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Hi there!<br><br>
Was wondering how ya'll find time for fitness each day? I go to school full time, work full time, and raise two kids, so time is not exactly plentiful, (except the hour I dedicate to VB on Sunday evenings lol).<br><br>
This may be an odd one, but at work during the day, everytime I go to the ladies room, I do Taebo moves! I bet it pisses the secretaries off because I'm hogging the bathroom but I'm keeping my tummy nice and firm! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
I also like to do various yoga, karate, and dance moves while cleaning.<br><br>
Anybody else find little ways to sneak in exercise?
 

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Actually, I'm in a very similar situation. I go to work from 6AM to 3:30PM, and on my two 15 minute breaks I ride my bike as hard as I can around the area. I also occasionally do a little bit of cycling after eating lunch if I have any time left. Of course, when I get home around 4:30, I can fit some exercise in most of the time, but during the summer it was incredibly hot here until it got very late.
 

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I usually just wake up really early before anyone else so I can sneak out to the gym. Have you considered buying some free weights and a treadmill for at home? That way when you're at home watching the kids, you can still get in your exercise while they're watching tv or something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Actually, I'm in a very similar situation. I go to work from 6AM to 3:30PM, and on my two 15 minute breaks I ride my bike as hard as I can around the area. I also occasionally do a little bit of cycling after eating lunch if I have any time left. Of course, when I get home around 4:30, I can fit some exercise in most of the time, but during the summer it was incredibly hot here until it got very late.</div>
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I think that's really cool. Wish I could bring a bike to my place of employment but I work around radiation and welders...... don't wanna trip over that stuff, lol.
 

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I usually just wake up really early before anyone else so I can sneak out to the gym. Have you considered buying some free weights and a treadmill for at home? That way when you're at home watching the kids, you can still get in your exercise while they're watching tv or something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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I do my yoga in the morning and as much as I can during the week in the evenings. No room for treadmill but might try the weights thing. Thanks!
 

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I've got a long list of integrated circuit routines that can be done in 10 minutes, cause sometimes time is definitely not on my side, and not exercising is not an option <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> For example:<br><br>
Burpees * 60 seconds, pull-ups * 60 seconds, squats * 60 seconds, pushups * 60 seconds, and then repeat for 45 seconds, then 30 seconds, then 15 seconds. All done in succession with no breaks in between exercises.<br><br>
10 minutes that will kick your arse that can be done in a hotel room on the way from the bed to the shower <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
A decent strength training routine can be done in even less time with a weighted vest or backpack.
 

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When I was a student working two jobs I took a PE class most semesters. That way my exercise was also part of my education. I took swimming, weight lifting, and kickboxing.<br><br>
Now I have more time, but in order to fit everything in I tend to make it a family affair. So that means jogging stroller for running, hiking backpack to carry toddler on hikes, and a gym membership that comes with daycare. I plan to get a trailer for my bike, too, so we can go for bike rides.
 

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This may be an odd one, but at work during the day, everytime I go to the ladies room, I do Taebo moves! I bet it pisses the secretaries off because I'm hogging the bathroom but I'm keeping my tummy nice and firm! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"></div>
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I love it!<br><br>
I have a standard routine, so work out 5x's per week about 40min-1hr
 

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I work out early, before work. it's early and rough, but it gets done. i go MWF and then help with the kids on the other two weekdays. used to go after work, but i'd end up missing dinner with the fam and that's no good.<br><br>
You could have weights with you at your job. fit them in during your day.
 

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lol<br>
I totally dance and sing while doing the dishes. Then, once a week I do a crazy intense workout. It used to be hiking a very strenuous trail during the summer. Now, I go up and down this really steep hill by my place for about an hour.
 

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I've got a long list of integrated circuit routines that can be done in 10 minutes, cause sometimes time is definitely not on my side, and not exercising is not an option <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"> For example:<br><br>
Burpees * 60 seconds, pull-ups * 60 seconds, squats * 60 seconds, pushups * 60 seconds, and then repeat for 45 seconds, then 30 seconds, then 15 seconds. All done in succession with no breaks in between exercises.<br><br>
10 minutes that will kick your arse that can be done in a hotel room on the way from the bed to the shower <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
A decent strength training routine can be done in even less time with a weighted vest or backpack.</div>
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Hardcore! I dig it!
 

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lol<br>
I totally dance and sing while doing the dishes.</div>
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I <b>LOVE</b> this! :)
 

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When you're walking around, clench your butt. Do it when you're sitting too.
 

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This thread makes me feel guilty <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I do school fulltime, work part time... how do I find time for fitness? It's called I have no life. But I'll live till 102, so it's all good, fair trade.<br>
I usually wake up at 4 or 5am to workout before class. Or, cause on weekends there's a chance I work at 5am and have to get up at 330am, I'll just workout in the afternoon after work.<br><br>
I do like to workout really early , though. I find I put up better numbers and time trials. I also feel like I cheat, cause then the whole day I feel good and don't have to worry about getting my workout done, it's done, I can check it off my list.<br><br>
Also, it's easy to pass out at an early time if you get up really early and get that blood pumping.<br><br>
Some tips to keep active continuous. Walk when you can afford the time. Always take stairs if you are able to. Sometimes when doing laborious tasks, do a few more lifts or pushes of whatever you are doing. This can supplement your usual workout sessions + help out on days you can't do an good 60+ minute workout.
 

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I usually wake up at 4 or 5am to workout before class.</div>
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Extremely jealous you can do this...
 

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I try to cycle for transportation as much as I can, and I do yoga regularly. Then again, Holland is much more cyclist-friendly than many other countries around the world, with bike lanes everywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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When you're walking around, clench your butt. Do it when you're sitting too.</div>
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LOL do you do this Sequoia? I'm gonna think of you everytime I do this! :p
 

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Also, it's easy to pass out at an early time if you get up really early and get that blood pumping.</div>
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^^ I need this. These past few weeks I have been having trouble going to sleep at night. I usually wake up at 5:45 but may push it back even earlier!
 

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I try to cycle for transportation as much as I can, and I do yoga regularly. Then again, Holland is much more cyclist-friendly than many other countries around the world, with bike lanes everywhere. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Mia I thought you lived in the south? Did you just pack up and leave? And I ♥ yoga too.
 
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