Yesterday I had a crazy busy morning, which meant that I didn’t have time to work out. OK, let me back up a moment. I did have time to go for a run if I got up a little bit earlier, but I chose not to do that and told myself I would exercise in the afternoon.
Up until we moved to NYC three and a half years ago, I was an evening runner. I would get home from work around 5, strap on the shoes and hit the road. Evening living in FL, when the temperatures were crazy in the summer, I took my stubborn self out there.
In NYC, it just wasn’t possible. I got home around 7:30 — on a good night — and to go out for a workout, eat dinner, enjoy life…? Just wasn’t happening. So, my non-morning self transformed into a morning exerciser.
So that poses the question… when’s your favorite time to exercise?
There are some pluses/minuses to working out in the morning:
And same can be said of working out in the afternoon/evening:
For me, the biggest plus to working out in the morning is starting your day with a workout. You get your body and mind moving, which is awesome. It makes it feel like it’s going to be a great day — even if it is a rough workout. Even if it’s a tough workout, it’s energizing to know that you were able to accomplish such a huge task that early in the morning. Plus, nothing like knocking off such an important thing from your to-do list first thing in the morning.
Morning vs. evening?
What do you see as the biggest benefit for working out at that time?
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