It has been my general policy since I got my job (in early August) that on 8 hour shift days, I don't work out. I figure standing up for 8 hours is a workout in itself, especially because my legs feel like lead afterwards.
However, I have only lost 10 pounds-ish since I got my job. I think I'm at a plateau or something and I am having a really really hard time getting off it. I have tried all kinds of different methods, including the rest + eat whatever I want method. Supposedly that jumpstarts you? It jump started me but I always just bounced back up to a higher weight the next day anyway. Water weight sucks. I digress (badly).
My boss is considering switching me to full time soon (~34 hours a week) which means that the number of 8 hour shifts I'm working is going to go way, way, way up. (For instance: My usual number of 8's is 1 per week. This week? 4. Yes.) So, I obviously can't NOT exercise just because I'm working.
How would you handle this situation? Should I work out lightly on those days? Should I proceed as planned? I feel like I'm turning into a pile of lumpy marshmallow. What to do?
ETA: I strength train 2-3x a week, and do my own made up version of C25k on the other days. Nothing extremely serious and definitely nothing athlete-level, but it does work my legs.