Stop the Insanity
September 12, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
Advice on preventing weight gain and fitting in exercise when your life is spinning out of control.
posted by Fairchild to health & fitness (30 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, it's not spinning out of control but I am extremely busy. I went from having plenty of leisure time to almost no time for myself. I have a job, a demanding volunteer position, and two kids who are in school who play a sport and play piano.
I am going morning until night and writing this question on my lunch break. I have been grabbing fast food and frozen pizza and not working out as much as I used to. I am gaining weight. I feel upset that I can't make it to gym. Sometimes I want to say screw it and forget everything for an hour and go but not so realistic. Example: tonight I want to take hour-long class at Y that I usually take on Wednesdays. No can do because two kids with two different baseball times and eldest kid has this family tree project that I am helping him with. I have a husband. We are team and he parents just as much as I do.
I know I need to stop eating junk and need to exercise. Looking for ways to fit in exercise in my busy schedule. Exhausted at night. Often working at night catching up on emails, preparing stuff for volunteer position, etc. I have to be at work 7:30. I don't work five days a week but I often fill in for people and sometimes I am working more than I would like. I don't say no. I am the fill-in person. Work is more important than volunteer position but I cannot quit either. There are other volunteers to help but I am the main man so to speak and cannot defer work all of the time.
Need to stop gaining weight now! What are your tips, tricks? I know how to eat right, just been on this crazy train and am grabbing for convenience.