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    Can I make time to go to the gym with my schedule?

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    Hello all! I just signed up for a gym membership. It's a month to month basis. No contracts *whew*
    I trust Mark with his vast knowledge and I want to lift HEAVY! Also it's more motivating for me to workout at a gym than at home. A lot of distractions at home. My one concern is my schedule. Here it is:

    I work Monday through Friday. Always have weekends off. My job schedule starts at 3:30 PM and ends at midnight.Did I mention I take care of my 5 month old son when he wakes up either 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning. Until his mom gets home at 11:30 AM.

    I plan on going to school soon too. It will be fully online.

    My gym is a 5-10 minute drive depending on traffic and it costs me $28 a month. What do you think? Should i keep my gym membership or cancel it?

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    As I see it:

    1) $28 seems pretty reasonable (I live in London and relatively cheap gym member ship costs 65 a month on an annual contract!)
    2) 5-10 mins isn't far to go
    3) You seem to have time to make it to the gym 2 or 3 times a week if you want to e.g. one day of the weekend and once or twice just before lunch during the week

    I would keep the membership. Remember, you only have to work out for 45-60 mins a session.

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    It looks like you have 4 hours a day that you can go work out during the week, plus the weekend. So yes, you do have time that could be spent at the gym.

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    Why not? You have 11:30 to 15:30 daily (4 hours window) of time when you can go to the gym and full weekends.
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    Thank you all for the feedback. Does anyone here have a similar schedule to mine? If so, what is your schedule like? It just seemed overwhelming to me. Being a father, husband, student and gym goer all at once. You're right though. No excuses though when you really want it.

    How many times a week should I go to the gym? I'm a beginner.

    Note to self: I REALLY need to learn time management.

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    I go the gym at night after my 2 kids go so sleep. I usually get there around 9 or 10pm. You could always go after work -- assuming your gym is open. The later you go the less you have to wait for equipment. And the fewer 1/4-depth squats you have to witness.

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    I would suggest trying 3 days of lifting in the gym, and doing your cardio outside and playing with the kids on the rest of the days.
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