I often use my own body weight in static holds and also lift free weights
My job creates a lot of demands on my time. I work very long hours and often am required to work overtime and weekends. It takes discipline to keep up with a regular workout schedule. I set my alarm at 5 AM in order to have the opportunity to exercise for an hour before heading into the office. I typically run on the treadmill or ride the stationary bike to start out. It’s difficult to get warmed up and motivated at such an early hour. It’s especially challenging in the winter when the sky is still dark and the outdoor temperature is in the negative digits. I’d rather snuggle into my warm bed as long as possible. However, I’ve learned that my workouts are necessary to a positive outlook and productive day. I always make sure to include a great deal of stretching into the session. I feel that loosening up my joints and muscles and maintaining flexibility is essential. Concentrating on my range of motion helps to prevent stiffness and soreness after long hours spent sitting in a desk chair. During the workday, I frequently take a couple of minutes to stand up, walk around, touch my toes and circle my arms, shoulders, wrists and ankles. I am also conscientious about incorporating strength training into my fitness regimen. I often use my own body weight in static holds and also lift free weights. Despite the stress of my job and sedentary lifestyle, I haven’t put on weight, fallen into depression or suffered any work-related physical issues. When I finally get some free time, I’m able to better enjoy it.