I need to join this. I have gained a ton of weight.
I was working out like a crazy person. Had little time for anything else except work. At this stage in my life I have even more going on and a young one still at home so I'm having serious issues finding the time. I'm not being "that way," I LITERALLY don't have much extra time in my life. At least the time to work out like I was. Which is the only way I will see results. (I have no metabolism. None.)
I was running 2-5+ miles daily. (And when I say running, I mean no walking. And when I say daily, I mean 7 days a week.)
An hour or 2 of Zumba or other aerobics class 3-4 times a week.
Walking two miles a day at work, 5 days a week.
45 minutes of weights daily.
15-20 minutes of warm up, cool down/stretching daily.
A STRICT 1100-1200 calorie diet.
Still had plenty of rolls. So I'm sure you can imagine what someone might look like 4 years after she's quit pretty much ALL of that.
That was back when I worked literally 5 minutes from my job. I got off at 4 daily, went home and dealt with kids and critters for a bit, then went to the gym around 7 or 8, (earlier if I had classes.) Usually done no later than 10.
Now I commute. I don't get off until 4:30, don't usually get home until almost 6. And that's IF I go straight home. A lot of times I have to stop by the feed store for chicken feed or I'm moving a round hay bale for my horses. Or grocery shop. My kiddo does an after school program and he gets home around 7. I'm usually home by the time he gets there, but by then I'm outside feeding birds. That takes about an hour daily. (I suppose hauling 50 pound bags of feed around is kinda a workout.) I'm generally done with everything by 8, then its supper and kid time. Try to squeeze in a tad bit of housework when I can. (And this is not taking into consideration any extras.....like if I am nursing a sick critter, moving chicks around, if a neighbor stops by to say hello, etc.) I'm finally falling into bed after a shower somewhere around 10 PM. Have to get up at 5:30AM the next day to do it all over again. Morning work outs are not possible. I have tried. I physically just can't do it. I NEED my sleep. I'm late more often than not in the mornings (by 5-10 minutes) because I have the hardest time dragging myself out of bed already.
Unfortunately I have a desk job, and that's been my biggest downfall. I can still walk at work and that's a good thing. I've done a bit of that. But other than that, I just don't see where I can fit anything else in. I suppose I could say I AM active in the afternoons. I generally don't sit down again after work until I fall into bed. But its certainly not enough to help me lose weight. My diet isn't the best right now and I know that's a huge problem. But diet alone doesn't work for me. I would literally have to eat 500 calories a day for anything to happen. And I don't want to kill myself. I need to lose about 50 pounds!