I have been "active" for most of my life. When I started college I met my husband (then boyfriend) who used to lift in the summers and wrestle in the winter. I would wait for him in either his room or the college center. When in his room I would read his Muscle & Fitness magazines and would wonder what it would be like to be those women. I saw how much it took for my boyfriend to look the way he did. If those women looked like that (more muscular than he) how much more were they putting into it? How many hours did it take to look like that?
This brings me to my question. I'm a 42 year old woman and have been pretty active for most of my life. Except for the past couple of years I have always maintained a "normal" weight and never had to worry much about it. I have a full time job (no children). My job requires that I get on a train every day at 6:00 a.m. which means that I'm out of the house at 5:30 a.m., most days I have enough time at lunch to go for a walk when the weather is nice just so I don't sit all day at my desk in front of a computer. I then take the train again I don't get home from work until 7:00 p.m. and by that time I'm exhausted from the commute and from the stresses of the day. I still need to make dinner which normally is a salad or whatever I can grab (sometimes not the healthiest stuff) and sit on the couch waiting for my husband to get home which is not until about 9:30 p.m.
This week I'm on vacation and have decided to make some changes. It's been a week of working out every day and eating healthy. Believe it or not I am already seeing some improvements in my body. I have been looking at some of the women on this site and even some of the men and you guys all look amazing. I'm sure you all have full time jobs and families to take care of and people who need you to spend time with them. How do you do it?
I'm afraid that next week when I go back to work I'll feel totally overwhelmed and my motivation to work out will just dissipate.
Here is my question. How do you all do it? How do you find the time and motivation? Knowing my schedule now, what do you guys suggest I do? I know it's ultimately up to me but I'm thinking that if I can hear from some of you who have the same experiences as I do I will be able to at least try and continue on this path that I started on this week.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thank you so much for taking the time. I'm looking forward to hearing from you all.
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