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When do you exercise? How consistent?

I am simply curious to somewhat take a poll to see when people exercise and how consistent they are with it. Such as: every morning, 5 times per week or something else. How do people have time to work out every day? Im almost done with school, I am going FT and also working FT so its extremely difficult to be consistent in working out with the rollercoaster studies of school.

Thu. Nov 6, 1:37pm

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I work full time and also have a part time job on the side so I know how hard it can be to fit it all in - on top of family, social events, etc.
I plan my week on Mondays as far as exercise goes. When something comes up I shift my work out plan so that I don't miss any. If I know Saturday is busy maybe I'll get 2 in on Wednesday as well as my other scheduled days. I prefer to work out in the evening but that won't always work. When things come up in the evening I shift my plan and work out in the morning. I don't work out everyday but go 5 times a week. I am exercising anywhere from 30-60 minutes. I hope that helps and good luck! Your health and well being is worth the time/energy it takes!


Thursday, November 06, 2008, 1:52 PM

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I get my work schedule for the next week on Fridays so I map out 5 workouts around my schedule

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 2:01 PM

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Monday - Friday after work - 5:30-6:30 or 7
On the weekend I tried to do more fun workouts at least one day, like biking, skiing, hiking etc. I get worn out so I take a day off once every 7-10 days.

I do not work and do school full time though. That is very difficult and you shouldn't be too hard on yourself if you can't get in exercise every day. Do aim for 2 or 3 days a week though.

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 2:05 PM

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I have a system where for each day I work out, I put a star on my calendar. I went back over the last three months, and I've worked out an average of 4 times per week.

I always aim for 30 to 60 minutes, but some days I just do what I can, even if it's only 20.

I work full time now, but when I was in school and working, I NEVER worked out. It was always a summer thing for me when I was a student. It's only now that I've got the time for it. I'm interested to see how my routine will hold up in a few years when I have kids....

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 2:31 PM

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workout schedule?

I am working full time and going to college online full time also with three small children at home. I am trying to work out a steady workout schedule. I really want to get up early in the mornings and get in my cardio then but I just can't seem to get motivated to stop hitting the snooze button and just get up and workout. Does anyone have a set workout schedule that they have been able to stick to? I am talking about an actual set schedule of workouts such as exact times and types of workouts/exercises? That would really help me a lot...

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 3:16 PM

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I try to work out 5 days a week, taking a bit of a break this week cause ive been really sore. Once it become routine and a part of your personality its easier to stick to. I think you have to really try and see youself as a runner, swimmer, weightlifter or whatever your workout of choice is. Once you have goals and see yourself accomplishing these goals it gets easier. For me I love to run, my goal is to finish a half marathon in 1;30, I am still pretty far from that goal but it keeps me going, I do long runs and short faster runs, but the whole time envisioning that I am getting faster, better and being a runner.

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 3:26 PM

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Currently I work FT, I work out 4 days a week during lunch and Saturday and Sunday morning/afternoons (depends how crazy the night before was).
A few years ago when I was in college FT and working 30+ hours a week I worked out whenever I found a free hour. I didn't go to school and work on the same days so it made it a little easier.

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 3:41 PM

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I exercise every day, either in the morning when I first wake up or during my lunch hour.

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 4:50 PM

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I work full time shift work.... so generally work 5 days a week for 8 hours a day anywhere from 8am till 9pm. I work out 6 days a week... and im very consisten I take saturdays off. I dont miss a workout because its a priority in my life over many things.... I know its hard to find time when your working and in school.. When I was in school I used to go study while I was on a stationary bike or something to try and squeeze it in.
I try to make sure I do atleast 3 different cardio activities a week (cross trainer, spin class, treamill , swim, aerobics) I work all different hours so I dont have a set time each day but while Im writing on my calender my shifts for the week I enter in what time my work out will be and what im going to do... Because I work out so many time a week some of my work out are on 30 min and on days I have more time they are an hour (i am for somewhere between 220min - 270min of cardio a week)

Thursday, November 06, 2008, 6:10 PM

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I also work full time. Workout 6 times aweek. I make a workout schedule every Sunday night. Since I have a gym membership, certain classes's time are set in stone. Others like yoga, I can do at home anytime. Then I adjust the schedule as the week goes. If I am too tired or sore on one day, I will switch workouts or shorten the workout time. The key is to build the habit of exercising 5-6 times/week. Even a workout as small as 30min brisk walking or 30min yoga stretch will add up in the long run. Be consistent with that at 1st, build the habit and work it into your current schedule, then work on the intensity and lenght later.

Sunday, November 09, 2008, 12:18 AM

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I get up very early every morning - so early in fact it's really still the middle of the night for most... LOL! I do this even on the weekend so I'm not in shock when the work week starts again and I love the quiet early morning hours I have to myself. I sit and read a book to wake up for about and hour, drink a coffee, some water and then head down to my workout room. I do this six times a week on most weeks. On a bad week 4 to 5 times a week.

Monday, November 10, 2008, 10:26 AM

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