I’ve only been reading T-Nation for about a month now and the articles and information here is so informative any one with half a brain and a little dedication can transform themselves into an awewsome physical specimen.
I have a question for the other people here on the board who are married , have kids, and are forced to work out in the garage or the base ment.
Where the hell do you find the time?
Here’s a run down of my day, Wake up at 4:30AM, eat 1/2 cup cottage cheese, 8 oz of orange juice and a piece of wheat toast. Drive an hour and a half to work. Sit in my pathetic cubicle, check e-mail, read T-Nation, eat some tuna, check some more mail answer the phone a few times, make a couple of copies, eat some more, read T-Nation articles for tips and knowledge. Eat some lunch, read more T-Nation.
This is a run down of my job, At 5:00 I make the hour and a half drive back home. Get home at 7:30 or so sit down with the wife eat some dinner, smack my boy around for a while. Give him a bath , and hopefully have him asleep by 8:30, if he doesn’t have to go potty a hundred times before he falls asleep.
Now it’s finally 9:00, and I’m just about whooped for the day so me and the misses watch the news and she heads off to bed at 9:30, she says she has to be up early apparently it’s a lot of work to potty train the dog and keep my little boy from eating the mail man, or did she say potty train the boy and keep the dog from eating the mailman?
So now it’s 9:45 and I finally get a chance to settle into my garage dungeon and pound out some sets. I’m usaully in there about 45 minutes to an hour. get done take a shower and settle into bed about 11:00. I get up at 4 AM and do this routine everday except for Saturday and sundays when I sleep in till 8 while my kid jumps up and down on my head wanting me to wake up.
Now I’ve thought about this rationally, and I could quit my job and have more time to work out but, then I’d have no way to pay the bills. I also thought sbout getting a divorce, but I’d have to work 2 jobs to pay for child support and that defeats the purpose of trying to gain extra time. I also thought about working out during lunch but that just isn’t feasable.
My question is, do any of the other garage/ basement warriors that are married and have a pack of curtain climbers running around have any ideas to make more time in the day or are they on the same schedule as me?