How can I stay in shape while reading myself blind in grad school?
November 10, 2008 8:08 PM Subscribe
I have way less time to work out now. How can I make my work outs count?
posted by lxs to health & fitness (7 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I know, I know, there are a gazillion exercise questions on AskMeFi, but I swear mine is different. I spent the past three years working out a pretty decent amount. I usually made it to the gym five or six times a week, doing two days of HIIT (running), two days of weight training with a personal trainer, and sometimes one day of pilates or something like it. I'm working on my Ph.D. now, however, while working part time, and between everything I have going on, I just cannot spend that much time working out anymore. I make time to work out three or four times a week, but I'm lucky if I get a full hour in, and I have to get up super early to do it, leaving me with not all that much energy as I usually also have to stay up pretty late to get all my studying done. I've definitely noticed the difference, and have generally gotten flabbier over the past months. What can I do to get the most out of the workout time that I am able to eke out? Is there any way to deal other than just coming to terms with a spare tire? Help!