...to ask how you fit exercise in?

(68 Posts)
ChicagoBare Sun 15-May-16 15:38:46

I'm out the house from 8-6 (sometimes 7 or 8) five days a week for work. Now we're into the summer season I have about 2 weekends free per month when there's no wedding/hen/christening between now and October. I love exercise - weightlifting and running - but I just can't fit it in and it's making me feel bad.

Tiopyn Sun 15-May-16 15:42:54

Would it be possible to go early? I aim to start a run at 5.30/6am, means I'm back then in time for usual morning routine.

WipsGlitter Sun 15-May-16 15:43:21

I probably have fewer reasons than you but I still can't do it. I was going to a class a few times a week but even that's tailed off now. I've great intentions to go walking or running. But just can't.

RoganJosh Sun 15-May-16 15:43:45

6.30-7 here.

ilovesthediff Sun 15-May-16 15:44:20

I do it early before the kids are up - 30 mins of i can - and 15mins core when they're asleep.
Well, I aim to. 3 and 1. Damn hard.

Want2bSupermum Sun 15-May-16 15:46:17

Following.... This is the one area of my life where I am complete failing and it bugs me. I did 20mins of prancing around the room on Thursday/Friday and realized how unfit I am but also how invigorating it felt after.

Cerseirys Sun 15-May-16 15:51:10

I go straight from work to the gym twice a week and then go at the weekend too.

MissCalamity Sun 15-May-16 15:51:58

I go to the gym in my lunch hour, I probably get about 40 minutes in there, but it's better than nothing!

MrsJamin Sun 15-May-16 15:52:21

Can you walk part of the way to work?

SummerSazz Sun 15-May-16 15:53:47

6am, ready to leave for work at 7.20

SummerSazz Sun 15-May-16 15:54:33

And i ran at 8.30 this morning

DrHarleenFrancesQuinzel Sun 15-May-16 15:58:43

I get up at half 5 twice a week to go for a run. Sat's I do Parkrun and Sundays I do a run when I can. I try to go first thing so I have the rest of the day with the DCs.

NedStarksHead Sun 15-May-16 16:00:03

Get to the gym for 6, workout for an hour, hit the showers and dry hair etc til like 7.30/7.45 and head to work for 8!

AngelsWithFilthySouls Sun 15-May-16 16:02:53

I go at least twice a week during lunch, 30 mins weights only to allow for shower etc. but better than nothing. I then go once a week to PT after DS in bed at 7 and do a longer session on a Sunday morning when it's DH turn to get up with DS as we then still have the rest of the day together.

DH has a similar set up with 2 week nights and a Saturday morning playing football so we've got a good routine.

oliviaclottedcream Sun 15-May-16 16:27:10

I'm currently watching the men's diving. Heart beat definitely increasing!!!

magoria Sun 15-May-16 16:35:13

I drop DS for his school coach at 7.15, get into the gym for 25-30 mins then at work by 8.30.

No idea how I would without this.

harrisntasha Sun 15-May-16 16:37:50

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IonaNE Sun 15-May-16 16:44:11

I work in an office and get half an hour lunch break. During this I go to the Quiet Room, take a yoga mat and do 30 mins yoga. (Then I eat at my desk.) In my previous job I used to go for a run before work but I was on flexi. Now I'd have to get up too early. I can't do yoga in the morning (too stiff) but then I realised that it was a waste of time to spend lunchtime at the office eating grin.

Iwantawhippet Sun 15-May-16 16:52:57

I cycle too and from work. Awesome exercise and quicker than any other way of getting there.

BikeRunSki Sun 15-May-16 16:55:33

I run early (before 6am ish), late (after 9pm) or at lunchtime, but 6 weeks ago I started running again and feel better than I have for ages, so I make myself go at least every 3rd day.

Mide7 Sun 15-May-16 16:56:58

I go as soon as my daughter is in bed, so about 8. Means I don't really watch any tv but I can manage that.

If feasible getting some equipment at home makes things lots easier. Even if it's just a kettlebell.

thebestfurchinchilla Sun 15-May-16 17:03:49

You could run and /or walk at weekends . Weights a couple of times a week when you watch TV or whatever. I run 2 or 3 times a week but only 30 mins, quite easy to fit in then a long walk at the weekend. I have been known to use dumbbells to tone arms while i'm hovering over the hob. I go through phases of doing a plank every morning, 2 mins.

YolandiFuckinVisser Sun 15-May-16 17:06:37

I run at lunchtime 2 or 3 times a week, lucky enough to have showers at work and a nice 5k x-country trail on site. Then I do a longer run on Sundays.

swooosh Sun 15-May-16 17:07:34

I'm out the house from 6:30-6:30. 2.5 hours commuting and 9 hours working.

I go to the gym at 5am or 6:30pm.

2cats2many Sun 15-May-16 17:13:40

I cycle to and from work. I'd be really unfit without it.

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