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Old 01-07-2007, 07:37 AM
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Hi! Boy I miss being here more!


Well, I survived my 1st week of work. I like it for the most part. I do have a problem fittingin my exercise though! I get upby quarter to 6- shower- get the kids around- and I have to be out of here by 7. Then I get out at 4- drive- get son from daycare- and I`m home around 5-ish. By the time I help with homework, make dinner, dishes, laundry, pick up and all that jazz it`sbedtime for the boys. Then Hubby and Iget an hour or so of quiet alone if I don`t fall asleep first.


I thought I could use the gym at work, but I don`t seem to have time yet. Maybe when I`m done training I can find a way.


So- how do you working moms find the time????


I`ve also been overeating all weekend. I do good all week- a power bar for breakfast, salad for lunch, then dinner when I get home. Well- I did snitch some cookies that a resident brang in-lol. I think I`m off this weekend because hubby is away, so I am kind of vegging out.


Anyways- any tips for me??


Terry


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Old 01-07-2007, 09:43 AM
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Hi Terry!


You have a job! Yikes! I hope you like it! When you say "survive," it doesn't sound great, but wishing you the best!


I would suggest that you write down your health goals.


Do NOT buy unhealthy food. Buy HEALTHY food for your home and to take with you to work.


Take healthy lunches, snacks with you to work.


Don't eat sugary, salty "junk" food, food from vending machines.


Write some sort of exercise that you enjoy in your calendar as a priority. I don't know where you are, but the weather is so mild know in many places, that you could take a walk with your kids!


As Kitt posted in another thread, carry a 1.5 liter bottle of water with you to work and drink that over any unhealthy beverages.


With work, I'm sure it takes your focus and energy away from other things. But remember without great health, you have nothing.


Stay focused on your health!! You are important!


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Old 01-07-2007, 09:55 AM
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WOW-

Excellent advice from Lori!

As far as fitting in the exercise- it's not easy,
but I make out a schedule for each day of the week, and when I have a
free block of time, I fit the exercise in. When you rule out TV and other
"time suck" activities (AHEM- the reason I've been away from WAHM for
almost a month! LOL!) The time to exercise opens up. But I don't work
outside the home, so I don't have the travel time to account for either..

Can you take your lunch hour for exercise? Sounds like you're in training
now, so you haven't had a regular schedule yet.. Maybe when things
settle down?

Also, at home, try to keep yourself as busy as possible to keep the
munchies from getting the best of you. It might help to make a big list of
things you want to do "sometime" and use that to keep yourself busy. I
find that if I keep at a list doing mundane things that I never seem to
have time for- like organizing closets, etc., I keep my mind of snacking
and I get a lot done- which makes me feel great!

I like to get self improvement books on audio, and listen to them while I
work or exercise. One great recommendation for you is a book called
"Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental,
Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!" by Anothony Robbins.

It's a life changer! Everyone's getting a copy of this from me this year for
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Hang in there and don't let the little bumps dissuade you- you're going
through a big life change, so be kind to yourself- but keep yourself
accountable!

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Old 01-07-2007, 01:19 PM
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When I used to work out of the home, I had a 2-hour commute round-trip, plus college after work. Before I started using the gym at work, I would get up 1/2 hour earlier and squeeze my workout in then. I used to leave the house at 6:00, so I had to get up at like 4:30 to do it, but it was still worth it.


I think it'll be better for you when you get into the "swing" of things. You'll be able to better see where you may be able to squeeze it in.


I was wondering about you the other day and how it was going, so I'm glad to hear you like your new position.
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Old 01-07-2007, 05:18 PM
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Thanks for the tips!


Jen- I think getting up early is my only option at this point. But ugh! It would be like 5 am! [img]smileys/smiley11.gif[/img]Hopefully after I`m done training I can take my lunch in the gym. After I adjust it`ll be easier to get something in after work too. Right now I`m just drained by the end of the day.


Lori- I actually love the job- I only said "survived" because it is quite a change to go to work full time after 22 yrs off with my kids. I was more than ready though. And, after all, since hubby and I own a large chunk of the company, it`s a good idea to get my hands in it at some point anyways. [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img](The money ain`t too shabby either-lol!)


I`veworked hard andlost alot ofweight in the last 6 months.(By the way- I DID eventually make my goal. As of Jan 5th I am have lost 52 lbs- and am again in the 100`s. [img]smileys/smiley32.gif[/img]) I refuse to gainit back- so I`ll be finding a way to work that exercise in. Hmm- think anyone would notice if I traded in my office chair for my stability ball??[img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]


Thanks ladies!! Have a great week!
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:10 AM
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First of all Terry, Wooo Hoooo on hitting your first goal of getting back into the 100's!!! That is so awesome!!!!

Secondly, I think it's just going to take you some time to get into a routine. I remember when I went back to work 4 years ago and it took me a good month to get back on track again.... but it all fell in place eventually.

Weekends are hardest on me for watching what I'm eating [img]smileys/smiley9.gif[/img]... I'm like you, I do fine while I'm at work, and except for a little nibbling before dinner, I'm fine then too. But even on busy weekends, I tend to snack more because it's here.... even if it's not "bad" food, it's still more food than I'd normally eat.

You'll get the hang of it. I bet this week is better for you!

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Thanks Bev!


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