What is your best time to get the most from your workout? Mornings or evenings?
I believe there are pluses and minuses to both. Frankly, as long as you fit it in, you have accomplished the goal.
I suppose this could go either way for many people depending on your family and your job. For myself, I would workout every morning if time was not a consideration. Right now, I split it into three different times during the day from Monday through Friday. Weights and crunches first thing in the morning, aerobic and more weights in the afternoon, and either yoga, 3 mile walk or 45 minutes at the gym after dinner. Crazy, right?
I normally take one rest day during the week. Although, sometimes I think I should exercise every single day, it just makes me happy. Rest day is usually my bitchy day. Odd but true.
On weekends I almost always get up before my husband is even thinking about awakening and go to the gym and get a great 1 1/2 hour work out which does me good for the entire day. I wish I could fit this into my weekday mornings, but it’s just not possible.
Some of the pluses I have found about morning workouts is:
*Workouts first thing in the morning will give you energy throughout the entire day.
*No excuse for not being consistent if it’s the first thing you do every day then nothing can surprisingly come up.
*You have a feeling of accomplishment and the day just started. Even if the rest of the day is crappy, you got in a good workout to be proud of.
*I love mornings because crowds are usually not a problem
*I find if I work out in the evenings, it’s much harder for me to fall asleep at night.
*Much of our family time is in the evenings, so if I can get in my workout during the day I don’t feel like I am missing out on family time.
Like I said, in a perfect world, I would workout every single day in the mornings. Maybe someday I will get to do this. Right now, when that alarm goes off at 4am, there is nothing that I would love more than to get up, go to the gym and return home from a great workout. So I wait patiently for weekends and get in my full morning workouts, and deal with the three way split during the week. Either way, a workout is a workout and as long as we all fit it in somewhere it’s an accomplishment.
When do you prefer to workout? Why?