After a particularly early night last night (we're talking pre-9pm early!) I woke up with a start, even before the sun was up. While I was tempted to turn over and snooze for another hour before I had to get up, I gave myself a nudge and laced up my running trainers to go for a run. At 6:30am. I couldn't believe it myself. I do love to workout, but never that early. I'm typically an after-work exerciser who likes to sleep in as long as possible. But about 10 minutes into my run, I realised how awake I felt. The cool and fresh morning air was invigorating and completely energised me, so much so that it's almost lunch time and I haven't had a cup of tea or coffee -- a first for me! I may be onto something here..
So I want to know, what's your favourite time of day to exercise and why? Are you an early bird or a night owl?
I agree with you I'm much more of an after work exerciser but I have recently changed jobs and working much later than I used to, I am wondering if running first thing in the morning is the way forward?! My reason for being more of a night owl was I used to find that it de-stressed me after a busy day at work However at the moment not finding much time to exercise after work (no time equals no energy or motivation here!) I might just take a leaf out of your book
Much prefer pre-work exercise it just makes me feel so much more alert and ready for the day. I do more classes than solo or gym sessions so the only problem i have is find early classes at venues which dont require you to be a member. I currently do a morning pilates class each week and have just found a early morning session which combines hula hooping and yoga which I am starting soon.
Because of the problems finding classes at the right time most are still evening classes which are great while doing them but if I go home before i really struggle to leave the house again so normally head straight to classes from work otherwise i know i might not go!!
I've recently been converted to morning workouts, too!
I used to prefer working out in the evenings, too, but didn't always make it to the gym after a tiring day. Since I've started rowing though, I've had to start getting up at 5.30am to train at sunrise in order to make it back for 9am lectures. There's something wonderful about watching the sun rise while in a boat and the total-body workout rowing provides (as well as carrying the boat to and from the boathouse!) really sets you up for the day- I couldn't recommend it more! You can find your local club at http://www.britishrowing.org/clubs-regions. It's not for the faint-hearted though, I must say; this morning we were training in the falling snow, which was very beautiful but also VERY cold!
Wow! That's really impressive, well done. And I thought I was being tough standing at the bus stop in the snow!
I always used to go jogging early in the summer or find other exercise to do, but the last few months have been difficult to motivate myself but i don't know why. I'm up early every morning but feel really drained. I do exercise and jog in the evening but miss that boost first thing. CAN ANYONE HELP? thanks. x
Lunchtimes when at work - there's a load of us who regularly attend classes and it's a good break away from the desk. At home, either morning or lunchtime again. I'm definitely not an evening exerciser - took me years to realise this mind! Thought it was the exercise I didn't like!
I think Morning and Evening is best time to do workout and i get better effect of that on my routine and life.
My favorite time for the workout is the morning time because I do yoga workout and the most effective time for the yoga is the morning time.
I start my pre-workouts in the morning as I have just some free time for it. Usually i finish very late at night and I am too tired to do anything at all.
Definitely mornings! I too love the boast you get from it, and love that I don't have to worry about it for the rest of the day. Also means you are more likely to do it as later in the day things might crop up to either change your mind or make working out not possible...I take my dog and go running most mornings instead of walking him, also tires him out for a bit so I don't have to worry what he's up to while I'm out!
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