Sep 22, 2010

Getting into Shape!

By Lynn Parsons

Late last spring, I joined Curves with a friend who works at the same school. We went faithfully through the end of the school year. I continued through the summer....although I didn't see much of my friend.

Well, school started, and I was slammed with work. So many new students, including some who had to be tested immediately. I worked most days from 7 or 7:30 to 5:00.

Then, I raced home to make dinner before starting homework . . . I started a PhD program over the summer as a reaction to my newly-empty nest.

So, the ladies at Curves haven't seen me lately . . . but I still need to exercise. I haven't gained any weight, but I haven't lost any, either.

I don't know if my schedule is going to loosen up anytime soon, so it looks like Curves is out for the my son is getting married in Utah....with a reception here in Texas.

I need suggestions! I have a treadmill, Wii Fit, and need some suggestions that will fit my crazy schedule. How do you fit in exercise? How do you hold yourself accountable? How do you stay motivated? I'm open to any and all suggestions!

Thanks in advance for the help!


  1. Ok, Lynn, same thing happened to me. My dad's health took a downward turn and things got crazy at work, family stuff came up, blah blah blah. Exercise went out the window and I felt the lack of it. So I took a very deep breath and got up 30 minutes earlier each day and started a 20-minute interval training workout. 20 minutes with cardio and weight training. Check it out. It works.

  2. With 8 kids at home, 6 hours at ASU, a husband who works full time and coaches two football teams, I hear ya on the busy schedule. I only exercise every other day by running, then on the off days, while I read (textbooks), I sit on the living room floor and stretch. It wakes me up, it makes me feel good, and I can multitask. Good luck.

  3. I loved going to Curves, but the one closest to me closed. It's tough trying to make time for myself to "just" exercise. Now I am making it a priority to go to a yoga class twice/week and go for walks on the other days.

  4. I appreciate reading the answers to your question, as I need time to exercise too. Great post.


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