Fitting in fitness

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185 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 12:29pm
via iOS
So I'm at a very very busy time with my studies and I'm loath to admit it but I have let my fitness levels drop low. So many times I've told myself "I'll just finish this assignment then I'll get back into my routine" (so on and so forth)
I'm so sick of my pathetic inability to work out a routine that fits in my copious study as well as the amount of fitness I want to do!
So I'm reaching out to ask if anyone is or has been in a similar situation, and if you could pretty please share some advice or your own story!
Thanks in advance fellow Skimblers and may all your own goals be achieved swiftly!
16 Jun
No advice because I'm in the same boat. But just keep persevering. It takes about 30 days for your body to learn and unlearn habits. :)
18 Jun
I always found it best when studying to do like an hour or so of revision or work then whenever I lost concentration or got bored I'd do 15-20 minutes of exercise. After that I'd get some water and sit back down feeling miles better and able to concentrate again. Plus it stopped me eating time on the Internet looking at funny pictures of cats lol
04 Aug
Hope u had a good day. Stay strong. U seem like a good person so don't get discouraged. Hit me up on Facebook. I am from the US. My name is Joseph Wayne.
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155 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 12:47pm
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Being there! Sometimes it's difficult to find time... in those days I do a 10 minutes workout from BeachBody, it's short but effective...

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730 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 12:53pm
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I'm a student to. I just priorities the gym. I see it much like this. A time budget is something you make after you did the importent things. Like going to the gym... Or classes....

Anyways if you can't do that skimple get a few full body workouts on here and on the internet. Try to get a full program and not just a single workout do you can plan ahead.

It has to be something intense and you must be able to do it at home if you are on a time budget. You can get a long way with 30 min. 2*. Adjustible 25 pound db's and a pullup bar. It's really cheap to (like 50 USD or so)

Hope it helps :)
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8 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 4:52pm
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I'm also a student. I'd advise you try what I do. I do lots of short intense workouts 5-10 minutes between revision as my break time;

I.e I'll do a physics exam paper which is 1-2 hours. One or two short workouts, hydrate and then the next task. I also try to do a workout just before a meal (and after if I don't feel too full xD)

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185 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 5:49pm
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Logan you do physics as well? 

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I'm keen to put them into practice 
(I can't access comments which is why I'm posting like this) 

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8 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 5:55pm
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Yeah I have my last 4 A2 exams this coming week, all being well I'll be doing a MPhys degree from September :')

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8 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 6:04pm
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No its an integrated Masters degree :')

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185 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 6:07pm
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Haha oh that makes more sense xD 
I've not heard of that, it must be a thing from (wherever you're from) 
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8 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 6:09pm
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I'm from the UK. Most people go to university to do a Bachelor's Degree then have the option to do a Masters after, mines just a single course which gets me both :)

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185 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 6:13pm
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Ah yes that would explain the difference :') 
That's awesome, all the best 
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46 Posts
Jun 15, 2014 9:09pm
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There its a 7 minute workout on this app that's whole body you can do. I do that one regularly. Also several short ones like 5 min plank.

Eat healthy, get rest, and exercise a little. Make your goals small and try not to worry if you miss it once in a while.

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Jun 16, 2014 2:29pm
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When I was in college and serving in the military, I got my workouts in - I just never slept is all lol - you have to sacrifice something, be it hanging out with friends or anything else that isn't an obligation

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Jun 16, 2014 3:05pm
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Multitasking is your best friend. Study and/or read while on a stationary bicycle or other cardio equipment that doesn't require much upper body movement. It's an excellent way to get work done while doing some sort of exercise.

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Jun 17, 2014 2:28am
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I workout for 30 minutes at the very end of my day (right before bed) although I'm tired and possibly stressed from the day exercising helps me end on a happy note! 
it also helps if I eat a meal closer to when I go to bed . I don't feel so bad!
if I really just plan on crashing when I get home I make sure to set an alarm for myself the next morning that will motivate me to get out of bed and workout before the day starts!
hope this helps (:  
I get the feeling of not enough hours in a day pretty frequently too!
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7 Posts
Jun 17, 2014 2:38am
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Surprisingly I used to be a work out junkie. Before I completely gave up on that life, I used to workout in small bursts in between assignments. I'd finish my work, or I'd get to the point where I couldn't work/focus anymore and I'd put on I pair of headphones and I'd set a timer or I'd workout until I thought my body would collapse. I would make a check list for myself and I'd get my lifting and my cardio in. I'm tryijg to get back to that life. Good luck, hun!!

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108 Posts
Jun 17, 2014 11:10am
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Working 70+ hrs a week and having a tough time fitting in my workouts also so not much help here :( Good luck to you :)

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