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3-DAY REFRESH: GET YOUR BODY BACK ON THE FAST TRACK TO WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTHY EATING HABITS

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crazy work schedule
crazy work schedule
12/27/12 2:42 AM
I am currently about to start Insanity and I had a couple of questions. I work as a police officer and I also work rotation shift. Sometimes I get done with work at 7:00a.m. and have to be back into work at 3:00p.m. So I was curious about if my crazy work schedule will affect the success with having to possibly work out at different times? Also I was wondering if eating at different times would affect my weight loss?
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RE: crazy work schedule
12/27/12 4:06 AM as a reply to jperry2066.
As far as workouts go as long as you do them in the day it doesn't matter what time you do them. You can be flexible to work around your schedule. The key is to do them that day sometime and hopefully when you have the energy needed.

Eating - you really want to eat small and healthy meals throughout the day. Also dont forget that you really do not want to eat at least 1 hour (IMO - 2 hours) before working out as you do not want to be digesting the food prior to working out.

Let me know if you have other questions or how I can be of help.

--Mike
Team Engage
P90X Certified
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RE: crazy work schedule
12/27/12 6:15 PM as a reply to jperry2066.
jperry2066:
I am currently about to start Insanity and I had a couple of questions. I work as a police officer and I also work rotation shift. Sometimes I get done with work at 7:00a.m. and have to be back into work at 3:00p.m. So I was curious about if my crazy work schedule will affect the success with having to possibly work out at different times? Also I was wondering if eating at different times would affect my weight loss?
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I read the title of your thread and knew exactly what your message would contain. I am a fellow LEO and have dealt with the same crazy schedule issues and trying to balance it with my workout. It's definitely not easy, unless you've got support. I am telling you this first hand because I joined the team of another LEO who kept me motivated to keep pressing play even after a 15 hour night. Also, With rotating shift - nutrition can be difficult but it can be done. One thing to remember is that you have to think of your day as beginning when you get up. That can be 7AM, 7PM or 10PM. Your day ends when you go to bed. Regardless of what time that is.... This should help with getting your eating times down to a regular schedule.

I'm starting up another round of Insanity, starting the second week of January. It is going to include people at all the various stages of their program. I'm hoping to get as many cops on board as possible, so that we can motivate eachother when we're dragging ass! Take a look at the link and let me know if you're interested.

Best,
Chris

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RE: crazy work schedule
12/31/12 5:19 PM as a reply to jperry2066.
Hello fellow shift worker! I'm an RN in emerg so I totally get your frustration with timing etc for workouts. I've got 4 nights in a row coming up, so that's a guaranteed 2 day loss of workouts & messed up eating schedule.

I've exercised before going to bed post shift, and after I've woken up on my day off. I kind of prefer exercising before going to sleep so then I don't have it hanging over me to wake up in time.

Hope this helps & good luck!
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