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Stopped Exercising Since Work Placement

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    Hey,

    I'm on a work placement which means I'm out the door at 7am and back home at 5.30pm.

    I'm so shattered by the time I get home my exercise regime has gone out the window!

    Has anyone else on work placements found this and/or found a way to get motivated again!

    Thanks
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    Your on a work placement


    Welcome to the real world of working
    You just need to get on with it, if you are finding your tired and have no energy then i suggest looking at your diet.

    Loads of people are in this situation but they still train
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    What you need to do is get home, eat light and hit the gym. If you rest or lie down you'll feel even more tired. Tell yourself "I will rest properly when I get home." After a month you won't find it too difficult but the first few weeks can be a pain to get going.

    Also keep your workouts short (45-60 minutes) and intense. Don't hang about or it'll feel like a big commitment. Try to eat fruits, Smoothies maybe a protein shake before your workout. Don't eat heavy greasy food else you'll feel sluggish.

    Make sure you're sleeping early. Lack of sleep has a sapping effect on your energy levels throughout the day.
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    (Original post by silent ninja)
    What you need to do is get home, eat light and hit the gym. If you rest or lie down you'll feel even more tired. Tell yourself "I will rest properly when I get home." After a month you won't find it too difficult but the first few weeks can be a pain to get going.

    Also keep your workouts short (45-60 minutes) and intense. Don't hang about or it'll feel like a big commitment. Try to eat fruits, Smoothies maybe a protein shake before your workout. Don't eat heavy greasy food else you'll feel sluggish.

    Make sure you're sleeping early. Lack of sleep has a sapping effect on your energy levels throughout the day.
    Great Advice, Thanks... Just need to get on with it now. I think sleep (or lack of) has been a big factor, I'm still in my student sleep cycle!
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    ha, yep! welcome to the real work! try working 6am-6pm doing heavy manual labour then going the gym to train. man up and suck it up.
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    (Original post by AMG44)
    ha, yep! welcome to the real work! try working 6am-6pm doing heavy manual labour then going the gym to train. man up and suck it up.
    Surely heavy manual labour is a work out in its self?! I used to work 7 till 6 bricklaying and general labouring... Was no need to go the gym back then
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    (Original post by ste_nick)
    Surely heavy manual labour is a work out in its self?! I used to work 7 till 6 bricklaying and general labouring... Was no need to go the gym back then
    You're not going to get big lifting bricks all day though.
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    (Original post by AMG44)
    You're not going to get big lifting bricks all day though.
    This is true, I just want to stay in shape though. Not to bothered about getting huge!
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    your just going to have to push through and force yourself to go even though really you want to sleep. It will be horrible at first but you will quickly get used to it.
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    I have a summer internship starting soon and am also afraid it may interfere with my exercise routine.
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    Yeah i know the feeling but learnt that motivation and diet were important

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