, reading, class, practicum, commuting, and basic needs, in addition to just trying to have some sort of life. In my third year now, and this shit's taking a toll for sho'.

    I've found that if I can go to sleep at a decent hour, wake up early, eat a little something, get some work done for about an hour and a half, go for a run, then go off to start the day w/ regular shit... then in the evening have about 20 minutes to do some core training, then dumbell lifting all at home... seems to get done a couple times a week anyway. And definitely worth the investment of time as the energy to do all the other b.s. dissipates quickly otherwise.

    Hope you find it's possible, maybe in smaller doses, and maybe at home?


  • kjm1990

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    Nov 12, 2008 8:58 AM GMT
    man dont give up..you have a good body..i havnt been doing it long but i cant think about giving up..i mean im only running of a nite but i will increase as i go but still dont wanna give up..mate dont do it..work out at home..
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:11 AM GMT
    Are you commuting OUT of Tel Aviv for school? that doesn't make much sense... and welcome to the real world man... life sucks sometimes, learn to read while doing push ups and figure out how to review taped lectures while doing crunches... if you're taking the train or bus (hopefully you are, driving five hours a day sucks) figure out small exercises you can do... those annoying little hand grip things, start walking with ankle weights on, anything helps, and its definitely possible to work around it... just remember to not skip meals. Do unis outside the US not have rec facilities?
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    Nov 12, 2008 9:26 AM GMT
    Do pushups for chest, shoulder and tris. Find something heavy and do curls. A milk jug or whatever. Put a heavy weight on your shoulders and do squats. Lift a mattress over and over.

    There are a million ways to work out without a gym. It is all about resistance. Be creative. Pick a heavy object up. Repeatedly. Muscles do not know what you are lifting, they just know that they are lifting something heavier than they are used to.

    Pick up a TV over and over.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 13, 2008 10:47 AM GMT
    There are ways to continue to exercise
    being healthy is a lifestyle it doesn't depend on a gym membership
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    Nov 14, 2008 11:23 AM GMT

    Thx for all of you .. lately I had more hope and confidence cuz I know that no matter what is the goal the real thing that matters is that I'm doing my best to reach ... it makes me strongr
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    Nov 14, 2008 12:32 PM GMT
    I fully understand. I went to law school at night after work. I wouldn't get home until after 11pm. I was running before I started law school but couldn't do it anymore. So, I made the most of what I could do. I always took the stairs rather than elevators or escalators. One class was on the ninth floor. That was a good workout. During work, I would set my computer timer to remind me to do sets of squats at my desk.

    I did put on weight during school but when I finally graduated, I went back to working out and running. You'll be fine. Enjoy your studies. That is your priority now.

    Greg
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    Nov 14, 2008 2:59 PM GMT

    Whatever you do, don't stop eating! That way, when you graduate, you'll be ready to persue your fitness goals.
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    Nov 14, 2008 3:26 PM GMT
    GHoSTa said
    it's not a life .. and I'm wondering when I'll start to live .. and have some good self image, belive in my self , have a goal, friends ,time ...

    Not to be dismissive at all, but you're 19. You have so many years ahead of you to develop, make lots of friends, settle into a good career, and have some great experiences in life.

    You've only just begun. Life is a series of experiences lived over many years. There's no shortcut.

    And it seems like you're focusing on what you don't have (yet) rather than appreciating all the things you do have. Compared to some people in the world, you are amazingly blessed. Don't believe me? Try visiting rural Cambodia sometime.

    You'll spend another two or three years in school. That seems like forever now, but trust me, in another 10 or 15 years you'll start wondering how 2, 5, or 10 years have gone by so fast.

    So enjoy every stage of life. You only get to be 19 for one year. Don't try to fast forward in life. Every experience in life, even what you're dealing with now, adds to your character. If you deal with it in the right way, it makes you a better person.
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    Nov 14, 2008 9:08 PM GMT


    Global_CitizenTry visiting rural Cambodia sometime.



    thx for cheering me up .. but I'll have to lol about this ... everything looks good compared to Cambodia !!
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    Nov 15, 2008 2:14 PM GMT
    Do everything that the guys above me said. They are the experts. Disregard anything I said. I was totally wrong. lol. hmmmm
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    Nov 15, 2008 4:27 PM GMT
    rotabilis saidWhy is travel to and from the University FIVE HOURS daily? That's an insanely long commute.


    This needs to be explained.
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    Nov 15, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
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    rotabilis saidWhy is travel to and from the University FIVE HOURS daily? That's an insanely long commute.


    This needs to be explained.


    I can explain this : M-o-n-e-y .. and I clear it by adding L-u-c-k , but u can't count on it ..