I have to work out every day. On days I can't I feel very anxious. Exercising calms me down and de-stresses me. I run on high anxiety and desperately need good cardio every day. I am jealous of my friends who don't work out because I don't think that's an option for me. I am starting a new job in a couple of months with very long hours, and I'm worried that I'll go crazy when I get swamped at work and am not able to work out!
D07C D07C
22-25, F
4 Responses Jun 28, 2007

Be not jealous of those who do not work out. It is YOU who will reap physical and health benefits from your dedication. <br />
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As for your new career and the long hours involved; you WILL find time to continue working out. I did. You may have to tweak your current schedule of work outs and you may have to make some concessions, however, it's all worth it in the long run...

If you have problems with anxiety, the caffeine is probably not a great idea! Substituting it for meditation might do you wonders (deep meditation reduces sleep requirements too!)? It's not easy, to be sure, but it might be a good nerve calmer for days you can't exercise. Just a few thoughts :)

You may feel like you need to exercise due to anxiety, but it will help keep you healthy and living longer as well. To avoid skipping exercise when when swamped at work, what I have heard recommended is do it in the morning, so if you skip it you can still do it in the afternoon. Good luck at your new job!

Not so much the exercise but I am definately addicted to caffein. I get headaches if I don't have it. I didn't even slow down one bit on the soda or coffee when I was pregnant!!! I am so thankful she came out normal!!