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    Why am I always tired?

    I just got a new job as an Accountant out of college and I have begun the 8:30-5:30 or 6:00 routine as of May 7th, and I always find myself VERY tired when I get home from work.

    I go to bed usually at 11:00 or 11:30, get up at 6:25, drive 45 minutes or so to and from work, and after all that I'm so tired I just can't get out to the gym because I feel like I want to sleep.

    I do eat breakfast everyday, and I eat plenty of food throughout the day. I just don't understand why I'm dragging so bad lately. My life is going great too, so it isn't anything mental I think.

    Any suggestions?? Should I fold and start drinking coffee or something? I've tried staying away from that.
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    Sleep more than 6 hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risk10k View Post
    Sleep more than 6 hours.
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    I guess I will try and do that then.

    Is there any other suggestions? I get off at 5:30-6:00ish but get home at 6:30-7:00 (This will stop in January finally!!). So that'd give me 3 hours to cook (lets assume that takes 30 minutes), drive to and from the gym (40 mins total), and workout (1.5 hours). That'd give me about maybe 45 minutes to do ANYTHING else before 10 p.m. (spend time with fiance, etc.) to get an extra hour of sleep.
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    Why not train at lunch? And why not cut back on time in gym?
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    Find a gym close to your work and cut down on driving 45 min home then 45 min to the gym.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John04Civic View Post
    Is there any other suggestions? I get off at 5:30-6:00ish but get home at 6:30-7:00 (This will stop in January finally!!). So that'd give me 3 hours to cook (lets assume that takes 30 minutes), drive to and from the gym (40 mins total), and workout (1.5 hours). That'd give me about maybe 45 minutes to do ANYTHING else before 10 p.m. (spend time with fiance, etc.) to get an extra hour of sleep.
    Welcome to the real world. If it's that important you'll find time. The suggestions above are a good start.
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    If you have a basement or a garage or someplace to store some weights, drop the gym memebership and get an olympic bar and some plates. I had to do that to be able to make time for other things and my life and it as been the best move I have made in weight training so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Why not train at lunch? And why not cut back on time in gym?
    I may do this. I am on WBB1 again but it is pretty time consuming. I may just have to shorten rest periods between sets or just flat out cut out a few exercises (which I hate to do).

    Thank you for the suggestions everyone.

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    Slight Dehydration.

    I remember reading that most daytime sleepiness can be attributed to lack of water...since something ridiculous like 70% of Americans (and prolly Canadians....we always get left out ) are chronically dehydrated!

    I agree that sleeping more will prolly help the most tho!
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    Car rides make me sleepy, getting 6-7 hours sleep makes me sleepy, having boring job makes me sleepy, not using significant amount of oxygen makes me sleepy, sitting in suit and tie being uncomfortable makes me sleepy, not drinking 2^ gallons of water a day makes me sleepy...wow, idunno man, I am stumped~~~

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorcut View Post
    Welcome to the real world. If it's that important you'll find time.
    Its not even funny how true this is.

    Kill the commutes. Thats over 10% of your life back right there. Spend that time with your girlfriend at the gym.

    Over the years I've wasted enormous amounts of my life sitting in traffic. I'll never have a long commute again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by razorcut View Post
    Welcome to the real world.
    I was about to post something similar. You're not in college anymore. Free time has a whole new meaning. I was physically exhausted for the first few months after college that I had to find time to take a nap every day (usually lunch) and I was skipping days in the gym. Your body will slowly adjust and the gym with start to be your sanctuary of energy. Good thing, too because 9-5 type jobs will drain your soul and make you a hollow working stiff
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    Give nitor a try. I will guarantee you won't be tired during the day. I'm only taking 2 capsules ( 6 is a full dose) and I haven't taken a nap during the day since I started taking it. I use to always nap once during the day.
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